Brian L. Holman

Partner, Los Angeles Office


Brian Holman is a partner in the Firm's Los Angeles office.  He advises and represents charter schools and other parties in charter school financing transactions and advises on general corporate and operations matters.  Brian has advised and represented parties in charter school financing transactions involving a total of over $1.4 billion in loans to charter schools or charter school facility owners, including New Markets Tax Credit financings, bond financings, and working capital financing transactions.  He has advised charter school clients in corporate restructurings including the creation of an umbrella corporation to facilitate the national expansion of a charter school operator, the spin-off of a charter school from a nonprofit organization, and the consolidation of affiliated charter school operators into a single entity.

Brian advises and represents other parties in real estate acquisition, financing and leasing transactions.

He represents financial institutions and other parties in bankruptcy proceedings, out-of-court workouts, commercial litigation and lending transactions.  He has particular experience in business bankruptcy cases where he has represented secured and unsecured creditors, indenture trustees, foreign representatives, creditors’ committees, debtors and other parties in interest.


Brian has been selected from 2013 to 2020 for The Best Lawyers in America for the field Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/insolvency and Reorganization LawHe was named a Super Lawyer for 2019 by Super Lawyers Magazine for the field Schools and Education.



Brian frequently speaks and writes publicly concerning real estate, commercial law, bankruptcy and charter school matters.  He has been a speaker at annual conferences of the California Charter School Association.  Recent articles co-authored by him include:

“New Markets Tax Credits  -- Financing Opportunities," California Mortgage Finance News, Fall 2014.

“Broker Wake Up Call – Fiduciary Obligations When Representing Both Seller and Buyer,” California Mortgage Finance News, Spring 2014.

“Practice Alert – New Concerns for Construction Lender Subordinating Purchase Money Trust Deed,” California Mortgage Finance News, Fall 2013.

“Holder or not Holder, that is the Question,” CMBA Legal News, Spring 2012.

“How to Make Certain Your First Mortgage is First in Line,” CMBA Legal News, Winter 2011.

“Is Your Purchase Contract a Revocable Option?” CMBA Legal News, Summer 2011



  • State Bar of California
  • United States District Court for the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California
  • United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member, former Chair, Executive Committee of Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section
  • Financial Lawyers Conference, former Director
  • Synergy Academies, former Chair of the Board
  • Los Angeles County Bar Foundation, former Director
  • Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum, former Director
  • City of Pasadena's Utility Advisory Commission, former Member