Brad Hamilton specializes in corporate, securities and transaction law, including public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, mergers and acquisitions of public and private companies, business formation and financing, venture capital transactions, business and technology related transactions, international transactions, structured finance, construction contracts, natural resources transactions and trademarks.
Brad's 25 years of diverse business transaction experience encompasses a wide variety of industries, including Major League Baseball, streaming media and entertainment, and public and private businesses ranging from technology to mining and oil & gas.
In addition to being in private practice, he has been a Director, President, CEO, General Counsel and Vice-President of Corporate Development for a variety of international and domestic companies. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Hamilton was a professional snow sports instructor and race coach in Colorado, New Zealand and British Columbia.
Business and Finance
Brad's 25 years of business transaction experience encompasses a wide variety of industries, including the acquisition and start-up of a Major League Baseball team and representing a U.S. public-company target in a $500 million cash merger with an Australian oil and gas company. Brad also assists his clients in developing strategic growth through drafting and implementation of indirect sales channel programs, strategic alliances, joint ventures, and licensing, co-branding, co-marketing and other strategic transactions.
Corporate and Securities
Brad’s clients have included global venture capital and investment firms and a wide variety of entrepreneurial ventures. He assists his institutional clients in structuring and protecting their investments, and his business clients in starting-up their ventures, preparing them for initial and later-round financing, and going public. His practice includes capital formation, private and public equity, securities, and debt and derivative instruments, and he has represented companies in private placements and public offerings of securities in the United States, on the Toronto and Vancouver Stock Exchanges, the London Stock Exchange, and with listings on foreign stock exchanges. Brad also helps his clients comply with the latest demands on corporate governance and self-reporting, such as Sarbanes-Oxley and evolving SEC reporting requirements.
International Transactions & Operations
Brad has lived and worked in Canada, Germany, New Zealand and Spain. He has had extended long-term professional postings in Mongolia, Russia, Scandinavia and the United Kingdom. He has also represented clients in business transactions with governmental and business entities in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mali, Mexico, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Wales and throughout the Americas, and has represented British, Canadian, German, Malaysian, Russian, Spanish and South Korean clients in the United States. He helps his clients adapt to foreign legal systems and cultures when establishing international operations and joint ventures, and in complying with laws such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and the UN Convention on the International Sales of Goods. He also assists foreign clients doing business in the United States.
Natural Resources & Construction
Brad has extensive experience representing exploration, mining and oil & gas companies. Brad’s experience includes representing the owner respecting all bid, purchase order, engineering and construction contracts for a $2.5 billion mining and smelting operation and a $500 million 265 megawatt electricity generating facility located in remote northern-Asia.