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Brian S. Lohse

Brian S. Lohse

Practice areas:

Real Estate, Business, Contracts & Agreements

About Me


     Brian graduated from Ball State University in 1995 with a degree in Journalism and Advertising.  Upon graduation, he and his family became Papa John’s Pizza franchisee’s in Texas.  The franchise was extremely successful, and at the time, included the #1 and #2 grossing stores in the U.S. 


     After selling their ownership stake in the franchise, Brian was an advertising and media planner for several movie studios such as Disney, Paramount Pictures and MGM.  With an annual advertising budget of several million dollars per year, he developed advertising campaigns for video store chains across the U.S. and developed cross-promotion campaigns tying together retailers and other local businesses.


     Brian then jumped at the opportunity to go to work for Joel Osteen’s new television station in Houston, Texas.  Brian developed sales campaigns for advertisers and helped write and produce television commercials for many local and regional advertisers.


     The next opportunity that looked promising to Brian was real estate. In the early 2000’s he bought a 32-unit apartment complex and several cell towers around the U.S.  He dealt with tenant issues, management issues, FAA requirements, and FCC regulations.  He and the other shareholders enjoyed a 485% return on their investment when the business was sold a few years later. 


     After the 9/11 attacks, Brian moved back to the Midwest to be closer to family.  Once back, he owned and operated a sports bar, nightclub, concert venue and banquet facility in a Chicago suburb.  He created risk-reduction programs and negotiated all business agreements.  The concert venue hosted national acts from across the U.S. including former American Idol winners and Platinum Album sellers.  


     After years in the business field, he decided it was time for a change and got his law degree.  Brian graduated with Honors (Cum Laude) and received 3 book awards in: Writing, Negotiations & Confrontations, and Oil & Gas Property Law.


     Brian's law practice is focused on providing personalized service for every client.  When you call, you will speak directly to Brian, rather than to a secretary or paralegal and your legal matters will be handled by him personally.  Brian's priority is to complete your legal projects quickly, and with the same level of dedication he gave to his own success.





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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2013

  1. Real Estate: 90%
    2 years
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 5%
    2 years
  3. Business: 5%
    2 years



Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (20 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Alfred John Pandl

    I met Brian Lohse in law school and was immediately impressed with his broad range of business experiences. His real life knowledge of how business deals get done combined with his legal expertise make him an incredible attorney. If you hire Brian you will be in good hands.


    Alfred Pandl Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Wrongful Death Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Lohse Law

270 Center Drive
Suite 210
Vernon Hills, IL, 60061

Lohse Law

7174 Dempster St
Morton Grove, IL, 60053

Lohse Law

1900 E. Golf Rd
Suite 950
Schaumburg, IL, 60173




ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law201308/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Owner / PresidentBlue Sky Towers (3 communication/ cell towers)2002 - 2005
Owner / PresidentGTP (Concert Venue, Restaurant, Sports Bar)2002 - 2007
Owner / PresidentBP&D (32 Apartments in Texas)2000 - 2002
AdvertisingETD, KTBU1996 - 2001
FranchiseePapa John's Pizza (Multiple locations)1994 - 1996


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Lake County Bar AssociationN/A2015 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Illinois Real Estate Lawyers AssociationN/A2013 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Professions in Marketing and AdvertisingMarketing & Advertising2009