Brian’s practice focuses on startup and small businesses, and he works with clients across a wide array of matters, ranging from entity formation and governance, early stage financing, mergers and acquisitions, and drafting and negotiating all forms of commercial contracts. Brian is a collaborator, and his approach is to get to know both you and your business personally, which allows him not only to better assess and mitigate your business risks, but to also to offer a new idea or twist to an existing one, or to make a strategic introduction.
Prior to joining the firm in 2016, Brian practiced for three and a half years in Tallahassee, Florida, gaining extensive experience in all forms of civil litigation and general corporate and commercial transactions. During this time Brian successfully represented clients in pre-trial (including discovery and motion practice) litigation matters ranging from business contract disputes, trademark ownership and infringement, estate litigation, real property and title disputes, foreclosure and collections, and Brian has successfully handled five matters on appeal. Brian moved to NYC at the end of 2014 to focus his practice on representing startups and creative entrepreneurs and small businesses, and has also provided support at a mid-size NYC corporate firm on deals ranging from a $15M Series A raise to a $200M stock buyout.
Brian is admitted to practice in both Florida and New York, and is a member of the Florida Bar, the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, the New York Bar, and the New York City Bar Association.
Brian is a native New Englander (from Maine), an avid golfer and kickball coach, is an admirer\ of things creative, and he enjoys exploring all that NYC has to offer, particularly the craft beer and brewery scene.
Bachelor of Science in Finance, Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Administration (Professional Golf Management), Florida State University
Juris Doctorate, Florida State University College of Law
- Member of the Florida State University Law Review and Moot Court Team