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Terence F. Brennan

The BRENNAN LEGAL GROUP PLLC is a business and intellectual property transactions firm that focuses on working with entrepreneurs, emerging and mid-size businesses and investors to commercialize innovation and reward capital risk. The firm offers practical and creative legal advice to many technology, digital media, simulation, medical device, healthcare and manufacturing companies with respect to general corporate, financing, intellectual property, leasing, franchising, healthcare, entertainment and private equity transactions.

Prior to establishing the Brennan Legal Group PLLC, Terry Brennan was a partner at two prominent national law firms, and also, was the General Counsel of IBAX Healthcare Systems, an electronic medical records joint venture between IBM and Baxter Healthcare Corp, a position through which he came to Orlando in 1994.

Terry graduated from Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as an editor of the Georgetown Law Journal, and then practiced for many years with a prominent Wall Street law firm. He has been an early and significant leader in Central Florida’s economic development, business incubation, technology, life science, and private equity communities. Terry is a member of the New York and Florida Bars, and also, is active in many community, economic development and charitable groups.

Representative Recent Matters

Represented $100 million parking management company in intellectual property asset sale to public company and subsequent joint venture
Represented semi-conductor company in sale of assets and licensing of certain patented inventions to manufacturing joint venture
Represented publicly listed company in initial and secondary public offering of securities
Advised Swedish investor in $5 million "B" round private placement of biotechnology company preferred stock
Represented specialized pharmacy services company in $3 million initial round financing and product joint venture
Represented major Florida public university in joint venture with publicly traded health care products company in the development of skin cancer treatment medication
Represented network management software company in $10 million issuance of preferred securities and in subsequent acquisition
Advised European venture fund in convertible note financing of environmental products company
Represented health information system company in $300 million asset sale transaction and private placement of securities
Represented leading Florida hospital/health system provider in the acquisition of system-wide hardware , network management and database software, and development, licensing and support of patient information and patient care systems
Advised many technology development and information systems clients in the development, protection, licensing and commercialization of intellectual property assets
Advised start up manufacturing company in the corporate structuring, financing and successful international commercialization of patented product
Representing healthcare information systems company in copyright infringement of software litigation
Representing commodities broker in breach of contract litigation
Represented public school districts in negotiation of information systems agreements and in litigation against database provider with respect to school administrative software


Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
J.D. - 1978
Honors: With Honors
Law Journal: Georgetown Law Journal, Editor
State University of New York, Albany, New York
M.S. - 1974
State University of New York, Albany, New York
B.S. cum laude - 1971


Legal Aspects of Early Stage Investing, Florida Technology Partners
Entertainment Law & Licensing Issues: Trends & Challenges, Licensing Executive Society, Florida Chapter Meeting
Finding the Money and Understanding Basic Venture Capital Termsheets, University of Central Florida Workshops in Technology Company Entrepreneurship
Presentation to Asset
Practical Considerations in Investing in Emerging Technology Companies, Presentation to selected clients of Bogin, Munns & Munns
Simulated Venture Capital Transaction Negotiation, National Association of Seed and Venture Funds Seminar, Orlando, Florida

Honors and Awards

AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

Professional Associations and Memberships

The Florida Bar, Member, Business Law Committee
Computer Law Association, Member
New York State Bar Association
Orange County Bar Association
Technology and Internet Entrepreneurs Association
Florida's Technological Research and Development Authority, Member, Executive Business Network Advisory Board
National Entrepreneurial Center, Orlando, Florida, Member, Board of Advisors

Past Employment Positions

IBAX Healthcare Systems, Vice President and General Counsel
Acquisitions, Macmillan/Maxwell Publishing Company, Inc., Assistant General Counsel
Wang Laboratories, Inc., Regional Counsel
Roetzel & Andress, Partner
Hutchison Law Group, Attorney

Pro Bono Activities

Executive Business Network Advisory Board, Florida's Technological Research and Development Authority, 2008 - Present
University of Central Florida Technology Incubator, Board of Advisers, 1995 - 2006
National Entrepreneurial Center, Orlando, Florida, Board of Advisers, 2004 - 2006
Digital Media Alliance Florida, 2002 - 2006
Orlando Theatre Project, Board of Advisers, Board of Directors, 1998 - 2004

Areas of Practice

Business Transactions, Mergers and Acquisitions
Private Equity and Venture Capital Matters
Entertainment Transactions
Intellectual Property Protection and Disputes
Licensing and Distribution Agreements
Entity Organizations and Shareholder Issues

Bar Admissions

New York
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York