Stephen Bush, a seasoned startup business and corporate attorney, has joined O&A, P.C. as a senior associate focusing on corporate law, commercial transactions, and venture capital financing. Based in Atlanta, Bush will be the driver behind O&A’s growing startup client base in the Southeast, while also serving O&A’s roster of national and international clients.
As senior corporate and venture counsel at O&A, Bush provides legal counsel on a variety of corporate and transactional matters, including business and corporate representation, entity structuring, mergers and acquisitions, as well as technology-focused transactions and general corporate counsel services.
Throughout his career, Bush has represented a mix of small businesses, emerging growth companies, and middle-market businesses with an international presence. Bush’s passion has been working with entrepreneurs who have unique ideas and perspectives, and helping those founders bring their ideas to life.
“The way I see it, the law can either hamper a business’ growth, or serve as a springboard from which fresh ideas can bloom more vibrantly, further helping our society grow into a brighter and more diverse future,” Bush said. “Without a strong legal foundation, it is far too easy for businesses founded on new ideas and inspirations to fall victim to easily preventable legal pitfalls later on. It is my job as legal counsel to work collaboratively with founders to help them use the law to build their companies, whether that be getting set up properly or doing good commercial deals or exiting the business through a successful sales process.”
Dan Offner, managing partner of O&A, said, “We are thrilled to have a lawyer of Stephen’s experience and expertise join our firm. We have hoped to find a lawyer of his caliber in the Southeast for some time now, so Stephen was a natural fit for us. With his experience in privacy, commercial and corporate work, we look forward to Stephen’s helping us grow in Atlanta both with StartupProgram.com, and as an outside general counsel and deal maker for our emerging growth company clients.”
Prior to joining O&A, Stephen practiced at a corporate firm in his hometown of Atlanta, working with middle-market businesses and startup entrepreneurs in a wide variety of business matters. Bush also ran his own practice representing individuals, entertainers, and businesses throughout the Southeast.
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