Wyatt, Bradley J.

Education

Brigham Young University

B.A., 2000
  • cum laude
  • Dean's List College of Social Sciences
  • Academic Scholarship

William and Mary School of Law

J.D., 2004
  • Order of the Coif
  • Academic Scholarship
  • Articles Editor William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal

Bar Admission

Michigan

Bradley J. Wyatt

Member

Prominent Assignments

Brad Wyatt is a member in the firm's Corporate practice group. Mr. Wyatt regularly advises companies in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance matters and general contracting. Mr. Wyatt also has extensive experience representing both public and private companies in corporate finance and securities matters and has helped numerous clients secure additional capital through public and private debt and equity financings. Mr. Wyatt's representative experience includes:

Public Securities

  • Represents publically-traded companies in regular ’34 Act filings and compliance , including Annual, Quarterly and Current Reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K 
  • Represents domestic and foreign shareholders in Section 16 compliance, including Form 3, 4 and 5 filings 
  • Represents publically-traded companies in mergers and acquisitions and related filings and registration statements, including representation of private Michigan corporation in acquisition of publically-traded company through reverse merger
  • Represented issuer in $36 million, underwritten, public follow-on offering of common stock
  • Represented placement agent in $6 million registered shelf-takedown
  • Represented shareholder in $40 million secondary offering of common stock 
  • Represented placement agent in cross-border private placement of public equity
  • Represented placement agent in registered direct offering

Private Securities 

  • Represents issuers in private securities offerings under Regulation D and non-profit exemptions 
  • Represents private equity and venture capital funds in fund formation, capital raising, and acquisition and disposition of portfolio companies 
  • Counsels private equity and venture capital fund managers with regard to securities compliance and registration requirements under the Dodd-Frank Act, Investment Advisors Act and related SEC Rules 
  • Specialized expertise in Michigan Blue-Sky compliance 
  • Represents public bond issuers and underwriters in Blue Sky compliance matters

Corporate Law and Governance

  • Advises a variety of for-profit and non-profit entities, including corporations, limited liability companies, non-profit corporations, and limited partnerships, in entity choice, formation, dissolution and governance 
  • Regularly advises public and private boards of directors regarding governance questions

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Represented Sellers in $100 million stock sale of software company 
  • Represented Purchaser in $30 million acquisition of private health care company 
  • Represented software company in reverse acquisition of publically-traded company 
  • Represented construction company in acquiring assets in bankruptcy sale
  • Represented restaurant holding company in acquisition of nine additional restaurants 
  • Represented both buyers and sellers in stock and asset deals of varying size and complexity; ability to “right-size” for smaller transactions

Contracts

  • Experience drafting a wide variety of contracts, including confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, non-competition agreements, service agreements, equipment leases and manufacturing agreements
  • Represents auto suppliers in drafting standard terms and conditions 
  • Represents tier 1 auto supplier with purchase and supply agreements 

International

  • Represented manufacturers in establishing maquiladora operations in Mexico
  • Represented Colombian and Chinese corporations in acquisition of equipment and other assets in the United States 
  • Represented U.S. lender in consolidating and selling loan portfolios of Mexican subsidiaries 
  • Represented international software company in dissolution of foreign subsidiaries
  • Cross-border placement of securities

Professional Involvement

  • University of Michigan Law School, Zell Entrepreneurship and Law, Adjunct Professor (Private Equity)
  • Michigan State Bar, Member
  • Texas State Bar, Member
  • Michigan State Bar Securities Committee, Member
  • Michigan Venture Capital Association, Member

Publications/Presentations

  • Online Offerings, Presentation to Ann Arbor SPARK, May 2012
  • Panelist, MVCA Member Briefed on Registration Requirements of Dodd-Frank Act, January 2011
  • Fundamentals of Corporate Law: Entity Choice, Formation and Governance, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Fast Start Program, December 2008
  • Survey of Corporate and Contract Law, Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors, October 2008

Language Capabilities

  • Spanish