Brian E. Maas is a partner of the firm focusing on litigation as well as on the counseling of businesses and individuals in complex commercial problems. In his wide ranging civil litigation and white collar criminal defense practice, Mr. Maas represents clients in all phases of the pre-litigation and litigation process in matters pending in state and federal court as well as in arbitrations. He has a diverse base of clients with business interests in various business areas including the securities and financial industries, the film and recording industries, the insurance industry, the corporate software development business, the art world, and the construction industry.
Mr. Maas started his career as an associate attorney at Barrett Smith Schapiro Simon & Armstrong. He then served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York, where he became Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division. He has practiced privately at Rosenblatt Maas Wirfel & Stolz and, most recently, at Beldock Levine & Hoffman LLP.
Mr. Maas is a member of the Eastern District of New York Civil Litigation Committee, and a former board member of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers where he also serves as Chairman of the Sentencing Guidelines Committee. He is a former Adjunct Professor at Fordham University School of Law. He is a graduate of Harvard College (AB, 1974) and Columbia University School of Law (JD, 1977) where he was a member of the Law Review. Mr. Maas was once again named a New York-area “Super Lawyer” for Business Litigation in 2012 by Law and Politics magazine and was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America.