Add a bookmark to get started

Brian Hamano


Brian Hamano represents clients in a broad range of U.S. and international tax matters and has expertise in structuring and negotiating mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, recapitalizations and financing transactions. Brian focuses his practice on counseling private equity sponsors (and their portfolio companies), as well as publicly traded and privately held companies. In addition, Brian regularly advises founders and start-ups on the "qualified small business stock" exemption under Section 1202 of the Internal Revenue Code and the business and tax aspects of company exit strategies.

Brian provides clients with practical advice on complex transactions that draws on his deep industry knowledge and commercial acumen. He has been a speaker at numerous tax conferences and has written for Tax Notes.

Bar admissionsCaliforniaNew York
  • Executive LL.M., New York University
  • J.D., University of Michigan
    cum laude

  • B.A., University of California – Los Angeles
    magna cum laude

Prior Experience

Prior to joining DLA Piper, Brian practiced in the New York offices of two AmLaw 50 international law firms.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association, Tax Section



+1 310 595 3095
(Work, Los Angeles)
+1 650 833 2000
(Work , Palo Alto)