“Brian saved our company. He is brilliant, a crown jewel to Sands Anderson.”
“He helped get the company back on track.”
University of Richmond – T.C. Williams School of Law J.D. 1992
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill B.S. Business Administration - Kenan-Flagler 1988
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
As shareholder and member of the firm’s Board of Directors, Brian relies on his individual strengths and experience within a collaborative community to support your success. Brian served as the firm’s Business Group Leader for 12 years prior to being elected to the Board by his fellow shareholders in 2017. He represents entrepreneurs as they become masters of the universe — helping them grow by acquisition, selling at the right price and time, and then doing it all over again.
Brian brings creativity and intelligence when counseling clients in the areas of business formations, commercial real estate, commercial transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. He draws on over 25 years of experience when representing individuals and companies as general counsel. With each client, he takes the time to understand their specific goals, develop inventive solutions for their needs, and find successful paths forward.
Brian’s thoughtfulness and drive have helped him build respectful and lasting professional relationships. As your legal ally, he works to handle your specific and complex business issues with logic, efficiency, and great care.
When he’s not in the office, Brian enjoys throwing pottery, rooting for the Tarheels, and playing hot dice on the craps table. He loves music and plays the harmonica.
Brian’s experience includes representing:
Entrepreneurs in sales and acquisitions; general counsel
Financial institutions in loans, workouts, and foreclosures
Individuals and companies in commercial real estate transactions, including forming holding entities and tax deferred exchanges
Multistate automobile dealerships
Franchisees in reviewing and negotiating franchise agreements and UFOCs
Asbestos abatement companies and general contractors performing services for governmental and private clients
Shopping center and other commercial developers in land acquisitions, construction, and leasing issues
Multistate transportation and logistics companies
On behalf of his clients, Brian has appeared at administrative hearings in Virginia before:
The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
The Department of Charitable Gaming
The Department of Environmental Quality
The Department of Lottery
The Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
The United States Department of Agriculture
Brian has provided legal guidance to the following clients: