Brian focuses his efforts on helping companies of all sizes -- from startup and emerging growth-stage companies to mature privately-held organizations -- cultivate successful businesses across the entire business lifecycle. His work specifically encompasses company formation, raising capital through private securities, contract and joint venture negotiation, equity compensation, and mergers & acquisitions. Brian also represents venture capital and private equity funds, as well as angel investors, in structuring and negotiating investment terms to ensure they’re well-positioned to benefit from the opportunities available.
Along with his undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Southern Indiana, Brian earned his MBA from Ball State University while obtaining more than seven years of practical financial experience. Brian then graduated magna cum laude from Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law where he was the Executive Notes Editor for the Indiana Law Review, completed an externship with Justice Steven H. David of the Indiana Supreme Court, was a member of the Dean’s Tutorial Society, and received the Neil E. Shook scholarship and the Norman Lefstein Award of Excellence.
Outside of Gutwein Law, Brian is a small business owner and aspiring entrepreneur. His education, combined with his real-world experience, allows him to better understand his clients’ unique needs and perspectives. He also serves on the Board of the Open Information Security Foundation where he uses his deep knowledge in the technology industry to provide support to a non-profit organization that curates open-source malware software. Brian lives in Lafayette, Indiana with his wife and twin boys, and in his limited free time he enjoys playing golf.