Ulmer Adds Bench Strength to Cincinnati Business Law Practice

Two attorneys join in supporting emerging businesses and startup companies

April 18, 2022 – Ulmer & Berne LLP is pleased to announce the addition of two attorneys to the firm’s Business Law Practice Group. Joe Brammer and Fuxing (Amber) Sai join the Cincinnati office where they will focus their practices on the needs of startups, venture-backed and growth stage companies, and established businesses in a wide array of legal areas.

“Our multidisciplinary venture team is a game changer for startups and emerging businesses that need progressive, proactive, and full-service counsel,” said Vance V. VanDrake, III, Co-Group Leader of Ulmer’s Startup & Venture Law Practice Group. “We’re thrilled to have Joe and Amber join us in providing our clients with the strategic legal solutions they need to launch and grow their companies, protect their ideas, and realize their business objectives.”

Brammer provides counsel on a variety of corporate transactional matters, including corporate formation, entity structure, contract negotiation and drafting, and corporate governance. He also advises startups on private offering deals, subscription credit and net-asset-value financing transactions, and other commercial agreements. In addition to his practice, Brammer serves on the Board of Directors of Wesley Chapel Mission Center, an extension ministry of the United Methodist Church that provides after school programs for children and youth. He earned his undergraduate degree with honors from The Ohio State University, and his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

Sai assists clients with corporate and tax law matters, including private equity, general corporate law, and tax implications for startup companies. She provides counsel on a range of commercial transactions and assists with private offerings, including drafting operating, shareholder, and subscription agreements. She earned her undergraduate degree from China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing, China, and her J.D. from Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where she served as Managing Editor of the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Pairing experienced attorneys from its respected business, venture capital, and intellectual property practices with emerging companies, Ulmer offers full-service capabilities to startup clients and provides one destination for their wide-ranging legal needs. The team represents a broad spectrum of angel, venture-backed, and growth stage companies, and provides strategic counsel to companies from the ideation stage through an IPO or multimillion dollar acquisition. Working closely with founders to understand their vision and business needs, Ulmer offers a strong network of relationships and resources to help clients advance from one stage to the next.

“Our team has become a trusted, go-to resource for entrepreneurs and emerging companies,” said Douglas K. Sesnowitz, Co-Group Leader of Ulmer’s Business Law Practice Group. “We’re excited for Joe and Amber to be part of our practice’s ongoing expansion as we continue to add first-class talent that provides value for our private equity, venture capital, and startup clients.”