Brian D. Sorkin

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  • Syracuse University College of Law, JD, magna cum laude, Computer Editor, Syracuse Law Review, 2007
  • Colgate University, BA, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Dean’s List, 2003
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  • Virginia
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American Bar Association

Virginia State Bar Association

Member, City Year Cleveland, AmeriCorps

Phi Delta Theta

Brian concentrates his practice on commercial, corporate, securities and other transactional matters. He represents public and private companies, domestically and internationally, in a wide range of business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, complex commercial arrangements and intercompany arrangements. He also advises clients on corporate governance matters and reporting obligations under federal securities laws. His experience spans a range of industries, including healthcare, life sciences, supply chain, food and beverage, consumer products, and energy.

While earning his law degree from Syracuse University College of Law, Brian was a member of the Justinian Honor Society. As an undergraduate at Colgate University, he was named to the Dean's List for eight consecutive semesters.

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Representation of a furniture manufacturer in its strategic alliance with a Vietnam-based manufacturer to establish a facility in Vietnam.

Representation of NYSE-listed, Fortune 1000 company and leading global leaf tobacco supplier in (i) worldwide supply, processing, warehousing, quality control and distribution agreements for tobacco leaf and stems and related by-products, (ii) U.S.-based supply, processing, warehousing, quality control and distribution agreements for sweet-potato products and (iii) corporate governance matters.

Representation of Euronext Amsterdam-listed and the leading European (and one of the leading North American) bicycle, parts and accessories company in (i) a divestiture of the parts and accessories business of a U.S. subsidiary and (ii) wholesale and retail distribution agreements in the U.S. and Canada.

Representation of London Stock Exchange-listed and leading international supplier of specialist plastic, fiber and foam products in (i) a multi-national corporate restructuring, (ii) the acquisition of a U.S.-based, global industrial products distribution company, and (iii) U.S. and international manufacturing, supply, distribution and sales agency agreements.

Representation of a NYSE-listed, Fortune 500 energy company in (i) the acquisition of a gas transmission pipeline company, (ii) acquisition of multiple 20 MW utility scale solar generation facilities in California and Virginia, (iii) divestiture of three generating stations and (iv) federal securities law compliance and corporate governance matters.

Representation of leading international non-destructive testing and inspection firm in (i) a series of U.S. and international asset and stock acquisitions, (ii) a corporate spin-off of its U.S. and international rail inspection businesses, (iii) refinancing of credit facility, and (iv) federal securities law compliance and corporate governance matters.

Representation of U.S. plastics manufacturing company in (i) a series of acquisitions throughout the United States, Canada and South America and (ii) U.S. and international consignment, consulting, distribution and sales agency agreements.

Representation of NASDAQ-listed and leading supplier of wood residential furniture in international manufacturing and supply agreement.

Representation of pharmaceutical and medical device company in U.S. and international licensing, supply, manufacturing, quality control and distribution agreements.

Representation of a NYSE-listed and leading distributor of aerospace and industrial parts in an acquisition of U.S. wholesaler of industrial products.

Representation of an East Coast textile distributor in a stock sale with an independent distributor of blank apparel and accessories.

Representation of a Cleantech 100 company in the acquisition of a U.S. processor and distributor of recycled organic materials for use in the production of renewable energy.

Representation of NASDAQ-listed home furnishings marketing, design and logistics company on federal securities law compliance and corporate governance matters.

Representation of NASDAQ-listed manufacturer and distributor of kitchen cabinets on federal securities law compliance and corporate governance matters.

Co-author, "Green: Not just the Color of Money, but the Color of New Deals," M&A Alerts, Publication of The M&A Advisor, March 11, 2011
Presenter, "Rethinking “Standard” Provisions and “Boilerplate” in Contracts: Identify Key Drafting Issues and Avoid Litigation," 2016 ACC Mid-Year Meeting, April 11, 2016
Presenter, "VAALCO Energy, Board Removal Issues," SEC Compliance and Disclosure Update, McGuireWoods LLP SEC Practice Complimentary Webinar Series, March 1, 2016
Presenter, "Expect the Unexpected: Rethinking “Standard” Provisions and “Boilerplate” in Contracts," ACC International Legal Affairs Committee Legal Quick Hit, Webinar Publication, Association of Corporate Counsel, April 10, 2014 and June 3, 2014
Presenter, "Overview of M&A Issues for Non-M&A Lawyers," ACC Real Estate Quick Legal Hits, Webinar Publication, Association of Corporate Counsel, July 19, 2012