Bartley J. Breinin


Bartley J. Breinin concentrates his practice in business law and has served as both outside and in-house counsel for large and small companies, professional and financial services organizations, and private equity and venture capital firms. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and has advised on hundreds of domestic and international deals, including acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, strategic alliances and reorganizations.

Bart is proficient in a variety of corporate and commercial practice areas, and serves clients across industries including investment banking, accounting, management and technology consulting, private equity and retail.

Working as an in-house legal advisor as well as in private practice has given Bart a unique perspective, allowing him to take a hands-on approach to transactions, maintain a flexible negotiation style, and focus on creative solutions. He is experienced in structuring deals; drafting and negotiating non-disclosure agreements, term sheets, and letters of intent; coordinating due diligence as well as tax, employment, and other areas requiring specialized legal advice; addressing regulatory requirements; negotiating, drafting and reviewing definitive agreements; and working closely with integration teams to prepare for closing and post-closing transition.

Additionally, Bart has broad legal experience, enabling him to provide strategic counsel to clients on issues including entity structuring and formation, securities and financing transactions, executive and employment matters, governance and policy, regulatory issues, licensing, outsourcing, data protection, procurement, and other complex commercial matters. Clients rely on Bart for his experience and practical approach.

Bart has guest lectured at New York University School of Law on best practices in M&A, providing both in-house and outside counsel perspective on successful transactional counseling; and at several symposia sponsored by the New York City Bar Association and the New York Technology Alliance.

Bart served as a Managing Director/Office of the General Counsel at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP for 16 years, where he advised on more than 50 U.S. and international M&A transactions, investment banking matters for the firm’s broker-dealer, finance, complex procurements, cross-border privacy, governance, partnership, and general corporate matters. Bart’s in-house experience has allowed him to act as a virtual inside counsel for various clients of his legal practice.

  • University of Virginia School of Law
    • J.D., 1983
  • Yale College
    • B.A., cum laude, 1979
Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
    • In-House Counsel Committee
Bar Admissions
  • New York
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