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Brian D. Leebrick is a Shareholder in the firm .  Since joining Barron & Redding in 1999, Mr. Leebrick has primarily represented businesses and real estate developers in a wide variety of commercial matters, ranging from the purchase and sale of retail businesses to the development of a large planned unit development golf course community.  The main focus of his transactional practice is real estate development, complex commercial and real estate transactions, and general commercial law.

Brian has also developed a commercial litigation practice, concentrating on the representation of lenders in work-out and foreclosure actions; landowners in title dispute resolution; and developers in disputes with regulators, contractors, and purchasers.

Brian is a member of the Bay County Bar Association, the Florida Bar, the American Bar Association, and the St. Andrews Bay American Inn of Court.  He is on the Executive Council of the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar, and is an active member of the Section’s Condominium and Planned Development Committee.  He is an active member of Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, where he serves as a chalice bearer and as Chancellor, and has been a vestry member and Sunday School teacher.  He serves as a member of the Lynn Haven Board of Adjustments and the Bay County Law Library Board.

Brian attended the University of Florida, receiving a degree in political science in 1996 and a law degree in 1999.  While at the University of Florida, he was initiated into Phi Beta Kappa and the Order of the Coif; served twice as a Student Senator; and served on the Journal of Law and Public Policy.  He also co-wrote an article entitled “Transferable Development Rights and Alternatives After Suitum”, published in Urban Lawyer.

Education

University of Florida, B.A. with honors, 1996
University of Florida, College of Law, J.D. with high honors, 1999

  • Journal of Law and Public Policy
  • Order of the Coif

Professional Activities

American Bar Association
Florida Bar
Bay County Bar Association
St. Andrews Bay American Inn of Court

Articles

  • Co-author, “Transferable Development Rights and Alternatives After Suitum,” 30 Urb. Law. 441 (1998).

Significant Representations

  • Successfully represented buyers and sellers in the sale of businesses such as golf courses, marinas, restaurants, bars, shopping centers, and retail facilities.
  • Successfully represented banks in construction financing projects for, among others, condominiums, hotels, medical offices, office buildings, and retail stores.
  • Successfully represented numerous developers in drafting and gaining State approval for residential and commercial condominiums, representing well over 1,000 new units.
  • Represented successfully a large fast food franchise in obtaining acquisition, construction, and permanent financing for a multi-unit expansion.
  • Represented several clients in reviewing trademark and tradename availability on the federal and state local, and applying for and renewing trademark registrations.
  • Represented several clients successfully in resolving various construction lien disputes; assisted developer clients in complying with the construction lien law requirements.
  • Drafted numerous Delaware and Florida limited liability company operating agreements for complex real estate and commercial joint ventures.
  • Together with J. Robert Hughes, representing a developer of a residential golf course resort consisting of 595 residential units.  The representation has included working with state and local officials on development of regional impact determination and planned unit development approval; creating a Community Development District and negotiating a bond issuance by the CDD; negotiating a broker agreement; negotiating an operations agreement with a nationally-recognized golf resort operator; drafting and negotiating architect and construction contracts for the project; coordinating with consultants on permitting and land sales regulation issues; drafting and negotiating the limited liability company operating agreement; drafting, negotiating and closing land swap and land acquisition transactions; drafting and negotiating securitized loan agreements for the financing of the project, and providing ongoing general counsel services