Biography

Dan Brecher joined Scarinci Hollenbeck after being the head of the Securities and Investment Banking Department of a 250-attorney New York City firm and later running his own boutique securities and investment banking law firm.

His experience ranges from serving as general counsel of New York Stock Exchange and NASD/FINRA member brokerage firms to representing companies in hundreds of public and private securities offerings, and advising institutional and high net worth investors. In addition, Mr. Brecher is counsel of record in several leading published decisions establishing precedents in securities, business and education law. He is a Court-appointed mediator in the U. S. District Court, Southern District of New York, and a mediator and an arbitrator at FINRA.

Mr. Brecher is a nationally known author and lecturer who has written and presented on topics relating to private and public securities offerings, and other corporate, securities and investment banking matters. He has appeared on CNN and in numerous other national and local television and radio media outlets. His articles have appeared in Barron’s, The American Law Institute – American Bar Association’s The Practical Lawyer, Boardroom Reports, Bottom Line/Personal and in a number of other professional and general circulation magazines and newspaper publications.  He authored Chapter 9 of “Securities Offerings: New York Practice Guide: Business and Commercial,” and co-authored Chapter 24 “New York Forms of Jury Instruction, Officers’ and Directors’ Liability,” both published by Matthew Bender & Co.

Mr. Brecher has been a featured speaker at FINRA Arbitrator Skills Programs, and his chapter on customer claims against brokers was published by the Practicing Law Institute. He was also the lead speaker and co-author of a continuing legal education course handbook “Buying and Selling a New York Business” for the Lorman Education Services program.

For ten years, Dan was Chairman, and is currently Vice Chairman, of the Board of Directors of Birch Family Services, Inc., a major provider of early childhood special education schools in New York City. Birch is also a leader in providing programs for residences and job training for young adults on the autistic spectrum.

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