Brian Walsh - Co-founder Walsh Banks Law

Brian M. Walsh

Co-Founder and Partner
brian.walsh@walshbanks.com

Brian M. Walsh has practiced law in Florida for over a decade. His extensive experience and focused approach to law have helped him earn the honor of enjoying a distinguished Martindale-Hubbell Rating.

Brian was born in Pennsylvania and began his higher-education at King’s College in Pennsylvania, where he was an honors graduate earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and Political Science.

He earned his Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law in New York in 2003. During law school he also had an opportunity to study abroad in Nice, France, at the University of Nice Law School. Following his graduation from Hofstra, Brian then went on to receive a Masters in Federal Tax Law from the University of Miami School of Law in 2004.

Today, Brian is a member of The Florida Bar, the American Bar Association, and the Orange County Bar Association. In March 2016, he also became one of the 10 percent of lawyers who experienced the honor of being sworn into practice before the United States Supreme Court.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Brian served his community as a paramedic for a decade. This gave him a unique perspective of his community and harnessed other skills that later translated to his law career.

Brian’s unique skill set has given him an ability to handle varied matters including serving as outside counsel and advisor to substantial non-profit corporations. He also is a Licensed Title Insurance Agent with Old Republic Title and the Attorney’s Title Insurance Fund.

Throughout his career he has represented both buyers and sellers in some $500 million in international and domestic merger and acquisition transactions, lenders and borrowers in commercial loan transactions totaling over $750 million, franchisors and franchisees in mutually beneficial franchise relationships, and offered business and corporate representation to hundreds of companies including both local and Fortune 500 organizations. Brian’s counsel has also been utilized in some $600 million worth of real estate sales and acquisitions.

His expertise in counsel for private and non-profit companies, entrepreneurs, and all aspects of corporate and business law has enabled him to assist clients with intellectual property licensing, business contracts, joint ventures, and corporate governance. Brian also practices commercial lending and finance law. For the past decade, he has proudly worked with individuals, corporations and partnerships, banking institutions, and non-profit organizations.

Since 2012, Brian has been honored with the Rising Star Award by Florida Super Lawyer Magazine, making him a four-time recipient. In 2015, he partnered with fellow Central Florida based attorney, Brandon Banks, to build a partnership that facilitates professionalism, expertise, and quality client service. Together, they work to help their clients successfully achieve their goals.

Brian has assisted clients as they’ve downsized, restructured and adjusted their business philosophies to match market trends on a local, national and global scale. The result is clients who are thankful to have streamlined their business model to be equipped for new challenges and future prosperity. From coordinating complicated contract negotiations to assisting nonprofits gain their tax-exempt status, to offering legal counsel to business owners, Brian skillfully approaches each of his client’s needs to produce professional results.

In addition to assisting local business owners, Brian also supports his community as legal counsel and board member for Central Florida based 501(c)(3), Helping Other People Eat. The organization offers education and awareness for individuals with eating disorders. They also offer to provide advocacy for treatment and prevention for those in need. Brian also has lent his expertise on the Board of Trustees for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Central Florida and then serving on their Advisory Board.

Brian Walsh prides himself on handling the complexity of his client’s needs with a focused and professional mindset, which is why many of his clients begin as clients and quickly become friends.

Representative Experience

  • Served as general outside counsel and advisor to the boards of substantial non-profit corporations
  • Represented buyers and sellers in over $500 million in domestic and international merger and acquisition transactions
  • Represented participants in major international and domestic joint ventures
  • Represented lenders and borrowers in large scale commercial loan transactions totaling over $750 million
  • Represented both franchisors and franchisees in franchise relationships
  • Provided general business and corporate representation to several hundred companies ranging from local businesses to Fortune 500 companies.
  • Facilitated more than $600 million dollars worth of real estate sales and acquisitions.

Education

University of Miami

  • School of Law Graduate Tax Program, LL.M., 2004
  • Honors: Graduate Program in Taxation Merit Scholarship

Hofstra University School of Law

  • Juris Doctor 2003
  • The Journal of International Business and Law, Staff Member
  • Comprehensive Trial Skills, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Student

La Faculté de Droit de Nice, Nice, France

  • Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, NY, Study Abroad Program, Summer 2001

King’s College

  • Bachelor of Arts Criminal Justice/Political Science, with honors, 2000
  • Aquinas Honor Society
  • Luzerne County Outstanding Adult Learner of the Year, March 2000

Bar and Court Admissions

  • The Florida Bar, Member
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Supreme Court

Awards and Honors

  • 2012 – 2015 Rising Star Award, Florida Super Lawyers Magazine

Memberships & Community Activities

  • The Florida Bar, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association
  • Helping Other People Eat, Inc., 501(c)(3), Board Member, Legal Counsel
  • Licensed Title Insurance Agent, Old Republic Title / Attorney’s Title Insurance Fund.

Previous Professional Experience

  • Walsh Law Group, Orlando, November 2010 to May 2015
  • King, Blackwell, Zehnder & Wermuth, P.A., Orlando, Contract Attorney, February 2010 to February 2011
  • Akerman Senterfitt, Orlando, Corporate Attorney, July 2007 to December 2009
  • Shutts & Bowen, LLP, Orlando, Corporate Attorney, November 2005 to July 2007

Downtown Orlando Office

790 N. Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: (407) 259-2426
Toll Free: (866) 801-2636
Fax: (407) 391-3626

Metrowest Orlando Office

7065 Westpointe Blvd., Ste 311
Orlando, FL 32825
Email: contact@walshbanks.com

About

Walsh Banks Law is a boutique law firm located in Orlando, Florida. We specialize in business law, real estate law and commercial litigation.