Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Want to learn more about protecting your ideas? Brian Burt will be heading the Legal and Intellectual Property table at the TEN Mentorfest November 1st. Read more about Brian below, and remember, participation is limited so visit the TEN MTB now to apply!

Brian J. Burt is a Partner with Snell & Wilmer L.L.P., and serves as Chair of the firm’s Emerging Business Group. Founded in 1938, Snell & Wilmer is a full-service business law firm, with over 400 attorneys practicing in nine offices throughout the western United States and Mexico. Brian is a business lawyer advising entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies in all stages of development, from formation to liquidity. He also represents banks, financial services companies, private investors, and venture capital funds.
Brian has extensive experience in corporate formation, reorganization and governance; private equityand debt financing; shareholder/owner relations,  buyouts and disputes; employment and consulting agreements; employee incentive programs; general contract negotiation; supplier/manufacturing agreements; securities regulation; technology transfer and licensing; joint ventures and strategic alliances; corporate asset protection and succession planning; and mergers and acquisitions.
Brian represents clients in a wide variety of industries, including banking and financial services, biotechnology, capital investment, consumer products and services, education, entertainment/media, healthcare, high tech, Internet, manufacturing, marketing/public relations, medical devices, nutraceuticals, professional services, real estate development, renewable energy, and software and information technology.
Brian is the creator and host of the popular Emerging Business Seminar Series held monthly in Phoenix. Having previously founded, capitalized and run his own company, Brian brings a “real world” perspective to his practice.
Brian received his B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy, summa cum laude, from Allegheny College, where he was class valedictorian and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he served as Managing Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy.
Brian’s complete bio can be found at: http://www.swlaw.com/attorneys/brian_burt

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