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Brian H. Blaney concentrates his practice on corporate and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity investments. Brian has deep experience in capital markets transactions, including public and private offerings of equity and debt securities. Brian regularly advises public companies on mergers and acquisitions as well as on compliance with SEC reporting requirements, stock exchange listing rules, and general corporate matters. In addition to advising companies in a broad range of industries, Brian has experience in the securities aspects of real estate syndicates and real estate investment trusts.


  • Securities law
  • Public offerings
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity
  • Venture capital and private placements
  • Corporate law



  • Represents issuers, selling stockholders, and underwriters in public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities.
  • Represents public companies with respect to securities law compliance, governance issues and general corporate matters.
  • Represents private equity and venture capital funds with respect to portfolio company investments.
  • Represents buyers and sellers in merger and acquisition transactions.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2006-2023
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Securities / Capital Markets Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities Regulation; Corporate Law; Corporate Governance Law; Venture Capital Law, 2010-2024
    • Listed, "Lawyer of the Year," Venture Capital Law, Phoenix, 2019, 2021 and 2024
    • Listed, "Lawyer of the Year," Securities Regulation, Phoenix, 2018 and 2023
    • Listed, "Lawyer of the Year," Corporate Governance Law, Phoenix, 2023
    • Listed, "Lawyer of the Year," Securities Law, Phoenix, 2014
  • Listed, AZ Business Magazine
    • "Az Business Leaders," 2023
    • "Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona," 2016, 2017, 2019
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2007-2023
    • Listed, "Top 50 Super Lawyers in Arizona," 2007, 2010, 2013-2015, and 2018
  • Listed, IFLR1000, "Highly Regarded - Capital Markets: Debt; Capital Markets Equity; M&A (Arizona)," 2021-2023
  • Member, Winning Team, M&A Advisor's Turnaround Awards, "Professional Services (B-To-B) Deal of the Year" and "Restructuring Community Impact Deal of the Year" for the Preferred Stock Investment in Roadrunner Transportation Systems, 2018
  • Board of Directors, Desert Voices Oral Learning Center
  • Member, American Bar Association, Business Law Section  
  • Member, State Bar of Arizona, Securities Regulation Section and Business Law Section
    • Past Chairman, Securities Regulation Section
  • Past Member, Association for Corporate Growth, Arizona Chapter
  • Past Board Member, Enterprise Network
  • Past Chairman of Awards Selection Committee, Governor's Celebration of Innovation
  • Past Planning Committee Member, Invest Southwest (f/k/a Arizona Venture Capital Conference)


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Notre Dame Law School, 1998
  • B.B.A., Finance, University of Michigan, 1990
  • Arizona