Originally from Albertson, New York in Nassau county a suburb of New York City (“Long Island”). Attended University of Rhode Island in Kingston, Rhode Island for two years before transferring and graduating from the SUNY/University of Buffalo in Buffalo, New York with a degree in Management specializing in accounting.
In two years at the University of Rhode Island was the Advertising manager of the School newspaper with a 4 day circulation over 5000 as a Freshman, served on the Inter-Greek Counsel for fraternities and Sororities, School Senate, a member of the Alpha Epsilon Fraternity where he served as the treasurer and was elected by the School Senate to be Treasurer of the School after his second year.
Attended California Western School of Law in San Diego, California, one of two American Bar Association law schools in San Diego, California. Upon graduation with a Juris Doctorate became an in-house attorney at Mail Boxes Etc., a franchisor that was the predecessor to “The UPS Store” of the United Parcel Services.
Working with franchisees since 1989 dealing with lease issues, customer problems, franchisee financial issues including workouts, securing equipment leases, handling supplier and vendor negotiations and agreements with Fortune 100 companies, setting up a subdivision to handle income taxes and more was a good foundation for dealing with everyday business issues and answering business questions daily from entrepreneurs and business owners.
Beginning in 1994, the Law Office of Peter C Bronstein was created that represented startups and entrepreneurs from everything from forming the correct legal entity after discussing the pros and cons for each option, registering trademarks, creating employee handbooks, reviewing real property leases, drafting buy-sell agreements, shareholder agreements, business licenses, alcohol beverage control licenses, franchise agreements, agreements of all soughts, business plans, private placement memorandums all of these experiences dealt with business owners and business problems on a daily basis.
Beginning in 1994 the internet was just getting traction and based upon the background in trademark, copyrights, contracts there were a great many business owners and entrepreneurs requesting legal advice. From 2004 to 2009 as a General Counsel for Globat.com a web hosting company, there were daily issues involving technology, copyright laws and contracts unique to internet companies but business problems that needed to be resolved. After Globat.com was sold, the owners created MaxCDN a content delivery network that also had a multitude of similar internet and business issues.
Over the years representing over 1000 businesses of every sought from startup to $30 Million revenue businesses has dealt with almost every business question and has had to answer business questions in almost every capacity.
Currently owns an interest in a hamburger franchise, a 20% interest in an online education computer business, owns 50% of a travel blog and travel business, a merchant account reseller, web hosting and domain reseller, iPhone and android app reseller. The metamorphous to owning AskBrien.com and “The Ask Brien Radio Show” is a simple transfer as asking business questions and answering business questions for over 25 years is a natural transgression. Giving back to the community and wanting to help others start a business and see it succeed is a passion.