Bryan W. Baker

Bryan W. Baker: Attorney with Baker Williams Matthiesen LLP


Bryan has a wide-ranging business advisory practice with an emphasis on merger and acquisition and business formation and financing transactions. These areas of practice require a broad understanding of contemporary business and tax laws and practice, constructive communication and negotiation skills, and a practical, problem-solving approach.

Specific legal issues Bryan handles vary based upon the client’s business needs, but a sampling of commonly encountered areas of practice include the following:

• Tax and corporate law issues related to optimization of transaction structure and terms.

• Choice of entity and formation of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies.

• Shareholder and Buy-Sell agreements.

• Securities laws compliance and filings in private sale transactions.

• Employment, compensation, stock option and earn out agreements.

• Real estate transfer, leasing, financing, construction and management agreements.

• Angel, venture capital and private equity investments.

• Joint Ventures.

• Bank loans.

• Technology transfer and licensing, including formation and capitalization of spin-offs from research institutions.

The first 23 years of Bryan’s practice were spent at a single firm that grew from 33 to over 400 lawyers. He formed Baker Williams Matthiesen in 2005 in order to provide the same quality legal advice in a more cost effective and client-focused environment. He has maintained his big firm clientele while expanding his client base to include start-up businesses and entrepreneurs who want to avoid big firm rates and staffing practices.

In addition to his legal practice, Bryan has a variety of outside interests. These interests include bicycle racing, brewing, and gardening. For many years he was involved in coaching and managing youth sport teams. He has been married to his wife Claire since 1981 and has three children, the youngest of whom is in college.

Houston Bar Foundation.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Law
  • Business Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
713-888-3540  Phone
713-888-3550  Fax
University Attended:
Vanderbilt University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1978
Law School Attended:
University of Texas, J.D., with honors, 1982
Year of First admission:
1982, Texas
Houston and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas.
Birth Information:
Houston, Texas, June 11, 1957

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  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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