Brian’s practice focuses on transactional matters for banks, lenders, special servicers and other financial institutions, with an emphasis on commercial and real estate loan documentation, real estate transactions, loan workouts and loan restructures, and real property and loan sales. Prior to shifting to transactional matters, Brian was a litigator focusing on creditor rights and lender liability.
Real Estate Finance and Transactions
University of California, San Diego, B.A., Political Science
Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D.
State Bar of California
United States District Court, Northern, Southern, Central and Eastern Districts of California
MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS
State Bar of California, Business Law Section, Commercial Transactions Committee
Orange County Bar Association, Judiciary Committee
Orange County Bar Association, Community Outreach
Orange County Bar Association, Pro Bono Committee
Brian has presented to banks on various subject matters, including construction loans, guaranties, title insurance, creditor rights and lender liability.
Quarterly Prophets, “Changes in State’s Mechanic’s Lien and Stop Notice Laws”
Represented a bank involved with the construction of a major shopping and retail center in Buena Park, California, with loans totaling in excess of $36 million.
Served as counsel to a financial institution in connection with an extension of credit to Hollywood actors and socialites.
Represented a secured lender in the financing of the construction of a medical facility in an underserved portion of Los Angeles, California, which was leased to a major medical institution and provider of healthcare services.
Represented multiple banks in connection with the financing of numerous acquisitions of real properties located in Los Angeles County and throughout the State of California.
Retained by a bank in connection with loans to multiple businesses whose main principal was involved in car dealerships and land developments in San Diego County, California.
Represented a secured creditor with respect to various loans to several nursing facilities located throughout the State of California.
Acted as counsel for a bank in the sale of all of its California assets to another financial institution, including its branch system and all of its loans, in a transaction valued at $2.5 billion.