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JD, Case Western Reserve University, 2010

  • Dean's List
  • CALI High 'A' Award for Evidence
  • Recipient of Sidney H. Moss Award
  • Member, McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Team

BA, Coker College, cum laude, 2007

  • National Dean's List, 12 semesters w/3.75 gpa or higher
  • Dean's List
  • Varsity Baseball: Four-year starter, two-year captain, 2006-2007
  • Coker College Athlete-of-the-Year and finalist for conference Athlete-of-the-Year award

Bar Admissions

  • State of Ohio, 2010
  • State of Indiana, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2011
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Clients deserve an attorney who can provide a steady hand, guiding and protecting them through difficult times.

Brian is a Partner practicing out of Reminger’s Cleveland and Indianapolis offices. His national litigation practice focuses on securities litigation and arbitration, business and commercial litigation, directors and officers liability, and employment law. Brian has served as lead counsel in litigation or arbitration disputes in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Louisiana, and Kentucky, and regularly represents clients in state and federal court, as well as arbitration before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration and American Arbitration Association (AAA).  

Brian has experience representing clients in the financial services industry in government regulatory investigations and enforcement actions brought by FINRA, the Securities and Exchange Commission, professional boards (e.g, the CFB Board), the department of securities, the department of insurance, and the Internal Revenue Service. He also has experience representing companies and individuals with employment and discrimination-related issues before the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, and/or the Ohio Civil Rights Commission.

For three consecutive years (2014, 2015, and 2016), Brian has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine, a recognition given to less than 2.5% of lawyers in the State of Ohio. He is also Chair of Reminger’s Electronic Discovery Group, which was created to address clients’ needs surrounding the preservation, collection, and production of electronically stored information (ESI).

After obtaining his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Coker College, Brian spent time in the financial services industry as a summer equity research analyst for Jefferies & Co. in New York. Brian went on to attend Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he was a member of the McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Team, member of the Dean’s List, recipient of the CALI High ‘A’ Award Winner for Evidence, and recipient of the Sidney H. Moss Award. 

Representative Experience:

  • Obtained jury trial, defense verdict (as first chair) on behalf of business owner and company accused of breach of contract, fraud, and conversion arising out of livestock investments.
  • Obtained bench trial, defense verdict (as first chair) on behalf of trucking distribution company. 
  • Obtained defense verdict (as second chair) on behalf of securities Broker-Dealer in FINRA arbitration involving claims under the Indiana Securities Act, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, unsuitable recommendation of variable annuities, and more.
  • Represented numerous securities Broker-Dealers and FINRA Registered Representatives in numerous FINRA arbitrations involving Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), Tenant-In-Common investments (TICs), Oil & Gas investments, Direct Participation Programs (DPPs), Limited Partnership, Business Development Companies (BDCs), promissory notes, private placements, variable annuities, universal variable life insurance policies, 1031 and 1035 exchanges, churning, options trading, fraud, Securities Act claims, and Ponzi-scheme allegations, among others.  
  • Obtained dismissal of federal court lawsuit involving claims of copyright and trademark infringement.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of national media company in federal lawsuit for race and gender discrimination claims under Title VII.  
  • Obtained summary judgment in commercial litigation involving claims of alleged price manipulation.
  • Obtained dismissal of all claims on behalf of financial services company in case involving Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act (CSPA).
  • Obtained dismissal of all claims on behalf of financial services company in case involving Ohio’s Transfer to Minor Act (UTMA).
  • Successfully defended client in business litigation surrounding a $6 million cognovit promissory note and judgment, and obtained vacature of entire $6 million judgment and a no-pay resolution and dismissal of all claims. 
  • Represented founder of crowdfunding platform in defense of enforcement action filed by Ohio Department of Securities alleging securities fraud.
  • Successfully represented and resolved numerous shareholder disputes through pre-suit negotiations, within state-court litigation, and AAA arbitrations.
  • Successfully defended company in dispute involving alleged breach of fiduciary duty and mismanagement of Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).
  • Successfully defended and resolved dispute between FINRA Broker-Dealers. Plaintiffs sought more than $1 million for alleged violation of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, conversion, and violation of Trade Secrets.
  • Defended lawsuit against investment professionals and wealth management firm involving claims under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Ohio Securities Act, fraud, conversion, among others. Plaintiffs sought to recover over $10 million in damages.
  • Defended lawsuit involving negligently prepared audited financial statements for defunct company and allegations of accounting and bank fraud. Plaintiffs sough to recover more than $2 million.
  • Defended multiple lawsuits filed by investors against client over audited financial statements of bankrupt company. Plaintiffs sought to recover more than $22 million.
  • Successfully defended financial planner in CFP Board investigation, resulting in finding no wrongdoing.
  • Successfully defended business owner in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) investigation, resulting in closing of file and finding no wrongdoing. 

Honors & Recognitions

Recognized as a Rising Star by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine

Member of the Coker College Alumni Board of Directors



Professional Memberships & Community Affiliations

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association

Indiana State Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

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