Latimer LeVay Fyock, LLCLatimer LeVay Fyock, LLC
Brian D. LeVay
Brian D. LeVay

Brian D. LeVay

Managing Partner312.419.3015blevay@llflegal.com
  • Biography
  • Credentials
  • Experience

Brian D. LeVay is a Managing Partner at Latimer LeVay Fyock LLC. He concentrates his practice in the areas of business transactions, general corporate law, real estate, banking and commercial litigation. Brian provides personalized attention and counsel to his clients, primarily middle market companies, entrepreneurs and financial institutions, offering practical and creative advice pertinent to his clients’ business. He often acts as an outside general counsel and trusted advisor to his clients who come to rely on his advice and business judgment in many aspects of their business and personal concerns. As a business owner, Brian understands intuitively what it takes to operate a business. He has experience and insight into the personal and business issues that confront his clients on a daily basis and those that will shape their long-term future.

Education

  • Washington University in St. Louis, J.D., 1988
    • Associate Editor, Journal or Urban and Contemporary Law, 1986-88
    • Author, “ECRA and the Bankruptcy Code”, Urban Law Annual; Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law, January 1989
  • Tufts University, B.A., 1985

Admissions

  • Illinois, 1988
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1988
  • Wisconsin, 2017

Professional Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Real Estate Investment Association

Experience

  • Represents closely-held businesses and their owners in connection with a wide range of business transactions, including stock and asset sales and purchases and drafting shareholders agreements and operating agreements.

  • Counsels businesses relative to day-to-day and strategic corporate and business legal matters, including those pertaining to labor and employment, contracts and vendor relationships and corporate governance.

  • Represents entrepreneurial start-ups and emerging businesses in connection with entityselection, corporate formation and initial capital raises.

  • Represents lenders, borrowers and companies seeking capital investment in financing and capital raising transactions, including structuring private placements.

  • Counsels business owners with respect to succession planning.

  • Documents financial and loan transactions on behalf of lenders and borrowers.

  • Handles a wide array of real estate transactions, including the purchase and sale of commercial and industrial real estate and bank-owned REO property, negotiating and drafting commercial, office and industrial leases and like-kind (1031) exchanges.

  • Drafts estate planning documents, including simple and pour-over wills, health care and property powers of attorney.

  • Provides counsel on a wide range of employment, human resource, hiring and employee separation issues, including documenting employment relationships, restrictive covenants, phantom equity plans, bonus plans and employee handbooks.

  • Litigates complex commercial disputes, including those involving restrictive covenants, injunctions, breach of contract, RICO, title insurance, creditors rights.

  • Counsels business owners relative to application for minority-owned and women-owned business certification.

  • Negotiates and drafts commercial and residential leases on behalf of landlords and tenants.