Crain Caton & James is pleased to announce Braden C. Burgess has joined the Firm’s Corporate, Business Transaction and Tax Practices Section as an associate.  Braden assists clients in corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, contract review and negotiation, entity formation, and financing.  He has drafted private placement memoranda, subscription agreements, securities filings, and entity operating agreements for numerous private offerings of securities. In addition, he has negotiated and drafted asset purchase agreements, equity purchase agreements, buy-sell agreements, bylaws, employment agreements, loan agreements, master service agreements, and security agreements.  Clients appreciate his ability to review and revise documents and suggest modifications which are in the client’s best interests.

“Our corporate and business transactions group has successfully attracted new clients and continues to meet the growing needs of existing clients.  We expect for the Firm’s growth in this area to continue.  Braden’s experience complements that of our current team of corporate attorneys and allows the group to continue to deliver the high quality, cost-effective solutions that our clients have come to expect.  We are excited about Braden’s decision to join our Firm and know he will value the quality of the work, culture and clients at Crain Caton & James,” states Peter G. Nemeth, Chairman and President of the Executive Committee.