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Brian Michael Walsh

Business Attorney at Orlando, FL

5.0   15 reviews

About Brian

Learn Brian’s areas of practice.

I am a co-founder of Walsh Banks Law, located in Orlando, Florida. Since 2005, the primary focus of my practice has been business law, franchise law, real estate law and contract law.

I've worked with a wide variety of clients ranging from individual entrepreneurs and small businesses to Fortune 500 companies and nonprofit organizations. I've provided legal assistance and representation to clients as they’ve formed new companies, started new entrepreneurial ventures, provided legal assistance for business expansion, corporate reorganization, and helped develop exit strategies through the development of succession plans or the sale of the business.

This includes extensive experience representing startup and existing franchisors; as well as franchisees looking to buy their first franchise, sell an existing franchise or become a master franchisee.

Whether coordinating complicated contract negotiations, assisting nonprofits gain their tax-exempt status, or providing outside general counsel services my goal is to help clients succeed by providing clear, practical legal advice and representation.

I am a member of the Florida Bar Association, Business Law Section and Tax Section, Orange County Bar Association, American Bar Association, and the Supreme Court Bar. As such, I have been admitted to practice law in the state of Florida, and before the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

 

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Licensed for 17 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2017
Updated 06/08/2022
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2005
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact Brian

Walsh Banks Law
228 Hillcrest St
Orlando, FL, 32801

Reviews

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Posted by Maria | December 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended: Advice, Progess and Results.
The Walsh Banks Law firm has been an outstanding counsel in our business legal matters, especially with franchise agreement issues in Florida. Intelligent, accessible, and experienced, Brian Walsh, Esq., and Brandon Banks, Esq. are smart and trusted advisors to avoid problems, and to resovle them in our favor when they erupt. They devised a reasoned legal approach and are more than able to use real litigation as necessary. Highly recommended as business counsel: advice, progess and results.
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Posted by Stephen Weed | January 8, 2019
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Fantastic Attorney and Firm
We have had a great experience using Brian. As a CEO I rely on his wisdom and judgement on a frequent basis. He is extremely knowledgeable concerning the law and always puts the client first. Also happens to be a great guy! Highly recommend!
Posted by Eugen | February 3, 2018
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Amazing !!!
Hiring Brian Walsh was one of the best decisions I have ever done. From the beginning he was always there explaining and answering questions. He was professional, understanding and always updating me on everything. Highly recommend his services.
Posted by Andrew | February 1, 2018
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The Best
Dealing with legal issues is never a pleasant experience. To say that our recent case was stressful is an understatement. When I first reached out to Brian at Walsh Banks, I knew immediately that they were the right firm for me. Their personal attention to my case & communication during the process was top notch. It was a long and lengthy battle but with Brian at our side, we prevailed. They will continue to represent us moving forward with my business. I would HIGHLY recommend Brian to anyone who needs representation.
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Posted by Tara | February 1, 2018
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Thankful!
This was my first time being involved in any kind of lawsuit. It was so reassuring having Brian as my lawyer. He was very thorough and never once left me confused or anxious when discussing the case. The outcome of my case was very positive. He is extremely good at what he does.
Posted by Deb | July 17, 2017
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General Business & Contracting
Brian maintains very high client service standards and prioritizes our workload. Brian and others in WalshBanks have represented my companies since 2014 with excellent outcomes. His representation is always ethical and straightforward. I have referred Brian to others and continue to seek his legal guidance in all our corporate matters.
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Posted by Kimberly | June 9, 2017
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Real Estate Dispute
I recently hired Brian to handle a real estate deal, where the seller breached contract. He was very efficient and thorough during the process and always had my best interest when making suggestions on how to move forward. I would highly recommend Brain, he obtains results quickly and does right by his clients.
Posted by Nick | June 7, 2017
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Real Estate Law
Brian did an excellent job representing our family in a contract dispute. He was thorough and patient throughout the process explaining all our options. I highly recommend him
Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2017
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Thoughtful, thorough and well versed in commercial matters
Brian was a pleasure to work with. He understood the subject matter and was able to quickly assess and trouble shoot issues without going overboard. He quickly responded when called upon at the last minute and his calm and friendly demeanor in a chaotic and complex business deal was especially helpful and appreciated.
Posted by David | March 1, 2017
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EXCELLENT!!!!!!
Brian is ON TOP OF THINGS! Very smart, easy to talk to and quick to get things done! Most of all, we TRUST him!
Posted by David | March 1, 2017
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Impressed
Mr. Walsh has shown himself to be adept in a broad range of legal issues, a mature and level-headed attorney on every occasion. But more than this, he listens very well and is able to get right to the heart of the matter with uncommon efficiency that is very refreshing and satisfying!
Posted by Jacob | March 1, 2017
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Very ambitious
Brian is a very ambitious attorney, who isn't afraid of a challenge. He is timely with his communication and knows his clients. I never have to remind him anything, he is on top of his game!
Posted by Tracy | March 1, 2017
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Review of Business Operating Agreement
We were investing in a new company, and we had asked Brian Walsh to review the operating agreement proposal for a new/existing business we were going to invest in and become partners. Brian did a very thorough and point by point review of the good and bad aspects of the agreement. Based on this legal, business , and professional analysis he was able help us understand all the Pros and Cons. I highly recommend Brian Walsh in the future to anyone.
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Posted by Rich | January 13, 2017
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Tax consultation
My company utilized Brian on a complex tax issue that had the potential for far reaching ramifications. Brian was able to research the issue and provide multiple options for a favorable solution. I would highly recommend Brian and Walsh Banks as firm. Their competency and expertise regarding corporate legal matters are a credit to the Florida Bar.
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Posted by Brandon | December 27, 2016
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Estate Planning Review
We have used Brian's Estate Planning expertise and would highly recommend him to anyone! Estate Planning is a must, and after meeting with Brian you will feel buttoned up in this aspect of your life. He is very thorough and a pleasure to work with.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 315-315 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Walsh Banks PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Walsh Law Group
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Contract Attorney
  • King Blackwell Downs & Zehnder
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Akerman Senterfiit
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Shutts & Bowen, LLP
  • 2005 - 2007
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Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2004
  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • King's College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • Michaels v. Knudsen, Schnee and Stone VIPS
  • Settled

Associations

  • Helping Other People Eat, Inc.
  • Director
  • 2008 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Winter Park Rotary Club
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2016

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • 2014 Benevolent Workshop
  • Pitfalls of Non-Profit Law
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (0)
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have retained Brian and his firm on several occasions. I find him to be extremely competent and knowledgeable on a variety of corporate matters. I would highly endorse Brian and his firm and fully intend to retain him again in the future."
Business Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Brian Walsh 100%. Brian is a rare gem in the legal field. He is incredibly intelligent and is able to analyze complex situations and develop the best, cost-effective strategies to meet his clients' objectives. When it comes to corporate/business law, there is no one better."
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Orlando Business Lawyer Brian Michael Walsh
Brian Michael Walsh
Business Attorney
Orlando, FL
Licensed for 17 years