The Law Office of Bernard Weinreb has extensive experience in many areas of law:
Commercial and Business Advice and Litigation
Bernard Weinreb has assisted both large and small business clients with respect to employment law, contractual and other legal matters relating to their businesses. He has litigated several matters relating to contract disputes and has drafted and reviewed contracts/agreements for his clients to ensure that they are legally protected. Besides assisting his business clients with contract matters, employment matters and real estate tax certiorari matters, Mr. Weinreb assists his business clients with respect to other legal matters that arise. A key goal of Mr. Weinreb is to identify risks and take steps to avoid litigation. However, if necessary, Mr. Weinreb goes to court and zealously litigates the case in court to pursue his client’s interests.
Real Estate Tax Exemption, Zoning and Land Use
Mr. Weinreb has assisted religious and tax exempt organizations in obtaining real estate tax exemptions for properties they use and to promote their tax exempt purposes and in obtaining parsonage exemptions for officiating clergymen of religious organizations who live in the property owned by such organizations.
Employment Law Litigation
Mr. Weinreb has extensive experience representing his business clients in employment law matters in federal and state court and before administrative agencies, such as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights and the New York Department of Labor. As a seasoned employment lawyer, he advises clients relating to such matters so as to avoid litigation and other legal problems that can arise.
These employment law areas include: Wage and Hour Claims, Race, Age, Gender, Pregnancy, Disability and Religious Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Claims under the New York State Human Rights Law, Severance, Non-Compete and Confidentiality Provisions, and Employee Benefits/ERISA.
Mr. Weinreb has a record of achieving significant real estate tax reductions for commercial properties through the process of tax certiorari. Examples of properties for which he can seek tax reductions are: Office Buildings, Apartment Buildings, Hotels & Motels, Restaurants, Nursing Homes, Strip Malls, Shopping Centers, Retail Stores, Condominiums, Warehouses, Car Dealerships, Storage Businesses, Gas Stations, Banks, Industrial Property, Supermarkets, and Factories.