Litigation and Appeals
Municipal Law and Legislative Practice
Zoning and Land Use
Muhlenberg College (B.A., cum laude)
Fordham University (M.S.)
Bank Street College of Education (Ed.M.)
New York Law School (J.D.)
New York (2012)
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York (2019)
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (2019)
New York State Bar Association
Nassau County Bar Association
Joshua D. Brookstein
Joshua D. Brookstein is a Partner with Sahn Ward Braff Koblenz PLLC. He concentrates his practice in zoning and land use, municipal law, and litigation and appeals.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Brookstein served as Assistant Corporation Counsel for the New York City Law Department, Family Court Division, where he handled felony and misdemeanor cases from inception through trial. Mr. Brookstein was also a member of the Special Victims Unit. Prior to earning his law degree, Mr. Brookstein had nearly ten years of experience as a teacher and Assistant Principal with the New York City Department of Education.
In 2017 and every year since, Mr. Brookstein has been selected to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list in the practice areas of General Litigation and Land Use/Zoning. In addition to Super Lawyers, Mr. Brookstein was recognized by Long Island Business News in 2020 as a 40 under 40 honoree. In 2018, he received the Leadership in Law Award from the Long Island Business News.
Mr. Brookstein is admitted to practice law in New York and before the U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. He is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association where he serves as a Director on the Board of Directors, and is also the Chair of the Association’s House Committee. Mr. Brookstein is also a member of the New York City Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.
In addition, Mr. Brookstein is the attorney advisor to Oceanside High School’s mock trial team and serves as a mentor to local school children through the Nassau County Bar Association.
He graduated from Muhlenberg College with his Bachelor of Arts in Business and Political Management. He later earned his Master of Science in Teaching from Fordham University and Master of Education from Bank Street College of Education. Mr. Brookstein earned his law degree from New York Law School, where he was the Student Commencement Speaker and an Arthur Abbey Public Service Fellow.
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