BFKN is pleased to announce the addition of two new associates to the firm. Jacob Aubrecht joins the Corporate & Securities Group, and Brian Ingram joins the Motor Vehicle Group.

Jacob focuses his practice on representing clients with respect to mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. He has experience drafting and reviewing various project, finance, and equity documents, including purchase and sale agreements, credit and note purchase agreements, collateral access agreements, security documents, and guaranty agreements. Prior to joining BFKN, Jacob was an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where he advised public and private companies on real estate development, construction, financing, acquisition, divestment, debt offerings, leasing, restructurings, and REITs.

"We are thrilled to add Jacob to our Corporate & Securities and Luxury Groups. Jacob’s energetic and meticulous approach to client projects, coupled with his intelligent but affable demeanor, make him a pleasure to work with and an excellent resource for our clients." — James R. Whitney, Chair, Corporate & Securities Group

As an associate in BFKN’s Motor Vehicle Group, Brian helps motor vehicle manufacturers manage the sale and distribution of their products, including through counseling on franchise and dealer network matters, commercial relationships and regulatory concerns, and brand launches in the U.S. market. He also advises borrower and lender clients regarding corporate finance transactions. Prior to joining BFKN, Brian was an associate at McDermott Will & Emery, where he focused on corporate, private equity, finance, and renewable energy transactional matters, including advising clients on U.S. law components of cross-border transactions.

"We are thrilled to welcome Brian as a corporate associate in our Motor Vehicle Group. Brian’s significant experience in corporate and commercial matters will bring immediate value to our clients and will further cement our motor vehicle transactional practice as the top in the industry." — Sarah M. Bernstein, Co-Chair, Motor Vehicle Group

Corporate & Securities Group

BFKN’s Corporate & Securities Group has a reputation among U.S. and international business leaders for our highly experienced attorneys and our focused attention to each client's strategic needs. Our attorneys regularly provide legal and business advice to our clients and assist them with their day-to-day business requirements and commercial arrangements, as well as their strategic business initiatives. Our broad experience includes mergers, acquisitions, and sales of businesses, private equity, debt and equity financing transactions, domestic and international joint ventures, public and private securities offerings and underwritings, private securities investments, SEC filings and compliance matters, and corporate governance and stockholder issues.

Motor Vehicle Group

BFKN’s Motor Vehicle Group works with automobile, truck, motorcycle, and powersports manufacturers and distributors, as well as captive finance companies, across the country and around the world. Our clients rely on us to help them set up and manage their distribution networks, create and implement business strategies, policies, and procedures, negotiate agreements, protect trademarks, and defend them in high-stakes litigation.

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