Bart has spent his entire career working with entrepreneurs and investors and helping them with their transactions. He started off working in the Palo Alto, California office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, a prominent Silicon Valley law firm, where he worked with venture capital firms, public technology companies, and venture-backed start-ups. Since moving to Nebraska in 2010, Bart has been actively engaged in the angel and venture capital community in the Midwest.
Bart is a board member of the Nebraska Angels, Nebraska's largest association of angel investors. He is a mentor for the Pipeline entrepreneurship program and the NMotion accelerator, and he also serves on the advisory board of the Entrepreneurship Clinic at the University of Nebraska College of Law.
Bart has spoken at numerous events on angel investing, including at the Angel Capital Association's annual summit and the South By Southwest Interactive Festival, and he guest lectured on various start-up related legal topics at the University of Nebraska College of Law. Bart also served as the 2016-17 Chair of the Securities Division of the Nebraska State Bar Association.
Bart was selected as one of the Midlands Business Journal's 2014 class of "40 Under 40", he was a nominee for Service Provider of the Year at the 2012, 2013, and 2014 Silicon Prairie News Awards and won the award in 2015, and he was selected as "Best Service Provider" by the 2013 NMotion class.
Grant began his career at the Lincoln office of Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather LLP, a premier Nebraska firm, before bringing his MBA education and own entrepreneurial experiences to bear at Enterprise Legal Studio. Grant understands life as an entrepreneur because he has been running his own side hustles for as long as he can remember. From opening a lemonade stand and writing a neighborhood newsletter as a kid to his more recent ecommerce ventures like selling apparel, designing custom sportswear, and producing wooden prescription eyewear, he has always had an itch for entrepreneurship and now loves helping clients make impacts of their own. Grant has also developed a practice in the burgeoning benefit corporation area and assists socially-minded entrepreneurs with formations and compliance.
Grant started at Enterprise Legal Studio as a completely virtual attorney, as he lived in Park City for a winter while training in the Olympic sport of skeleton. These days, Grant works semi-virtually as he coaches ultimate frisbee and plays in professional and world championship ultimate events in the US and abroad. You can also occasionally find him working from far-flung places like North Korea or Myanmar.
Grant continues to serve the business communities and aspiring entrepreneurs through his roles as an adjunct instructor at multiple universities and by presenting on legal topics at entrepreneur-focused events.
You can read more about Grant's adventures on his blog.
Mike is a corporate generalist with specific expertise in commercial and intellectual property licensing and corporate finance. Mike has extensive experience with internet technologies, software-as-a-service, media, cleantech, consumer and business hardware. Mike is general counsel to I2BF Global Ventures and ServiceTitan, Inc. and, in addition to his legal practice, serves on the Boards of Directors of Strong Arm Technologies and FuboTV.
Chris specializes in structuring corporate finance transactions, including secured debt, asset-backed and inventory loans, equipment financings, mezzanine debt, unsecured or subordinated debt and convertible debt instruments. Chris began his career in the business, finance and restructuring group of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York, and after returning to his California roots, Chris practiced as a structured finance attorney at Latham & Watkins LLP in Los Angeles.
Chris is also the Managing partner of Sipadan Capital, an investment fund based in New York that deploys capital in the emerging growth space. His role as an investor, allows Chris to provide his issuer clients a unique perspective when structuring and executing financing transactions.