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.
Licensed since 2013
Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (20 minutes)
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
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2013||08/17/2015|
|Owner / President||Blue Sky Towers (3 communication/ cell towers)||2002 - 2005|
|Owner / President||GTP (Concert Venue, Restaurant, Sports Bar)||2002 - 2007|
|Owner / President||BP&D (32 Apartments in Texas)||2000 - 2002|
|Advertising||ETD, KTBU||1996 - 2001|
|Franchisee||Papa John's Pizza (Multiple locations)||1994 - 1996|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Lake County Bar Association||N/A||2015 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||N/A||2013 - Present|
|Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association||N/A||2013 - Present|
|Thomas M. Cooley Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Professions in Marketing and Advertising||Marketing & Advertising||2009|