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Brian T.
Lang

  • Partner

The most complex, multi-layered cases tend to find us here at Warner – possibly after others have already taken a pass. I embrace every opportunity to skillfully lead these matters from start to finish using my decades of experience, creativity and practical sensibility to get the best result for my clients, whether it is a negotiated settlement or a jury trial. I view my clients’ issues as my own.

Brian Lang welcomes the opportunity to resolve any complex dispute but focuses primarily on real estate and commercial litigation. Whether in negotiations, at trial or through mediation or arbitration, he serves as lead counsel, successfully representing domestic and international clients in Michigan’s Circuit Courts and administrative agencies, as well as Federal Court. His practice regularly comprises cross-border issues and parties.

Real Estate Litigation

  • Obtained early dismissal for commercial land owner of municipal condemnation action due to municipality’s failure to comply with Michigan’s Uniform Condemnation Procedures Act.
  • Won substantial attorney fee award following dismissal in a lease dispute regarding commercial tenant’s attempted exercise of an option to purchase.
  • Secured favorable judgment after trial recognizing unsigned trust amendment granting real property to client as effective under Michigan’s amended Estate and Protected Individuals Code.
  • Won dismissal of action by neighbor seeking tear down of three story parking garage claiming violations of local zoning.
  • Represented bond insurer in advocating for its substantial financia

Real Estate Litigation

  • Obtained early dismissal for commercial land owner of municipal condemnation action due to municipality’s failure to comply with Michigan’s Uniform Condemnation Procedures Act.
  • Won substantial attorney fee award following dismissal in a lease dispute regarding commercial tenant’s attempted exercise of an option to purchase.
  • Secured favorable judgment after trial recognizing unsigned trust amendment granting real property to client as effective under Michigan’s amended Estate and Protected Individuals Code.
  • Won dismissal of action by neighbor seeking tear down of three story parking garage claiming violations of local zoning.
  • Represented bond insurer in advocating for its substantial financial interests in action by local municipal water supply’s breach of contract suit against neighboring municipalities.
  • Secured award of interest in real property for descendants following trial over disputed title.
  • Negotiated complex settlement in marina dispute involving surrounding land owners’ multiple administrative appeals and Circuit Court actions.

General Commercial Litigation

  • Successfully represented OEM in litigation in Western District of Michigan, recovering equipment worth more than $300 million.
  • Obtained favorable judgment after trial for industrial distributor in breach of warranty case against principals of computer consulting company.
  • Represented the Muskegon Museum of Art as it transitioned from public school ownership to a private foundation.
  • Successfully represented trustees of multimillion dollar foundation who sought to break apart foundation to relieve internal strife.

International Dispute Resolution

  • Successfully represented Illinois company in litigation in the District Court of Vermont, securing payment from 3M Gulf in the United Arab Emirates for concrete product.
  • Managed litigation in England for Tier 1 Michigan supplier in litigation against supplier of defective electronic parts resulting in OEM’s recall.
  • Represented Michigan company in suit against president of its Korean subsidiary for using subsidiary and taking its business for the benefit of a competitor.
  • Secured favorable settlement for Michigan manufacturer of conveyor belts, terminating supply agreement with a German supplier.
  • “Real Property Option Contracts in Michigan,”2021 Real Property Law Section Virtual Summer Conference, State Bar of Michigan (SBM), July 22-23, 2021
  • “Real Property Option Contracts in Michigan,”2021 Real Property Law Section Virtual Summer Conference, State Bar of Michigan (SBM), July 22-23, 2021
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Brian T.
Lang

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The most complex, multi-layered cases tend to find us here at Warner – possibly after others have already taken a pass. I embrace every opportunity to skillfully lead these matters from start to finish using my decades of experience, creativity and practical sensibility to get the best result for my clients, whether it is a negotiated settlement or a jury trial. I view my clients’ issues as my own.

Brian Lang welcomes the opportunity to resolve any complex dispute but focuses primarily on real estate and commercial litigation. Whether in negotiations, at trial or through mediation or arbitration, he serves as lead counsel, successfully representing domestic and international clients in Michigan’s Circuit Courts and administrative agencies, as well as Federal Court. His practice regularly comprises cross-border issues and parties.

  • “Real Property Option Contracts in Michigan,”2021 Real Property Law Section Virtual Summer Conference, State Bar of Michigan (SBM), July 22-23, 2021
  • “Real Property Option Contracts in Michigan,”2021 Real Property Law Section Virtual Summer Conference, State Bar of Michigan (SBM), July 22-23, 2021