Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate and Securities Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Economics 
  • Financing Transactions
  • Mergers & Acquisitions


  • Financial Services


  • Emory University
  • George Washington University Law School


Alan N. Forman is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of B. Riley Financial, Inc. and its subsidiaries. Forman joined the Company in May 2015 and is responsible for all legal affairs of the Company.

From May 2010 to May 2015, Forman was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of STR Holdings, Inc., a global manufacturer in the solar industry listed on the NYSE. Previously, he was a partner at Brown Rudnick LLP, an international law firm. Forman brings extensive executive experience in corporate and securities law, including financing transactions, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions.

Forman graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in Economics and received a J.D. from George Washington University Law School.

B. Riley Financial (Nasdaq: RILY) ("B. Riley") is a diversified financial services platform that provides collaborative solutions tailored to fit the capital raising and business advisory needs of its clients and partners. B. Riley operates through several subsidiaries that offer a diverse range of complementary end-to-end capabilities spanning investment banking and institutional brokerage, private wealth and investment management, financial consulting, corporate restructuring, operations management, risk and compliance, due diligence, forensic accounting, litigation support, appraisal and valuation, auction and liquidation services. B. Riley is headquartered in Los Angeles with offices across the U.S. and international presence in Canada, Germany, Mexico and Australia.