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“A smart, knowledgeable and business-minded attorney whose performance both in and out of the courtroom is excellent” (Chambers and Partners), Brian has a wealth of experience advising on commercial and corporate matters. Brian is the managing partner in Reed Smith's Wilmington, Delaware office and he is a member of the firm’s Global Commercial Disputes Group. His practice emphasizes business and complex litigation, including litigating in the renowned Court of Chancery, as well as advising on a variety of commercial matters. Brian has been recognized by Chambers and Partners (Chancery), The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers (Delaware Business Litigation), Legal 500 USA, and The Delaware Law Weekly (Lawyers on the Fast Track – 2016). Chambers and Partners reports that Brian “is increasingly recognized for his work in handling complex business litigation,” and that he has “a masterful understanding of Delaware law and is a true practitioner who knows all aspects of the law.” Market commentators have reported to Chambers and Partners that Brian “has a very good presence in court and is very smart” and that he is “a detail-oriented and trusted counsel.” Brian was also recently ranked in the top 10 of influential Chancery lawyers shaping Delaware’s legal landscape in 2023, noting that “his commitment to client service is remarkable.”   


  • Widener University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, Articles Editor of The Delaware Journal of Corporate Law
  • Wilmington University, B.S., Finance, summa cum laude, Sigma Beta Delta, Delta Epsilon Rho

  • Delaware

  • State Supreme Court - Delaware
  • U.S. District Court - District of Delaware
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court - District of Delaware

  • Certified Mediator: Delaware Superior Court and U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware
  • Former Special Deputy Attorney General, Delaware Department of Justice Lend-A-Prosecutor Program
  • Former attorney guardian ad litem, Delaware Office of Child Advocacy
  • Delaware State Bar Association, American Bar Association

  • Honorable Henry duPont Ridgely, Delaware Supreme Court
  • Honorable Myron T. Steele, Delaware Supreme Court

Premios y reconocimientos

  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Commercial Litigation, 2024
  • Ranked in Chambers USA for Delaware Chancery, 2016–2023
  • Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation, 2024. Only the top 5.3% of all practicing lawyers in the United States were selected by their peers to be in the Best Lawyers list.
  • Delaware Super Lawyers: Business Litigation
  • Legal 500 USA
  • One of The Delaware Law Weekly's 2016 Delaware Lawyers on the Fast Track