Brian K. Leonard, J.D., LL.M., Esq., is an attorney, author, adjunct professor, and tax professional. He initially passed the bar in Tennessee (inactive), Alabama (inactive) and North Carolina. He is currently admitted in North Carolina state courts, before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina, as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He has over 13 years of experience as a practicing attorney. His practice areas include, criminal law, civil litigation, municipal law, tax, and employment law.
In addition to his law degree, he holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree in Accounting from Tennessee State University, and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation Law from the University of Alabama School of Law. His current practice focuses on corporate formation, tax resolution, and contract law. He previously served as an Assistant Professor of Business Law and Ethics and later as an adjunct professor teaching business law courses in undergraduate business and MBA programs. His research has been published by the Academy of Legal Studies in Business in the Journal of Employment and Labor Law, the West Virginia Law Review, and the Elon Law Review. He has also presented his research at Duke University School of Law, West Virginia College of Law, and Elon Law School.