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Brian J. Hicks

Of Counsel, Corporate  

New York 212.430.3258

Overview

Brian Hicks concentrates his practice on the representation of technology companies throughout their growth stages.

Since 2000, Brian has represented companies on both coasts of the United States and internationally in hundreds of transactions. Brian’s practice encompasses a broad range of corporate representation, including formations and founder issues, venture capital preferred stock, angel- and seed-stage financings, equity compensation and employment issues, mergers and acquisitions, stockholder liquidity programs, corporate reorganizations and intellectual property and technology transactions counseling. His clients include formation-stage companies through late-stage privately held companies, as well as venture capital investors and corporate strategic investors.

Brian provides practical, results-oriented legal advice balanced with attention to detail where it matters most and a view toward the long term. He understands that decisions made early in a company’s life can impact the company well into the future. He enjoys working with entrepreneurs in cutting-edge companies and their investors and serving as a trusted business advisor.

Brian practiced for 16 years in Fenwick’s Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices before moving to New York in 2016 as one of the founding attorneys of Fenwick’s New York office.

Representative Experience:

  • Peloton in its acquisition of Neurotic Media and in its $550 million Series F Preferred Stock financing
  • FanDuel in its acquisitions of AlphaDraft and numberFire, and in multiple rounds of financing
  • GitHub in is acquisition of Easel and in its $250 million Series B Preferred Stock financing
  • Bullpen Capital in over 50 venture investments
  • Cisco Systems in over 50 strategic investments