- New York University (J.D., 1979)
- City College of the City University of New York (B.A., magna cum laude, 1976)
- Member: Phi Beta Kappa
- Practice Areas
- Can You Keep a Secret? Maintaining Confidentiality While Selling Your Business
- Employee Stock Ownership Plan
- Jul-13 SEC Final Rule Eliminates Advertising Ban in Rule 506 Offerings
- SEC Final Rule Eliminates Advertising Ban in Rule 506 Offerings
- JOBS Act: Go Public or Stay Private?
- SEC Adopts Proxy Disclosure Enhancements
- Sarbanes-Oxley: It’s Not Just for Public Companies
For more than 30 years, Irvin Brum has been a trusted advisor and confidant to entrepreneurs, family owned businesses, and publicly held companies across a wide range of industries. Irvin’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, succession planning, corporate governance, venture-capital, public offerings and debt financings. He represents major lending institutions in connection with their lending activities and is known for longstanding client relationships, personally servicing some of the firm’s largest clients.
A senior partner at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., he is the chair of the firm’s Corporate and Securities Department, the largest such practice group on Long Island. He is also a member of the Corporate Governance Practice Group.
Irvin serves on the board of directors of Advancement for Commerce, Industry and Technology (ACIT), which is one of Long Island’s largest business development organizations. For more than 15 years he also served as general counsel and as a member of the board of directors of the Long Island Capital Alliance, the nation’s oldest venture capital group. From 2011 through 2018 he served as a member of the board of directors of Blackman Plumbing, one of the nation’s largest privately owned suppliers of plumbing, heating, industrial, waterworks and HVAC equipment.
He is frequently 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. Irvin 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. He has also been honored as the winner of the prestigious ExecuLeaders Award for Excellence in Law, LIBN’s Leadership in Law Award, and Long Island Herald’s Top Lawyers of Long Island Award (Corporate Law).
Irvin 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, Irvin was a cofounder 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.
Irvin has long 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.
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