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Brent C. Burmood


Brent’s practice focuses on commercial lending, in particular franchise finance, and real estate transactions. 

Brent has been practicing in the commercial lending area for more than 20 years during which time he has developed a specialty in franchise finance. During his career he has closed on hundreds of franchise finance related transactions and developed an unique ability in advising clients on both current trends and market standards in the industry. He helps lead a team of lawyers in the firm’s franchise finance practice group to provide the most effective and cost-efficient services for the client. This group handles syndicated and single lender loan facilities secured by a range of businesses, including franchised restaurants, national and regional restaurant brands, convenience and gas, hospitality and retail fitness.

Brent also has extensive experience on a variety of commercial real estate matters, including financing, development, sales and acquisitions, sale-leasebacks, and leasing. 

  • Representing leading lenders in the franchise industry in a wide range of transactions both large and small throughout the United States, including structuring and documenting, creation of forms, corporate and collateral due diligence and workout and restructuring matters.
  • Representing large national retailers with respect to the acquisition and development of retail sites across the region.
  • Representing commercial real estate clients in the acquisition, financing, leasing and disposition of commercial properties around the country.
  • Representing financial institutions and borrowers with respect to local law issues and opinions.