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Brian Corbett

t: 919.783.2826

Brian represents banks, financial institutions and other corporate clients in a wide array of commercial, corporate and real estate finance transactions, banking transactions and loan portfolio sales, purchases and servicing arrangements.

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Brian is a trusted advisor to banks and other lending institutions. He brings a wealth of experience to deals ranging in size and complexity.

Areas of Focus

+Financial Services

  • Representation of lenders in commercial real estate loan transactions, including acquisition, development and construction financing of office, retail, hotel, industrial, healthcare, multi-family, mixed-use, low income housing tax credit and historic tax credit-based projects
  • Representation of lenders and borrowers in secured and unsecured commercial and industrial financing
  • Representation of lenders in cross-border financing, financing to knowledge-based, venture and private equity backed companies and subordinated and mezzanine debt financings
  • Representation of lenders in complex, multi-tiered intercreditor arrangements
  • Representation of agents and lenders in club deals and syndicated loan facilities
  • Representation of purchasers and sellers in loan participations
  • Representation of lenders in capital call lines of credit to private equity funds
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  • Representation of depository and other financial institutions with the drafting and negotiation of letters of credit, control agreements, lockbox agreements and other banking products
  • Representation of banks and financial institutions in various portfolio asset purchases, dispositions and servicing arrangements
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+Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy

  • Representation of lenders in purchases of real estate from distressed borrowers in lieu of foreclosure
  • Representation of lenders with the restructure and workout of loans currently in default
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+Outside General Counsel Services

  • Acts as an extension of the legal team for several banks
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Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 2000

Loyola University in Maryland, B.A., 1997

+Notable Accomplishments

Recognized as a Leading Attorney by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Banking & Finance), 2014-2023

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®  (Real Estate Law) 2021, 2023, (Financial Services Regulation Law) 2023

+Professional & Community Activities

Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Raleigh Graduate

Wake County Real Property Lawyers’ Association

Maryland State Bar Association

North Carolina Bar Association

Wake County Bar Association

Risk Management Association

Board of Advisors, Center for Banking and Finance, UNC School of Law

Board Member, The Hubie Poteat Memorial Foundation

+Speaking & Writing

Brian is the co-author of Survey of Commercial Lending Laws in the Southeast, a comprehensive treatise on the laws affecting commercial loan transactions in eight southeastern states.

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