Smith Villazor LLP is pleased to announce the promotion of Brian Burns to Counsel. Brian joined Smith Villazor in 2017, a year after its founding, and has been a key contributor to the growth and success of the firm. Brian has been involved in the firm’s most high-profile and complex criminal and civil matters. Among his litigation victories at Smith Villazor, Brian drafted a successful motion to exclude the SEC’s expert witness in SEC v. Yorkville Advisors, LLC, helping to secure a total victory for the firm’s clients in a securities-fraud case brought by the SEC. He also led the successful litigation of a contested books-and-records action in New York Supreme Court on behalf of a member of a New York LLC, and he argued a successful appeal in the New York Appellate Division to obtain the reversal of a lower court’s dismissal of Smith Villazor’s clients’ claims.
Please join us in congratulating Brian.