Brian K. Kozminski


Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC
2 N LaSalle Street
Suite 1300
Chicago, IL 60602

Tel: +1 312 476 7530


Brian Kozminski is a partner in LP’s Real Estate Group and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Brian represents developers, owners, landlords and tenants of office, senior housing, industrial, hotel, medical office, multifamily, and retail properties. He served two four-year terms as an elected trustee in the Village of Northfield, Illinois. He serves as Midwest counsel for sophisticated out of state clients.

Brian was recognized individually in the 2012-2022 editions of Chambers USA in the area of Real Estate: Illinois. Chambers noted that, according to his clients, Brian’s strengths are “his quick response and turnaround times, quality drafting and solid negotiating skills.” In the 2019 edition of Chambers USA, the publication quoted a client who said “both his lease drafting skills and in-person lease negotiation skills are some of the best I have ever seen.

Brian has represented landlords in Chicago and nationwide. Brian represented the landlord for Kraft Heinz and Motorola Solutions’ moves to downtown Chicago. Brian has also represented retail owners in negotiations with retailers such as REI, Target, Starbucks, and Kohl’s. Brian took a significant lease from term sheet to full execution in 8 days to meet a public company end of quarter deadline.

Brian has taught a high level Practicing Law Institute class on real estate purchase and sale agreements and has taught classes for Law Seminars International on lease operating expenses. He has also taught classes at REIT Conferences.

Brian advises clients on vertical subdivisions and condominium structuring. Brian is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago. In the Village of Northfield, he served as Chair of the Preliminary Plan Review Committee and as a member of the Long Term Financial Planning Committee and the Zoning Board of Appeals.

  • The Best Lawyers in America 2023
  • Ranked in Chambers USA, 2011-2022
  • Illinois Super Lawyer – 2009-2018
  • 40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch, Law Bulletin Publishing Company – 2009
  • Illinois Super Lawyers – 2009 Rising Stars
  • Leading Lawyer, Leading Lawyers Network
  • Sweig Award For Excellence in Legal Writing – DePaul University
  • American Jurisprudence Awards: Legal Writing and Products Liability – DePaul University

By taking on our clients’ issues as if they were our own and embedding ourselves with our clients’ businesses, our Real Estate Group becomes a trusted extension of their leadership and legal teams.

We handle all types of real estate matters across the country, including acquisitions and dispositions, joint venture transactions, real estate development, commercial leasing, real estate tax structuring, and debt and equity financing.

Our Real Estate Group has earned recognition by Chambers & Partners, the leading reference for law firms, for our client focus, experience, and problem solving. We are especially proud of this designation because it is based primarily on client feedback. At LP, we see our clients’ experiences as the true gauge of our achievement.

Midwest Real Estate News also has named LP’s Real Estate Group the Midwest’s No. 1 real estate practice on two occasions.

Formed in 1999, Levenfeld Pearlstein provides the sophisticated skills and resources of a big law firm with the personal attention of a small law firm. High quality work, responsiveness, efficiency, and reasonable fees are the basics of doing good work for clients.

Our attorneys understand their clients’ business and industry inside and out, seeking legal solutions that support the client’s long-term business strategy as well as short-term needs. We deftly navigate huge national business transactions, complex bankruptcy cases, and critical litigation matters, and we do it with small-firm personal service, fewer layers of lawyers, greater top-level partner involvement, and more efficiency.

Together and individually, we care about and value people – our employees, our clients, our business partners, and our communities.

Brian Kozminski is highly regarded for his experience assisting clients in the leasing of high-value real estate.”
Chambers & Partners