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Brian Wells’ practice spans a diverse array of corporate, development, transactional and financing matters within the purview of Stroock’s Commodities, Derivatives and Energy Group.

Brian, who frequently counsels clients on complex and novel transactions, has broad negotiating and drafting experience, including in connection with purchase and sale agreements, intermediation arrangements, supply, off-take and inventory management agreements, loan documentation, hedging transactions, and storage and other ancillary agreements relating to energy and physical commodities.

He regularly represents trading houses, developers, processors, producers and infrastructure operators, as well as banks, private equity sponsors, hedge funds and other financial institutions, in matters involving commodities and energy.  Brian also has represented debtors and creditors, including commodities trade counterparties and structured finance providers, in distressed situations and bankruptcy proceedings, and he previously clerked for a bankruptcy judge in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.   


  • Co-author, “Renewable Energy Under a Biden Administration,” Stroock Client Alert, December 22, 2020


Law Clerk, The Hon. Stuart M. Bernstein, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York.

Admitted To Practice

New York

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York


J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2010; Managing board member, Virginia Journal of International Law

B.A., University of Southern California, 2006