Bryan Wells is a partner in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is Co-Chair of the Financial Services Practice Group.
Bryan has been named as one of the Best Lawyers in America® in banking and finance law and is recognized by Chambers USA as one of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He has been a strong advocate for the financial services industry for more than two decades. Bryan represents domestic and non-U.S. banks, broker-dealers and investment advisory firms, in a wide range of regulatory, transactional, enforcement and corporate matters.
He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, establishing and expanding financial institutions and structuring and documenting investment products and services. Bryan provides counsel in banking and securities regulatory enforcement and examination proceedings. He also regularly handles anti-money laundering compliance matters.
Bryan is a frequent speaker on issues of relevance to the financial services industry and has served as an Adjunct Professor of Banking Law at the University of Miami School of Law. He formerly served as General Counsel to the Florida International Bankers Association.
Prior to joining Shutts, Bryan was a judicial law clerk to United States District Court Judge William M. Hoeveler.