Brian Renaud, a shareholder at Foster Swift, provides general counsel services to mature and second stage companies and to governmental entities. His role as general counsel encompasses day to day advising on contracts, employment, real estate, finance, insurance, licensing, regulatory, municipal and litigation matters.
Brian’s work for corporate, institutional and government clients include:
- Business: contract negotiation and drafting, real estate transactions, insurance coverage and corporate formation matters
- Municipal: ordinance drafting and implementation; Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act compliance; municipal contracting; eminent domain proceedings
- Regulatory: environmental permitting, compliance and transactional due diligence
- Litigation: complex cases and appeals at all levels of the state and federal court systems, including administrative litigation before various state and federal agencies and tribunals
Companies and governmental entities represented in Brian’s role as general counsel include: an international manufacturer of professional sports equipment; a health care services provider with facilities in seven states; an international transportation company with operations throughout the United States; an intergovernmental refuse authority and a major Michigan municipality.
In addition to his legal practice, Brian has served as Chairman and is currently on the Governing Board of Lexwork International, a network of independent law firms in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, offering business law services to companies worldwide.