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Scott Brutocao represents employers in all aspects of Labor and Employment law. Mr. Brutocao is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is licensed in both Texas and California. Mr. Brutocao’s expertise includes representing Texas and California employers in all aspects of litigation, conducting numerous jury and non-jury trials/arbitrations on a variety of legal claims in state and federal court, advising Texas and California employers on the full variety of employment-related issues, drafting and negotiating all types of employment-related agreements, reviewing and creating employee handbooks and policies, and providing training for employers on compliance with laws on virtually all employment-related subjects, from hiring to termination.
Mr. Brutocao has expertise not only in employment and labor law, but also in enforcing and defending against covenants not to compete, covenants not to solicit customers and employees, and misappropriation of trade secrets.
Mr. Brutocao litigated employment cases exclusively for employers in California prior to settling in Texas in 2000. He is a frequent speaker at employment-related seminars, both for employers and other attorneys. He also publishes articles on employment law issues in a variety of commercial and legal publications.
Following California, Mr. Brutocao practiced law at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in Austin and then founded the Austin office for national employment law firm Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. After 10 years of a national practice at Ogletree, Mr. Brutocao joined the Cornell, Smith, Mierl & Brutocao LLP in 2013.
Brian A. Hall is a member of Traverse Legal, PLC and the managing partner of its Austin, Texas office, doing business as Hall Law. He has represented enterprise Internet and technology companies, tech startups and brand owners throughout the world with their Intellectual Property and Internet Law issues, including such areas as digital and social media, advertising and promotions, privacy and data matters. Brian regularly advises clients on the acquisition of, enforcement of, licensing and monetization of intellectual property, and he has extensive experience with countless corporate transactions involving an entity's business-critical IP.
Brian has served as outside general counsel, including in-house in a secondment role, for Austin, Texas based WPEngine, Inc. from 2014-2015 as well as Notley Ventures from 2015-present.
Brian has also litigated cases across the United States involving trademark, domain name, copyright, software trade secret, online defamation and privacy/personal rights issues. He is a regular author and speaker on legal topics of particular interest to technology companies given his background as an IT Consultant with the global IT firm Accenture. Brian has been chosen by his peers as a Rising Star in Intellectual Property, as rated by SuperLawyers, for the years 2010-2017.
Brian is also a limited partner in StartupRunner, a seed stage venture capital fund and is an active angel investor with the Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN). He regularly mentors and advises entities at all stages of the startup ecosystem.
James is a dual qualified practicing lawyer and chartered accountant and is strategic head of its Technology, Life Science and Financial Services practices. In assisting financial services clients, James regularly interacts with the Financial Conduct Authority and advises disruptive financial technology companies in the UK market.
James focusses on assisting investment businesses from payment services to asset management establish themselves within the UK, EU and transatlantically.
James has assisted numerous US companies entering the UK and European markets, he has a regular presence in the United States and is active in the financial technology start-up world.
James sits in his capacity as General Counsel on a number of Boards.
He is one of the architects of the firm’s pro-bono strategy which has led to the representation of death row clients across the world and more recently victims affected by the 2005 London bombings.
James is regularly consulted by both Government, the International Bar Association and other agencies.
Robert E. Reetz, Jr. concentrates his law practice in the areas of Mergers and Acquisitions, Taxation, Corporate Restructuring, Business Organizations, Financing Transactions and Contracts. Bob is both a Certified Accountant and Board Certified in Tax Law by the Texas Board of Specialization and is able to provide a distinctive perspective on maximizing the shareholder/owner value in a business transaction though the formation, merger, spin off, reorganization, merger or acquisition. Bob has managed the start up of an entity or organization, guide it through its development and through the most challenging aspects of the business life including the ultimate sale of the business or transition to new ownership and management.
As an experienced tax attorney, Bob is able to provide tax planning for a business along with representing taxpayers in controversy matters all the way through the administrative process including the U.S. Tax Court. His experience includes planning and preparing corporation documentation such as stock option plans, stock transactions, secured transactions, employee benefits, loan documentation and estate tax planning.
Bob's current professional activities includes serving as the president of the Austin Tax Study Group. He has also been recognized by Martindale Hubbell® as an AV® Preeminent™ attorney and has been named to the Best Lawyers© list in the field of Tax law since 2012. Bob is also involved in his community and serves on several neighborhood and boards.
Jenifer Renzenbrink Smith is a partner in the Austin office of DLA Piper, where she practices corporate and securities law. Jenifer's practice focuses on the representation of technology, life sciences and emerging growth companies, venture capital firms, and investment banks in a variety of corporate and securities law matters, including entity formation, private equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, and SEC compliance.
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