Brian’s primary practice focus is in business and real estate transactions. Brian has 30 years of experience in representing clients in a wide variety of real estate and business transactions including entity formation, leasing, business sales, private placements, syndications, complex real estate transactions, financing and subdivisions. Brian’s real estate and business litigation background provide him with a unique and valuable perspective in counseling business and real estate clients at the transactional stage on strategies for minimizing litigation risk. Brian represents a variety of private sector and institutional clients, including a number of multi-property hospitality and management companies, an international manufacturing company and a local private K-12 day and boarding school. Brian has also advised numerous clients in connection with non-profit corporate formation and governance issues.

Principal areas of Practice:

Business and real estate transactions; estate planning, probate and trust administration.


Robert Louis Stevenson School, 1974;
Lewis & Clark College, B.A., 1978;
Southwestern School of Law, J.D., 1981

Professional Qualifications and Activities:

Admitted to the California Bar in November 1981; admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Northern District of California and Eastern District of California.


Real Property Law Section, Business Law Section, Law Practice Management & Technology Section, and Trusts & Estates Section, California State Bar; Monterey County Bar Association (past member of the Executive Committee); Monterey History & Art Association (past President and Board member); Monterey County Barristers Association (past Board member); California Historical Society (past Board member and Secretary); Carmel Mission Foundation (Board member); Friends of Carmel Aquatics (Board member, founder and past President).