Bogdan Rentea
-June 20, 2012


EDUCATION: Michigan State University, B.A., 1976;
Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., 1979

WORK EXPERIENCE: Solo Practitioner, Lansing, Michigan; General Counsel, Business Investment and Development Corporation, and American Lenders Service Co., Odessa, Texas; Director Legal Services, Texas State Board of Insurance, Austin, Texas; Associate, Winstead, McGuire, Sechrest & Minick; Partner, Cowles & Thompson, Austin, Texas; Partner, Rentea & Whitehead, Austin, Texas; Owner, Rentea & Associates


Licensed to practice in Michigan and Texas; also admitted to Western U.S. District, Michigan and Texas; Eastern U.S. District, Michigan and Texas; Southern and Northern U.S. District, Texas; Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court; Board Certified, Administrative Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization


Representation of insurance organizations (insurance companies, agencies, health maintenance organizations, preferred provider organizations, receivers of insurance companies, risk retention and purchasing groups) and non-insurance organizations (banks, general businesses) on the following issues:

– interpretation of insurance regulatory statutes and rules

– petitioning for the adoption or amendments to insurance regulatory rules

– providing information regarding the scope and meaning of coverage provided by insurance policies and programs

– assisting in the negotiation and procurement of insurance coverages

– assisting with issues regarding workers’ compensation

– assisting with issues regarding self-insured ERISA plans

– representation at the Texas Legislature regarding insurance and coverage issues, insurance defense and claims settlement

– formation, merger, acquisition of insurance companies, purchasing groups, risk retention groups, HMOs


Representation of clients in state and federal courts and in administrative proceedings on the following issues:

– antitrust violations

– class action lawsuits

– general business litigation

– contract disputes

– validity of state statutes and agency rules

– insurance policy coverage issues

– premium fraud defense


– Formation and structuring of businesses and ventures including, but not limited to, franchising companies, employee leasing companies, distributorships, captive insurance companies, insurance purchasing groups, insurance agencies


Article on Third Party Administrators Statute, Texas Insurance Law Reporter, 1988; Speaker, Winter meeting of Dallas Association of Life Insurance Counsel; Speaker – Advanced Licensing Seminar, Administrative Law Section of the Travis County Bar Association, November, 1989

Contact Us

Rentea & Associates
700 Lavaca Street, Suite 1400-2678, Austin, Texas 78701

Phone: 512.472.6291
Fax: 512.472.6278
Email: brentea(at)