Brian chairs the McNees Food & Beverage Group and is co-chair of the Intellectual Property Group. Brian’s focus is on trademark and copyright protection, software and technology services contracts, franchising, food labeling law, internet law and other issues related to the protection and licensing of intellectual property.

While Brian provides legal advice for clients in numerous industries, he has a particular focus assisting craft breweries, wineries and craft liquor distilleries with trademark protection, and development of branding strategies.

His trademark and copyright practice includes resolving disputes through negotiated co-existence and licensing agreements as well as representing clients in cancellation and opposition proceedings before both the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and trademark and copyright litigation in federal court.

Brian also advises both vendors and users on the legal issues surrounding the use of software and technology including SaaS/PaaS agreements, data privacy/security and the drafting and negotiation of software and technology services agreements.

Further, he worked with clients on their internet presence including website development and hosting agreements as well as website terms of use, privacy policies, domain name acquisition and disputes, and social media issues.

As a lawyer, Brian also handles product labeling, advertising, and regulatory compliance for clients in the human food and pet food industry.


The Pennsylvania State University, B.S., Civil Engineering, 2000

Widener University School of Law, J.D., 2008, cum laude; Law Review 2006-8


Central Penn Business Journal, Forty Under 40, 2015

Pennsylvania Rising Stars®, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018

Select Lawyers, 2016

Legal Intelligencer Unsung Hero Award – 2012



Brewers Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Dauphin County Bar Association

Leadership Cumberland, Fellow, Class of 2016

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