Areas of Practice
Trust and Estate Litigation/Administration
New York, 2011
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2011
U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of New York, 2011
U.S. District Court of Connecticut, 2011
State of New Jersey, 2010
U.S. District Court of New Jersey, 2010
St. John's University School of Law, Jamaica, New York, J.D., 2010
Honors: Academic Achievement Scholarship Recipient
American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review
University at Albany, SUNY, B.A., magna cum laude, 2007
Honors: Psi Chi, Psychology Honors Society
Alpha Phi Sigma, Criminal Justice Honors Society
College Scholar Scholarship Recipient
Brian Lacoff, as a partner at Stagg Wabnik Law Group, focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, transactional work, and trust and estate litigation and administration. He represents clients in New York and New Jersey federal and state courts and is admitted to practice in the federal court of Connecticut. In 2015, Superlawyers named Brian to the New York Metro Rising Stars list. The Rising Stars list is an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice and is awarded to up-and-coming attorneys 40 years old or younger.
Brian has represented the firm's banking and corporate clients in connection with Uniform Commercial Code matters, federal and state consumer credit statutes and regulations, safe deposit box litigation, and trusts and estate litigation. In addition to complex litigation matters, Brian focuses on trust administration and has negotiated numerous purchase and sale contracts and partnership agreements for the firm's corporate and private clients.
Brian has been certified as a guardian ad litem by New York State. In addition, he has volunteered with the American Bar Association's Military Pro Bono Project, a program that assists active-duty military personnel and their families with civil legal issues.
After graduating magna cum laude from the State University of New York, University at Albany, with a degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology, Brian earned his J.D. from St. John's University School of Law. At St.John's, Brian was a senior American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review staff member.
Brian is a member of the state and federal bars of New York and New Jersey and the United States District Court, District of Connecticut.