BRIAN M. COLLINS
Attorney at Law
Real Estate Broker
Certified Public Accountant

Mr. Collins graduated with honors and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley in 1986 with a B.S. degree in Business Administration. After working six years as a CPA with large public accounting firms and as Controller for a real estate development company, Mr. Collins obtained his law degree in 1995 from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley. Upon graduating, Mr. Collins joined the Small Business & High Net Worth section of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer, & Feld, LLP, one of the world’s 15 biggest law firms, working with some of the nation’s outstanding lawyers to negotiate and draft a broad range of sophisticated partnership and corporate documents and other business agreements. Additionally, he helped create estate plans and formulate asset protection strategies that included trusts, wills, family limited partnerships, and other legal entities for high-net-worth individuals and their businesses. After joining the business law section of Skjerven Morrill MacPherson LLP in San Francisco, Mr. Collins negotiated the terms of and drafted numerous real estate and business agreements for individuals and companies, ranging in size from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. Mr. Collins now helps individuals and businesses solve their real estate, business and corporate law, asset protection, and estate planning issues.

Mr. Collins frequently consults with journalists on real estate-related articles.