Brinen & Associates specializes in serving the needs of small and micro cap companies, entrepreneurs, private companies and individuals.

How We Can Help

For many of our small business clients, we effectively serve as an outside general counsel: addressing the full spectrum of their legal issues, from securities law and taxation to commercial litigation.

We strive to provide the same high level of legal expertise you’d expect to find at a large multinational law firm but without all the layers of staffing and excessive cost. We are committed to providing professional service with a personal touch.

Forming Your Company

Financing Your Company

Operating Your Company

Growing Your Company

Defending Your Company

Practice Areas

Transactional and
Corporate Law

Bespoke solutions and counsel for every stage of the business life cycle.

Securities and

Experienced legal counsel for compliance and continued business growth.

Tax Planning and
Tax Controversies

Working with businesses and individuals to minimize the friction of taxes.


A tempered approach to dispute resolution, but always ready for a fight.

Mergers and

Closing deals and transactions Is at the heart of our corporate practice.


Reach out today to learn how our firm can assist with your legal issues.

Our Team

Our seasoned attorneys combine a broad breadth of experience with a personal touch to professionally address the legal needs of our clients.

Joshua D. Brinen


Mark White

Senior Associate

Sarah O'Sullivan

Junior Associate

Zhe (Alex) Zhu

Law Clerk

Scarlet Meltzer

Senior Litigation Paralegal

Recent Posts

Insight Into critical legal developments and issues impacting our clients.

Types of IRS Audits

Receiving notice from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that you’ve been selected for an audit can be stressful and overwhelming. However, receiving a notice does not necessarily show any...

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Case Studies



I formerly worked as a satellite employee from my home state of New Jersey. I ended my employment with my former employer in 2016. In 2018, I was sued by my former employer for $1.1 million in Illinois State Court. I was referred to Brinen & Associates, LLC by a friend who is a client of the firm. Brinen & Associates, LLC came highly recommended. I contacted Joshua Brinen and then had a consultation at his office with his colleague Mark White. Together, Messrs. Brinen and White explained my options…