B. Seth Bryant is the Managing Partner of Bryant Rabbino LLP. Seth represents a wide range of clients, including large corporations and financial institutions, governmental entities and public benefit corporations, investment funds and early stage companies in a range of transactional matters. Seth has extensive experience in offerings of equity and debt securities, including institutional private placements and municipal offerings, venture capital, convertible notes and warrants among other securities. In addition, Seth has extensive experience representing parties in mergers & acquisitions transactions, joint ventures, licenses and other strategic transactions. Seth has extensive experience with Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise or “MWBE” programs, including assisting clients with certification, transactions such as Majority – MWBE mergers and acquisitions, joint venture structuring and MWBE compliance. In 2010, Seth represented a coalition that worked closely with the New York State legislature and pension plans in enacting “The New York State Emerging Investment Manager and MWBE Financial Institution Strategy” (S6888, A9976), a law to encourage more diversity in investment advisors and financial institutions that provide services to New York State pension, insurance and other funds.
Seth is a member of the New York City Bar Association (“NYCBA”). Seth is a member of the Committee of the Minorities in the Profession and was formerly a member of the Enhance Diversity, African Affairs and Housing and Urban Affairs committees. From 2000 to 2004, Seth was a contributing editor to VCExperts, an on-line resource for venture capital professionals (www.vcexperts.com). Seth has written several articles and has served on panels on various issues including private equity investments, venture capital, corporate governance and compliance and MWBE matters.
Seth is a member of the Board of Trustees of Neighborhood Defender Services of Harlem, Inc. and is a founding member (and former board member) of The Council of Urban Professionals. From September of 2003 until August 2008, he was a member of the Board of Directors (and former Chairman) of The Brotherhood-Sister Sol, Inc., a Harlem, NY based youth development organization.
Seth earned a J.D. in 1995 from New York University School of Law where he was a Root-Tilden Snow Scholar. He earned B.A. degrees in 1992 from New York University College of Arts and Sciences where he double majored in Philosophy and in Political Science.