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Allen  H. Brill


Real Estate
Cooperative and Condominium Law
Property Tax Certiorari


  • Columbia School of Law, LLB
  • Columbia Business School, MBA
  • Columbia College, B.A.


  • New York 
  • U.S. District Ct., SDNY
  • U.S. District Ct., EDNY
  • U.S. Ct. of Appeals, 2nd Cir. 
Allen H. Brill
Tel: (212) 841-0501
Fax: (212) 262-5152
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Allen H. Brill is a real estate partner in Phillips Nizer’s New York office.

Allen practices primarily in the areas of real estate and cooperative and condominium law and provides general business advice to clients in a wide variety of matters. Allen represents individuals and businesses in connection with the purchase, sale and leasing of cooperatives, condominiums, buildings, residential, office and retail spaces. He also handles commercial and contract disputes, construction issues, real estate disputes and challenging real estate tax assessments.
Allen has successfully represented individuals, businesses and cooperative and condominium boards in New York State and Federal courts. Additionally, his 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.

Professional Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association, Condemnation & Tax Certiorari Committee
  • Federal Bar Council 

Representative Matters

  • 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)