Brad Hamilton practices in corporate, securities, business, finance, and transactions law, including public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, mergers and acquisitions, business formation and financing, venture and equity capital, business and technology transactions, international transactions, structured finance, construction, natural resources, and trademarks.
In addition to practicing law, he has been a Director, President, CEO, General Counsel and Vice-President of Corporate Development for a variety of international and domestic, public and private companies. Brad’s extensive C-Suite experience provides him an understanding of business risk weighting and risk tolerance that is uncommon to many lawyers. In his law practice, Brad also provides his clients with the benefit of his years of participation and leadership in business practices around the world, and his multicultural understanding of different legal and business systems and customs.
Brad’s 35 years of diverse 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.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Hamilton was a professional snow sports instructor and race coach in Colorado, New Zealand and British Columbia.
Brad’s experience covers a wide variety of industries, including the acquisition and startup of a Major League Baseball expansion team, representing a U.S. public-company target in a $500 million cash merger with an Australian oil and gas company, and conducting an oil‑reserve borrowing‑base financing in Belize. 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.
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 entrepreneur 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, 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 other foreign stock exchanges. Brad also helps his clients comply with the latest demands on corporate governance and SEC reporting requirements.
Brad has extensive experience representing clients in the streaming media, cyber-center, managed services, software, and telecommunications businesses, and has pursued graduate studies in telecommunications at the University of Denver. His technology practice includes agreements for telecommunications services, Internet and mobile-app content creation, hosting and access, technology and software licensing, e-commerce, broadband and streaming media, cyber-center operations, managed services, ASP, xSP, and SaaS businesses, on-line collaboration, and interactive media services. He assists his clients in identification, realization and protection of their intellectual property, and copyright and trademark matters.
He has lectured on Cyber Security, Digital Rights Management, and Terms & Conditions in Technology Agreements. Brad has also represented clients in the nuclear fuel, nano-technology, chemicals, and chip manufacturing industries, and spent several years as a member of a trade team charged with identifying and commercializing technologies developed by the military industrial complex of the former Soviet Union.
Brad has lived and worked in Canada, Germany, New Zealand, and Spain. He has had extended long-term professional postings in China, 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 Australian, 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.
Brad has extensive experience representing real estate development companies and funds, and exploration, mining, and oil & gas companies. Brad’s experience includes representing the owner respecting all bid, purchase order, procurement, logistics, 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.
Brad implemented a hostile take-over of a producing gold mining company in Nevada, where he re-organized operations, worked out the company debt, and marketed, negotiated and sold the company for a profit. He has negotiated, drafted and implemented hundreds of agreements for construction, oil & gas leases, joint ventures, farm-ins, options, exploration, mine development, construction, royalties, production off-take, project financing, price hedging and other commodity price protection agreements.
Brad also represented an oil and gas producer in a complex resource borrowing-base financing involving collateral in four different Caribbean and Central American countries.
Brad advises music and recording artists on production, recording, publishing, licensing, management, agency, merchandising, distribution, and sponsorship agreements; band partnership agreements; concert promotion & venue agreements; trademark & copyright registration; and mechanical, synchronization, public performance, and print license agreements.
He advises companies and entertainment professionals on broadcast and distribution agreements, photography, film and television production agreements, film financing agreements, actor’s agreements, model releases, photographer agreements, and freelance work-for-hire agreements.
Banking, Lending & Financial Institutions
Business & Corporate
Franchise & Distribution
International Business Transactions
Mergers and Acquisitions
Securities & Finance
Sports and Entertainment
J.D., University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas (1983)
B.S. Journalism, University of Kansas, William Allen White School of Mass Communications & Journalism (1979)