Uniondale, Long Island, New York, January 27, 2010 – Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C. announced today that Yeshiva University, in its 2008/2009 Report on Philanthropy, gratefully recognized the Firm for its role as a significant provider of pro bono legal services to the university during 2009
Ruskin Moscou Faltischek partner Benjamin Weinstock, co-chair of the Firm's Real Estate Department, is a member of the Yeshiva University General Counsel's Council, an assemblage of law firms that assists the university with advice and the provision of pro bono legal services. Mr. Weinstock is also an alumnus of the school.
The specific initiative undertaken by Ruskin Moscou Faltischek involved conducting an in-depth analysis of the laws governing tax exemptions for "ancillary use" properties owned by Yeshiva. As a result of the research and analysis provided by RMF, Yeshiva University is now able to take advantage of real estate tax exemptions it had not previously enjoyed.
Weinstock, in a career spanning three decades, 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 Weinstock to the prestigious New York State Real Estate Board, where he was elected Secretary. He is one of only 13 real estate experts from across the state to serve on the Board. He is a resident of Cedarhurst, New York.