MBL Counsel, P.C.
We deliver sophisticated, practical legal strategies and solutions to companies, entrepreneurs, and investors through every stage of the business lifecycle.
MBL provides a wide range of business law services covering the full lifecycle of companies, from business formation to operations to sale. We also work directly with entrepreneurs and investors.
MBL delivers value-added services. Many of our engagements are based on alternative fee structures with the goal of client satisfaction not only in getting the job done, but in the value created by the services delivered.
Business Funding — pre-seed, seed, note/SAFE, equity and debt financings
Business Lifecycle — formation, start-up services, sale, dissolution
Commercial — NDAs, vendor contracts, licenses
Founder Transactions— voting, vesting, business/share sales, disputes
Market Entry — out of state and international
Mergers & Acquisitions — buyers, sellers, due diligence, stock/asset
Outside General Counsel Representation
Shareholder Transactions —investments, voting / shareholder / joint venture agreements
Brian is the principal of MBL Counsel. Prior to MBL, Brian founded LocaLyfe, a PropTech start-up that was focused on hyperlocal data.
Previously, Brian was Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of the corporate legal group at CBRE Group, a global public real estate services and investment management company with more than 70,000 employees operating from 400 offices around the world at the time. Brian had global responsibility for mergers & acquisitions, debt and equity transactions, SEC reporting and compliance, corporate governance, strategic procurement, trademarks, licensing and general corporate matters. Brian also served as a Senior Vice President of Corporate Development while at CBRE, overseeing acquisitions and investments in Asia-Pacific, as well as leading various acquisitions, investments and partnerships with commercial real estate services, data and technology companies in the U.S. In addition, he chaired the Southeast Asia Management Board.
Prior to joining CBRE, Brian spent more than a decade practicing corporate law with major international law firms in Los Angeles, Hong Kong and the Silicon Valley, with a focus on startup representation, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, venture capital financings and securities offerings.
Brian earned his J.D. from the University of California – Hastings College of the Law; his M.A. in International Policy Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey; and his B.A. in Political Science from San Jose State University.