ATTORNEYS
BRANDON E. BENNETT

PARTNER

Brandon represents clients ranging from entrepreneurs, investors and executives to start-ups to global companies in connection with business transactions and entity governance and capital matters.  His practice includes business entity formation and structuring, operating and partnership agreements, mergers and acquisitions, international transactions and operations, and special counsel representations.  Brandon advises clients in Texas and also provides guidance and support in connection with international matters, including cross-border transactions and global operations.

 

Prior to founding BENNETT LLP, Brandon was counsel at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, where he worked in the Austin, Houston, London and Moscow offices during almost seven years with the firm.  Prior to receiving his law degree, Brandon consulted for Burson-Marsteller and managed several projects in Russia and Kazakhstan involving privatization, currency exchange and public relations.  He also became proficient in the Russian language in his time spent abroad.

EDUCATION

The University of Texas School of Law

Austin, Texas

J.D. with High Honors, May 1999

Texas Law Review

Chancellor-at-Large (top 16 in class)

Order of the Coif

Dean’s Achievement Awards: International Business Litigation and Accounting for Lawyers

The American University

Washington, D.C.

Bachelor of Arts, International Relations and Economics, August 1993
 

brandon@bennettllp.com

(512) 965-7546

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PUBLICATIONS

Under the Ground, Inside the Company, and On the Surface: Where to look to help your oil and gas clients find their “proved” reserves, OIL, GAS AND ENERGY RESOURCES LAW SECTION REPORT OF THE STATE BAR OF TEXAS (June 2006)

 

Secured Financing in Russia: Risks, Legal Incentives, and Policy Concerns, TEXAS LAW REVIEW (May 1999)


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

State Bar of Texas

Austin Bar Association

Texas Business Law Foundation

jennifer@bennettllp.com

(512) 965-7546

PUBLICATIONS

The Discovery Rule: Should Oil and Gas Leases be Different?  HOUSTON LAW REVIEW (Spring 2001)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

State Bar of Texas

JENNIFER N. BENNETT

PARTNER

Jennifer’s experience includes an array of business and corporate matters representing individuals, small and mid-sized businesses, and multi-national companies.  Her practice consists of entity selection and formation, capital and governance structures, mergers and acquisitions, and cross-border transactions.

 

Prior to founding BENNETT LLP, Jennifer was an associate in the Houston and London offices of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.  Before law school, Jennifer earned an MBA from Thunderbird.

EDUCATION

University of Houston Law Center

Houston, Texas

J.D. Summa Cum Laude, May 2002

Houston Law Review, Senior Notes and Comments Editor

Jacqueline Lang Weaver Excellence Award in Oil & Gas Law

American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence

Order of the Coif; Order of the Barons

Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management

Glendale, Arizona

Master of International Management with Honors, August 1998

 

The American University

Washington, D.C.

Bachelor of Arts, Photojournalism and French, May 1992