Brian J. Considine is a Senior Attorney with Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC. He concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate environmental counseling, Trademark and Copyright, commercial real estate due diligence and environmental/toxics litigation. His practice also includes counseling clients on Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
Mr. Considine’s environmental practice includes assisting a variety of corporate clients with matters involving the acquisition, sale and/or cleanup and closure of environmentally impaired properties. In that capacity, he has negotiated with a number of state environmental protection agencies in the Midwest, as well as with landowners, developers, and tenants to reach creative resolutions on a wide variety of environmental issues. He also has assisted clients with environmental due diligence and brownfield funding pertaining to property acquisition, including coordinating activities and strategies with environmental consultants. A large part of Mr. Considine’s practice is his pro-active counseling to clients on ways to avoid or minimize environmental liability.
Mr. Considine’s Trademark and Copyright practice includes drafting and filing federal and state trademark applications and federal Copyright applications, responding to USPTO Trademark Office actions, counseling clients on licensing as well as state and federal Trademark and Copyright protections.
Mr. Considine’s litigation experience includes the representation of corporate clients in toxic tort litigation and in industrial contamination claims. He has appeared before federal and state judicial and administrative forums.
He is also one of the few attorneys in Michigan to earn the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional designation.
Brian J. Considine
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Detroit, Michigan, 1995 J.D. Honors: Cum Laude
Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana, 1991 M.S., Environmental Science
Marquette University Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1988 B.S.
Honors and Awards
Top Lawyer: Intellectual Property & Patent Law – DBusiness, 2019, 2020.
Top Lawyer: Environmental Law – DBusiness, 2018-2020.
Top Lawyer: Energy Law – DBusiness, 2018-2019.
Selected to Michigan Super Lawyers list – 2017-2020.
Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© – Energy Law, 2021 -2023. Recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” 2023.
Energy, Sustainability and Environmental Law Committee Awarded Committee of the Year by Oakland County Bar Association – 2015.
American Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar
Michigan Association of Environmental Professionals
State Bar of Michigan
Chair of the Energy, Sustainability and Environmental Law Committee, Oakland County Bar Association, 2015
“So, Your Client Wants to Buy Industrial Property?”
Laches, Oakland County Bar Association
“Green Alternatives to Post Construction Storm Water Management”
Michigan Environmental Law Journal
Vol. 24, No. 2, Summer, 2006
“Michigan’s 404 Program: How Will Rapanos Affect Us?”
Michigan Bar Journal Online
Vol. 85, No. 11,
“Green Building and Stormwater Management Can Grow in Residential Settings”
Vol. 19, No. 4
District of Columbia, 1997