Corporate lawyers are really business lawyers that provide a broad range of legal services for startups and entrepreneurs.
Sometimes you hear the term, “corporate lawyer”. What that really means is, “business lawyer”. They can provide startup counseling, angel and venture capital financing, mergers and acquisitions, sell companies, form companies, review contracts, draft contracts and much more.
This is as opposed to a litigator. Litigators go to court. You’re used to seeing them on TV. A corporate lawyer can go their entire career without going to court. Some corporate law attorneys do litigation but for the most part there’s a distinction between a Corporate/business lawyer vs a litigator.
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From 2010-2013 he served as Chief Legal Counsel of a publicly-trade international oilfield services company. From 2001 to 2006 he and a partner founded and built Paragon Residential Mortgage. Paragon was sold to Bridge Investments in 2006.
Brett holds a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania.
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