Brian McMahon

Brian P. McMahon practices banking, business law, civil litigation, estate planning, mergers & acquisitions, real estate and succession planning in St. Joseph

“Being a good listener, seeing all sides of a matter and coming up with creative solutions. It’s a win/win approach.”

Brian McMahon embraces the Kreis Enderle mantra that the best listeners make the best lawyers.  "Not only is it important to listen to learn what you need to properly structure a particular transaction or estate plan, it is essential to listen to truly understand a client’s overall needs."

Brian has been representing private and publicly owned businesses, business owners and business owners' families for more than 22 years.  What he takes the most pride in is the long-term relationships he has established with his clients over these many years, many of whom he has represented for 15 years or more.  “It is both an honor and a humbling experience to be trusted by a person to take care of the legal needs for their livelihood, what they do for a living, and their family, why they live.  I don’t take that trust for granted."

Brian’s practice is concentrated in the areas of Business/Corporate Law, Estate Planning and Commercial Real Estate.  His clients include business entities and business owners located in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Georgia, Texas, Delaware and other foreign (out-of-state) jurisdictions, with interests in Michigan.  Over his 22 years of practice, Brian has also established long-term relationships with many Chicago law firms and other out-of-state law firms who call on him routinely to assist in providing services to their clients with a specific transactional need in Michigan and/or a desire to establish a relationship with Michigan legal counsel in the event of need on short notice.

Brian lives with his wife, Joann, in St. Joseph, Michigan.  In his free time he enjoys any activity that can be done outside in any kind of weather.  He especially enjoys backcountry camping and mountaineering and has climbed mountains throughout the U.S. and the French and Swiss Alps.