Founded in 2017, the focus at G. Ortega Law is to provide exceptional legal counsel and consulting services through relationship driven representation. This is a simple philosophy: we are not trying to reinvent the wheel, but simply make it focused, agile, and what is best for the business. By bringing a sense of urgency, great attitude, and execution, G. Ortega Law will provide a comprehensive legal advisory experience. Our firm is dedicated to doing all that we can for our clients while establishing a long term relationships.
Outsourced General Counsel
Community Bank Counsel
Mid-Market & Corporate Counsel
Mr. Ortega’s law practice focuses on representing banks and middle market companies on a wide range of matters, including, but not limited to, commercial real estate, lending, securities, corporate governance, compliance, regulatory, cybersecurity, vendor management, contract negotiations.
Prior to practicing law, Mr. Ortega was the founder of Houston Business Bank, where he served as a Director, and President & Chief Executive Officer. The bank charter he founded was one of only four awarded in the State of Texas that year, and Houston Business Bank was one of less than a dozen banks to receive FDIC insurance nationally in 2009. Mr. Ortega has more than 20 years of banking and financial services experience, including stents at JP Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo Bank in the commercial lending arena.
Mr. Ortega has been recognized for his efforts in both the professional world and in the community, having been recognized as one of Houston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award in 2011 for his work in starting and managing Houston Business Bank, and the 2012 Pillar of Fairness Award for the North Side Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas for his commitment both to the banking profession and to mentoring young students. He currently serves on the Memorial Area Ministries Board as well as Big Brothers Big Sisters Board.
Richard Alvarado's prior experience covers a number of industries, including education, and insurance. In addition to handling banking and finance matters, Richard's current practice also focuses on trademark prosecution and intellectual property counseling.
As a law student, Richard participated in several student organizations, including the Houston Journal of Health Law and Policy, the Intellectual Property Student Organization, the Health Law Organization, and the Student Bar Association. Richard received his license to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office in August 2019.
Jean has a broad scope of not only trial skills, but complex transactional experience as well. Early in her career, Jean worked as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas in the Law Enforcement Defense Division, where she handled a substantial docket in state and federal courts, including civil rights actions, employment litigation, tort litigation involving law enforcement, and constitutional challenges.
Jean later transitioned into a general business and corporate transactional practice with Selman, Munson & Lerner, P.C. in Austin, where she worked on various mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, general contracts, and business formation matters involving corporations, limited liability companies, and limited partnerships.
David Gerszewski offers years of experience in the financial and commercial industries to help inform the practical legal counsel he provides to corporate and banking clients.
Gerszewski spent ten years of his career at Wall Street Investment banks as offering proprietary speculation in interest rates, currency, credit, and commodity derivatives and another ten years providing risk management solutions for multi-billion dollar European-based hedge funds.
Gerszewski also developed and sold a successful restaurant franchise concept which quickly became popular in southern Brazil before returning to the U.S. to practice law.
David’s practice focuses on trusts, estates, asset protection, tax controversy, and structuring tax-efficient wealth transfer strategies. Gerszewski also serves as an of counsel attorney for G. Ortega Law.
Jordan Jopling brings a unique skill set to the G. Ortega Law organization. Jordan started her career in hospitality with an impressive background in event planning working with notable locals including George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Lynn Wyatt, Joanne Herring and many more.
As John Ortega's assistant, Jordan manages the firms calendar, marketing campaigns, social media outreach, and community involvement.
Together John and Jordan created the Houston chapter of The Bankers Club, a subsidiary chapter of the original Dallas Bankers Club. The Houston Bankers Club is a professional networking group geared towards those in the banking and finance industries.