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Clients rely on Brent to handle complex corporate and financing transactions across all stages of a company’s lifecycle, from formation and early growth to change-of-control transactions.

Brent has deep experience across multiple areas of corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, debt and equity financing, capital markets, and business formation. He also serves clients as strategic outside counsel, providing general corporate advice across a broad range of matters.

Brent has assisted clients in multiple industries, including the emerging cannabis space, where he has represented operators with M&A transactions, as well as lenders to the industry seeking to navigate the difficult regulatory challenges associated with finance transactions involving cannabis industry participants. He also has significant experience with the energy and real estate industries, particularly in the areas of project finance and fund formation. Brent has also represented government contractors involved in complex change-of-control transactions. In sum, his deal work has involved transactions with an aggregate deal value of over $20 billion.




  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
  • B.A., Missouri State University
    • Accounting


  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland


  • Represented lenders in placing over $100 million of loans to local, single state, and multi-state cannabis cultivators, distributors and dispensaries.
  • Represented a Maryland cannabis company in connection with its restructuring and sale to a public multistate operator.

Government Contractors

  • Represented many government contractors in connection with their sales to private equity firms or strategic purchasers.

Energy/Project Finance

  • Represented co-developers in the development and approximately $1.5 billion financing of a new 540MW combined cycle natural gas fired electric generation facility to be built by Astoria Energy II in NYC – named 2009 Americas Power Deal of the Year by Project Finance International.
  • Represented one of the world's largest energy investors in the acquisition of a more than $4 billion portfolio of project finance loans.
  • Represented major creditors in the financial restructuring of several European oil and gas companies.

Real Estate

  • Represented several Washington, D.C. real estate development firms in the formation of real estate funds, REITs, loans and property acquisition.