- Business – Incubator with MI2 (Maryland Intl Incubator)/Founder/Board member/business planner to Start-ups and established companies for 25+ years; FL Licensed Real estate Broker; Title Agent with The FUND; Advisory Board Member – Funders USA — “Capital to Grow”.
- Legal – General Counsel, M& A/securities/finance, and post-doctorate legal degree in Real Property Development & Finance.
With the educational foundation of a Davidson College undergraduate degree (BA – Humanities/Philosophy); University of Miami Law School (JD) – (Jurisprudence Doctor) and finally a post-doctorate, Legal Laureate Masters (LL.M) in “Real Property Development and Finance”; the focus on life-long learning is clear. While building his own law practice, Mr. Essman managed to continue his business education with a securities license in Futures (Series 6 & 64); Health, Life and Annuities; Real Estate Sales and eventually, a Real Estate Brokers license, in addition to NC and FL Bar licenses.
From the oldest law firm in NC to the FL State Attorney’s Special Prosecutions Unit for “Economic and White Collar Crimes”, the professional credentials built upon the academic accomplishments. With diverse legal and business experience in various start-ups as Founder/General Counsel, a compelling passion to build and support business innovators was born. Experience with business incubators and project funding led to Private international Trusts as well as Public funding and Mergers & Acquisitions, culminating in an Invitation to participate in the MD International Incubator (MI2) in Washington, DC.
He is experienced in Litigation and Transactions; Domestic and International; Private and Public financing markets; Consulting & Compliance within the technological processes and data analytics of the rapidly evolving banking and financing/FinTech arena, as expressed through his compendium of all relevant Federal & State laws applied by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; and various International Trade development projects. From Entertainment and Agriculture projects to assistance with urban resource planning and manufacturer’s rep/product distribution; to disruptive water and power technologies; economic & infrastructure development: real estate and business development, working within teams of private and public sector participants, including equity financing vehicles; Mr. Essman is a rare and uniquely valuable combination of the vision of an entrepreneur with the focus of legal planning and expansive General Counsel experience.
Bringing all this training & experience into the development of any promising enterprise or expansion can herald a new dawn for the simple legal and business needs of any organization — across a broad swath of projects, clients and customers; by providing interdisciplinary & customized individual and business services focused upon client development — one client at a time, one issue at a time, and one positive outcome at a time.
As a family man, father of 5 girls (from 24 to 2) and as an avid sailor, Bradley loves to connect with people where they live and work so that the effort to be helpful is memorable, clear and long-lasting.