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Brad has over 30 years of corporate finance legal and accounting experience, including complex mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, private placements and venture capital transactions. Representative transactions include over $90 million raised in Series A, B and C rounds by SaaS company in healthcare space, $130 million debt and equity placement as counsel for the management team of a CLEC, $47.5 million acquisition of a Canadian subsidiary of a $550 million death services company as counsel to the acquisition management team, $5.0 million seed financing for start-up biotechnology firm as counsel to the private equity investor, and ₤4.5 million sale of a London/Cheshire death services business as adviser to the business owner. Representative industries include software (including SaaS), biotechnology, homebuilding, telecommunications, oil and gas, post-life services, private equity, finance (mezzanine lending, CMBS and other real estate finance), manufacturing (including Asia), consumer products, restaurant, retail and financial services.
Brad began his professional career in 1983 as a CPA with KPMG, and worked as a corporate and securities attorney at Morgan Lewis & Bockius and Greenberg Traurig before being recruited by Orlando’s largest law firm to build its corporate finance practice. Brad founded West PLC in 2000, a boutique law firm focused on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, senior and mezzanine debt transactions, venture capital, and private offerings of preferred and common equity.
Brad received his BS Accounting from Florida State University in 1983, and, while working full-time for KPMG, earned his JD (cum laude, Order of the Coif) from The University of Miami School of Law in 1988.
We know your transaction is complex and requires expertise and throughput to complete effectively and timely. Whenever necessary to assure timeliness, we add project attorneys to our deal team so we can work on multiple parallel tracks (for example: M&A transactional negotiation and documentation, M&A financing negotiation and documentation, and related due diligence / closing). Our project attorneys are not our employees, of counsel or partners, but we have closed numerous deals with our project attorneys for years. Each one has more than 20 years’ experience. Although the needs of each transaction dictate whether we utilize project attorneys, and which project attorneys we utilize, the following are our most often utilized project attorneys: