Brian P. White

Practice Areas:
Business Transactions
Real Estate Practice

Primary Office:
Sourthern California

Brian P. White

As an attorney and entrepreneur, Brian White has gained a broad base of corporate and transactional experience as counsel to foreign and domestic businesses, both large and small, advising and representing his clients in all aspects and life cycles of their operations, but with a focus on real estate transactions and investment. As a lawyer working in midsize regional firms, many of his clients have been business clients with real estate issues, while others have been real estate clients with corporate and commercial issues.

Real Estate and Finance:
Mr. White has represented real estate developers, investors, brokers and agents at every stage of real estate acquisition, finance, development and leasing transactions including: the acquisition office, industrial, retail and multifamily properties; the acquisition of REO properties and non-performing commercial and residential loans from institutional lenders on behalf of private equity funds; the negotiation, drafting and review of institutional, private, and hard money commercial loans including acquisition/construction, bridge, wrap and permanent financing, structured mezzanine, syndicated and participating loans; the management of due diligence, planning, execution and closing for commercial loans and purchases, including valuation, title, zoning, subdivision and environmental compliance issues; and the evaluation and negotiation of high-rise office, medical office, light industrial, and shopping center leases on behalf landlords and tenants.

As general counsel to a number of mid-size businesses, Mr. White has advised boards and executive teams on risk assessment and management, corporate governance, entity formation and capitalization, investor rights agreements, mergers and acquisitions, dissolutions and winding up, and employment matters including executive compensation planning, incentive stock options, stock appreciation rights agreements, and other equity sharing arrangements.

Commercial/Business/Technology Transactions:
Mr. White also advises businesses on day-to-day operational matters, including, distributorship programs and agreements, franchise circulars and agreements, vendor services and independent contractor agreements, asset purchase and sale agreements, secured transactions, trademark registration and prosecution, and technology licensing agreements.

J.D., cum laude, University of San Diego School of Law

B.A., cum laude, University of Redlands


  • California