Brian Barrett

Senior Associate

(303) 295- 9700

bbarrett@fortislawpartners.com

Brian Barrett specializes in mergers and acquisitions, tax planning, transactional tax, general corporate and business law and commercial transactions. He has represented numerous clients in stock and asset sales and acquisitions, as well as various other business transactions. He has also represented clients in establishing various equity-based compensation plans for executives and employees.  In addition to his corporate and tax practice, Brian also has significant experience in representing individuals and families with their estate planning needs, including advanced estate tax planning for high net worth individuals and families. 

Practice Areas

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Tax Planning

  • Transactional Tax

  • Entity Formation

  • Corporate Law & Governance

  • Commercial Transactions 

  • Estate Planning

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma 

Education

  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center – 2020

  • Juris Doctor, Oklahoma City University School of Law – 2015

    • Merit Scholar 

    • CALI Award for Excellence (given to the student with the highest grade in a class)

      • Legal Research & Writing I

      • Legal Research & Writing II

      • Taxation of Business Entities

      • Antitrust II

  • Bachelors degree in history, cum laude, University of Oklahoma – 2012 

Community Activities & Personal Interests

Brian is based in Oklahoma City, where he is an involved member in the local community and sits on the Oklahoma City Resource Board for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma. In his free time, he enjoys exploring new restaurants and dining out with his wife, Megan, playing golf, traveling and reading.

Representative Transactions

  • Represented private oil and gas company in its acquisition of multiple subsidiaries out of a publicly-traded consolidated group.

  • Represented producer, marketer, distributor and seller of ready-mix concrete and other products in its acquisition of assets from a subsidiary of a publicly-traded materials company. Various commercial agreements were also entered into as part of the transaction, including industrial leases, water rights agreements and aggregate supply agreements.

  • Represented manufacturing company in its $4.96 million acquisition of the assets of a manufacturer of prefabricated metal buildings.

  • Represented accounting firm in its $2.5 million merger into another accounting firm. 

  • Represented purchasers in its $3.6 million acquisition of an electrical services company.

  • Represented private oil and gas exploration and production company in its $806,000 acquisition of another private oil and gas exploration company.

  • Represented a restaurant group in its acquisition of the assets of a local coffee shop. 

  • Represented seller in its $750,00 sale of stock in an oil field services company.

  • Represented oil field services company in its $6.0 million sale of its stock to private-equity backed national services company. 

  • Represented solar energy company in its $1.5 million sale of assets to competing solar energy supply company. 

  • Represented start-up software development company with its $3.0 million private placement debt offering and equity incentive plan. 

  • Represented start-up venture with its entity formation, capital structuring and $3.5 million private placement offering of equity securities.