Brian Cook, an associate in the firm's Business and Commercial Litigation group, focuses his practice on complex commercial and real estate disputes, particularly in the hospitality and real estate industries. He has represented a variety of clients in contract and real estate disputes including those arising under partnership, hotel management, merger, purchase and sale, and a variety of other forms of agreement. Mr. Cook also has significant experience representing clients in a variety of other complex litigation matters. He regularly advises clients on litigation risk and mitigation at the time of contract formation, including by drafting and revising agreements to arbitrate and assessing reservation and release clauses. Mr. Cook also has significant experience responding to third-party discovery requests and subpoenas in Massachusetts state courts. He 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 is or was recently:

  • Representing a hospitality client in a variety of disputes arising out of hotel management agreements and hotel development agreements.
  • Advising hospitality and other clients and in the drafting and negotiation of dispute resolution and arbitration clauses.
  • Representing a land conservation group pro bono in multiple disputes over the issuance of zoning permits for improvements to conservation properties in Massachusetts.
  • Advising a hospitality client in drafting international arbitration clauses in multiple overseas hotel management agreements. 
  • Representing a real estate operator and investment manager in the settlement of a partnership dispute.
  • Representing a private equity client in a post-closing dispute.
  • Representing a private equity client in several disputes related to an investment property and advising on the marketing and sale of the same property.
  • Representing a pharmaceutical client in a post-closing dispute.
  • Representing a lighting manufacturer in a contract dispute.
  • Representing an investment company in a dispute concerning the purchase of commercial real estate.
  • Representing an undocumented minor in seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile status and establishing permanent residency, including in proceedings before the Probate and Family Court and the Massachusetts Court of Appeals.






J.D., 2011
Georgetown University Law Center

(cum laude)

B.A., 2005
Yale University





U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
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