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 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
  • Advised a publicly-traded engineering, information technology, and staffing services company in its sale to a private equity firm and going private transaction

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

Association for Corporate Growth

Association of Corporate Counsel

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.)