A member of the firm’s Fund Formation & Investment Management practice, Brian May represents fund sponsors in structuring, offering, negotiating and closing real estate private equity funds. Brian’s experience includes funds that are offered principally to institutional investors in the United States, Asia and Europe. Brian also structures and negotiates co-investments, joint ventures and other investment opportunities in a wide range of real estate investment strategies. In addition, he represents buyers and sellers in connection with stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, mergers, joint ventures, financings, reorganizations, stockholder arrangements and similar transactions.

Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 2001, Brian was an associate at a prominent law firm in Los Angeles and served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Carolyn Dineen King of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Spoken Languages

  • English


The University of Michigan Law School, JD, magna cum laude
Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, Michigan Journal of International Law

University of Nevada, BS, summa cum laude


  • Illinois
  • California


  • US Patent and Trademark Office