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People Partner


University of Notre Dame, B.A., 2005, magna cum laude; University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 2009, cum laude

Brian advises corporate clients, business owners, investors and investment funds, as well as real property developers and not-for-profit entities, in connection with mergers & acquisitions, investments and transformative strategic and commercial transactions.  He also assists with day-to-day general corporate and commercial matters, such as business formation, commercial contract negotiation and licensing transactions.  Brian’s clients include privately-held and publicly-held corporate clients across a variety of industries, along with private equity funds and their portfolio companies.  He additionally has deep experience advising real property developers with respect to real property transactions and the corporate structuring of real property investments.  Brian’s prior experience has included practice in the New York office of Milbank LLP and government service in the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice.


  • New York State Courts

Professional Experience

  • Representation of privately and publicly held businesses and private equity funds in connection with sophisticated mergers & acquisitions and strategic transactions, ranging in size from less than $10 million to over $75 million
  • Representation of publicly-held Upstate New York manufacturers in connection with establishment of new business lines and related venture capital financings
  • Representation of New York City based technology start-up from formation to successful sale to publicly-held acquirer for greater than $70 million
  • Representation of privately and publicly held businesses in connection with strategic intellectual property licensing transactions and joint venture arrangements
  • Representation of real property developers in connection with entity formation, corporate governance and the consummation of bank and municipal financings associated with project development


  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Troy, NY Downtown Business Improvement District
  • Named to the 2024 Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Corporate Law
  • Rated by Super Lawyers in the Upstate New York Edition for Rising Star in Corporate Law