Brian J. Donovan

Brian J Donovan

As a result of having lived and worked throughout the world for 40 years, Brian fully appreciates and can readily address the peculiar complexities often associated with international business transactions. He negotiates in English and Spanish and, more importantly, understands the cultures of the foreign countries in which he has lived.


Since graduating from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in 1975, Brian has lived and worked throughout the world, initially as a marine engineer in the North Sea for J. Ray McDermott and later as Senior Project Manager - Foreign Operations for Offshore Logistics, Inc.


In 1982, Brian founded B. Donovan & Associates, Inc., an engineering and international business development firm. His broad-based international business experience has involved the invention and patenting of a Blowout Suppression System (“BOSS”) for use in the oil & gas exploration industry, a ships-for-goods countertrade program with the former Soviet Union, the negotiation for the development of offshore oil & gas properties in Latin America, privatization acquisitions in the Mercosur, Venezuela and Panama, the development of a casino resort project in Uruguay, and the establishment of the world’s leading biomedical engineering company focused on the research, development, and commercialization of VERAPTUS® therapeutic aptamers in Changsha, China.


Brian is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry and Who’s Who in the World.


International Experience
Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Iran, Panama, Paraguay, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, Uruguay, and Venezuela


Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, NY
- J.D. with a concentration in International Law, International Business Law and Securities Law
- Recipient of the “Global Law & Practice Award” as the outstanding graduate in the areas of International Law and International Business Law


United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY
- B.S., with honors, in Marine/Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering


Admitted to Practice
- Florida
- United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
- United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit


- English, Spanish, and Portuguese