Brandy Milazzo

Managing Partner, Founder & Principal Owner

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5821 Fairview Road, Suite 500
Charlotte, NC 28209

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Introduction

As the Firm’s founder, owner and managing partner, Brandy Milazzo focuses her practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, finance, technology, supply chain and outsourcing transactions, private equity and venture capital transactions, fund formation, commercial business transactions, nonprofit, loan modifications, and other general corporate work, such as corporate organization, governance, and dissolution.

She represents numerous clients in:

  • Acquisitions or exits, ranging in transaction value from $200,000 to $100,000,000 up to $45 billion, including private and publicly held companies.
  • Shareholder and partner disputes and transactions.
  • The negotiation of any complex and/or significant customer or vendor contract, ranging from software and technology master service and licensing agreements (including service level agreements) to distribution and manufacturing agreements to services and consulting agreements.
  • Obtaining or providing private capital and financing.
  • Raising capital and fund formation.
  • Organization of an entity, reorganization, maintenance and/or clean-up of corporate documents, dissolution.
  • Advice on the legality of online promotions and documentation related to promotions.

Brandy earned her J.D., cum laude, from the University of South Carolina, along with her M.I.B.S. from the Darla Moore School of Business. She also attended Campbell University, receiving a B.A., summa cum laude, with a pre-law/government major and French minor. During graduate school she lived in Paris and worked for a French technology company for approximately one year. After spending 12 years in the big law firms as a corporate lawyer, she ventured out on August 1, 2013, with a colleague from a large law firm to open what is now Ascension Law.

When she is not doing what she loves at work, she is doing the other things in life that she loves: spending time with her son and two adopted dogs, sports of all types, especially when outside, including hiking, running, cycling, paddle-boarding, fishing, camping, skiing, etc., watching football, especially Gamecock, Panthers, and Steelers football, traveling to see as much of the world and its people as possible, and reading.

Examples of client engagements include:

  • The rebidding, consolidation, and contracting of the $4 billion logistics vendor services for an international home goods manufacturer and retailer.
  • The close of the $14MM sale of a service provider.
  • Three partial exits of clients from transportation/contraction industry combined with private investment, each in the range of $40 million to $50 million.
  • Acquisitions and financings and exit representation of a client in the construction industry and continued representation of client in new business, deals ranging from $4 million to $50 million.
  • The $6MM purchase of a subsidiary for a national hospitality business.
  • The $4MM SBIC transaction for local client and subsequently, the client’s refinance of the same debt to senior debt; the sale of the same client at a multiple years later.
  • The $9MM exit of the estate of owner in transportation industry via a full bidding process.
  • Reviewed, revised, negotiated and advised as to strategy regarding significant supply chain contracts for several industries, including a large player in shipping/transportation industry, a state governmental unit, various manufacturing clients, a national telecommunications provider and a wireless distributor and retailer.
  • Partial exit of a client from a software industry combined with private investment valued at $40 million.
  • Various shareholder transfers from $2 million and above in various industries.
  • Numerous sales and acquisitions of businesses $2 million plus in various industries.
  • Multiple multi-million-dollar term and revolving senior debt facilities for various bank clients.
  • Representation of multiple borrower entities in multi-million-dollar senior and sub-debt facilities.
  • Multiple family-owned company succession transactions.
  • Fund formation for client in the food industry.
  • Sale of veterinary facilities.
  • Assistance of new unique wound care company with structure, supply chain contracts, intellectual property and capital raise.
  • Assistance with philanthropic technology for-profit company with restructure, supply chain and disputes.
  • Mecklenburg County Bar, Member, CLE Committee
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Boy Scouts of America, Mecklenburg County Council
  • NAWBO, 2013 to Present
  • Charlotte Business Exchange (CBEX), 2016 to 2020, President
  • XPX, 2020, Founder, Sponsorship Committee
  • Rotary, 2011 to present, member of Charlotte South Club
  • NC Bar and Girl Scouts Raising the Bar Award, 2012
  • Girl Scouts Thanks Badge
  • 50 Most Influential Women of 2013, Mecklenburg Times
  • Distinguished Rotarian, Rotary Club of Charlotte-Evening, 2013
  • North Carolina Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Charlotte Business Journal’s “40 Under 40,” 2015
  • Top Super Lawyers & Best Lawyers in North Carolina, 2015 & 2016
  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite, 2016
  • SmartCEO BRAVA Award Recipient, 2016