Brad has over 30 years of corporate finance legal and accounting experience, including complex mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, private placements and venture capital transactions. Representative transactions include over $90 million raised in Series A, B and C rounds by SaaS company in healthcare space, $130 million debt and equity placement as counsel for the management team of a CLEC, $47.5 million acquisition of a Canadian subsidiary of a $550 million death services company as counsel to the acquisition management team, $5.0 million seed financing for start-up biotechnology firm as counsel to the private equity investor, and ₤4.5 million sale of a London/Cheshire death services business as adviser to the business owner. Representative industries include software (including SaaS), biotechnology, homebuilding, telecommunications, oil and gas, post-life services, private equity, finance (mezzanine lending, CMBS and other real estate finance), manufacturing (including Asia), consumer products, restaurant, retail and financial services.
Brad began his professional career in 1983 as a CPA with KPMG, and worked as a corporate and securities attorney at Morgan Lewis & Bockius and Greenberg Traurig before being recruited by Orlando’s largest law firm to build its corporate finance practice. Brad founded West PLC in 2000, a boutique law firm focused on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, senior and mezzanine debt transactions, venture capital, and private offerings of preferred and common equity.
Brad received his BS Accounting from Florida State University in 1983, and, while working full-time for KPMG, earned his JD (cum laude, Order of the Coif) from The University of Miami School of Law in 1988.