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Benjamin Weinstock
Partner


Brooklyn Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1978); Yeshiva University (B.A., 1975)

     

Phone:

 

(516) 663-6555

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(516) 663-6755

Email:

 

bweinstock@rmfpc.com

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Benjamin Weinstock is a partner at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, where he is co-chair of the firm’s Real Estate Department.

In a career spanning three decades, Mr. Weinstock has handled real estate transactions from the basic to the highly complex. His knowledge and skill place him among the most respected and sought-after real estate lawyers in the region. In recognition of his knowledge and contributions to the real estate industry, Governor Pataki named Mr. Weinstock to the prestigious New York State Real Estate Board, where he was elected Secretary, serving for seven terms.

The scope of his work is vast, and includes sales and purchases, leaseholds, sale-leasebacks, fee and leasehold mortgages, construction lending, development agreements, purchase options, residential and commercial co-ops and condos, senior citizen housing, zoning variances, site plan and subdivision approvals, title insurance claims, tax deferred exchanges, real estate tax redemptions, condemnations, architect’s and construction agreements, mortgage restructurings and transfer tax audits.

In 2008, Mr. Weinstock was selected as one of New York Area’s Best Lawyers in Real Estate.  He is one of only two lawyers on Long Island to be so honored.

In 2010, Mr. Weinstock was elected a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL). Membership to ACREL is by invitation only after a rigorous nomination and screening process and is available only to lawyers who have established themselves as experts in the field, who observe the highest standards of ethical conduct and who have made significant contributions to enhance real estate law and its practice.

Mr. Weinstock has immersed himself in a wide range of professional organizations. He is a member of the legal advisory boards of Chicago Title Insurance Company and First American Title Insurance Company of New York. He serves on the Real Property Law Committees of the Nassau County Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Mr. Weinstock also serves as Chair of the Real Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association as well as the New York State Bar Association’s Committees on Title and Transfer and Commercial Leasing. He is a frequent lecturer on real property law matters, having chaired several educational programs for the New York State Bar Association and others. He currently teaches the Real Estate LLM program at New York Law School.

In the community, Mr. Weinstock currently serves as Deputy Mayor of the Incorporated Village of Cedarhurst, where he resides, and was previously the Deputy Village Attorney.

Published

  • Stop excess noise from Long Island Rail Road horns (Newsday, August 2007)
  • Invading the Tenant’s Space – A Perilous Step No More (Retail Law Strategist, July 2006)
  • Title Insurers Sink in the Pool of Unmarketability (New York Law Journal, November 26, 2004)
  • Commercial Leasing Manual, Chapter on Lease Guarantees (New York State Bar Association, July, 2004)
  • Contributing author to NYSBA Commercial Leasing Handbook, July, 2004
  • New Restrictions on Predatory Lending (New York Law Journal, November 6, 2002)
  • The Condominium Borrowing Dilemma (New York Law Journal, September 30, 2002)
  • Home Sellers Have a Duty to Make Full Disclosure (New York Law Journal, February 4, 2002)
  • New E-Signature Law Impact on B2B, B2C & B2G (The National Law Journal, September 25, 2000)
  • Electronic Signatures Getting Off to a Troubled Start in Real Estate Transactions (New York Law Journal, August 9, 2000)
 

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