BRODNAN DWYER

MEET THE TEAM

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DEVLIN DWYER | PARTNER

Devlin is a Partner practicing in the areas of securities, tax, and corporate law with the firm of Brodnan Dwyer LLC in Atlanta, Georgia. In his practice, Devlin provides counsel to entrepreneurs, business owners and fund sponsors and managers, including the following representation:

  • Structuring real estate and tax-motivated investment vehicles as well as private equity funds, hedge funds, commodity pools, and debt offerings, including master-feeder structures organized in the United States and in offshore jurisdictions;

  • Advising on entity formation, structure, and governance, including the drafting of shareholder and operating agreements, buy/sell agreements, restrictive covenants, and deferred compensation arrangements;

  • Registering fund managers as registered investment advisers (RIAs) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and state regulatory bodies as well as commodity pool operators (CPOs) and commodity trading advisors (CTAs) with the National Futures Association (NFA);

  • Counselling, and negotiating on behalf of, clients with respect to corporate transactions, including asset and stock purchases and sales, mergers, joint ventures, private lending, and corporate restructurings;

  • Maintaining regulatory compliance with SEC, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and FATCA rules and regulations and federal and state laws; and

  • Drafting a wide range of contracts, including consulting and employment agreements, profits interest plans, management agreements, debt instruments, and security agreements and pledges.

Devlin is also a Founding Shareholder of Corvi Capital, LLC and a Registered Representative of Patrick Capital Markets, LLC.  Corvi Capital brokers private placements, with unique expertise connecting syndicators of investment vehicles generating tax credits and deduction opportunities with high net worth individuals and corporations seeking to offset their federal and state tax liabilities, including LIHTC, alternative energy, and Historic tax credits.  Securities offered through Patrick Capital Markets, LLC. Member FINRA/SIPC.  Devlin also serves as CEO of Corvi Capital’s subsidiary, Corvi Capital Advisors, LLC, an investment adviser registered with the State of Georgia which provides turnkey investment advice to fund sponsors regarding their private placement investments.  Devlin is also an Executive Director of Oculus Management, LLC, sponsor of private investment vehicles investing primarily in real property and opportunity zone investments.

Prior to founding Brodnan Dwyer, Devlin was Senior Counsel with Kowan & Cordon, LLC, a boutique tax and private equity-focused law firm (2016-2018), an Associate with The Private Client Law Group (2014-2015), and Partner with Malik Dwyer, LLC (2009-2014).

Devlin earned his Juris Doctorate degree at the University of Texas School of Law (2009) where he also studied abroad at the Central European University (Budapest), was a member of The Review of Litigation law journal, and interned for the Honorable C. Ashley Royal, U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Georgia. Devlin earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and European History at Vanderbilt University (2006) where he also studied abroad at the American University of Rome.

Devlin is an active member of the State Bar of Texas and the State Bar of Georgia. Devlin holds Series 22, Series 24, Series 63, Series 65, and Series 82 securities licenses.

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MATT BRODNAN | PARTNER

Matt is a Partner practicing in the areas of tax, commercial finance, renewable energy, and corporate law with the firm of Brodnan Dwyer LLC in Atlanta, Georgia.  In his practice, Matt provides counsel to lenders, investors, developers, and business owners, including the following representation:

  • Structuring, documenting, and closing single-lender and syndicated lending transactions secured by business assets, real estate, and other collateral on behalf of financial institutions, including acquisition, bridge, construction, and term loans;

  • Advising financial institutions on government guaranteed lending, including USDA Business & Industry and REAP loans and SBA loans;

  • Structuring, documenting, and closing financing transactions (tax credit equity and debt) on renewable energy projects, including more than 900 MW of such transactions;

  • Structuring tax credit transactions on behalf of investors, including transactions involving federal historic tax credits, new market tax credits, renewable energy tax credits, and affordable housing tax credits, and various state tax credits; and

  • Advising on entity formation, structure, and governance, including the drafting of partnership and operating agreements, buy/sell agreements, restrictive covenants, and deferred compensation arrangements.

Prior to founding Brodnan Dwyer LLC, Matt was a Senior Tax Counsel with Kowan & Cordon, LLC, a boutique tax and private equity-focused law firm (2016-2018), an Associate with The Private Client Law Group (2013-2015), and an Associate with Ingwersen & Taylor LLP (2012-2013). 

Matt earned his Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation at New York University School of Law (2012) and his Juris Doctorate degree, cum laude, at the University of Georgia School of Law (2011).  While at the University of Georgia School of Law, Matt was a member of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law.  Matt earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School (2008).

 Matt is an active member of the State Bar of Georgia.

 
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JAMES BUDD | PARTNER

James is a Partner practicing in the areas of real estate, commercial finance, renewable energy, and land use with the firm of Brodnan Dwyer LLC in Atlanta, Georgia.  In his practice, James advises developers, lenders, investors, and business owners, including the following representations:

  • Negotiating, documenting, and closing transactions involving the acquisition, financing, development, and disposition of commercial real estate assets across all types of asset classes (including multifamily, retail, office, and industrial properties);

  • Negotiating, documenting, and closing single-lender and syndicated lending transactions secured by business assets, real estate, and other collateral on behalf of financial institutions, including acquisition, bridge, construction, and term loans; in addition, he has closed more than $2.5 Billion in CMBS loans intended for securitization;

  • Advising financial institutions on government guaranteed lending, including USDA Rural Development, Business & Industry, and REAP loans, and SBA loans;

  • Negotiating, documenting, and closing financing transactions (typically debt) on renewable energy projects, and rural development projects;

  • Analyzing and evaluating due diligence including zoning, entitlement, title, survey and other issues on behalf of clients who are targeting particular commercial properties as part of a pre-acquisition analysis regarding the feasibility/suitability of a particular asset for a transaction – with a particular emphasis on assets located in Opportunity Zones, or which otherwise qualify for state or federal tax credits.

  • Advising clients on various corporate governance issues, including the drafting of partnership and operating agreements.

Prior to becoming a founding Partner at Brodnan Dwyer LLC, James was a Partner with Katz Durell, LLC, a boutique real estate law firm, a Senior Counsel with Hartman, Simons & Wood LLP, was Of Counsel at Stites & Harbison, PLLC, and was an Associate and then Of Counsel with Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough, LLP.  James began his real estate / commercial finance career as an Associate with Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker. 

James earned his Juris Doctorate degree, with honors, from Emory University School of Law in 2000.  While at Emory, James was the Articles Editor of the Bankruptcy Developments Journal.  James earned an A.B. degree majoring in Government and Economics, with honors, from Dartmouth College in 1996, where he was named a Rufus Choate Scholar, a designation given to students who rank in the 15% percent of the student body.

 James is an active member of the State Bar of Georgia.

 
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FORREST LIND

Forrest is a Transactional Associate with Brodnan Dwyer LLC in Atlanta, Georgia and an active member of the State Bar of Georgia. He focuses his practice on finance, secured lending, tax, and business law matters. Forrest provides counsel to financial institutions, investors, renewable energy developers, business owners, fund sponsors and officers, including the following representation:

  • Structuring, documenting, and closing single-lender and syndicated lending transactions secured by business assets, real estate, and other collateral on behalf of financial institutions and investor lender clients;

  • Advising financial institutions on USDA Business & Industry and REAP loans;

  • Conducting diligence for lenders and investors;

  • Assembling real estate and tax-motivated investment vehicles including alternative energy and Historic tax credits;

  • Advising clients on entity formation, structure, and governance, including the drafting of operating agreements, purchase agreements, and acquisition arrangements;

  • Assisting lenders with OCC audits and documentary compliance; and

  • Drafting a wide array of contracts, including loan documents, associated collateral agreements, forbearance agreements, debt instruments, security agreements, pledges, guarantees, industrial agreements, management agreements, and real estate instruments.

Prior to joining Brodnan Dwyer, Forrest was an Associate with Kowan & Cordon, LLC, Legal Department Extern at GE Power, and a Summer Associate with Baker Donelson, PC. Outside the legal profession, Forrest has worked with and owned interests in several technology and automotive companies.

Forrest earned his Juris Doctorate degree with honors at Emory University School of Law (2017) where he obtained Emory and Georgia Tech’s TI:GER Certificate in Intellectual Property, was the Executive Articles Editor for the Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review, was awarded Best Oralist in his class appellate argument competition, and was the President of the Emory Law chapter of the Federalist Society. Forrest has authored three published law review articles through Emory University School of Law discussing SEC compliance, cybersecurity, and federal administrative law. Forrest earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, at the University of Florida (2013) where he explored math, business, and white collar crime subjects, was a Professor’s Assistant in the Warrington College of Business, and President of the volunteer organization UF Gator Pals.

 

 
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ADRIAN SZYCOWSKI

Adrian is an Associate with the firm of Brodnan Dwyer LLC in Atlanta, Georgia where he concentrates his practice on taxation, securities, real property, and corporate law.   Adrian is an active member of the State Bar of Georgia.

In his practice, Adrian primarily provides counsel and representation to syndicators of tax-incentivized transactions involving both federal and state tax credit private equity investments. Most of these transactions deal with historic rehabilitation and charitable contributions.

Adrian also:

  • Designs and delivers solutions for clients seeking advice on tax implicated transactions, business risk management strategies, governmental compliance matters, and audit defense;

  • Advises clients regarding strategic business relationships, joint ventures, private equity investments, corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance; and

  • Drafts and reviews entity formation, structuring, and deal documents, such as operating agreements and partnership agreements, various purchase agreements, and related transactional documents.

Prior to joining Brodnan Dwyer, Adrian was an Associate with Kowan & Cordon, LLC, a boutique tax and private equity-focused law firm. Adrian also previously worked for and served, in a legal capacity:

  • FiberLight, LLC;

  • GE Power;

  • Asurion;

  • Brightree LLC;

  • Georgia Innocence Project; and

  • Habitat for Humanity of Tennessee.

Thanks to this experience, Adrian is known for his ability to offer practical applicable advice to a broad range of clients.

Adrian earned his Juris Doctorate degree at Emory University School of Law (2018) where he graduated with Honors, completed the Transactional Law Certificate Program, was a Managing Editor of the Emory Corporate Governance & Accountability Review, and was a participant, and later coached, the Transactional Law Negotiation Travel Team. Adrian earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History at The George Washington University (2015) where he graduated summa cum laude with Special Honors in both of his majors, minored in German, and studied abroad in Vienna, Austria.  

Adrian speaks Polish fluently and has a working proficiency in German.

 
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CRAIG CREEDEN

Craig is a Transactional Associate with Brodnan Dwyer LLC in Atlanta, Georgia and an active member of the State Bar of Georgia. He focuses his practice on finance, secured lending, tax, business, and real estate matters.

Prior to joining Brodnan Dwyer, Craig was an Associate Attorney with Lilenfeld PC where he served clients in trademark and copyright matters. He was also a legal extern with the Worldwide Marketing Legal team at The Coca-Cola Company, an intern with the Special Prosecutions Unit at the Office of the Attorney General of Georgia, and a judicial intern to the Honorable Elizabeth L. Branch at the Court of Appeals of Georgia.

Craig earned his Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law in 2017 and obtained a Certificate in Transactional Law and Skills. During law school, Craig served as Online Editor of the Emory Law Journal (Vol. 66). Craig graduated summa cum laude from the University of Central Florida with a B.A. in Economics in 2013.

Outside the legal profession, Craig enjoys cycling, photography, and hiking in the North Georgia mountains.

 
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MARK BOHLING JR

Mark is an Associate with the firm of Brodnan Dwyer LLC in Atlanta, Georgia where he concentrates his practice on taxation, securities, real property, and corporate law.  Mark is an active member of the State Bar of Georgia.

In his practice, Mark primarily provides counsel and representation to syndicators of tax-incentivized transactions involving both federal and state tax credit private equity investments. Most of these transactions deal with historic rehabilitation and charitable contributions.

Mark also:

  • Designs and delivers solutions for clients seeking advice on tax implicated transactions, business risk management strategies, governmental compliance matters, and audit defense;

  • Advises clients regarding strategic business relationships, joint ventures, private equity investments, corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance;

  • Drafts and reviews entity formation, structuring, and deal documents, such as operating agreements and partnership agreements, various purchase agreements, and related transactional documents.

Mark previously worked for and served, in a legal capacity,

  • Rountree & Leitman, LLC

  • Macey, Wilensky & Hennings, LLP

  • Curtin Law Firm, P.C.

  • Sanzone & Baker, LLP

Thanks to this experience, Mark is known for his ability to offer practical applicable advice to a broad range of clients.

Mark earned his Juris Doctorate degree at Georgia State University College of Law (2018) where he served as a student attorney in the Philip C. Cook Low Income Taxpayer Clinic and participated in the Business & Law Society. Mark earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration at the University of Tennessee (2015), majored in Supply Chain Management, minored in Portuguese, and studied abroad in Rome, Italy.

 

 
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RACHEL MILLER

Rachel is a Real Estate Paralegal with the firm Brodnan Dwyer LLC in Atlanta, Georgia where she drafts closing documents, reviews settlements statements, assists with filing and recording of closing documents and prepares closing binders. She also orders and reviews title documents, due diligence documents, and obtains necessary documents for closing.

Prior to joining Brodnan Dwyer, Rachel was a Paralegal with the residential law firm Ohlson & Medlock LLC, where she assisted with pre-closing and funding. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University. She earned her Paralegal Certification from the University of Georgia through The Center for Legal Studies.