Experience

Brian represents both private and public companies in connection with venture capital financing transactions, company formations and structuring, securities laws compliance and general corporate matters. He also advises investment funds in connection with portfolio investments and related matters. Brian also has extensive experience as an advisor to companies and investors in the emerging blockchain industry.

Prior to joining the firm, Brian practiced at Simpson Thacher and Mintz Levin, advising clients in complex mergers and acquisitions, commercial lending and venture capital transactions.

Before entering the legal profession, Brian was a co-founder of two web-based startup companies and the starting quarterback of The Westchester Steelers, a semi-professional football team.

Education

Georgetown University Law Center 

The University of Maryland

Professional

New York City Bar Association – Member

Matchaful, Inc. – Advisor

Admissions

New York

Publications

Revised Rule 504: Another Tool in the Toolkit to Raise Capital; December 30, 2016; The National Law Review

SAFEs: The (Not So) Simple Agreement for (Potential) Future Equity; September 8, 2017; JD Supra

Regulation Crypto - A Proposed Framework for United States Cryptocurrency Regulation; August 20, 2018; BlockTribune

Transactions
  • Represented RIMES Technologies Corporation, an enterprise data solution provider and financial data reseller, in its sale of a controlling equity stake to an affiliate of EQT Partners, a publicly traded Stockholm-based private-equity firm.

  • Represented Propeller Airports LLC, a leader in investment, development and management of general aviation and commercial service airports throughout the U.S., in connection a significant investment by Global Infrastructure Partners, a leading global infrastructure investment firm, and GIP’s limited partner, the Washington State Investment Board, in Propeller’s Paine Field airport project located in Everett, WA.