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Brian M. Moore General Counsel

Areas of Practice


Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1998

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2017
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, 2002


University of Detroit Mercy, J.D., cum laude

  • Justice Frank Murphy Honor Society

Michigan State University, B.A.

  • with distinction

Brian M. Moore is a Bloomfield Hills based member of Dykema's Litigation Department and serves as the Firm's General Counsel. He has a multi-faceted commercial and business litigation practice. Mr. Moore's primary emphasis is in the area of commercial real estate, financial services, energy, business/shareholder and antitrust litigation. He also represents clients in connection with internal and government investigations. Mr. Moore has achieved many successful outcomes, including trials and arbitrations, for national and international corporations in state, federal and appellate courts. He works closely with each client to understand their business, strategic and litigation objectives to implement a successful, cost-effective litigation outcome.

Mr. Moore has been recognized as one of the "Top 50 Michigan Business Lawyers" as well as one of the "Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan" by Michigan Super Lawyers.


  • Representation of lenders, developers, owners and other interested parties in commercial real estate development and construction projects, including litigation concerning the Bloomfield Park Development, Dearborn Hyatt Hotel, Wolverine Country Club Subdivision, Troy Officentre, and Cedarbrook of Northville.
  • Representation of larger retailer in real estate purchase agreement dispute.
  • Representation of companies, shareholders, partners and other owners in general corporate disputes, shareholder disputes and disputes arising from mergers and acquisitions.
  • Representation of wind farm developers/owners throughout the county in defense of nuisance lawsuits. 
  • Internal investigation for the audit committee of a Fortune 500 company.
  • Representation of automotive suppliers in the Auto Parts Antitrust litigation and in connection with DOJ criminal investigation.
  • Representation of financial institutions in connection with the United States Trustee’s investigation of Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings/practices.
  • Representation of companies and individuals in fraud, tortious interference, conversion, and other business torts cases.
  • Representation of companies and individuals in civil assault/battery and defamation cases, including an NFL football player and popular celebrity news website.
  • Representation of top 4 accounting firm in accounting malpractice case.
  • Representation of residential custom home builder in litigation and state administrative proceedings.
  • Ford Road Office v. Baldwin 75, LLC, et al, Case No. 20-184837-CB (Oakland County Circuit Court, June 29, 2021). Dismissal of misrepresentation and fraud claims brought by purchaser against seller of commercial real property.
  • MJC Ventures, LLC v. Detroit Trading Company, Case No. 19-cv-13707 (E.D. Mich. March 31, 2021). Dismissal of shareholder oppression and breach of fiduciary duty lawsuit brought by largest shareholder.
  • Queller v. Young & Meathe Properties, LLC, Arbitration Case No. 01-15-004-3988 (March 3, 2018). Favorable arbitration award in arbitration award in construction case.
  • Cocca Acquisitions, LLC v. Troy Coolidge No. 15, LLC, Case No. EQCV070106 (Iowa District Court, Cerro Gordo County, September 21, 2016). Dismissal of lawsuit seeking to enjoin sale of commercial property (former Kmart store) following denial of immediate motion for temporary injunction. 

  • JGMM Realty, LLC v. LBCMT 2007-C3 East Eight Mile Road, LLC, et al, Case No. 16-10633 (E.D. Mich.
    August 2, 2016); affirmed on appeal, JGMM Realty, LLC v. LNR Partners, et al, Case No. 16-2199 (6th Cir. July 14, 2017). Summary judgment for defendant lender in a lawsuit by borrower seeking to enjoin a pending foreclosure sale of commercial property based on various challenges to certain loan document assignments. 

  • U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for the Registered Holders of CFCRE Commercial Mortgage Trust 2011-C2 Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificate, Series 2011-C2 v. Dearborn Venture Capital, LLC and Sam Hamame, Case No. 14-13921 (E.D. Mich. March 31, 2016). Summary judgment for plaintiff lender on judicial foreclosure claim involving commercial property, notwithstanding state court receiver action. 

  • 5420 Beckley Road, LLC v. Minges Creek Mall, LLC, et al., Case No. 09-3782-CH (Calhoun County Circuit Court, 2011). Money judgment obtained during trial for plaintiff lender in commercial real estate guaranty litigation. 
  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. MPC Investors, LLC, et al, 705 F.Supp.2d 728 (E.D. Mich. 2010). Summary judgment for plaintiff lender in commercial real estate guaranty litigation. 
  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Burton, et al, Case No. 09-13901 (E.D. Mich. 2010). Summary judgment for plaintiff lender in commercial real estate guaranty litigation. 
  • Green v. BP Products of North America, Inc., 169 Fed. Appx. 951 (6th Cir. 2006). Summary judgment for oil company in tort claim arising out of 1973 automobile accident. Affirmed on appeal by the Sixth Circuit. 
  • Minock v. Iellamo, Case No. 96-517543 (Oakland County Circuit Court, 2000). Trial defense verdict in negligence case. 

Memberships & Involvement

  • Michigan Institute for Continuing Legal Education Trial Advocacy Program, Litigation Boot Camp, Faculty Member
  • Litigation Counsel of America (LCA), Fellow
  • State Bar of Michigan, Litigation Section
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Oakland County Bar Association, Membership Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • American Wind Energy Association
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation, 2018-Present. Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC
  • Recognized as one of the "Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan," Michigan Super Lawyers®, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

  • Recognized as one of the "Top 50 Business Lawyers in Michigan," Michigan Super Lawyers®, 2016 & 2017

  • Named a Top Lawyer in Commercial Litigation by dbusiness Magazine, 2013 & 2018
  • Recognized in Michigan Super Lawyers® for Business Litigation, Real Estate: Business, and General Litigation, 2012-Present
  • Recognized as a Rising Star in Michigan Super Lawyers®, 2011-2012
  • Global Competition Review Litigation of the Year – Cartel Defense Team Award, 2019