Brian J. Nolan concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate, banking and commercial finance, corporate transactions and business law. He represents a wide array of business and individual clients, with an emphasis on real estate and commercial and industrial lending transactions and workouts, negotiation and drafting of various contracts and business agreements, and all aspects of real estate development, including the negotiation of property acquisitions, leasing (for both landlords and tenants) and the utilization of tax credits and other incentive programs for development and financing.

Brian joined Carmody MacDonald P.C. in 2005 after serving as a judicial law clerk for the late Honorable Lawrence G. Crahan of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District.


Saint Louis University School of Law, cum laude, 2004;

  • Saint Louis University Law Journal, Symposium Managing Editor
  • Best Published Student Work of the Year, 2002-2003
  • Order of the Woolsack (Top 10% of Graduating Class)
  • Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society

University of Missouri – Columbia, B.A., Philosophy, cum laude, 2001

Community Involvement
  • Leadership St. Louis program by FOCUS St. Louis (2023-2024 cohort)
  • Risk Management Association (RMA), St. Louis Chapter
    • Board Member (present)
    • President (2016-2017)
    • Chairman of the Young Professionals Group (2011-2013)
  • Missouri Gateway Green Building Council
    • President (2018-2020; 2023-present)
    • Board Member (2018)
    • Advocacy Committee (2014-2023)
  • Brentwood Planning and Zoning Commission (2023-present)
  • Board of Advisors, Mid-County Family YMCA (2010-2020)
  • Phi Delta International Legal Fraternity
  • Leadership Clayton, Class of 2007
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Youth Sports Coach/Manager
  • Best Lawyers – “The Best Lawyers in America” – Real Estate (2019-present)
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers – Rising Stars (2013-2017)
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly – Up & Coming Lawyer (2017)
Publications & Presentations
  • The Metaphysics of Property: Taking a Look Beneath the Surface of Regulatory Takings Law After Tahoe-Sierra Preservation Council v. Tahoe Regional Planning Agency , 48 ST. Louis. U. L.J. 703 (2004) (Voted Best Student Work, 2003)