Maynard Cooper & Gale and Nexsen Pruet have agreed to merge on April 1, 2023. Together we will be Maynard Nexsen.

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Brian's Profile

Brian is Of Counsel and a member of the Firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Commercial Finance practice groups. He counsels a wide variety of companies, including public and private operating companies, private equity, family offices and other investors, on a broad range of corporate and financing matters.

Brian represents companies and funds of all types and sizes in corporate transactions and is particularly experienced in middle-market private company transactions on both the buy-side and sell-side. These transactions include various structures, such as mergers, equity and asset acquisitions, carve-out transactions, as well as “add on" and “tack on” acquisitions. Brian regularly advises his clients on corporate governance issues and provides general counsel and strategic business advice.

Brian also has in-depth experience representing corporate and private equity borrowers in secured lending and other financing transactions, including acquisition financings, cash-flow and asset-based loans, subordinated debt facilities, and fund lines of credit. Brian has developed particular expertise in local counsel legal opinions issued in connection with financings, securities offerings and other corporate transactions.

Prior to joining Maynard, Brian was an Associate in the London and Washington, D.C. offices of a major global law firm. He earned his J.D. (magna cum laude) from Pepperdine University School of Law where he served as a lead article editor for the Pepperdine Law Review. Brian also holds a B.S. in Finance (with high distinction) from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, Bloomington.


State Bar: Georgia, New York, Washington, D.C.

  • Pepperdine University School of Law
    • (2015, J.D., magna cum laude, lead articles editor for Pepperdine Law Review, certificate in dispute resolution)

  • University of Indiana
    • (2012, B.S., Finance, high distinction)

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Maynard Represented IER Electrical Equipment and Controls in Sale to Chicago Switchboard

Brad Wood, Brian Howaniec, Spencer Newman, and Robert Waller served as the legal counsel team to IER Electrical Equipment and Controls, LLC (“IER”) in its sale to Chicago Switchboard, Inc. {“Chicago Switchboard”}. FourBridges Capital Advisors served as the exclusive investment banker to IER, and Pinebrook Wealth Strategies of Raymond James...

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Thursday, February 17, 2022


Maynard continues to grow with the recent addition of experienced lawyers in several areas of practice across its footprint. The Firm is pleased to welcome Nicholas J. Landau, Ph.D. and Adam Griffin as Shareholders, Brian Howaniec and Tyler Almeida as Of Counsel, and Christian Flowers as an Associate. “Maynard consistently...

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