Brian D. Short


Brian Short is a corporate transactional attorney and Co-Leader of the firm's Securities and Capital Markets practice. He focuses on securities, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, corporate finance, and general corporate matters.

Brian represents companies, private equity firms, and investment banks in a range of corporate transactions, including negotiating and executing public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, and joint ventures. He counsels public and privately held companies on corporate governance and board issues, compliance matters, and periodic reporting.


Representative Matters

  • Represented CDI Engineering Solutions (CDI), a multidisciplinary engineering organization and a portfolio company of AE Industrial Partners, in the sale of CDI’s L.R. Kimball division to TranSystems Corp.
  • Represented a national integrated equipment services company in its $200 million+ IPO and $250 million 144A offering of senior notes
  • Represented a commercial real estate capital markets and brokerage services firm in its $300 million+ IPO

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

Association for Corporate Growth

Association of Corporate Counsel

Speaking Engagements

Presenter, “Assessing the 2022 Risk Agenda: Prioritizing Board Risk Oversight,” Corporate Secretary Forum, November 2021

Presenter, "Understanding the SPAC Exit Path," Association for Corporate Growth, October 2021

Board Memberships & Community Service

Main Line Girls Basketball Association, 2008-2012



Villanova University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif)
Villanova Law Review

University of Delaware (B.S.)