"consummate attorney" ... "very prepared, very detail-oriented"
Brian Davis is a partner in the Real Estate practice in Mayer Brown's Chicago office. He focuses his broad-based real estate practice on providing counsel to equity investors and corporate users of real estate in all facets of real estate investment, including joint ventures, acquisitions, dispositions, and financing. He is adept at handling any real estate asset class, with particular emphasis in the areas of hospitality, retail, office and industrial.
Brian’s diverse practice carries into some of the most complex areas of real estate investment. Brian has assisted clients in developing programmatic joint ventures and other platform-style investments. He has developed and employed innovative structures for build-to-suit industrial developments that capitalize on the respective strengths of each stakeholder in the transaction. Brian also has extensive experience in distressed debt and equity transactions, including restructuring CMBS loans, acquiring distressed debt, and navigating complex capital stacks with the objective of maximizing value in distressed real estate. In addition, he has structured and restructured complex sale-leaseback, leverage lease and synthetic lease arrangements and has lectured and written in the areas of distressed real estate.
Brian is listed in the 2010, 2011 and 2012 editions of Chambers USA
and is recognized as "a diligent attorney who can comb through complex documents and reduce the material to easy-to-understand business points." He has been called the "consummate attorney" and clients enthuse that he is "very prepared, very detail-oriented and excellent at synthesizing long, complex agreements into plain English."