Experience at Work
Brian counsels businesses on all types of legal matters, throughout all stages of their lifecycle, from entity formation and startup, to maturity and disposition. He has played a leading role navigating clients through complex, high-stakes business divorces. He also advises employees and businesses with respect to non-compete agreements throughout the United States. In addition to representing for-profit businesses, Brian advises prominent non-profit organizations throughout the St. Louis region.
As a real estate attorney, Brian represents landlords, tenants, property owners, developers and investors, in real estate transactions and disputes. He is a frequent commentator on developments in the short-term property rental industry and often represents landlords seeking to comply with the ambiguous laws governing the industry. In his banking and finance practice, Brian represents borrowers and lenders, and has led several $100+ million loan transactions.
In the Community
As a native St. Louisan, Brian is committed to the betterment of the St. Louis region. Brian is a graduate of the FOCUS St. Louis Emerging Leaders Program, and an active member of the Urban Land Institute.
He is currently on the Board of HavenHouse St. Louis, a hospital hospitality house with the mission to provide the comfort of home and a community of support to patients and their families who travel to St. Louis for medical care.
He frequently provides pro bono legal services for clients referred by St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts, which is dedicated to the cultural enrichment of the St. Louis area by providing low-income artists and emerging arts organizations with free legal and accounting assistance.
Brian also volunteers at a pro bono legal clinic organized by Legal Services of Eastern Missouri and hosted by Grace Hill Settlement House. This bimonthly clinic, part of LSEM’s Community Economic Development Program, provides low income entrepreneurs and non-profits with legal assistance for their organizations.
Brian is currently a trustee of the Ladue Estates Subdivision, known for its mid-century modern architecture, that is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.