Dennis J. Brennan
Co-chair of the firm's Mergers and Acquisitions Group, Dennis Brennan concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions, securities law, venture capital and private equity, commercial law, and general corporate and business matters.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Dennis frequently advises buyers and sellers in merger and acquisition transactions in a variety of sectors, including software, technology, manufacturing, healthcare, chemicals, publishing and consumer products, among others. Dennis's practice includes numerous international and cross-border transactions.
Venture Capital and Private Equity
Dennis represents both venture capital and private equity investors in making investments in start-up and emerging-growth companies. He also represents companies that seek to obtain financing, whether through debt or equity transactions.
In connection with these transactions, Dennis structures transactions and negotiates various transactional documents such as stock purchase agreements, investor rights agreements and voting agreements, warrants, subscription documents, private placement memoranda and other investment documents. In addition, he handles legal due diligence or responding to diligence investigations. He also counsels investors in order to protect their interest as shareholders of portfolio companies.
Dennis has significant experience in representing and providing advice to privately-held companies, including both emerging-growth companies and mature closely-held companies. He organizes such businesses through partnership agreements, limited liability company operating agreements and stockholder agreements. Dennis also has experience counseling individual stockholders in such companies to protect their interests.
Throughout his career, Dennis has developed experience in numerous aspects of transactional and commercial law. He advises clients in all manner of licensing, including software-related matters, product development agreements, product distribution agreements, executive employment agreements and compensation arrangements, consulting agreements and confidentiality agreements.
Dennis has also assisted both profit and non-profit organizations with respect to governance matters. He advises organizations in appropriately structuring charter documents and by-laws. He serves as general counsel to the American Poetry Review.
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