Brandon Carr-Montano

Brandon H. Carr-Montano

Associate

Overview

Brandon assists public and private businesses, start-up companies, and nonprofit organizations with a range of transactional matters, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, financing, entity formation, and more.

Brandon helps clients navigate and structure significant deals, and he counsels both companies and investors on investment transactions including private equity, venture capital, and commercial debt financing. He also drafts and negotiates many types of commercial agreements, including technology, vendor, distribution, licensing, purchase and sale, and lease agreements, as well as various employment and consulting agreements.

Additionally, Brandon works closely with entrepreneurs and start-up companies to support their growth by advising on entity formation, general governance, operating procedures, and regulatory compliance and providing guidance on employment, tax, and IP protection considerations.

Before joining Michael Best, Brandon spent more than four years as an Attorney with a boutique business law firm in California, where he focused on M&A, financing and investments, and start-up law. He previously practiced law with another boutique transactional firm, after beginning his career as in-house counsel for a health economics consulting firm.

While pursuing his J.D., Brandon gained valuable experience as an Honors Legal Intern at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), where he conducted research, drafted memoranda, and assisted with depositions. During his time as a law student, Brandon also worked as a Legal Extern and Mediator for Loyola Law School’s Center for Conflict Resolution, and he was a Legal Extern for the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

Brandon also served in the United States Navy Reserve for six years, where he was an Intelligence Specialist, a role that required extensive research and data analysis to develop intelligence assessments for senior leadership.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Southern California Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2020-present

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, California Bar Association

Education

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Education

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