Bruce, George C.

  Wichita, Kansas, USA
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George Bruce has practiced with Martin Pringle since 1989 and served the firm as Managing Partner in 1996 and 1997.  He became Of Counsel to the firm in 1998.  In addition to the practice of law, George serves as Chairman of the Board and CEO of Aladdin Petroleum Company, Chairman of the Board of Aladdin Middle East, Ltd, as CEO of Porta Via Water Company, LLC, and as CEO of Sterling Water Systems, LLC. George also serves on the Board of Directors of CrossFirst Holdings, LLC, a bank holding company. He is General Counsel to Manifest Energy, LLC, a renewable energy development company; Corporate Counsel to CAP CO2, LLC, an innovative Kansas oil and gas company utilizing CO2 for enhanced oil recovery projects and Legend Senior Living, LLC which develops and operates the senior housing projects in numerous states.


  • Washburn University School of Law, J.D., 1980
  • University of Kansas, B.A., 1977

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas, 1980

Professional Affiliations

  • Kansas and Wichita Bar Associations, Member

Civic/Social Involvement

  • Treasurer for Congressman Todd Tiahrt, Kansas 4th District
  • Heartland Community Church, Ruling Elder and Founder
  • Trinity Academy, Board of Directors 

Practice Area

Business Law

George has vast experience and a well-deserved reputation as an accomplished business lawyer and businessman. Whether working in the finance industry, the energy field, or with the corporate ownership of retirement communities, George brings years of wisdom, a keen intellect, and an innovative, business-minded approach to the table. He ably spearheads projects, including mergers and acquisitions, raising capital, negotiating and financing sales and acquisitions, and other business, energy, or finance-related transactions.

Energy Law

Both of George’s grandfathers and his father were intimately involved in the oil business. His son, Michael Bruce, is a principal of Manifest Energy, LLC, one of the most progressive players in the renewable energy landscape. George, too, is a recognized authority in the energy business and energy law. He is knowledgeable concerning not only oil and gas but also bio-fuels and renewable energy resources, such as solar, wind, and geo-thermal energy. George has actively been involved in international business deals in 26 countries, most of them energy-related transactions.