Brill & Meisel - Allen H Brill

Allen H. Brill


Phone – (212) 753-5599

Fax – (212) 486-6587

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Allen H. Brill is a founding member of Brill & Meisel. Mr. Brill practices primarily in the areas of real estate, cooperative and condominium law and commercial litigation and provides general business advice to clients in a wide variety of matters. In his real estate practice, Mr. Brill represents individuals and businesses in connection with the purchase, sale and leasing of cooperatives, condominiums, buildings, residential, office and retail spaces. His litigation practice includes commercial and contract disputes, construction issues, real estate disputes and challenging real estate tax assessments. Mr. Brill has successfully represented individuals, businesses and cooperative and condominium boards in New York State and Federal courts. Additionally, Mr. Brill’s practice includes the formation of entities and drafting and negotiation of partnership and shareholder agreements, LLC operating agreements, the resolution of partnership disputes and a wide range of other commercial transactions.

LLB Columbia Law School 1968
MBA Columbia Business School 1969
B.A. Columbia College 1965

New York State Courts
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York)
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Civil Litigation; Real Estate Law; Cooperative and Condominium Law; Restructuring of Real Property; Corporate Law.

New York Times “Q & A” Column
Habitat Magazine
Co-Editor: “Family Legal Advisor,” Greystone Press, 1974.
Article, “Regulating and Controlling Marijuana: A First Attempt,” Contemporary Drug Problems, Winter 1971-1972.

New York State Bar Association
Association of the Bar of the City of New York Committee on Condemnation and Tax Certiorari
Columbia Law School Alumni Association (Director, 1995-2002).

Columbia Law School Association (Director, 1995-2002). Author: Article, “Regulating and Controlling Marijuana: A First Attempt,” Contemporary Drug Problems, Winter 1971-1972. Co-Editor: “Family Legal Advisor,” Greystone Press, 1974.

P360 Spaces LLC v. Orlando, N.Y. Slip Op 02749 2018, WL 1914936 (1st Dept. 2018), (Commercial Condominium Unit Owner’s right to exclusive use of Limited Common Element)

Vista Development Corp. v. The Board of Managers of Diocesan Missionary, 135 A.D.3d 559, 25 N.Y.S.3d 73 (1st Dept. 2016) (Right to retain downpayment when purchaser does not close at “time of the essence” Closing)

Darnet Realty Assoc. L.L.C. v. 136 East 56th St. Owners, Inc., 153 F.3d 79 (U.S. Ct. of App. 2d Circ., 1998); (Premature service of Notice to Terminate Commercial Lease under Condominium and Cooperative Conversion Protection and Abuse Relief Act.)

Darnet Realty Assoc., LLC v 136 E. 56th St. Owners, Inc., 246 AD2d 312, 668 N.Y.S.2d 156 (1st Dept. 1998) (Landlord may not assert claim against or lien other assets of tenant where there is an express “non-recourse” provision in a commercial lease.)

In Re 234-6 West 22nd St. Corp., 214 B.R. 751, 31 Bankr. Ct. Dec. 992 (Bankr S.D.N.Y. 1997) (Bad faith Chapter 11 filing of single asset real estate and lifting automatic stay)

Zimiles v. Hotel Des Artistes, Inc., 216 A.D.2d 45, 627 N.Y.S.2d 382 (1st Dept. 1995) (Unauthorized imposition of a sublet surcharge)