Brian Cook, a senior associate in the firm's Business and Commercial Litigation group, focuses his practice on complex business disputes, particularly in the hospitality and real estate industries. He regularly represents clients in disputes arising in principal/agent relationships (especially in the hotel management space), in connection with commercial real estate (including its development and disposition), and after closing on a variety of transactions. Mr. Cook also prosecutes and defends complex commercial disputes on behalf of a variety of clients, including private equity firms, manufacturers, and life sciences companies, including multiple arbitrations and trials of breach of contract, fraud, and other related claims. Mr. Cook regularly advises clients on pre-dispute litigation risk and mitigation, the negotiation of dispute resolution provisions, and assessing potential claims and defenses as business disputes arise. He also has significant experience responding to third-party discovery requests and subpoenas in Massachusetts state courts. Mr. Cook joined Goodwin in 2011.

In 2015, Mr. Cook served as a Special Assistant District Attorney for Middlesex County, Massachusetts. In that capacity, he prosecuted felony and misdemeanor crimes, including over a dozen bench and jury trials to final verdict as well as arguing numerous dispositive and evidentiary motions.

While attending law school, Mr. Cook was the Managing Editor of the “Annual Review of Criminal Procedure,” a publication of the Georgetown Law Journal.

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Among his significant matters, Mr. Cook has in recent years:

Hospitality Matters

  • Defended a hotel management company in a decades-long dispute with a hotel owner, including multiple rounds of arbitration and a multi-million dollar prevailing party fee award.
  • Advised multiple hospitality clients on the drafting and negotiation of hotel management and hotel development agreements, including dispute resolution clauses.
  • Advised multiple hospitality clients on a variety of disputes arising out of hotel management and hotel development agreements.
  • Represented a hospitality client in the resolution of a trademark dispute.
  • Represented a hotel management company in securing damages after the premature termination of its hotel management agreement.

Real Estate Matters

  • Defended a real estate investment company against claims seeking to invalidate an appraisal in connection with the purchase of a property, securing dismissal and affirmation by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
  • Represented multiple owners and developers of commercial property in connection with actual and potential disputes related to permitting, zoning, boundary, encumbrance, and other real estate issues.
  • Represented multiple owners, investors, and developers of commercial property in disputes with their partners and joint venturers.

Complex Commercial Matters

  • Represented a private equity firm and its portfolio company in securing a finding by the Delaware Chancery Court that the portfolio company’s former CEO perpetrated a fraud in order to sell the company.
  • Represented a food container manufacturer in a dispute arising under a decades-long supply agreement.
  • Representing a lighting manufacturer in a cross-border dispute arising upon termination of its sales representative.
  • Representing a private equity client in several disputes related to an investment property and advising on the marketing and sale of the same property.
  • Defended a pharmaceutical company from breach of contract claims arising from the sale of its animal health subsidiary.

Pro Bono Matters

  • Represented a land conservation group in multiple disputes over the issuance of zoning permits for improvements to conservation properties in Massachusetts, including to trial in the Land Court.
  • Represented a land conservation group in enforcing its rights in connection with the development of a neighboring property.
  • Represented an undocumented minor in obtaining Special Immigrant Juvenile status and a work permit, and establishing permanent residency, including in proceedings before the Probate and Family Court, the Court of Appeals, the Immigration Court, and the United States Customs and Immigration Service.
  • Served on the leadership team for Goodwin’s participation in GLAD’s Pop-Up Transgender ID Project.

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Education

J.D., 2011
Georgetown University Law Center

(cum laude)

B.A., 2005
Yale University

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Massachusetts

Courts

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
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