Securities Law & Private Equity

Bryan & Company lawyers advise large and small businesses from start up through to public offering and beyond in all matters relating to governance, structure, capital raising, public listings and regulatory compliance. Our lawyers provide the following services:

Private Equity

  • Formation and corporate governance for various capital raising entities, including Real Estate Investment Trusts, Private Mutual Fund Trusts and Limited Partnerships
  • Purchase and sale of shares, units, debt and other securities, including preparation and negotiation of subscription, underwriting, brokerage and selling agreements

Public Markets

  • IPOs
  • Prospectus Offerings
  • Executive compensation including employee stock ownership plans
  • Mezzanine, subordinated debt & quasi-equity financing
  • Private placements
  • Related party and going private transactions
  • Takeover bid defences and strategies including shareholders rights plans and poison pills


  • Continuous disclosure and other regulatory compliance for publicly listed companies
  • Regulatory compliance for registered firms and individuals, including exempt market dealers, portfolio managers and investment fund managers, including initial registration

We Serve

  • Public Companies
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds
  • Small Businesses
  • Tax structured investment vehicles, including Real Estate Investment Trusts, Private Mutual Fund Trusts and Mortgage Investment Corporations
  • Exempt Market Dealers, Portfolio Managers and Investment Fund Managers