Brianna Pierce

Associate, Miami*

Brianna is an experienced litigator with expertise in high value disputes, that have included litigation over real estate, partnerships, trusts and estates, accountings, and fiduciary removal suits. She has also spent a significant amount of time counseling private clients in business formation, tax planning, and other complex business areas and therefore brings a practical but creative approach to business and legal issues.

Brianna has acted as counsel in numerous trial and appellate courts around the country.

Brianna’s engagements include:

  • Representing a major real-estate developer in a multimillion-dollar partnership dispute in state court against a former professional baseball player

  • Representing a successful entrepreneur and his business against fraud claims brought by a former business partner

  • Representing various Lead Plaintiffs in a securities class actions alleging fraud claims against publicly listed companies

  • Defending clients from white collar investigations initiated by the United States Department of Justice

  • Challenging the validity of a Last Will & Testament in a multimillion-dollar estate and reaching a settlement on behalf of the heirs-at-law.

  • Defending the fiduciary of a mutimillion-dollar estate from challenges to a Last Will & Testament and Revocable Trust, and successfully obtaining dismissal of substantially all causes of action.

  • Advising clients on legal issues involving their privately owned businesses, including governance matters, succession planning, and shareholder agreements.

  • New York University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation

  • Cornell Law School, J.D., Notes Editor, Cornell International Law Journal; Cornell Moot Court Board; Teaching Assistant for Antitrust Law

  • University of California, San Diego, B.A., Political Science; Outstanding Undergraduate Research Project; Mock Trial Team

  • New York
  • California
  • U.S. District Court: Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court: Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court: Southern District of New York
  • * Admitted in New York and California only.  Practice supervised by members of the Firm.
  • Diversity Scholar (McDermott, Will & Emery)

  • Recipient of “Provisional on the Move” award from New York Junior League

  • Latin American Law Students Association, Mentor