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Brian P. Foley

Senior Attorney




Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 2007

Michigan State University, M.S. 2004

Kalamazoo College, B.A. 2002

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

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.

Representative Matters


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State University, Council of Graduate Students Elected Representative; Larzelere Graduate Fellowship, 2002-2004; Unpublished Masters Thesis: The Effects of Residential Minimum Lot Size Zoning on Land Development: The Case of Oakland County, Michigan, June 2004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

Professional Activities

State Bar of Michigan

Indiana State Bar Association


"Sovereignty & NAFTA Article 1110: A Threat to Domestic Environmental Protection Efforts," available at, 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