Brian K. Beard

Brian Beard is a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Austin. Brian joined the firm from the Austin office of Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP, which he co-founded in 1997.

Brian practices corporate and securities law with a focus on representation of start-up and emerging growth companies, representation of issuers and underwriters involved in public offerings, and representation of companies involved in merger and acquisition transactions. Brian helped build one of the leading technology practices in Texas, assisting emerging growth companies raise billions of dollars in private and public offerings. He also has handled several billion dollars in mergers and acquisitions transactions and has represented leading venture capital firms in Texas and throughout the country.

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Areas of Practice 1) Corporate Finance, 2) Corporate Law & Governance, 3) Energy Innovation & Clean Technology, 4) Entrepreneurial Services, 5) Mergers & Acquisitions and 6) Venture Capital
Law School University of Iowa, College of Law (J.D., 1990)
Education University of Illinois (B.A., 1987)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association, Texas State Bar Association
Most recent firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
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