Kimberly A. Bartley is a Partner with the firm Waldron & Schneider, LLP. Born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, she graduated cum laude from Presbyterian College in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors in Political Science. She received her Juris Doctorate in 2001 from Cumberland School of Law, Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. She is licensed to practice in the State of Texas as well as the United States District and United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas.
After joining the firm in 2001, Mrs. Bartley began her career representing Chapter 7 bankruptcy Trustees. Mrs. Bartley’s work has included pursuing the recovery and liquidation of assets, turnover of non-exempt property, litigation claims including avoiding preferential and fraudulent transfers, and evaluating proofs of claim filed against bankruptcy estates.
In 2008, Mrs. Bartley expanded her bankruptcy practice to include helping individuals and businesses review their assets, income, and debts to evaluate options available to resolve debt obligations. Mrs. Bartley assists clients in both out of court workouts and filing for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 7 (liquidation) or Chapter 11 (business reorganization) when appropriate. Mrs. Bartley also represents with creditors in bankruptcies filed under Chapters 7, 11, and 13 to preserve their claims and pursue their rights to recover assets or seek payment from the estate.
In addition to representing clients in all facets of bankruptcy, Mrs. Bartley focuses her practice on assisting individuals and business in the formation of new business entities and addressing the needs of growing and expanding businesses. Mrs. Bartley works with clients to establish Limited Liability Companies, Corporations, General Partnerships, Limited Partnerships, and Family Limited Partnerships, transferring assets, negotiating and drafting asset and stock purchase agreements to buy or sell businesses, preparing and negotiating owner buy out agreements, and addressing a client’s transactional needs with respect to lease agreements, franchise agreements, Private Placement Memorandums, master service agreements, and contract terms and conditions. Mrs. Bartley also assists clients in addressing employment matters including preparation and review of employee handbooks, employment agreements, confidentiality agreements, covenants not to compete, and addressing issues arising when employment is terminated.
Mrs. Bartley’s clients engage in business in a variety of industries including engineering, health care, oil and gas, manufacturing, retail, and residential and commercial real estate. She is active in the Clear Lake community including the Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce and Clear Lake Networking Group. Mrs. Bartley was a member of the 2014 inaugural class of Leadership Clear Lake and continues to serve on the advisory board of Leadership Clear Lake.