- Real Estate
- Banking and Finance
Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 2007
Michigan State University, M.S. 2004
Kalamazoo College, B.A. 2002
U.S. District Court
- Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. Court of Appeals
- Sixth Circuit
Brian’s practice is concentrated in transactional commercial real estate matters, with a focus on representing lenders in all aspects of commercial real estate finance transactions.
He also has significant experience in commercial real estate workouts and foreclosures, loan sales (performing and distressed) purchases and sales and leasing transactions.
Ongoing representation of the wealth management division of a major national bank in connection with origination of commercial real estate secured portfolio loans across the country.
Representation of private equity fund on an approximately $5,500,000 investment in the $20,000,000 redevelopment (public, private, and federal historic tax credits investments) of the historic Strand Theatre in downtown Pontiac, Michigan.
Program and closing counsel for a New York based CMBS lender specializing in loans secured by pools of single family rental homes, often located in multiple states.
Represented a New York based lender in connection with origination of line of credit bridge loans secured by the membership interest in the borrower, and the subsequent conversion of those bridge loans to term loans secured by pools of numerous single family rental homes.
Represent a large state bank in connection with a significant amendment and modification of a $44 million real estate loan secured by a single tenant commercial building located in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Represented a large, national bank in connection with numerous sales of foreclosed commercial property and numerous sales of non-performing loans.
Represented a CMBS special servicer (it its capacity as secured creditor) in connection with the sales of 37 retail centers located in 17 states pursuant to a confirmed Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization.
Represented a large Michigan bank in connection with negotiating a new lease of a 90,000 sq. ft. single-tenant office building, as well as the subsequent sale of the building.
Represented a CMBS special servicer in all aspects of foreclosure and receivership litigation concerning a $95 million loan secured by a shopping center in suburban Indianapolis.
Wayne State University Law School, cum laude; Order of the Coif; Law Review, Senior Articles Editor; Environmental Law Society, Treasurer, 2005-2006; Dean's Scholar and Lombard Fellow
Michigan State University, Council of Graduate Students Elected Representative; Larzelere Graduate Fellowship, 2002-2004; Unpublished Masters Thesis: The Effects of Residential Minimum Lot Size Zoning on Land Development: The Case of Oakland County, Michigan, June 2004
Kalamazoo College, Honors Scholarship, 1998-2002; Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Honor Role of Athletes, Men's Tennis, 2000-2001
University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, Junior Year Study Abroad
State Bar of Michigan
Indiana State Bar Association
"Sovereignty & NAFTA Article 1110: A Threat to Domestic Environmental Protection Efforts," available at http://www.abanet.org/environ/committees/lawstudents/, August 2007
"Are Public Funds Being Spent to Preserve the Farmland that the Public Wants to Preserve?" in Compensating Land Owners for Preserving Agricultural Land: Papers from a California Conference, P.E. Norris, B.J. Deaton, B.P. Foley, 2003