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Brian R. Brown

Fax +1.919.831.7040

Mr. Brown focuses his practice on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, life sciences, health care, estate planning and estate administration. Mr. Brown regularly counsels and advises his clients on corporate governance, commercial contracts and the tax and business aspects of LLCs, “S” corporations and other flow-through entities. Additionally, as Mr. Brown’s clients have spread overseas, he has been involved in international projects involving contract negotiations and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Mr. Brown has addressed and worked on involve the following:

  • Start-up business issues related to formation, financing and tax structure.
  • Transactions involving stock and asset purchases
  • Tax-free mergers and acquisitions
  • Formation and structural issues related to joint ventures
  • Private placement transactions
  • Corporate practice of medicine issues
  • Corporate and company reorganizations and restructuring
  • Split-ups and related corporate separations
  • Formation and corporate issues related to nonprofit entities
  • Estate planning designed to minimize estate taxes
  • Formation and funding of family limited partnerships and family limited liability companies
  • Estate administration and post-mortem planning

Professional Background

Mr. Brown served in the United States Air Force as a Judge Advocate General Officer from 1982-1987.


  • BTI Consulting Group “Client Service All-Star” in the area of corporate/M&A, 2016.
  • Named Business North Carolina magazine's "Legal Elite" in tax and estate planning, 2006 and 2009.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Counsel to Summit House, Inc.

Speaking Engagements

  • "Estate Planning, Tax Planning and Asset Protection," Seminars with UBS
  • "Tax Aspects Related to FASB Interpretation No. 48," Seminar for Certified Public Accountants and Attorneys
  • "Legal Issues Relevant to Alliances or Affiliations," Seminar for Triangle Professional Women's Organization
  • "Selected Tax Aspects in Mergers and Acquisitions," presented to attorneys' group