Brian J. Moore

Shareholder, Shareholder-in-Charge of Akron Office
Akron
222 South Main Street
Suite 400
Akron, OH 44308
P 330.849.6616
F 330.376.4577
P 330.849.6616 | F 330.376.4577

Overview

Brian helps his clients – financial institutions, health care systems, regional transportation hubs, investors, developers, and other real estate parties – get real estate and finance deals done. He guides them through conveyancing, land use, leasing, zoning, eminent domain, financing and other issues. He drafts and negotiates construction documents and leasing agreements for commercial, industrial, and institutional real estate projects. He provides all forms of commercial finance advice and drafts and counsels on loan documentation for lenders and borrowers involved in mortgage loans, conventional revolving credit and term financing facilities, asset-based lending, loan modifications and loans in transition to forbearance, reorganization, and workout. Brian’s reputation and vast experience make him a client’s safe choice as counsel.

Clients appreciate Brian’s ability to consistently deliver solutions that align with their business interests and strategic objectives. Equally important, they know that they can count on his focus and determination to ensure that their deals are executed on time and on budget, even when it means rearranging his own priorities to adopt theirs.

In one noteworthy transaction, Brian represented a public entity in acquiring a 90,000 sq. ft. building to be repurposed as its main administrative headquarters. That transaction was part of a more complex multi-property deal, which involved four different properties owned by four different players—a deal in which Brian played a key role in coordinating all transactions to a successful concurrent closing.

Experience
  • Represented hospital systems in development of medical office buildings, health and wellness facilities and ambulatory care centers
  • External counsel to major hospital system as lessor and lessee of medical office and ancillary services space
  • Represented landlord in lease up of approximately 60,000 sq. ft. in downtown office space
  • Represented oil and gas industry client in multinational leasing transactions
  • Represented developer of industrial parks utilizing ground lease structure
  • Represented regional airport authority in lease drafting and negotiations (on airport and in adjacent sponsored office/industrial parks)
  • Represented lenders in multiple nursing home financing transactions throughout Ohio
  • Represented lender in financing hospitality properties
  • Served as local counsel for multiple hotel acquisitions for out of state investor group
  • Represented major logistics company in development and flip of high six-figure square foot distribution center
  • Represented user in adaptive reuse and lease of office facility for headquarters and biomedical purposes
Services

Industries

Education

  1. The University of Akron School of Law, J.D.
    • cum laude
  2. State University of New York at Fredonia, B.A.
    • magna cum laude

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Recognitions

  • AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Named The Best Lawyers in America® for Real Estate Law (2003-2022); Banking and Finance Law (2006-2022)
  • Named the Banking and Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Akron by The Best Lawyers in America® (2012, 2016, 2020)
  • Named the Real Estate Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Akron by The Best Lawyers in America® (2009, 2014)
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyer" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2004-2018)
  • Selected as one of "Top 100 Lawyers in Ohio" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2012)
  • Selected as one of "Top 50 Lawyers in Cleveland" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2012)

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Akron Bar Association, Board of Trustees (2013-2014); Chairman of the Real Estate Property Committee (1999-2001)
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Real Estate Council Member
Community Affiliations
  • Bluecoats of Summit County, Member
  • Downtown Akron Partnership, Executive Committee Member (present) and former Chairman of the Board
  • Grace House Akron, Inc., Secretary (2017-present)
  • Summit Choral Society, Board of Trustees (present), Vice President (2016-present)
  • Northern Ohio Golf Charities, Past President (2008) and Executive Committee (2003-2015), and President of Foundation (2018)
  • Portage Country Club, Board of Trustees (past) and Chairman (2012-2014)
  • Summit & Portage Counties Red Cross, Chairman of the Board (2009-2011) and Board of Trustees (2005-2012)
  • United Way of Summit County, General Campaign Chairman (2011) and Board of Directors (past)
  • Akron Civic Theater, Board of Trustees (2004-2010)
  • Downtown Akron Special Improvement District, Inc., Chairman (1999-2006)
  • PGA World Golf Championships - NEC Invitational, Tournament Chairman (2001)

Insights

  1. Alerts
    New Liability Protection for Purchasers of Contaminated Properties in Ohio (Oct 23, 2020)
    Possible Leniency for Commercial Tenants and Real Estate Borrowers in Ohio (Apr 2, 2020)
    Ohio Supreme Court Rules in Landowner Royalty Case (Nov 7, 2016)
    Ohio Supreme Court Rules in Ohio Dormant Mineral Act Cases (Sep 19, 2016)
    House Passes Small Business Healthcare Relief Act (HR 5447) (Jun 24, 2016)
  2. Article
    The ABCs of Seller Financing (Aug 1, 2006)
  3. Presentation
    Featured speaker at numerous seminars on the subjects of advanced real estate, leasing, title insurance, and loan documentation
  4. Firm News
    74 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2022 Best Lawyers in America®; 18 Recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Aug 19, 2021)
    Seventy Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2021 The Best Lawyers in America© List; Ten Named “Lawyer of the Year” (Aug 20, 2020)
    66 Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2020 The Best Lawyers in America© List (Aug 15, 2019)
    10 Roetzel Attorneys Named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® (Aug 15, 2019)
    Over 50 Roetzel & Andress LPA Attorneys Named to 2019 The Best Lawyers in America© List (Aug 17, 2018)

Overview

Brian helps his clients – financial institutions, health care systems, regional transportation hubs, investors, developers, and other real estate parties – get real estate and finance deals done. He guides them through conveyancing, land use, leasing, zoning, eminent domain, financing and other issues. He drafts and negotiates construction documents and leasing agreements for commercial, industrial, and institutional real estate projects. He provides all forms of commercial finance advice and drafts and counsels on loan documentation for lenders and borrowers involved in mortgage loans, conventional revolving credit and term financing facilities, asset-based lending, loan modifications and loans in transition to forbearance, reorganization, and workout. Brian’s reputation and vast experience make him a client’s safe choice as counsel.

Clients appreciate Brian’s ability to consistently deliver solutions that align with their business interests and strategic objectives. Equally important, they know that they can count on his focus and determination to ensure that their deals are executed on time and on budget, even when it means rearranging his own priorities to adopt theirs.

In one noteworthy transaction, Brian represented a public entity in acquiring a 90,000 sq. ft. building to be repurposed as its main administrative headquarters. That transaction was part of a more complex multi-property deal, which involved four different properties owned by four different players—a deal in which Brian played a key role in coordinating all transactions to a successful concurrent closing.

Experience
  • Represented hospital systems in development of medical office buildings, health and wellness facilities and ambulatory care centers
  • External counsel to major hospital system as lessor and lessee of medical office and ancillary services space
  • Represented landlord in lease up of approximately 60,000 sq. ft. in downtown office space
  • Represented oil and gas industry client in multinational leasing transactions
  • Represented developer of industrial parks utilizing ground lease structure
  • Represented regional airport authority in lease drafting and negotiations (on airport and in adjacent sponsored office/industrial parks)
  • Represented lenders in multiple nursing home financing transactions throughout Ohio
  • Represented lender in financing hospitality properties
  • Served as local counsel for multiple hotel acquisitions for out of state investor group
  • Represented major logistics company in development and flip of high six-figure square foot distribution center
  • Represented user in adaptive reuse and lease of office facility for headquarters and biomedical purposes

Education

  1. The University of Akron School of Law, J.D.
    • cum laude
  2. State University of New York at Fredonia, B.A.
    • magna cum laude

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Recognitions

  • AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Named The Best Lawyers in America® for Real Estate Law (2003-2022); Banking and Finance Law (2006-2022)
  • Named the Banking and Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Akron by The Best Lawyers in America® (2012, 2016, 2020)
  • Named the Real Estate Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Akron by The Best Lawyers in America® (2009, 2014)
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyer" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2004-2018)
  • Selected as one of "Top 100 Lawyers in Ohio" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2012)
  • Selected as one of "Top 50 Lawyers in Cleveland" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2012)

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Akron Bar Association, Board of Trustees (2013-2014); Chairman of the Real Estate Property Committee (1999-2001)
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Real Estate Council Member
Community Affiliations
  • Bluecoats of Summit County, Member
  • Downtown Akron Partnership, Executive Committee Member (present) and former Chairman of the Board
  • Grace House Akron, Inc., Secretary (2017-present)
  • Summit Choral Society, Board of Trustees (present), Vice President (2016-present)
  • Northern Ohio Golf Charities, Past President (2008) and Executive Committee (2003-2015), and President of Foundation (2018)
  • Portage Country Club, Board of Trustees (past) and Chairman (2012-2014)
  • Summit & Portage Counties Red Cross, Chairman of the Board (2009-2011) and Board of Trustees (2005-2012)
  • United Way of Summit County, General Campaign Chairman (2011) and Board of Directors (past)
  • Akron Civic Theater, Board of Trustees (2004-2010)
  • Downtown Akron Special Improvement District, Inc., Chairman (1999-2006)
  • PGA World Golf Championships - NEC Invitational, Tournament Chairman (2001)

Insights

  1. Alerts
    New Liability Protection for Purchasers of Contaminated Properties in Ohio (Oct 23, 2020)
    Possible Leniency for Commercial Tenants and Real Estate Borrowers in Ohio (Apr 2, 2020)
    Ohio Supreme Court Rules in Landowner Royalty Case (Nov 7, 2016)
    Ohio Supreme Court Rules in Ohio Dormant Mineral Act Cases (Sep 19, 2016)
    House Passes Small Business Healthcare Relief Act (HR 5447) (Jun 24, 2016)
  2. Article
    The ABCs of Seller Financing (Aug 1, 2006)
  3. Presentation
    Featured speaker at numerous seminars on the subjects of advanced real estate, leasing, title insurance, and loan documentation
  4. Firm News
    74 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2022 Best Lawyers in America®; 18 Recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Aug 19, 2021)
    Seventy Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2021 The Best Lawyers in America© List; Ten Named “Lawyer of the Year” (Aug 20, 2020)
    66 Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2020 The Best Lawyers in America© List (Aug 15, 2019)
    10 Roetzel Attorneys Named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® (Aug 15, 2019)
    Over 50 Roetzel & Andress LPA Attorneys Named to 2019 The Best Lawyers in America© List (Aug 17, 2018)