Brian Gottesman has been a partner with Berger Harris since shortly after its founding, and is the head of its Corporate/Business Entity Counseling practice group.
He has extensive experience counseling corporations and closely-held alternative entities (including limited liability companies, Delaware statutory trusts, and limited partnerships) on issues relating to their governance and management.
Brian has served as counsel in acquisitions, business formations, the establishment of subsidiaries and holding companies and sales of assets and equitable interest.He also provides opinions on Delaware law relating to limited liability companies, business trusts and other Delaware entities involved in real estate acquisitions, business mergers and other transactions.
In addition to his transaction work, Brian has extensive experience with litigation in Delaware courts, particularly in the Court of Chancery. Brian has represented clients in breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and business divorce actions, as well as a wide array of other corporate and commercial litigation matters.
Brian graduated from Harvard Law School in 2003. Prior to joining Berger Harris, he was a member of the Business Law and Venture Capital practice groups at the law firm of Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP, where he worked with clients ranging from multinational conglomerates to single-member startups.
Brian has written numerous articles dealing with limited liability companies and Delaware statutory trusts, as well as the history of trade and trade law. He is the general editor and co-author of the Delaware Statutory Trusts Manual (Matthew Bender, 2010).
Brian is also active in the community. He serves pro bono as an attorney guardian ad litem for the Office of the Child Advocate. Brian is a member of the Richard S. Rodney Inn of Court and the Carpenter-Walsh Pro Bono Inn of Court, and served from 2004 until 2009 as an Associate Member of the Delaware Board of Bar Examiners.