Brian is a co-founder of the firm and serves as a trusted legal advisor to some of Vermont’s leading businesses and nonprofit organizations. He has a proven track record of working with clients to resolve complex problems and disputes by helping them evaluate options and achieve their objectives in a cost-effective manner.
Brian’s clients operate in a wide range of areas, from real estate and renewable energy, to agriculture and food products, green consumer goods, and publishing. What they share is the desire to pursue projects, products, services, and missions that are truly pioneering and often unusually challenging—demanding an innovative and creative approach to meeting their legal representation needs.
Brian has extensive experience in permitting and regulatory proceedings before local, state, and federal decision-makers; negotiating with government regulators and third parties; and litigation involving a wide variety of regulated activities, including land use, environmental, energy, private and municipal development, and product development and marketing.
Brian has served on the board of Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility for almost a decade and was chair of the business trade group 2012-2014. This involvement reflects his longstanding commitment to helping businesses that desire to positively impact their communities and the environment.
Brian co-founded the firm in 2001 after serving as general counsel to Friends of the Earth, a national environmental organization based in Washington, DC.
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