BYU Management Society - Orange County Chapter

How to Build a Business That Gets Acquired in Today’s Market… By: Gilbert J. Bradshaw

July 31, 2019

We’ve all heard of flipping a house, but what about flipping a business? All business owners eventually leave the business, but the question is whether it’s voluntary or involuntary. And even if it is voluntary, will they get the most they can out of it?

Gil’s business is about… business. At this session he will explain how to form a business, keep control of it, get funding, and eventually sell the business or go public. He will consider optimal growth, who controls the business, and how to leverage taxes.

About Gil: A believer in the adage that leaders are readers and earners are learners, Gil earned his BA in History from BYU, his JD from the BYU Law School, and an LLM in business taxation from the UCLA School of Law. Today, Gil teaches at the USC Gould School of Law.

Bradshaw began his legal career in the New York office of Chadbourne & Parke, LLP where he represented a variety of bank clients. Later, he managed outside counsel at an international mining company with public and private entities around the globe.

Gil is a partner at Wilson & Oskam, LLP. His securities regulation experience includes assisting small to mid-sized technology companies raising billions of dollars from private equity firms, venture capitalists, and his specialty, self-directed initial public offerings.