Bridging the Bays: Technology Lawyer Brent Britton Opens Tampa Office for San Francisco Firm

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Leading technology and emerging businesses attorney joins de la Peña & Holiday.

Brent Britton, Managing Partner de la Peña & Holiday

My hope is to be able to bridge the two Bays, make connections and ultimately help clients grow their businesses.

Leading technology and emerging businesses attorney Brent Britton has joined de la Peña & Holiday as managing partner of the firm’s new office in Tampa.

For the past 20 years, Britton has assisted entrepreneurs and technology companies of all sizes in a full range of legal services specific to the technology sector. As managing partner of the Tampa office of de la Peña & Holiday, Britton will help large companies looking to innovate and emerging companies in Tampa Bay and around the globe with important legal issues.

“My hope is to be able to bridge the two Bays, make connections and ultimately help clients grow their businesses,” said Britton. “I’ve learned a lot practicing law in the tech space for the past two decades and it’s exciting to be able to share my experience with emerging companies in Tampa Bay while at the same time returning to my roots in San Francisco.”

Just three years out of law school, Britton founded the noted San Francisco technology law firm Britton, Silberman & Cervantez in 1997. That firm experienced tremendous growth and was ultimately acquired by Thelen Reid & Priest. Since then, Britton has worked as a technology lawyer with major law firms in California, New York and Florida.

“Having an attorney like Brent on our team will provide tremendous value to the companies we work with,” said Greg de la Peña, founding partner of de la Peña & Holiday. “Brent’s San Francisco firm was cutting edge back in the 90’s. He’s only gotten better since then and we’re thrilled to welcome him into our firm.”

Britton’s legal work includes corporate formation, venture funding, technology licensing and transactions, and intellectual property strategy and prosecution.

Britton is the only lawyer who holds a graduate degree from the MIT Media Laboratory. He also has a computer science degree from the University of Maine, and his Juris Doctor from the Boston University School of Law.

Britton is an adjunct professor of Creativity and Innovation at the University of South Florida, he is the co-founder of several startups, and he writes and speaks frequently on entrepreneurship, creativity, ethics, and the philosophy of happiness and success. Britton’s book, “Ownability,” an introduction to intellectual property law for entrepreneurs, is available on

About de la Peña & Holiday: de la Peña is a growing full service litigation and transactional law firm with more than twenty years experience in litigation and transactional law. Our talented lawyers are experienced in assisting businesses, insurance companies, and individuals. We pride ourselves on giving personal service to our clients regardless of their size. We are particularly adept at handling complex matters with significant potential exposure, sensitive public relation issues, and national or world-wide consequences. This routinely includes cases which are tried and settled for up to $100 million. For more information, please visit:

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