Irvin Brum is a senior partner at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, where he is chairman of the firm's Corporate & Securities Department, the largest such practice group on Long Island. He is also a member of the Corporate Governance Practice Group.
A lifelong New Yorker, Mr. Brum began his legal career at several midsized New York City law firms, specializing in major corporate transactions. The experience and skill he acquired during this time equipped him for the significant domestic and international transactions for which he is renowned today.
Early in his career, Brum was a co-founder of a data storage company, which was eventually sold to a large conglomerate. This entrepreneurial experience proved invaluable, affording him insight and firsthand knowledge of the business issues and pressures facing today’s business leaders.
A trusted business advisor, Mr. Brum personally services some of the firm's largest public and private clients and is known for longstanding client relationships. Mr. Brum's practice also focuses on the representation of entrepreneurs, high technology and emerging growth companies in connection with mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, initial public offerings and debt financings. For many years, Mr. Brum has represented major lending institutions in connection with their lending activities.
For more than 30 years, he has been a sought-after lecturer on a wide variety of topics including mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, venture capital, ESOPs, succession planning and other corporate and securities law topics before groups of attorneys, accountants, trade associations, senior bank executives and other business groups.
Mr. Brum is a member of the Board of Directors of the Long Island Capital Alliance, the nation's oldest venture capital group, and serves as its General Counsel. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Advancement for Commerce, Industry and Technology (ACIT) one of Long Island's largest business development organizations. He is frequently quoted and sought after by the media for his insights, and has been quoted by the New York Times, Newsday, Long Island Business News and other publications. Mr. Brum has been consistently named by Long Island Business News as one of Long Island's top corporate and securities lawyers in its "Who's Who in Law" section. Mr. Brum has been honored as the winner of the prestigious ExecuLeaders Award for Excellence in Law.