Brian A. Bulson

Partner

Cleveland
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Overview

Brian Bulson focuses his practice on the acquisition and disposition of business entities by means of mergers, asset transactions, and equity purchase arrangements, as well as commercial financing and capital-raising transactions. He has the ability to understand and address his clients' ultimate goals while maintaining focus on the details of a transaction.

Brian also has significant experience assisting clients in intellectual property and information technology matters, including the negotiation of agreements relating to licensing, development, and transfer of software and all other forms of intellectual property. He regularly conducts intellectual property due diligence and negotiates intellectual property deal terms in a range of deal structures.

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  • Represents a Fortune 500 healthcare services company in connection with acquisitions and divestitures throughout the U.S. and internationally, as well as in connection with venture capital investments in companies with high growth potential.
  • Represents a leading national waste disposal and recycling company in connection with acquisitions and divestitures throughout the U.S. and internationally. Representation has involved approximately 50 transactions regarding landfills, recycling facilities, transfer stations and waste collection companies over the past five years.
  • Serves as lead associate in connection with the formation of a joint venture involving a casino and horse racing complex and negotiation of senior and subordinate credit facilities with respect to construction and operation of a redeveloped casino and entertainment facility.
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Experience

  • Represents a Fortune 500 healthcare services company in connection with acquisitions and divestitures throughout the U.S. and internationally, as well as in connection with venture capital investments in companies with high growth potential.
  • Represents a leading national waste disposal and recycling company in connection with acquisitions and divestitures throughout the U.S. and internationally. Representation has involved approximately 50 transactions regarding landfills, recycling facilities, transfer stations and waste collection companies over the past five years.
  • Serves as lead associate in connection with the formation of a joint venture involving a casino and horse racing complex and negotiation of senior and subordinate credit facilities with respect to construction and operation of a redeveloped casino and entertainment facility.
  • Represents software companies in connection with the negotiation of software-as-a-service (SaaS) agreements with customers and vendors on an ongoing basis.
  • Represents private equity clients in the acquisition and disposition of portfolio companies in a variety of industries.
  • Represented a Fortune 500 healthcare services company as lead counsel in the purchase of remote telepharmacy businesses.
  • Represented a client in the sale of a specialty gas business to a national gas distribution company.
  • Represented a nonprofit professional medical association in the acquisition of a physician practice group and management services organization, and immediate divestiture of a services organization, a transaction involving in excess of 420 physicians and other healthcare providers.
  • Represented borrowers and lenders, senior and mezzanine, in securing equity and debt interests with respect to companies operating in a variety of industries, including toy manufacturers, tire manufacturers, industrial products manufacturers and circuit board manufacturers.
  • Represented the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Wendy's International in connection with the merger with Triarc Companies (franchisor of Arby's).

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Ohio Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2014 to 2016)

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Community

  • Downtown Cleveland YMCA
    • Advisory Board: Chairman
    • Capital Campaign Committee for new downtown facility: Co-Chairman

Pro Bono

  • Counsels a prominent nonprofit baseball research organization in the negotiation of publishing and licensing deals, and various other legal matters, on an ongoing basis.

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Ohio

Education

  • J.D., The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, 2006, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif; Technology Editor, The Ohio State Law Journal
  • B.S., Computer Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2002, with distinction