Brian Slough has been counseling clients on business and legal matters for more than 15 years. Brian’s business and legal background allows him to holistically service clients. While often acting as general counsel and assisting clients on the variety of governance and operational issues they face, his practice focuses on serving venture capital, private equity, institutional, and strategic investors in with financing, M&A, and portfolio transactions.
Brian strategically structures, negotiates, and effects complex financing and M&A transactions. He handles multifaceted corporate reorganizations and implements governance structures for joint ventures and minority ownership investments across a wide variety of industries, including technology, healthcare, life sciences, and real estate. In addition, Brian advises founders, emerging businesses, and other innovative companies at every stage of the lifecycle from inception through exit. He also dedicates a fair amount of his practice to pro bono work, advising charitable organizations and small businesses.
Brian emphasizes a client’s business goals and acts as a facilitator of those goals to further the client’s objectives by working closely with senior management, C-suite executives, board members, and major stockholders. He cultivates an atmosphere of congeniality and collaboration with all parties involved in a transaction, helping to ensure that relationships on all sides are strengthened upon culmination of a matter.
Hallmarks of Brian’s practice include proactively anticipating and providing strategic legal counsel with respect to opportunities and threats affecting a client, and his ability to bridge the gap between less seasoned companies, stakeholders, and governance structures with the expectations and customary approaches of sophisticated parties and in a manner that is straightforward, easy to grasp, and not intimidating.
Brian is an active member of the startup, emerging business, and venture capital communities; he speaks regularly on these topics and serves as a coach and judge at investor and venture fairs and business plan competitions.