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Brian R. Forbes Member

Brian R. Forbes focuses on finance and real estate law. He has experience in real estate transactions, including real estate loans, acquisition and disposition of distressed debt, leasing, workouts, modifications, collections, perfection issues, temporary restraining orders, receiverships, foreclosures, sales and purchases of all types of real estate and general financial services. Mr. Forbes has represented parties negotiating lender to lender credit facilities and the subsequent maintenance of these facilities. His experience also includes drafting loan participation agreements, partnership and limited liability company agreements, private placement memorandums, tenant-in-common agreements and representing lenders and borrowers in the documentation of construction, permanent and mezzanine loans secured by hotels, self-storage, retail shopping centers, office, multifamily, unimproved property and assisted living facilities.

Mr. Forbes is also experienced in real estate securitization and in particular, Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduits, including representation of master and special servicers in real estate loan workouts, foreclosures, assumptions, defeasances, perfection issues, leasing, REO sales, loan sales, property management agreements and interpretation of Pooling and Servicing Agreements.


  • Represented financial institution in separate private equity investments in hotels, self-storage facilities and assisted living facilities
  • Represented seller in the sale of $74 million office building in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Represented borrower in $70 million revolving warehouse line of credit in structured financing transaction
  • Represented borrower in $50 million term loan secured by commercial loans
  • Represented lender in $30 million warehouse line of credit facility
  • Represented lender in the origination of $27 million hotel construction loan in Portland, Oregon
  • Represented lender in the origination of $47 million hotel construction loan in California
  • Represented lender in the origination of loan on assisted living facility in Orlando, Florida
  • Represented Fortune 50 company in the negotiation of a 155,000 square foot office lease for its U.S. headquarters
  • Represented U.S. subsidiary of major electronic company in leasing office and warehouse facilities throughout the U.S.

Memberships & Involvement

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants

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