Bryan Caleb Wittman
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
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Bryan Wittman is senior counsel in the San Antonio office. His corporate practice is focused on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, securities law and general corporate and contract law. Bryan began his legal career in the Chicago office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
Bryan has represented buyers and sellers in public and private stock purchase, asset purchase, merger and tender offer transactions, as well as acquisitions of businesses out of bankruptcy. His equity investment experience spans the spectrum from traditional venture capital, angel and start-up investments (representing financial investors, strategic investors, companies and founders) to investments in companies being reorganized under Chapter 11 and private investments in public entity transactions (PIPEs).
Bryan also has experience in:
- federal securities law, including compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
- corporate takeover defense, including shareholder rights plans (the "poison pill")
- Internet media, software development & licensing
- contract law
- public finance
- general corporate law
JD, Harvard Law School, 1993
AM, Government, Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 1993
AB, Geography, History and Political Science, summa cum laude, with honors, University of Missouri - Columbia, 1988
Bryan was admitted to practice law in Texas in 1999 and in Illinois in 1993 (currently "retired" status).
- Texas State Bar
- "Selling the Software Company: A Deal Lawyer's Perspective," Executive Reports: Software Company Exit Strategies, Aspatore Books, Boston, 2006
- "Legal Issues of Business Sale," Maximizing Value in the Sale of Your Company, Ft. Worth Texas, March 2005
- "Legal Issues - Asset Sale vs. Stock Sale," Selling Your Company... A No-Nonsense Seminar, Austin Texas, October 2003, March 2004, June 2004, October 2004 and March 2005
- "Introduction to Venture Capital," Dallas Texas, May 2001
- State Bar of Texas - Business Law Section
- Austin Community College, Lecturer (U.S. Government)