Richard B. Bar

Richard Bar is the Chief Financial Officer of GKG Law. Rich has been practicing law for 30 years.  He is general counsel to his for-profit and non-profit clients.  Rich advises his clients in all areas of the law, including corporate compliance, corporate governance, non-profit law, antitrust, credentialing, contracts, corporate transactions, real estate, employment, and intellectual property.  In addition, Rich specializes in certification and credentialing. Rich has counseled several clients in connection with their international expansion, including the Peoples Republic of China.

Education
  • George Washington University (Juris Doctor, 1986)
  • Skidmore College (B.A., summa cum laude, 1983)
    • Highest Honors
    • Phi Beta Kappa
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia, 1987
  • Maryland, 1987
  • Pennsylvania, 1986
Professional Background
  • Clerk, Honorable Albert Blinder, Supreme Court, New York,1984
Honors and Publications
  • Selected as one of Washington, D.C.’s top lawyers by Washingtonian Magazine
  • Frequent writer for numerous trade association journals and periodicals relating to accreditation, corporate governance, corporate documentation and management, hotel and convention contracts and antitrust matters
Professional Associations
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Real Property Section
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland
  • American Society of Association Executives
Presentations
  • Annual Speaker at Association Trends Seminars
  • Speaker at Certification Institute CEO Summits
  • Speaker and presenter at National Organization for Competency Assurance annual convention
  • Presenter to D.C. Certification Networking Group
  • Speaker at ASAE Annual Meeting for association executives
  • Speaker at NBI corporate and real estate transactional seminars
Civic & Professional Activities
  • Coached youth basketball, baseball and soccer
  • Plays basketball
  • Avid music lover