Brent A. Titus - Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC

Brent A. Titus

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2001

Brent has been an integral part of the firm’s Finance, Real Estate & Bankruptcy Services Practice Group since joining the Foster Swift in 1984.  He currently serves as a member of the firm's Executive Committee. Brent's practice focuses primarily in real estate with an emphasis on:

  • Commercial Real Estate Transactions: commercial purchase and sales agreements and transactions for manufacturing facilities, colleges, hospitals, communication towers, restaurants, shopping centers, and apartment complexes.
  • Landlord-Tenant: lease negotiations, disputes and evictions.
  • Real Estate Development: Land Division Act, Condominium Act, zoning, construction contracts, construction liens, subdivision restrictions, and easements.
  • Real Estate Finance: loan documentation, modifications, workouts, deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure, collections, mezzanine loans, and bankruptcy remote entities.
  • Real Estate Brokerage: listing agreements, agency disclosures, buyer/broker agreements, Commercial Broker Lien Act, and property management agreements.
  • Environmental Law: environmental audits, baseline environmental assessments, and due care documentation.

Brent's clients include financial institutions, insurance companies, real estate brokers, developers, hospitals, manufacturers, farmers, municipalities and colleges.

His knowledge of real estate law is well recognized by his peers.  Brent was named the 2009 Lansing Lawyer of the Year for Real Estate by Best Lawyers®, has been included in Best Lawyers® of America since 2001 and has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Holding memberships in the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan and its Real Property Law Section, and the Ingham County Bar Association, Brent is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court’s Western and Eastern Districts of Michigan. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry and is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects.  He has also been a member of various charitable and bank boards in the local community.

Additional Information

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Michigan Supreme Court

Experience Representative Matters
  • Assisted investors with complex purchase of multi-million dollar loans upon borrower's default.
  • Assisted hospital and college with multi-parcel acquisitions for future development.
  • Assisted insurance company with significant loan modifications, deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure, and workouts of defaulted loans in commercial loan portfolio.
  • Assisted borrower of commercial development in legal action against lender to stop foreclosure due to lenders breach of loan documents and commitment.
  • Assisted client with expansion of cosmetology school's operation to new cities in Michigan, Illinois, and Tennessee.
  • Assisted client with multi-million dollar acquisition of out-of-state cosmetology school.
  • Assisted landowners with sale of thousands of acres or prime agricultural land.
  • Assisted clients with appeals of residential and commercial property tax assessments.
University of Michigan-FlintBBA 1981Ohio State University College of LawJ.D. 1984
American Bar Association Ingham County Bar Association

Office Location

313 South Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48933-2114
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Real Estate of the Lansing Metro Area2009 Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate Law of the Lansing Metro Area
Brent A. Titus has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!Brent A. Titus has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2009!

Practice Areas

Litigation - Real Estate
Real Estate Law

Other Information

Gender: Male