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Brian has extensive experience representing a broad range of companies throughout the corporate life-cycle, including pre-incorporation planning, general corporate representation and counseling, venture capital financings, joint ventures, as well as mergers and acquisitions (on both the buyer and seller side). Brian specializes in the areas of commercial and public finance, serving as legal adviser to institutional lenders, investment bankers, underwriters and borrowers in senior, mezzanine, subordinated debt and tax-exempt financings, and equipment leasing transactions. Brian also serves as counsel to start-up companies and their investors across a variety of industries, with a focus on New England’s tech and life sciences communities.


Work Experience

  • Hinckley Allen
    • Partner (2016-Present)
    • Associate (2007-2015)
  • Ernst & Young LLP
    • Federal Tax Associate (Fall 2006)
  • United States District Court, District of Hawaii
    • Judicial Extern to the Honorable J. Michael Seabright (Spring 2006)
  • University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law
    • Research Assistant to Professor Randall G. Roth (Spring 2006)
    • Research Assistant to Professor Hazel G. Beh (Fall 2004, Spring 2005)
  • Rhode Island Department of Business Regulations, Securities Divison
    • Rhode Island State Government Legal Intern (Summer 2004)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Bar Association

Bar Memberships

  • District Court of Massachusetts, 2008
  • Massachusetts, 2006
  • Rhode Island, 2006

News & Insight

Firm News

​Hinckley Allen Promotes Paparone, Tierney, Ramos, and DeBassio to Partner

January 5, 2016

Hinckley Allen rings in the New Year with the promotion of four new firm partners. Melissa Paparone, Brian Tierney, Adam Ramos, and David DeBassio assume their new positions effective January 1, 2016.“Each of these attorneys has made a mark in their prac…

Firm News

Hinckley Allen represents The Belknap White Group, Inc. (Mansfield, MA) in its strategic acquisition of Patriot Flooring Supply, Inc. (Pompton Plains, NJ)

September 18, 2012

Hinckley Allen represented The Belknap White Group, Inc. (Mansfield, MA) in its strategic acquisition of Patriot Flooring Supply, Inc. (Pompton Plains, NJ). Patrick A. Rogers (corporate), Ashley M. Taylor (corporate) and Brian E. Tierney (finance) led the …

Case Study

Hinckley Allen Represents Horst Engineering and Manufacturing Co. in Acquisition

Hinckley Allen recently represented Horst Engineering and Manufacturing Co. in its acquisition of Sterling Machine Company, Inc. of Lynn, MA, a world class aerospace manufacturer focused on providing parts and supplies for both commercial and military jet …

Case Study

Hinckley Allen Represents Cynosure, Inc. in $287M Transaction

Hinckley Allen recently represented Cynosure, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYNO) in its acquisition of Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc. (formerly NASDAQ: PMTI), a leading researcher and developer of innovative aesthetic light-based systems for hair removal and other co…