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Brian also counsels clients with bankruptcy and creditors’ rights issues and in negotiating and structuring sales, distribution and supply agreements. His experience includes representing various lending and financial institutions and publicly and privately held businesses.

Brian has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© (2010-2022) in the area of Banking and Finance Law. 

Brian is a member of the American, Ohio State and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Associations. A certified public accountant, Brian was a staff accountant with Deloitte & Touche from 1989 to 1991. He served as a law clerk for Judge James H. Williams, the chief bankruptcy judge for the Northern District of Ohio, prior to joining Calfee as an associate in 1996. He became a partner with the firm in 2005.

Honors & Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Banking and Finance Law (2010-2022)


J.D., The Ohio State University College of Law, Order of the Coif, Law Journal,1994

B.S.B.A., The Ohio State University, 1989

Professional & Community

Professional & Community

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member

News & Events




  • Law Clerk for Judge James H. Williams, chief bankruptcy judge for the Northern District of Ohio

Licensed In

  • Ohio
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