Brian Diamond | New York | Hogan Lovells

Brian Diamond

Partner Corporate & Finance


Brian Diamond
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Brian Diamond concentrates his practice in counseling institutional investors, real estate funds and investment advisers. Over the years, Brian has been lead counsel in many of the nation's most significant and complex real estate transactions. He is a skilled negotiator and draftsman and has assisted his clients in the acquisition, financing and disposition of billions of dollars in real estate transactions nationwide of every asset class.

Brian regularly represents managers of public and private pension funds in acquisitions, joint ventures, development transactions, financings and dispositions. He is well versed in the tax, REIT and ERISA rules that govern the behavior of tax-exempt investors, sovereign wealth funds and high net worth investors. Brian has extensive experience advising fiduciaries and bank sponsored open-end and closed-end funds type. 

Brian has been a principal attorney in the formation and operation of global investment funds, debt funds, alternative property funds, opportunity funds and bank collective trust funds. He recently restructured a core real estate fund with a NAV exceeding $40 Billion.

In addition to bringing mature judgment and keen business acumen to the table, Brian has over 35 years of front line experience in dealing with the real world issues that affect the performance of real estate assets, including environmental issues, bankruptcy, tax issues, distress, defects, casualties, condemnation, litigation and land use restrictions.

"He is incredibly knowledgeable and is skilled at navigating the many layers of a large organization when working on complex fund structures or unique transactions." Chambers USA


  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School, Editor-in-Chief, Brooklyn Law Review, 1982
  • B.A. (Hons), State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1978
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • New York
  • Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE)


America's Leading Lawyers for Business as one of the nation's top real estate attorneys.

Chambers USA

Recognized by The Legal 500, Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers.

Legal 500



Sponsorships and Speaking Engagements

18 January 2024 | 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (EST)