Using the adaptive optics system, Hōkūpa'a, at Gemini-North, we have directly imaged a companion around the UKIRT faint standard M8 star, LHS 2397a (FS 129) at a separation of 2.96 AU. Near-Infrared photometry obtained on the companion has shown it to be an L7.5 brown dwarf and confirmed the spectral type of the primary to be an M8. We also derive a substellar mass of the companion of 0.068M
⊙, although masses in the range (0.061 – 0.069) are possible, and the primary mass as 0.090M
⊙ (0.089 – 0.094). Reanalysis of archival imaging from HST has confirmed the secondary as a common proper motion object. This binary represents the first clear example of a brown dwarf companion within 4 AU of a low mass star, and should be the first L7.5 to have a dynamical mass. As part of a larger survey of M8-M9 stars, this object may indicate that there is no “brown dwarf desert” around low mass primaries.