Brian A. Haskel

Brian A. Haskel: Attorney with Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.
Attorney Awards


Brian A. Haskel is resident in the Sills Cummis & Gross New York office. He is a highly experienced corporate attorney, with extensive transactional experience in mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and counseling on general corporate and securities law matters. Mr. Haskel advises private equity, venture capital and hedge funds, public and private companies and issuers and underwriters, family offices, domestic and foreign clients. His experience includes joint ventures, reorganizations, debt restructurings, securities law filings, tender and exchange offers, consent solicitations and workouts.

In addition to his corporate practice, Mr. Haskel represents real estate clients, including developers, asset managers, construction managers and investors.

Mr. Haskel started his legal career at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and then moved to Weil, Gotshal & Manges.


Funding Your Business Ambition

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce 5/23/2013

Art Investment Vehicles: An Asset Based Investment for the 21st Century

Art Basel 12/5/2008


Cannabis - Real Estate and Related Legal Concerns

Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal 12/28/2018

Rankings and Recognition

New York Metro Super Lawyers 2008-2018, Business/Corporate; Securities & Corporate Finance; Mergers & Acquisitions

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Cannabis
  • Corporate
  • Health Care
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Securities and Capital Markets

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(212) 500-1541  Phone
(212) 643-6500  Fax
University Attended:
State University of New York, Albany, B.S., cum laude, 1983
Law School Attended:
Fordham University School of Law, J.D., Associate Editor, Law Review, 1990
Year of First Admission:
1992, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of NewYork; 1992, U.S. District Court, Southern District of NewYork; 1990, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 1991, New York; 1990, New Jersey


Member,American Bar Association
Member,New York State Bar Association, Securities Regulation Committee

Birth Information:
September 26, 1961
Reported Cases:
Representative Matters; Fund managers in connection with formation and other matters. Private equity funds in connection with investments including in, real estate assets, fund managers, fine wines, timber, PIPES, art and other asset classes. Apparel and jewelry companies in connection withtransactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, financings,governance and employment matters. Health care companies in connection withtransactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, financings andpublic and private offering, general corporate matters, governance andemployment matters. Numerous fund managers and investors in connection with the acquisition and disposition of interests in fund managers. ILEC in connection with a $50 billion merger of equals. CLEC in connection with a bankruptcy reorganization. Private equity investor in connection with the $120 million acquisition of pre-paid calling card company. Private equity investor in connection with the $40 million disposition of the assets of a wireless paging company. National fitness company in connection with numerous funding transactions with existing investors and banks. Warranty company in connection with $75 million mezzanine financing and subsequent financings. Manufacturer of recreational sports equipment in connection with $15 million mezzanine financing. Buyers and sellers in Section 363 sales of assets in bankruptcy. Investor group in connection with a hostile bid to acquire a REIT. Management of a smokeless tobacco company in connection with a $150 million purchase of a cigarette paper company in a leveraged buyout from a private equity group. Private equity investor in connection with a going private tender offer of an insurance company.

Peer Reviews

New York, New York