Brett Donahe serves as both a litigation and transactional attorney. He has a broad array of experience that includes assisting with high-value corporate transactions and drafting appellate briefs. Through his close attention to detail and persistence, Brett strives to meet and exceed each client’s individualized needs. While maintaining a transactional and litigation practice, his primary areas of emphasis are corporate organization and governance, securities and corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, white-collar criminal defense and internal investigations, and complex civil litigation.
Complex Civil Litigation: Brett has participated in the representation of companies and corporate constituents in lawsuits pertaining to a variety of commercial matters. He has experience in all facets of the litigation process, from discovery to appellate work.
White-Collar Criminal Defense/Internal Investigations: Brett aids in the defense of individuals and companies in all phases of white-collar matters. He has assisted in various cases that include those involving allegations of bank fraud, mail and wire fraud, securities violations, false statements to the government, agricultural lending and insurance fraud, and bankruptcy fraud.
Corporate Organization and Governance: Brett advises directors, officers, and other corporate constituents regarding various matters pertaining to corporate organization and governance. He identifies pertinent organizational and governance issues and uniquely tailors a variety of documents to fit each client’s needs.
Securities and Corporate Finance: He counsels clients regarding the raising of capital, including the complexities of state and federal securities laws and regulations, with an emphasis in unregistered offerings. Brett has also assisted with private placements, SEC reporting, and the deregistration of securities.
Mergers and Acquisitions: Brett facilitates the consolidation of business entities. In doing so, he advises clients at all stages, from the initial letter of intent until post-closing.
Contracts: Brett drafts, reviews, and interprets financing, construction, management, marketing, and other commercial contracts to safeguard client needs. Additionally, he has drafted a variety of commercial contracts uniquely designed for each client.
Secured Transactions: Brett advises clients regarding creditor/debtor relationships and Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code generally.