Brian J. Hogan

Of Counsel

Phone: 1 (949) 299-0188


Mr. Hogan specializes in corporate transactions of all types, mainly mergers and acquisitions, franchising (on behalf of both franchisors and franchisees), and serving as outside general counsel several for dynamic, growing companies.   He completes corporate purchases and sales with an innovative strategy that begins with assessing the needs of the seller or buyer with respect to tax planning and asset protection, determines the desired future direction of the client, and then assembles and leads the appropriate team members with the right specialties to either accomplish needed changes to the company, in order to achieve the highest possible market value, or complete the extensive due diligence necessary to vet a corporate target.  Mr. Hogan then negotiates the deal points and prepare all legal documentation to complete the transaction.   Mr. Hogan has developed corporate franchise programs and represented dozens of franchisees in many different industries including food, automotive and home services.   Hs has completed franchise transactions all across the country.   His outside general counsel practice encompasses working with a variety of entities, including family offices, in relation to acquisitions and all forms of corporate transactions, including employment agreements, shareholder agreements, employee stock plans, purchase and sale agreements and representation of corporate clients in selected situations, such as preference actions in federal bankruptcy court.


Mr. Hogan is a member of the State Bars of California and Illinois. 

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UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME, South Bend, Indiana, 1979   Bachelor of Arts, Double Major–Political Science and Spanish

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, THE LAW SCHOOL   Chicago, Illinois, 1982   Juris Doctor

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT   Evanston, Illinois, 1988   Masters of Management with concentration in Marketing


Mr. Hogan is members of the State Bar of California and Illinois. 


Board of Trustees, Catholic Charities of Orange County

ProVisors, Association for Corporate Growth

Eagle Scout, Elected to Phi Beta Kappa (Epsilon Chapter of Indiana)