Bryar is a practical and solution oriented transactional attorney in Taft’s Public Companies and Securities and Business practice groups. He regularly counsels public companies on a variety of equity, equity-linked, and debt offerings. He also has substantial experience in mergers and acquisitions transactions involving public and private company targets for public company and private equity sponsored acquirors. In addition, he advises on Securities and Exchange Commission reporting matters, as well as on matters relating to corporate governance and complex commercial transactions and joint ventures.

Bryar has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for Mergers and Acquisitions Law and by Super Lawyers as an Ohio Rising Star in Securities and Corporate Finance and contributes as an author to a well-known securities treatise. 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. While in law school, he served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Judge Restani of the U.S. Court of International Trade.


  • Honoree, Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Securities & Corporate Finance (2024)

  • 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