Benjamin Weinstock

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




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Benjamin Weinstock 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, commercial leasing, sale-leasebacks, “net zero bond leasing”, 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.

Since 2008, Mr. Weinstock has been selected as one of New York Area’s Best Lawyers in Real Estate.  He is one of only three 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 serves on the Real Property Law Committees of the American Bar Association. Mr. Weinstock is the past Chair of the Real Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. He serves on 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  advanced real estate transactions at Brooklyn Law School.

Mr. Weinstock is the Mayor of the Incorporated Village of Cedarhurst, where he resides. He served in Village Government for 23 years before being elected to the office of Mayor.


  • 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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