Principal, Franchise and Construction Law
Brian is a commercial litigator with more than fifteen years of experience representing clients in the franchise industry. Brian routinely assists clients during the licensing and franchise/FDD review process, as well as with the resolution of franchise-related disputes, including
those involving terminations, territorial disputes, fraud, disclosure/relationship law violations and breaches of contract.
In addition, Brian represents and counsels clients in the construction industry on matters involving litigation, construction defects, licensing and compliance, collections, mechanic's liens, payment bond and Miller Act claims, contract drafting, and compliance with home improvement laws and other construction industry laws. Brian also has extensive experience representing financial institutions with workouts, collections and residential / commercial foreclosures.
EXPANDING YOUR FRANCHISE VIDEO SERIES
PUBLICATIONS & SPEECHES
Brian delivers seminars on various topics related to franchising and construction law. In August of 2015, Brian's article, "Six Myths of Franchising", was published in I95 Business magazine.
- J.D., The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 1999
- B.A. (Magna Cum Laude), University of Maryland, 1996
BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS
- District of Columbia
- United States District Court for the District of Maryland, and District of Columbia
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland
POINTS OF DISTINCTION
Brian is the past Chair of the Maryland Bar Association Franchise & Distribution Law Committee and served on the Board for more than 4 years.