About The Law Office Of Bernard Weinreb
Trial lawyer Bernard Weinreb is a seasoned litigator with extensive experience and a record of success. Mr. Weinreb has won jury verdicts, summary judgment motions, and obtained favorable settlements in a wide range of cases. Mr. Weinreb's excellent word of mouth attracts clients from throughout the region -- New York City, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, as well as Rockland, Westchester, Ulster, Putnam, Orange Counties, and other counties in New York State. Caring and personable, Bernard Weinreb, known as Bernie, is a rarity among trial lawyers, having earned a well-deserved reputation for accessibility and responsiveness to his clients.
Background at Leading Firms
As a young lawyer, Bernie began his career at Dewey Ballantine and Proskauer Rose, two firms nationally known for the strength of their business law practices. The experience he gained in providing businesses with practical solutions to complex problems enables Bernie to assure that his business clients are in compliance with all workplace regulations and obtain favorable results in their legal matters. He vigorously defends clients against all types of claims in the courtroom and before administrative agencies. Bernie is known for representing businesses in a wide range of commercial disputes and provides business owners with practical solutions to a host of complex problems, and zealously prosecutes others on their behalf, when needed. He also regularly handles employment contracts, severance negotiations, benefits, wage and hour cases, and overtime cases.
A Successful Advocate
Bernie's trial experience and record of results are valuable assets in
settlement negotiations. Since the vast majority of all cases are settled
out of court, choosing a lawyer who is experienced in delivering highly
favorable settlements and verdicts at trial gives you the best opportunity
of obtaining the most favorable results. Bernie has real strength as
a negotiator, a time-tested ability to help others see his point of view.
Most of all, he has a record of success for his clients. His goal is always
to achieve the best possible result for you.
Bernard Weinreb was successful in several cases in which summary judgment or motion-to-dismiss was sought including, for example, Matter of AKW Holding LLC v. Assessor of the Town of Clarkstown, 12 Misc.3d 1160A, 619 NYS2d 2008, 2006 NY Slip Op 50976U (Supreme Court Rockland 2006); Congregation Knesset Isr. v. Assessor of Ramapo, 8 Misc.3d 1021A, 803 NYS2d 17, 2005 NY Misc. Lexis 1593, 2005 NY Slip Op. 51218U (Supreme Court Rockland 2005); Parker v. Reliance, 2000 U.S. Dist LEXIS 784 (SDNY 2000); Siklos v. Northeastern Anesthesia Services, P.C., 437 F. Supp 2d 494 (SDNY 2007); Sklaver v. Casso-Solar Corp., 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 24934 (SDNY 2004); Rajcoomar v. TJX Cos., 319 F.Supp. 2d 430 (SDNY 2004); Chamblee v. Harris & Harris, Inc., 154 F.Supp. 2d 670 (SDNY 2001); Benjamin v. Brookhaven Sci. Assocs., 2005 U.S. Dist LEXIS 18329 (EDNY 2005); Gavigan v. Clarkstown Cent. Sch. Dist., 84 F.Supp2d 540 (SDNY 2000); Barnett v. Revere Smelting & Refining Corp., 67 F.Supp. 2d 378 (SDNY 1999). He was also successful in the following appellate cases: Iannaccone v. 21st Century Open MRI, P.C., 777 N.Y.S.2d 315 (2d Dep’t 2004); Boyce v. New York City Health & Hosps. Corp., 777 N.Y.S. 2d 659 (2d Dep’t 2004).
Bernie has appeared before municipal boards and tax assessors in New York State and has litigated these cases in the courts. If you are a property owner, you can benefit from Bernie’s experience with obtaining real estate tax reductions.
Bernie's office is conveniently located across the Spring Valley Marketplace in Rockland County. He offers a free initial consultation. Bernie delivers high quality legal services to businesses and private clients throughout New York State; savvy lawyers consult with Bernie when business and employment law issues arise at their own firms. If you need legal help or representation, call for your free initial consultation.
PRIOR PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Proskauer Rose Goetz & Mendelsohn LLP May 1989 to March 1996
New York, New York
Roberts & Holland September 1987 to May 1989
New York, New York
Dewey, Ballantine, Bushby, Palmer & Wood March 1984 to August 1987
New York, New York
NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL
J.D., magna cum laude, 1984
Graduated in top 8%
Juris Doctor – State of New York
Certified Public Accountant - State of New York (licensed but not registered)