Description of Practice

Investment Advisers and Private Investment  Funds;
 Emerging Growth Companies; Mergers and Acquisitions;
 Securities and General Business Law

Legal Education:

Harvard Law School (1974). 


Mr. Brill’s practice covers a range of business matters, with a focus on investment advisers, private investment funds and high-tech and other entrepreneurial clients. His work for investment advisers includes formation of investment advisers and domestic and offshore hedge funds, private equity funds and other private investment funds, drafting of investment management agreements, federal and state registration and compliance matters and general ongoing advice. His work for entrepreneurial clients covers the broad range of subject matter customary for lawyers representing privately held companies, including formation, equity and debt financings, employee compensation, and sales, mergers and other dispositions of companies.

Though Mr. Brill is not a litigator, he has represented clients in business and securities arbitration matters, and frequently counsels clients on key issues involved in major litigation.

Before establishing his independent practice in 1993, Mr. Brill practiced with large San Francisco law firms –  most recently with Farella, Braun & Martel, where he maintained his office for several decades. Farella attorneys occasionally advise Mr. Brill and may perform specialized services for his clients under separate engagement agreements. The practices of Mr. Brill and Farella, Braun & Martel are not legally affiliated in any way.

Mr. Brill provides legal services only under written engagement agreements with clients who have been referred to him by colleagues and other clients.


Mr. Brill lives in San Francisco with his wife, Beth, a psychotherapist, and their three sons.

© Eric A. Brill 2019