Margery Weinstein is a partner in the Real Estate Transactions and Cooperative and Condominium Housing practice groups at Ganfer & Shore. She has extensive experience in transactional matters through her representation of foreign and domestic corporations, trusts and individuals in the acquisition, sale and financing of vacant land, commercial and mixed use buildings and, in particular, condominium and cooperative units and private homes.

Additionally, Ms. Weinstein has represented numerous landlords, tenants and subtenants in leasing transactions, and individual owners in construction and architect agreements. She counsels various cooperative and condominium apartment boards in their real estate matters, owner disputes, underlying mortgage financings and general corporate governance issues.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Weinstein was Counsel at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, practicing in that firm’s real estate group for over sixteen years. She began her law career as an associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. She has been recognized as a “New York Super Lawyer” since 2012.

EDUCATION

  • New York University School of Law (J.D., 1984)
    Editor, Moot Court Board
  • Tufts University (B.A., 1980), Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

REPRESENTATIVE TRANSACTIONS

  • Represented purchasers and sellers in luxury condominium and townhouse transactions identified by The New York Times as the most expensive Manhattan residential purchases in a particular week.
  • Represented seller in largest residential transaction during 2012 in the Hamptons, as reported in The East Hampton Press.
  • Counseled condominium and cooperative purchasers and sellers in multiple transactions listed among the top-50 Manhattan residential sales by The Real Deal and Crain’s New York.
  • Represented commercial-unit owner in a mixed-use condominium property in the division and sale of commercial space to multiple purchasers.
  • Negotiated retail and office leases for tenants throughout Manhattan.
  • Represented foreign investor groups in bulk purchases of multiple condominium units.
  • Handled no-action applications on behalf of cooperative apartment corporations allocating shares to ground floor premises and on behalf of fee owners forming leasehold condominiums.
  • Handled roof rights and hallway space sales and purchases in cooperative buildings and license agreements for condominiums.
  • Negotiated multi-party easement agreement between neighboring townhouse owners and on behalf of cooperative apartment buildings.
  • Represented factoring corporation in a secured loan with defaulting vendor.
  • Handled refinancings of underlying mortgages for cooperative apartment corporations.

ADMISSIONS

New York (1985)

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Ms. Weinstein is a member of the New York City Bar Association’s Cooperative and Condominium Law Committee, and the New York State Bar Association’s Cooperatives and Condominiums Section.