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Margery N. Weinstein



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Margery Weinstein is a Partner in the Real Estate Transactions and Cooperatives and Condominiums Practice Areas at Ganfer Shore Leeds & Zauderer.

Trusted Counsel for a Discerning Clientele

Ms. Weinstein represents foreign and domestic companies, investor groups, trusts and high-net-worth individuals in the acquisition, sale and financing of commercial properties, mixed-use buildings, and high-end, exceptional residences.

Ms. Weinstein holds a leadership position in the New York City Bar Association, currently serving  as Chairperson of the Committee on Cooperative and Condominium Law.

Ms. Weinstein’s practice handles a wide variety of issues related to condominium and cooperative properties. She counsels boards in real estate matters, owner disputes, underlying mortgage financings, construction contracts, general corporate governance issues, and the issuance and sale of previously unissued shares. She also represents landlords, tenants, and subtenants in residential and commercial leasing transactions, as well as individuals entering into construction and architect agreements and owners creating “no-action” condominiums.

Purchasing real property requires sound, experienced counsel. Over the years, Ms. Weinstein has cultivated long-term relationships and rapport with many attorneys, brokers, and bankers which enable her to smoothly overcome obstacles and navigate difficult situations in conveyance transactions.

Ms. Weinstein is the author of a number of articles including in The New York Cooperator, Habitat Magazine and The New York State Bar Association Journal. She speaks on panels concerning condominium and cooperative transactions at the New York City Bar Association.

Prior to joining the firm as a Partner, Ms. Weinstein was Counsel in the real estate group at Weil, Gotshal & Manges and an Associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson.



  • 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 investor groups in purchases of multiple condominium units, including commercial condominiums
  • Represented sellers and purchasers in luxury Manhattan condominium, cooperative, and townhouse transactions, and in high-end, exceptional residential transactions in the Hamptons and in the suburbs of New York City
  • Handled no-action applications on behalf of cooperative 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 agreements between neighboring townhouse owners and cooperative apartment and condominium buildings
  • Represented factoring corporation in secured loans with defaulting vendors
  • Handled refinancings of underlying mortgages for cooperative corporations and commercial property owners and developers


  • New York University School of Law (J.D., 1984)
    Editor, Moot Court Board
  • Tufts University (B.A., 1980), summa cum laudePhi Beta Kappa


  • New York (1985)


  • Chairperson, New York City Bar Association Committee on Cooperative and Condominium Law, 2019-Present; Member, 2016-2019; Chair, Forms Subcommittee, 2018-2019
  • Member, New York State Bar Association Cooperatives and Condominiums Section