Neil Cohen is a partner in the Real Estate, Energy, Land Use & Environmental Practice Group in the firm's New York office.

Areas of Practice

Neil has more than 20 years of real estate experience, with a particular focus on asset-based lending transactions. As a member of the firm’s Real Estate practice, Neil routinely represents major institutional and commercial lenders in mortgage loan transactions involving acquisition and permanent financings, multi-state and multi-site portfolio financings, construction loan originations, franchise financings, mezzanine financings, and loan participations and syndications. Properties involved in such transactions have included office buildings, multifamily housing complexes, shopping centers, hotels and lodging properties, industrial and warehouse facilities, condominium and coop projects, fast food restaurants and gasoline stations.

He also advises clients in the purchase and sale of loans and debt instruments. These transactions have involved par loans and distressed debt, and have been conducted as single loan, multiple loan and portfolio transactions.

Strong leadership in advising clients has earned Neil acknowledgement by The Legal 500 in Real Estate and Construction: Real Estate and New York Super Lawyers magazine as one of its “Rising Stars” in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016. The Rising Stars list recognizes the top up-and-coming lawyers in the state.




Member, American Bar Association

Member, New York Bar Association

Member, New York City Bar Association


J.D., Hofstra University School of Law, 2001, with honors, Associate Editor, Hofstra Law Review

B.B.A., Hofstra University, 1998, summa cum laude


  • New York
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