Lincoln W. Briggs
T: (917) 518-3320
New York Office
- General Corporate
- Real Estate
- Trusts and Estates
- New York
- New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 1993
- Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1986
- Colby College, B.A., English Literature, 1982
In-House Firm Experience:
- Cybertrust Holdings, Inc. General Counsel and Secretary
Lincoln has extensive experience as corporate counsel advising senior management with respect to mergers and acquisitions, international transactions, financing and securities, SEC compliance, intellectual property development, licensing and protection, e-commerce issues, risk management, corporate governance, and executive compensation. He also has sophisticated tax experience representing individuals, corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, trusts and estates, and foundations in all aspects of income, estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxation. He has broad knowledge of worldwide citizenship, residence, domicile, entity, and investment options available to high net worth individuals, families, and entities.
Lincoln also has international in-house experience as General Counsel and Secretary of the entity which in 2004 became Cybertrust Holdings, Inc., at that time the largest private provider of information security products and services in the world with offices and data centers in the US, UK, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Luxemburg, Australia and Japan and annual revenues approaching $200 million.
In January 2003, Lincoln became outside counsel when One Equity Partners, the private equity group of Bank One, acquired Betrusted. Between then and November 2004, Lincoln managed investments by OEP of almost $200 million in connection with 12 separate acquisitions, and revenues grew from approximately $10 million to over $100 million annually. In December 2003, Lincoln joined the company full time as General Counsel and Secretary reporting directly to the CEO as a member of the global management team.
In November 2004, Betrusted merged with TruSecure to form Cybertrust, and while virtually all of the legacy management team from Betrusted was replaced, Lincoln was made General Counsel of the combined entity. As Cybertrust’s chief lawyer, he supervised six in-house counsels in the US, UK, Belgium, Germany and Australia and outside counsel worldwide. He was in charge of the post-merger integration process as well as the effort to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley. As corporate Secretary, he was involved in determining the strategic direction of the company and was responsible for structuring and negotiating numerous acquisitions as well as the post-closing business integrations