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BRIAN is a corporate partner in our New York office and the founding member and co-head of the firm's Latin America practice group. His practice focuses on the representation of private and publicly held emerging growth companies and venture capital and private equity funds that invest in those companies. Brian specializes in all areas of corporate, securities and partnership law, including the formation and financing of companies, public offerings, debt transactions, corporate governance and investor-side financings of all stages. Brian’s work with companies spans the entire corporate life-cycle, including strategic decisions and coaching prior to incorporation, general corporate representation and counseling, venture capital financings, initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions.

Brian’s fund practice also includes the structuring, formation, organization and operation of venture capital and private equity funds and their general partners and related management company entities. Brian advises funds on all aspects of their operations, including the preparation of offering materials, the fundraising process and negotiations and communications with investors. He regularly counsels clients on compliance with Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, and ERISA, as well as other statutes and regulations applicable to venture and private equity funds.

Prior to joining the firm, Brian worked as an attorney in the New York office of O’Melveny & Myers LLP. He earned a J.D., magna cum laude, from Villanova University School of Law and earned a B.M., summa cum laude, from James Madison University. Brian is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.