Brian Cohen real estate retail leasing commercial multifamily construction financing

Brian M. Cohen

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Brian Cohen real estate retail leasing commercial multifamily construction financing



Brian Cohen is a real estate attorney who represents owners, purchasers, investors and lenders in commercial real estate and other asset-based transactions. He also represents landlords and tenants in commercial leasing transactions. 

Brian counsels clients in connection with the acquisition, disposition and development of office, retail, hotel, and multifamily properties. He also handles all kinds of matters involving: commercial mortgage, mezzanine and construction financing; commercial leasing; joint ventures; preferred equity; loan purchases, sales and restructurings; and secured and unsecured credit facilities and related capital markets transactions.

Prior to joining Goulston & Storrs, Brian was a partner at an Am Law Top 100 U.S. law firm and the general counsel of a diversified real estate owner, manager and developer.


  • New York Trailblazers (2020), The New York Law Journal
  • Martindale Hubbell Peer-Review Rated AV PreeminentTM
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2011 - 2020
  • Legal 500, 2014-2015
  • UJA-Federation of New York Volunteer Service Award, 2009
  • UJA-Federation of New York Lawyer's Division James H. Fogelson Award, 2005


  • Lecturer, Contract Negotiations and Legal Considerations, NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate, November, 2017 and November, 2019
  • Member, Real Estate Council, UJA-Federation of New York
  • Member, Campaign Steering Committee, UJA-Federation of New York
  • Member, Carnegie Hall Real Estate Council
  • Member, Advisory Board of the Stoler Report
  • Member, Board of Directors, Jewish Community Relations Council of New York
  • Research Sponsor, Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center, University of Pennsylvania


  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • District of Columbia


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University  (J.D., 1996)
  • George Washington University  (B.A., 1992)