Neal R. Weinstein is a partner in the Firm and practices in the Real Estate and General Business Practice Groups.
Neal handles commercial real estate transactions in New York and throughout the United States. Major components of his practice include the acquisition, disposition and financing of multifamily developments, office buildings, shopping centers and industrial projects. His practice also focuses on commercial leasing including office and retail for both landlords and tenants.
He also advises companies and entrepreneurs in various industries on business contracts, day-to-day operations and business disputes. Representative client industries include start-ups and established companies in technology cryptocurrency, NFTs, finance and investment, retailers, restaurants, fashion designers and manufacturers, management and brokerage, contractors, and real estate.
- Representation of start-up and established service companies in their day-to-day operations.
- Forming and structuring corporate, partnership and limited liability entities, contract and license drafting and employment matters.
- Due diligence, purchases, sales and financing of multi-family and mixed-use buildings and complexes in New York City and nationwide.
- Due diligence, purchases, sales and financing of shopping centers, offices and industrial/warehouse projects.
- Reverse and forward §1031 tax-deferred exchanges including the creation of tenant-in-common ownership entities and structures.
- Office leasing, including the representation of a leading global tax and consulting firm in the negotiation of leases and amendments, subleasing and the day-to-day administration and management of more than 200 office leases nationwide.
- Retail leasing including restaurants and bars, men and women’s fashion and cosmetic companies within shopping centers, individual buildings and stand-alone stores in New York and nationwide.
- Co-work leasing and licensing.
- Lease buy-outs, subleases, licenses and assignments.
- Representation of building and apartment owners, condominium associations, cooperative boards, shareholders and unit owners.
- Workouts and forbearance agreements.
- Leasing and acquisition of production facilities, offices and retail dispensaries in connection with medicinal and recreational marijuana use.
- New York City zoning review and analysis, including the transfer and reservation of development (air) rights, negotiation of construction and architectural (AIA) contracts, easements, access agreements, land use disputes and addressing New York City municipal violations, permitting issues and rent regulation, landmarks and Department of Building concerns.
Neal is a regular speaker and moderator at industry conferences and events speaking on due diligence in real estate and corporate transactions, the pitfalls of subleasing, the future of office spaces and the logistics of working from home.