Brian Flanagan serves as the firm’s general counsel and is intimately engaged in the leadership and management of the firm. In his real estate practice, Brian represents clients in structuring commercial development and dispositions. He also advises on commercial workouts/foreclosure and property valuation issues. Brian previously served as operations partner and as head of the Real Estate Department.
I have represented major developers, corporate owners, energy projects, municipalities, hotels and shopping center owners in various aspects of real estate development and valuation.
I have also focused on representing lenders and servicers in resolving distressed real estate, having foreclosed shopping centers, hotels, industrial projects and failed developments across New York State. I enjoy working with clients to acquire, develop and dispose of various real estate assets and have led teams in managing numerous large real estate projects.
I have extensive experience in representing developers in structuring transactions to lessen property tax liability, including negotiating a number of payment in lieu of tax agreements for energy projects. I have also litigated assessment reductions for a number of large commercial projects, including power generating facilities.
I appreciate clients’ business challenges, as I face many similar challenges in managing firm issues. We need to proactively help clients manage their legal needs with open communication around expectations, deliverables and providing value. I require our vendors to provide value and appreciate greatly how we as a firm likewise need to show clients our value every day.
Syracuse University, B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
University of Chicago, J.D.
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