Brian \′mik-ǝl-′lan-chek\ has been a tax lawyer since 2007 in various capacities. At his first large law firm, Brian represented large, often public, businesses. With his second large firm, he advised Silicon Valley start-ups and entrepreneurs. Currently, Brian focuses on the tax laws that affect social impact businesses and nonprofits, and he’s currently most excited about reviving worker-owned cooperative businesses.
Brian has extensive experience counseling on the tax treatment of business formations, financings and lending transactions, equity compensation, mergers and other acquisitive transactions, divestitures, joint ventures, and cross-border transactions. He also works with nonprofit entities on formations and structuring, compliance with fundraising regulations, and entering into strategic relationships with other organizations.
Brian graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 2007 and is licensed in California and Texas. Before law school Brian studied design and worked in the architecture business in New York and San Francisco. After bouncing around the country, Brian is happy to once again call Austin his home and he spends much of his free time being chased by his toddler.