What led you to a career in the deal-making industry?
My first job was at a Big 4 Accounting Firm in Austin, TX. While I didn't enjoy the tax accounting aspects of M&A transactions, I really enjoyed the deal process and the negotiating between the parties. So, after law school I knew I wanted to be an M&A attorney.
Tell us about your experience and what was different during the Covid-19?
It’s been challenging not seeing clients and co-workers as often as I would like, but it’s also allowed me to foster more personal connections with opposing counsel as the amount of non-work-related discussions with opposing counsel has increased significantly as we’ve all tried to fill social voids created by COVID.
Recent most memorable deal I worked on....
I recently worked on a sell-side transaction involving a company I helped our client acquire as a 1st year attorney. We’ve both come a long way since that original transaction.
Brandon focuses on complex business transactions for both private and public clients in a broad range of industries, with a focus on mergers, acquisitions, private equity investments, and joint ventures. He also assists clients with premerger notification compliance under the Hart Scott Rodino (HSR) Act, a federal statue which requires notifying the FTC and DOJ of certain acquisitions and observing a “waiting period” before they are completed.
Education: JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School; MBA, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; BBA, University of Texas at Austin.
Location: Haynes and Boone LLP, Dallas, TX, United States.