Bryar is a deal and regulatory attorney in Taft’s Transactional practice group. He advises publicly and privately-held companies, funds and other entities on securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and finance and lending transactions. He also advises entities regarding Securities Exchange Commission reporting and compliance, as well as providing financial regulatory guidance, particularly to fintech firms.

Bryar served as a judicial intern at the U.S. Court of International Trade for the Honorable Judge Restani. He earned his J.D. from Washington University School of Law, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, where he was a senior editor of the Washington University in St. Louis Law Review. Bryar received his bachelor’s degree in history, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Occidental College.


  • Honoree, Best Lawyers in America, Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2024)

  • Honoree, Cali Award, Property, Criminal and Civil Procedure (2018)

All Service Areas


  • Washington University School of Law
  • Occidental College


  • State - Ohio

Speeches and Publications

Professional Affiliations

  • Cincinnati Bar Association


Community Involvement

  • Literacy Network