With a decade of experience as a transactional business attorney and shareholder in a mid-size law firm, coupled with more than 10 years of experience as regional general counsel for a global company, Brian Eftink has an innate business perspective and solution-focused mindset that allows him to address legal issues from the client's point of view. Working inside a business environment where he was responsible for managing legal expenses for the region and identifying creative, cost-effective business solutions gave Brian the advantage of understanding concerns from the client's perspective when navigating the complexity of legal fees. In addition, working as the corporate secretary for five subsidiaries and serving on the company's executive management team has equipped Brian to assist in-house lawyers with delivering challenging messages that provide proposed solutions while being sensitive to the company's internal political climate. Brian provides a sophisticated level of advice to his clients, no matter where the company is in the life cycle of its business. He has seen almost every issue imaginable and has a proven track record of resolving to preserve the parties' relationships while simultaneously saving the business money. His strong background in commercial and corporate matters, regulatory investigations and related matters, the negotiation of sales and purchase agreements, construction law, state and local tax, real estate, antitrust issues, incentive negotiations, and other business transactions, coupled with his involvement with protracted litigation and arbitration matters has given Brian a heightened appreciation concerning the value of properly-drafted contracts and an ability to devise out-of-the-box business solutions.
Brian is no stranger to managing multifaceted legal matters. For many years, he assisted a global chemical manufacturing company with all aspects of a multiphase greenfield investment in excess of $2.5 billion, including a $100 million+ expansion, the creation and implementation of the company's legal procedures and other policies, and the negotiation of international sales agreements, trade issues, and dispute resolutions. One of the most valuable lessons learned has been the importance of proactive measures, such as internal legal training and proper documentation, to avoid adversarial issues and, when unavoidable, to address the matters prior to the development of costly litigation. No matter the situation, Brian possesses a diverse skill set and a business and legal background that allows him to generate success together with his clients.