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Brian's practice focuses on the financial services sector, including the representation of banking interests and private investment funds, with a particular emphasis on distressed debt.  Brian also represents major constituencies (including secured creditors, creditor committees, debtors, and boards of directors) in workouts, restructurings, strategic alternatives, enforcement actions, and bankruptcies and receiverships.  Brian has substantial transactional experience in lending and other finance-related transactions and substantial court, trial, and appellate experience addressing creditor’s rights and remedies and insolvency related claims.


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2008, J.D., cum laude
  • Carnegie Mellon University, 2003, B.A., Humanities and Social Sciences, University Honors

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court - District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • All State Courts - Pennsylvania
  • All State Courts - New Jersey

Awards & Recognition

  • Ranked in Chambers USA for Pennsylvania: Philadelphia & Surrounds Bankruptcy / Restructuring, 2022-2023