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Brian J. Litwak

Brian J. Litwak


T (704) 384-2662
F (704) 384-2933

Brian Litwak is a member of the firm's Business group, focusing his practice on corporate and regulatory issues.

Brian represents clients in the tobacco product and alcoholic beverage industries on compliance, excise tax and business issues that arise under federal statutes and under the regulation of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.  Additionally, he advises clients on state laws and regulations applicable to the manufacturing, advertising and distribution of alcoholic and tobacco products. 

Brian also advises public and private corporations, banks and other financial institutions on sophisticated business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, tender offers, private placements and corporate restructurings.

Before joining Smith Moore Leatherwood, Brian practiced at an AmLaw 100 law firm where he focused his practice on finance and regulatory issues, with an emphasis on securitization and structured finance.  He also served as a law clerk for the Honorable William L. Osteen, Jr., United States District Court Judge for the Middle District of North Carolina.



  • Honorable William L. Osteen, Jr., United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • Co-founder, Conditions Set, a nonprofit organization providing free resume development and consultation to veterans and military personnel
  • Georgetown Alumni Association
  • University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., with high honors, 2013
  • Georgetown University, B.S., cum laude , 2010
  • North Carolina
  • United States District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Academic Honors
  • Articles Editor, North Carolina Law Review
  • Holderness Moot Court, National Appellate Advocacy Team
  • Honors Writing Scholar

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