Brian R. Sahn
Brian R. Sahn
Brian R. Sahn is co-head of the Firm’s Real Estate practice group, where he broadly concentrates his practice in all facets of commercial real estate transactions; including representing clients in purchase and sale agreements, acquisition financing transactions, industrial/economic development projects, transfer of development rights transactions, easement and right-of-way negotiations, and commercial lease agreements in the office, retail, and industrial markets. Brian also has extensive experience in real estate brokerage matters, including representing clients in connection with real estate portfolio management service agreements, corporate global solutions agreements, lease administration agreements, and disputes over commissions and entitlements.
Mr. Sahn represents several large public and private companies and not-for-profit entities concerning their real estate portfolios, involving the management, disposition and acquisition of corporate real estate holdings—frequently involving complex environmental, title, and facilities problems. In addition, he represents many clients in connection with ground-up real estate development projects, and institutional lenders in commercial real estate, and multi-family loan transactions. Mr. Sahn also has represented corporate clients in facility closures and divestitures, and in negotiations with local redevelopment agencies and municipal representatives.
Brian also counsels clients in green and sustainable building projects and helps them achieve green objectives. Regarding green and sustainable practices, Brian manages the Firm’s green and sustainable initiatives, and oversaw the Firm’s LEED certification process for its office space—which was awarded LEED Silver status. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Green Building Council—Long Island Chapter, and has authored several articles and presented several panels on developments in green building practices and advocates on behalf of sustainable development and use of buildings.
Mr. Sahn joined the Firm as an associate in 1995 and became a partner in 1998. Prior to joining the Firm, he was associated with two large New York-based firms where he also concentrated his practice in real estate matters.
Brian has been awarded an “AV” legal ability and ethics rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory—the very highest rating this nationally recognized publication has established. This rating is based upon extensive confidential peer review surveys. Most recently, he was named one of Long Island’s Top Business Leaders Around 50 by the Long Island Business News, a Long Island Pulse Legal Eagle, and a New York SuperLawyer.
- Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 1983
- University of Michigan—Ann Arbor, B.A., 1980
- New York State Bar
- New Jersey State Bar
- New York State Bar Association (Real Property Law Section’s Green Real Estate Committee and Real Estate Finance Committee)
- Nassau County Bar Association
- U.S. Green Building Council—Long Island Chapter (Board of Directors)
- Queens Chamber of Commerce
- November 2016
The greening of Fannie and Freddie by Brian Sahn & Shahroz Ahmed — NYREJ
- June 8, 2016
Partner Brian R. Sahn Presents a CLE Seminar Sponsored by the Firm’s Long Island General Counsel Network and the Association for Corporate Council
- March 29, 2016
LI Pulse Magazine Names Brian R. Sahn as 2016 Legal Eagle
- August 2015
Is your office prepared for the next disaster? — NYREJ
- May 23, 2014
Partner Brian R. Sahn Interviewed by the Long Island Business News for the Article, “Real Need for Knowledge – Commercial Real Estate Lawyers’ Jobs Have Become Increasingly Complex”
- February 12, 2013
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – The new rules issued — New York Real Estate Journal
- September 19, 2013
Forchelli Law Partner & U.S.G.B.C. – LI Chapter Board Member Brian R. Sahn Honored with the Around 50 Award
- March, 2012
A look at green leasing — New York Real Estate Journal
- February, 2012
Brian R. Sahn, Partner of the Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana LLP Appointed to the U.S. Green Building Council of L.I. Board of Directors
- June 14, 2011
Brian Sahn – Model municipal green building ordinance — New York Real Estate Journal
- December 15, 2010
Brian R. Sahn was Interviewed by the New Long Island Business News in the Article, “Offices Battling Green Dilemma”
- June 15, 2010
Firm Featured as a ‘Green Leader’ in Newsday
- March 4, 2010
Partner Brian R. Sahn, panelist at USGBC-LI Program Highlighting Forchelli Law as LEED CI Case Study