Bryan I. Schwartz

Chairman at Levenfeld Pearlstein LLC

Bryan I. Schwartz

Bryan I. Schwartz

Chairman at Levenfeld Pearlstein LLC

Biography

Bryan Schwartz, the Chairman of Levenfeld Pearlstein, is a businessman who happens to be a lawyer.

As a founding partner of Levenfeld Pearlstein who served as managing partner for the first 14 years of the firm's existence, he has experienced all the frustrations and joys of starting, building, and leading a successful business. He assists clients that are doing the same thing. Nothing excites him like guiding emerging businesses through growing pains, helping them to grab the tiger's tail of their thrashing enterprises. For such clients, Bryan analyzes where they currently make money, where future opportunities lie, and how they can achieve scale. He works with clients that are open to engagement, and that need a level of vision and experience that goes beyond that required for cookie-cutter transactions.

Bryan brings his legal experience and passion to bear in his frequent representation of C-suite executives at growth companies and professional service firms. He regularly serves as an executive coach, diagnosing and assisting with such needs as professionalizing management, business plan development, dealing with non-performing partners and executives, and leadership training. He also often serves in a general counsel role to those companies not ready to afford one, drawing on his years of experience with the legal concerns of growth companies and professional service firms, including financings, acquisitions, corporate governance issues, partner and shareholder disputes, bankruptcies, and IP management, among other areas. He also draws on the broad experience of the firm’s partnership, where appropriate, to deliver the greatest efficiency and value to clients.

Across all of his work, Bryan is guided by philosophies that aren’t shared by all lawyers. He does not believe, for one thing, that all problems require a legal solution. Over the years, he has actively developed personal alliances in all areas of business who share his "client’s first" mentality, and uses those contacts to solve what would appear to other lawyers as only a legal issue. Even more importantly, he is far more focused on establishing relationships than running an hourly meter. He regularly works under flat-fee, retainer, and other arrangements that may work better for clients than hourly billings. Regardless of billing structure, his ultimate goal is not measured in numbers; his ideal engagement, he says, ends when he is able to share a champagne toast with a client whose success has made him unnecessary.

Bryan is the director of LP University, the creator of its Leadership Development Program. He is frequently quoted on management and legal issues in national media outlets and speaks on panels about navigating growth pains, compensation, profitability, culture, alignment, communication and being a change agent. He has served on several for-profit and not-for-profit boards and continues to seek appointments where his passion to be impactful can be realized.

Today, Bryan’s practice is an exercise in paying forward his gratitude for his highly fulfilling career and life outside it. Married to his one love for over 25 years, the father of three daughters, and member of a close and wonderful family, Bryan is privileged to be working with the finest group of people on the planet.

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