Bridgeford LLC helps businesses achieve their goals by providing clear, practical and actionable legal guidance. 

Bridgeford’s Principal, Brit Young, has extensive experience as an attorney in large, full-service law firms. Most recently, he was General Counsel of a high-growth company, leading it through an IPO and ultimate acquisition. Brit helps clients succeed by developing a thorough understanding of their business needs, goals, obstacles and environment.

 
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EDUCATION

University of Florida

JD | 2001

MBA | 2000

BSBA Finance | 1996

 

BAR ADMISSIONS

Georgia | 2008

North Carolina | 2001

Brit’s experience as General Counsel includes:

  • Successfully leading company through legal process and diligence for $100M IPO and listing on NYSE.

  • Structuring and negotiating the company’s raise of over $115M in private equity rounds from respected institutional investors.

  • Leading six strategic acquisitions, including the simultaneous acquisitions of Israeli and German companies to procure a cutting-edge endoscope technology.

  • Building Legal Department to meet world-class objectives in contracts, compliance and intellectual property.

  • Building and leading contracts function generating, reviewing and negotiating hundreds of agreements per year.

  • Establishing and directing intellectual property function managing over 100 granted and pending patents and 120 granted and pending trademarks.

  • Managing HR legal matters for company growing to over 500 employees in the US and internationally.

  • Drafting, monitoring and enforcing compliance policies for highly-regulated public healthcare company.

  • Leading annual management strategy meetings and worked with CEO to develop corporate strategic plans.

  • Supervising and negotiated disputes and litigation to achieve optimal resolution for company.

  • Managing all corporate governance matters, including Board and Shareholder meetings and subsidiaries.

  • Vetting and directing all relationships with outside legal counsel.

Brit’s previous law firm experience includes:

  • Structuring, negotiating and closing venture capital and private equity financings in excess of $250M on behalf of venture capital investors, private equity groups and emerging growth companies.

  • Negotiating and drafting loan documentation representing both lenders and borrowers in senior and subordinated debt transactions totaling over $500M.

  • Negotiation, document preparation and legal due diligence review for middle- market merger and acquisition transactions.

  • Negotiating and drafting software licensing agreements and other commercial transaction contracts such as distribution and reseller agreements

 
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