I develop strong, trusting relationships with clients. They ultimately have confidence in my ability to provide sound, applicable advice, and I focus on being candid with them as we work through challenges together. Many lawyers worry so much that they’ll be blamed if something goes wrong that they become too risk-averse. I always outline the possible risks my clients face, but I also take ownership of advising them to go forward with deals when a cost-benefit analysis justifies the risks.
With a focus on helping clients refine, document, and close transactions, dealmaker Bryan Hall advises strategic and financial buyers and sellers in negotiated mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, investments, and restructurings. Bryan counsels many medical device, pharmaceutical, information technology, and other companies on private M&A matters and on commercial contracting issues.
In providing this guidance, Bryan enjoys determining clients’ objectives and constraints and plotting a course to get the deal to “yes.” Operating at the crossroads of law and commerce, he takes a businessperson’s approach to the legal issues that arise, crafting practical, step-by-step solutions to problems and acting as a sounding board for those he represents to air their ideas and concerns.
Bryan always looks for ways both to save clients money and increase their financial takings. Although he possesses an in-depth understanding of bargaining power and how transactions play out, he is endlessly intrigued by the challenge of ascertaining the unique quirks and motivations of the different personalities involved in these handshake transactions. Bryan brings a candid, calm, cordial, and professional style to each matter, but if he encounters an opponent who warrants a modulated approach he doesn’t hesitate to push back and become aggressive if that’s necessary to best accomplish his clients’ goals.
In his commercial contracting work, Bryan advises clients in supply and distribution agreements, consulting agreements, and licenses. In addition, he counsels the owners of closely held businesses, including founders, families, and private equity sponsors, on structuring the governance and economic affairs of their businesses.
Across practice areas, Bryan has substantial experience in the medical device, pharmaceutical, information technology and financial services industries and with inbound and outbound cross-border transactions. In this capacity he assists overseas companies and individuals in establishing U.S. operations and entering into agreements with local partners and service providers.