Bryant Rabbino LLP is a transactional law firm comprised of seasoned, diverse practitioners who represent sophisticated clients on complex matters.

The Firm was originally formed on January 1, 2009 and was reorganized into Bryant Rabbino LLP on August 1, 2012. Our practice areas consist of general corporate, capital markets and finance, including municipal bonds, real estate, mergers and acquisitions, tax, employment and ERISA. Our value proposition is simple: we offer top-notch legal services at competitive rates through our team of senior attorneys who have practiced for most of their careers at the nation’s largest law firms. Our attorneys have developed highly specialized capabilities in their dedicated practice areas and, in some instances, are thought leaders in their fields. Our clients include Fortune 100 companies, governmental organizations, financial institutions, operating companies, leading MWBE firms in a range of industries, and start-up companies.

Our History

News · 2009

January 2009 –The Firm was founded on January 1, 2009 by Seth Bryant as Bryant & Partners LLP with offices in New York City and Washington, D.C. The Firm started with two partners, a handful of stellar clients and a dream.

September 2009 –By September of 2009, the Firm had grown to ten transactional attorneys whose backgrounds included being former partners, counsel and associates with prestigious U.S. law firms, including current Firm attorneys, Seth Bryant and Tony Dreyspool.

December 2009 – The Firm completed its first municipal finance transaction serving as co-underwriter’s counsel on an issuance of 2009 NYU Revenue Bonds by the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) as conduit-issuer for New York University.

News · 2010

January 2010  – Seth Bryant was featured in a Black Enterprise article Legal Face of Diversity by Brittany Huston.

April 2010  – The Firm was featured in a Crain’s article Minority Firms Gain Downturn Advantage by Judith Messina.

July 2010  – The Firm represented a coalition of MWBE businesses and diversity and inclusion advocacy organizations in connection with extending and amending New York State’s Minority and Women-Owned Business Entity law. Lean More

October 2010 –The Firm published an in-depth article reporting on New York State’s amended MWBE Program law, “A New Generation of MWBEs for New York State: A Summary and Analysis of Recent New York State Legislation for Minority and Women Business Enterprises”.

News · 2011

May 2011 – The Firm’ s First transactions as Co-Bond Counsel for the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY)

October 2011 – Anne Adams Rabbino joins the Firm as Partner and Donald H. Elliot (link to obituary) joins the Firm as Senior Counsel.

November 2011 – The Firm assisted DuPont Teijin Films in connection with the sale of certain manufacturing assets to Florence Development.

December 2011 – Firm acts as Co-Bond Counsel to the New York State Housing Finance Agency

News · 2012

January 2012 – The Firm represented Raymond James in its first representation as sole Underwriter’s Counsel on an offering of $13,120,000 of bonds issued by the Moriches Union Free School District in Suffolk County.

May 2012 – Seth Bryant delivers a webinar on the Jump-Start Our Business Startups Act (the JOBS Act) to the National Association of Securities Professional (NASP).

August 2012 – The Firm reorganizes into Bryant Rabbino LLP.


News · 2013

October 2013 –Seth Bryant served as a panelist at the 2013 New York State MWBE ForumFinancial and Professional Services: New Opportunities for Small and Emerging Companies”.

 October 2013 – Seth Bryant honored as a 2013 CUP CatalystChange Agent in the Law by the Council of Urban Professionals at its 4th Annual Lawyers Forum held in New York City on October 29, 2013.

November 2013 – Bernard Armoo joins the Firm.

News · 2014

January 2014 – The Firm represented Greater Jamaica Development Corporation

June 2014 –The Firm represented IMB Partners, a leading minority -controlled private equity independent sponsor, in its first investment, the acquisition of a controlling interest in e&e IT Consulting Services, Inc. and its affiliates

 August 2014 –The Firm became certified by The Bond Buyer’s Municipal MarketplaceÒ and listed in The Red Book as Sole Bond Counsel and Sole Underwriter’s Counsel.

December 2014 – The Firm closed it first transaction as Sole Bond Counsel representing DASNY in connection with a $4,740,000 of Ketchum-Grande Memorial School Revenue Bonds, Series 2014


News · 2015

January 2015- Seth Bryant appointed Chair of the Pipeline Task Force of the Enhance Diversity in the Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association.

May 2015 – The Firm is selected as one of four firms serving as Co-Bond Counsel to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).

November 2015- The Firm publishes an article on the SEC’s Crowdfunding Regulations, “Out of the Quagmire: SEC Adopts

 Crowdfunding Rules, and Other Developments Under the Jobs Act”.

News · 2016

February 2016 – The Firm hosts “Buffalo to Brooklyn” networking reception at the NYSABPRL Caucus Weekend in Albany, NY.,

 May 2016 – Aram Muradyan joins the Firm as a Tax Partner.

 July 2016 – The Firm assists IMB Partners in its investment for a controlling position in Alder Foods, a supplier of branded and private label food items to the U.S. military, for an undisclosed amount. Post

September 2016 – The Firm publishes an article written by Seth Bryant, “The State of New York MWBE Programs: An Inflection Point?

November 2016 – The Firm is selected to DASNY’s panel of Sole Bond Counsel becoming the first MWBE firm to be so appointed.


News · 2017

August 2017 – The Firm publishes a Legal Update “New York State 2016 MWBE Diversity Study Completed: Strongly Supports Continuation of the State’s MWBE Program; Questions Personal Net Worth Test” article written by Seth Bryant

August 2017 – The Firm is named to the panel of Bond Counsel for Build NYC Resource Corporation and Project Counsel for New York City Industrial Development Agency (NYCIDA).

October 2017 – The Firm assists NYCIDA on $2,475,000 transaction for Octopus Garden Inc.

December 2017 –The Firm assists Build NYC Resource Corporation as Sole Bond Counsel on $20,800,000 transaction for Mary McDowell Friends School.

News · 2018

The Firm assists IMB Partners in its investment for a controlling position in Lafata Contract Services, LLC, a provider of project management, engineering, and construction management services to the gas and electric utility industry, for an undisclosed amount.

 June 2018 – DASNY recognizes the Firm’s success with “A Journey to Success with DASNY”.

 October 2018  – The Firm was appointed Co-Bond Counsel by The City of New York (NYC) in connection with offerings of NYC’s General Obligation Bonds and the New York City Transitional Finance Authority’s Future Tax Secured Subordinate Bonds.

News · 2019

January 2019 – The Firm marks its Ten-Year Anniversary!

May 2019 – The New York City Bar Association’s Legal Education and Pipeline Task Force, chaired by Seth Bryant, publishes its report, “Sealing the Cracks: Recommendations to Diversify and Strengthen the Pipeline to the Legal Profession”.

 September 2019 – Goldie Bryant joins the Firm.

News · 2020

January 2020 – Sani Williams joins the Firm.

June 2020- The Firm assists Higro Group in its acquisition of the assets of DRS Imaging Services, LLC, a leading provider of a Business Process Outsourcing and Document Technology Services, for an undisclosed amount.

July 2020 – The Firm assists IMB Partners in its acquisition of a controlling stake in Ashburn Consulting LLC, a leading provider of cybersecurity and network engineering services to educational, Federal, state and local government agencies, for an undisclosed amount.

News · 2021

January 2021 – The Bond Buyer publishes its 2020 Rankings and the Firm is ranked in the Top Ten as National Bond Counsel.

May 2021 – Seth Bryant featured in CBS Morning News feature his family ties to Tulsa’s Black Wall Street, “Tulsa Race Massacre Descendants Recall Past, Talk About the Future Days Before Centennial” produced by Michelle Miller.

 August 2021 – The Firm assists JP Morgan Chase Bank’s subsidiary, Paymentech, LLC, acquire all of the equity of Gemstone Payments for an undisclosed amount.

We are certified as a Minority-Owned Business Enterprise by a number of certifying entities.

These entities include the State of New York’s Division of Minority and Women-owned Business Development and the National Minority Supplier Development Council. We are dedicated to delivering efficient, responsive services. With our diverse practice capabilities, we offer our clients an interdisciplinary team of attorneys who work together in a seamless, cooperative fashion. As deal lawyers, we pride ourselves on keeping the big picture in full view, completing the transaction in a manner that advances our clients’ interests. We are committed to providing the highest quality legal services in an ethical and conscientious manner.