Gunderson Dettmer’s Boston Office Expands Its Fund Formation Practice with Addition of Brian D. Huber

February 4, 2019Firm News

Brian Huber, who will be resident in the Boston office, has significant experience advising fund managers on issues related to fundraising, GP management, and economics, including the tax and structuring aspects of fund formations and investments globally. He helps clients navigate complex issues in the evolving legal and regulatory landscape, such as the impact of recent tax reform on investment and organizational decision-making. Mr. Huber also has significant experience advising fund managers and investors in connection with secondary purchases and sales of fund interests.

“Brian brings a wealth of experience and technical strength to structuring and advising venture capital and growth equity funds and is another talented addition to our market-leading investment funds practice,” says Robert V. Gunderson, Jr., Chairman of the firm.

Jay K. Hachigian, head of the Boston office, notes, “As our fund formation practice in Boston continues to grow, Brian will complement our existing strengths. He will deepen our fund practice by working hand in hand with Malcolm Nicholls, who joined Gunderson last year, as well as Nick Guttilla, who has been a fund leader in the Boston office for nearly a decade.”

Mr. Huber earned his JD from Cornell Law School and his BA from the College of the Holy Cross. He has spoken extensively on tax reform issues affecting the fund industry, including with regard to carried interest, the impact on tax exempt U.S. and non-US investors, and international tax structuring. He is a participant in the ABA Business Law Section’s prestigious Fellows Program, which provides diverse lawyers with a springboard to substantive leadership within the ABA. He is co-chair of the board of directors for the Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association and participated as a delegate at the National LGBT Bar Association’s Affiliates Congress Annual Meeting. He is recognized by Chambers USA and Legal 500, as well as named a “Best LGBT Lawyer Under 40” in 2016 by the National LGBT Bar Association.

Gunderson Dettmer has more than 250 lawyers singularly focused on the global venture capital and emerging companies ecosystem, across nine offices in key venture markets throughout the world, including Silicon Valley, Ann Arbor, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Beijing, China, and Singapore. The firm represents more than 2,500 venture-backed companies and 450 of the world’s top venture capital and growth equity firms, with thousands of their underlying funds. The firm routinely negotiates close to one-third of every venture capital dollar raised worldwide and is the recognized global leader in the representation of venture capital and growth equity funds in their investment activities, negotiating more than 1,000 venture and growth financings every year. For venture-backed companies, the firm provides guidance at every stage in their lifecycle, from launch through IPO and beyond, becoming extensions of their management teams as they prepare for their next stage of growth.