Brian R. Sahn

Brian R. Sahn

Brian R. Sahn

Co-Chair, Real Estate

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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 selected to the New York Metro Super Lawyer list.

  • 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
    • Member, Real Property Law Section’s Green Real Estate Committee
    • Member, Real Estate Finance Committee
    • Member, Real Property Climate Change Committee
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • U.S. Green Building Council—Long Island Chapter (Board of Directors)
  • Queens Chamber of Commerce
  • Congregation Or Zarua (Member of the Board of Trustees)