Areas of Concentration

  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Real Estate Financing
  • Civil Litigation


  • California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal
  • U.S. District Courts:
    • Northern District
    • Central District
    • Southern District


  • J.D. (1993) University of California, Hastings College of Law
  • B.A. (1990) University of California, San Diego

Memberships & Honors

  • Mr. Pedersen is a member of the California State Bar, and Chair of the Real Estate Section of the Marin County Bar Association.

Brian C. Pedersen Brian C. Pedersen is a Partner of Flynn Riley Bailey & Pasek LLP. His practice focuses on real estate transactions and civil litigation. His experience in real estate transactions has covered all aspects of the purchase and sale of commercial, multi-family and residential properties, as well as manufactured housing communities and self storage facilities, from initial inspections to closing. Mr. Pedersen specialized in financing, secured by real property assets, including CMBS, and regularly advises clients concerning entity formation, leases, and the negotiation and documentation of all such transactions. Mr. Pedersen has developed particular expertise in secured lending and workouts of troubled loans.

Mr. Pedersen's litigation background helps his transactional clients to identify, avoid and promptly address risks and disputes that arise before and after closing, and to reposition or refinance distressed properties.

Mr. Pedersen's civil litigation practice emphasizes real estate sales and nondisclosure, partnership disputes, borrower/lender disputes including foreclosure and personal guarantees, brokerage disputes, insurance coverage, and construction disputes. He has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution as a mediator as well as an advocate, and is a settlement conference panelist for the Marin County Superior Court.