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B. Seth Bryant

Managing Partner (Admitted to practice in New York)

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Practice Areas
Capital Markets and Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions and Joint Ventures, Business Entity Formation, Governance, MWBE Structuring and Certification

Education
New York University School of Law, JD, Root Tilden, 1995
New York University College of Arts and Sciences BA Philosophy and in Political Science, 1992

About Seth Bryant

Seth provides sage and highly attentive legal counsel on transactional and strategic matters to clients ranging from Fortune 100 Companies and financial institutions, to governmental entities and public benefit corporations, to investment funds. He provides counsel to a variety of companies, early stage to mature, as well as not-for-profit corporations. Seth brings over twenty years of governance, corporate and securities law and finance experience in providing sound advice to clients as they pursue their business objectives.

Seth has extensive experience in corporate law and finance matters, including offerings of fixed income instruments such as municipal bonds, institutional private placements of debt securities and bank facilities, and equity securities such as convertible notes, preferred and common stock, limited liability company interests, and warrants among other investment products. Seth has over twenty years of experience advising clients on compliance with Federal and State ‘Blue Sky’ securities laws matters, including guiding on the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, and the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2011.

Seth has extensive experience representing parties in mergers & acquisitions transactions, joint ventures, license agreements and other strategic transactions. Seth also serves as “external” general counsel or commercial counsel to market leading ventures and not-for-profit entities and has managed matters ranging from potential anti-trust violations, intellectual property infringement and general business litigation management.

Seth is a specialist in matters related to Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (“MWBE”) programs. He has drafted MWBE focused laws, assisting clients on “Majority – MWBE” mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, counseled on MWBE certification eligibility and MWBE compliance. In 2010, Seth represented a coalition that worked closely with the New York State legislature and New York State’s pension plans in enacting “The New York State Emerging Investment Manager and MWBE Financial Institution Strategy” (S6888, A9976), a law to encourage more diversity in investment advisors, financial institutions and other professional firms that provide services to New York State pensions, insurance and other funds. In September of 2016, Seth published a comprehensive paper, “The ‘State’ of New York MWBE Programs, An Inflection Point?”, which provided in depth analysis of the MWBE programs of New York State and New York City. Seth continues his extensive work on behalf of MWBEs, including serving as a member of the Mayor’s MWBE Advisory Board. Seth leads New York Urban Progress (“NYUP”), a New York not-for-profit corporation that provides information about the current state of MWBE law and policy through a series of webinars delivered during the New York State legislative session.