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Brandi N. Weekley

BRANDI N. WEEKLEY is an associate in the Business & Finance group. Her practice primarily focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions. She counsels private equity funds, venture capital funds, and emerging growth companies on all aspects of acquisitions, dispositions, capital formation and private placements. She has a wide range of experience with structuring and consummating complex early-stage and growth-stage capital formation transactions, from convertible note and series seed financings to later stage and follow-on investment transactions. She counsels buyers and sellers on all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, including due diligence, deal structures, pricing alternatives, negotiations, and documentation, from letter of intent stage through closing. She has counseled physicians, professors and doctoral candidates who are interested in commercializing technologies they have developed at local universities and hospitals. She also has experience with corporate organization, governance and general corporate matters.

Brandi received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2006, where she graduated summa cum laude with university honors. She received her J.D., summa cum laude, from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 2010, where she served as the business editor of the Cleveland State Law Review.

Prior to joining Taft, Brandi was a judicial attorney for the Honorable Carla D. Moore in the Ninth District Court of Appeals. She also worked at a Cleveland digital media company as a contracts and licensing associate. Prior to attending law school, Brandi worked in accounting and finance for a Fortune 20 company.

Brandi serves on the board for Summer on the Cuyahoga, a unique summer internship program that brings together 50-70 students for an intensive summer immersion program designed to help interns explore the professional, civic and social offerings of the Cleveland area. She is a member of the Cleveland Zoological Society’s Ambassadors’ Circle, and previously participated in the Cleveland Leadership Center’s “Civic Leadership Institute.”