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Brad J. Schwartzberg is co-chair of the Corporate Practice Group of Davis & Gilbert. He is involved in all aspects of the firm's general corporate practice, focused primarily on mergers and acquisitions, financings, and general commercial matters.  His general corporate practice involves negotiating and advising clients in connection with acquisition agreements and divestitures (both public and private), joint ventures, employment agreements, non-competition agreements, commercial financings, debt and equity investments, as well as providing counsel on daily corporate matters.

Mr. Schwartzberg has represented a number of major advertising, public relations, marketing and communications companies, in transactions involving the purchase and sale of both assets and stock, domestically and abroad.  In addition, he has significant experience in representing European, Latin American and Asian clients and possesses strong Japanese language skills and earned a Masters degree in Japanese from Sophia University in Japan.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

"Thriving Rather Than Just Surviving in 2020," PRovoke Media's Entrepreneur's Forum #Provoke20, October 19, 2020

"M&A as a Growth Strategy," The Holmes Report’s PRovoke Forum #Provoke19, October 21, 2019

"Enhancing Profitability and Growth," Holmes Report's Independent PR Firm Forum #PRovoke18, October 22, 2018

"Strategies to Attract, Retain and Incentivize Key Talent," PR Council Lunch Seminar and Webinar, October 10, 2018

"Preparing for Sale – It's Never too Early!" ICCO Global Summit, October 4-5, 2018

"Mergers & Acquisitions as a Growth Strategy," PR Council 2018: Mergers & Acquisitions as a Growth Strategy, June 13, 2018

"Planning Your End Game: A Master’s Course in Maximizing Your Agency’s Value and Preparing for Sale," PRSA Counselors Academy 2018 Spring Conference, May 6-8, 2018

"Going for the Gold & Embracing the Future," Holmes Report's Independent PR Firm Forum #PRovoke17, October 23, 2017

"M&A as a Growth Strategy for PR Firms," ICCO Global Summit, October 5-6, 2017

"Grow, Run and Protect a Stronger, More Profitable Agency: The Best of Counselors Academy," PRSA Counselors Academy 2017 Spring Conference, May 7-9, 2017

PUBLICATIONS

Co-Author, "Another Robust Year in PR M&A Activity," Davis & Gilbert 2019 Public Relations Industry M&A Activity Report, April 2020

PRESS

Quoted, The Holmes Report, “PRovoke19: Growing an Agency Via M&A Is Not for the Faint of Heart,” October 22, 2019

Interviewed, PR Week, "Survey: PR Firm M&A Activity Up Compared to 2018," July 30, 2019

Mentioned, Holmes Report, "PRovoke 17: More Firms Consider Selling, Taking Steps To Be Ready," October 23, 2017

Mentioned, O'Dwyer's, "PRSA Counselors Will Learn to 'Max Agency Value'," March 29, 2017

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS

American Bar Association

BAR ADMISSIONS

New York
Connecticut

EDUCATION

Boston College, J.D., 1989
Skidmore College, B.A., 1984
Sophia University, Japan, Masters Degree in Japanese


SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

"Thriving Rather Than Just Surviving in 2020," PRovoke Media's Entrepreneur's Forum #Provoke20, October 19, 2020

"M&A as a Growth Strategy," The Holmes Report’s PRovoke Forum #Provoke19, October 21, 2019

"Enhancing Profitability and Growth," Holmes Report's Independent PR Firm Forum #PRovoke18, October 22, 2018

"Strategies to Attract, Retain and Incentivize Key Talent," PR Council Lunch Seminar and Webinar, October 10, 2018

"Preparing for Sale – It's Never too Early!" ICCO Global Summit, October 4-5, 2018

"Mergers & Acquisitions as a Growth Strategy," PR Council 2018: Mergers & Acquisitions as a Growth Strategy, June 13, 2018

"Planning Your End Game: A Master’s Course in Maximizing Your Agency’s Value and Preparing for Sale," PRSA Counselors Academy 2018 Spring Conference, May 6-8, 2018

"Going for the Gold & Embracing the Future," Holmes Report's Independent PR Firm Forum #PRovoke17, October 23, 2017

"M&A as a Growth Strategy for PR Firms," ICCO Global Summit, October 5-6, 2017

"Grow, Run and Protect a Stronger, More Profitable Agency: The Best of Counselors Academy," PRSA Counselors Academy 2017 Spring Conference, May 7-9, 2017

PUBLICATIONS

Co-Author, "Another Robust Year in PR M&A Activity," Davis & Gilbert 2019 Public Relations Industry M&A Activity Report, April 2020

PRESS

Quoted, The Holmes Report, “PRovoke19: Growing an Agency Via M&A Is Not for the Faint of Heart,” October 22, 2019

Interviewed, PR Week, "Survey: PR Firm M&A Activity Up Compared to 2018," July 30, 2019

Mentioned, Holmes Report, "PRovoke 17: More Firms Consider Selling, Taking Steps To Be Ready," October 23, 2017

Mentioned, O'Dwyer's, "PRSA Counselors Will Learn to 'Max Agency Value'," March 29, 2017

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS

American Bar Association

BAR ADMISSIONS

New York
Connecticut

EDUCATION

Boston College, J.D., 1989
Skidmore College, B.A., 1984
Sophia University, Japan, Masters Degree in Japanese