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Peter J Weinman

Real estate Attorney at Staten Island, NY

5.0   84 reviews

also known as Pete Weinman, Staten Island Real Estate Lawyer


Licensed for 21 years

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About Peter

Learn Peter’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    70%
    For the first ten years of my legal career, I worked for others mostly representing lenders at closings. During the real estate boom, I would typically attend 4 or 5 closings a day. Nowadays, I represent mostly Buyers and Sellers.

    22 years, 3,000 cases

  2. Contracts and agreements
    10%
    All types of contracts, including residential real estate contracts, renting with options to purchase, etc.

    22 years, 400 cases

  3. Landlord or tenant
    10%
    Usually representing owners/landlords, but sometimes tenants (Residential & Commercial). Staten Island only - I don't handle evictions in New Jersey.

    16 years, 100 cases

  4. Litigation
    4%
    Civil matters that involve real estate.

    15 years, 30 cases

  5. Probate
    3%
    Handling simple will probates and will contests.

    15 years, 3 cases

  6. Wills and living wills
    3%
    Simple wills / very small estates.

    22 years, 12 cases

Since 2001, Pete Weinman, a lifelong Staten Islander, has been practicing law.  He has a wide diversity of legal experience, although he has focused his practice on Real Estate and General Civil Litigation.  Known among his clients and his peers for his integrity, dedication, honesty, and straightforward thinking, Mr. Weinman personally works very closely with all his clients to keep them well informed at every step of their representation whether it be by phone, email, or text/sms.
 
Working full time for Project Hospitality, Inc. (a Staten Island not-for-profit devoted to feeding and helping the homeless, the mentally-ill, and those affected by HIV/AIDS), while attending classes at night, Mr. Weinman received his Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in English from the College of Staten Island in 1992. Eight years later, continuing to work while attending classes at night, Mr. Weinman received his Juris Doctor degree (J.D.) from New York Law School in 2000. 
 
While attending law school, Mr. Weinman took his personal hobby a step further and began taking freelance work as a “computer guy and law student.”  He designed and automated legal forms and office documents for many law firms located throughout the City of New York; some of which continue to use his forms to this day.  Because of his computer background, Mr. Weinman's office and files are almost entirely computerized and paperless.
 
Since being admitted to practice in both New York and New Jersey, Mr. Weinman has been associated with some of Staten Island's most respected law firms, such as Lee & Amtzis, LLP, Corash & Hollender, PC, and Gaines & Fishler, LLP, where he gained invaluable knowledge and experience in all aspects of real estate and related litigation.  
 

In May 2021, Mr. Weinman was re-elected for a new (his fourth) three-year term as one of the Directors of the Richmond County Bar Association (RCBA). Previously, Mr. Weinman had served two consecutive three-year terms (2011 - 2014 and 2015 - 2017). In May 2016, Mr. Weinman was elected to the Board of the Staten Island Women's Bar Association (SIWBA), where he served as Director for one year - he continues to be an active member - and he was an active member of the Staten Island Trial Lawyers Association (SITLA), the RCBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), and currently an active member of the Staten Island Board of Realtors® (SIBOR), the National Association of Realtors®, (NAR) and he is an active volunteer Arbitrator at the Richmond County Civil Court, Small Claims Part, where he can be found deciding cases Friday mornings or Thursday nights, once or twice per month. Mr. Weinman is also one of the founding board members (since 2006) of New World Preparatory Charter School (NWP), Staten Island's first charter middle school, which opened its doors on September 8, 2010.

 
Aside from trying to spend as much time as possible with his family, Mr. Weinman, a vegetarian, enjoys riding his motorcycle and running; he has run the last twenty consecutive NYC Marathons since 2000, usually finishing in around five hours.
 

Photos and videos

Spoof on "Creditor's Claims" in the Civil Court.  Created by Peter Weinman, but based on a decision by Judge Philip Straniere.
A spoof on the "seller's concession" by Pete Weinman.
A spoof on the Loan Modification process in the Supreme Court by Pete Weinman.
A spoof on the "Victims" of Mortgage Fraud, by Pete Weinman.
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Licensed for 21 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2001
Updated 06/05/2022
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 11/06/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Peter

Weinman Law Offices, PC
Satellite Office
25 Hyatt Street
Suite 203
Staten Island, NY, 10301
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Reviews

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Posted by Lillian | April 4, 2014
Awesome Attorney !
Peter was my attorney on the recent sale of my home. The entire process from beginning to end was seamless thanks to Peter's knowledge, professionalism, and personable manner. All my questions and concerns were answered personally by Peter immediately upon receipt. It is a rarity to find such a hands on attorney like Peter. When I arrived at the closing, he was so well prepared with the documents requiring my signature and I immediately felt at ease as he explained everything in great detail. He also provided me with a CD of all pertinent documents. I highly recommend his services!.
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Posted by Donna | April 28, 2014
Excellent Service
Peter handled a recent real estate sale transaction for me. I was extremely happy with his representation. Peter is very personable, knowledgable and most of all, very responsive to questions and concerns one may have while going through a complex transaction. All signed documents were promptly delivered to me both my hard copy and CD. I would highly recommend Peter Weinman.
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Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Truly a professional attorney
I also happen to be an attorney, and I can safely say that Peter is one of the best at what he does. I've known him through his interactions with the Bar Association over the years and was always impressed by his professionalism - so much so that when it was time to sell, I hired Peter. No regrets.
Posted by Joseph | September 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Diligent
Peter was retained to do what should have been a simple real Estate Closing. This was hardly the case as In a brief period of time the mortgage rate increased, unexpected repairs were required in the premises, utility and taxes were more than initially described and each of these matters required new offers and counteroffers. Incredible as it sounds the seller’s attorney then went missing and a nee attorney brought in and the process of attorney began again. Peter was there in each and every instance modifying, giving advise and making changes in hours. He was available even into the late hours of the nite and always in the morning. I could not ask for a more prepared and diligent attorney. I highly recomend him.
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Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
GREAT!!
I was recommended to speak with Peter by a friend to help me work through buying house. I have dealt with plenty of attorneys in my day and hands down Peter was GREAT!!. He has been great, easy to notify, any issues that come up, he was on top of it. He made handling the attorney review go so much smoother! A+A+A+ Thanks again!
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Posted by Darlene | August 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If you want the best!
My husband and also my attorney, I assure you he is the absolute best and has never let me down in either roles. Peter is an expert in the field, he is a straight shooter, prompt to return all calls/inquiries, always about your best interest, and will be by your side from start to finish!
Posted by Kevin | August 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A true professional
Peter Weinman is extremely knowledgeable and efficient he made my closing seamless. Peter is very thorough and very responsive with communications. It is clearly evident that Peter Weinman is an attorney who genuinely cares about his clients and I look forward to working with him again soon.
Posted by Chris | July 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Closing
Pete is an extremely knowledgeable lawyer. From start to finish and afterwards he was always available for any questions. The closing sale of my house was a breeze with Pete. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants a headache free transaction.
Response from Peter Weinman July 27, 2022
Thank you, Chris, I appreciate you taking the time to post this.
Posted by Steve B | July 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate
Peter understood our situation. He was open to my calls for consultation. He is very knowledgeable. I would not think twice about utilizing his services again.
Posted by Michael | June 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Prompt professional service
Pete Weinman responded immediately to any questions we had. He was direct with telling us what he needed for the sale of the house. At our closing, he was extremely diligent with making sure the numbers were correct.
Response from Peter Weinman June 7, 2022
Thank you, Michael, it was a pleasure working for your wife and you.
Posted by Anthony | April 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional Attorney
Peter was my attorney for the sale of my home. He always responded to any questions I had quickly, was aggressive with moving the legal aspects of the sale along and professionally handled a relatively complex home sale. I couldn't have asked for a better attorney.
Response from Peter Weinman April 4, 2022
Thanks, Anthony. I'm glad things worked out in the end and I thank you for taking the time to post this. (And, thanks again for that great bottle of scotch!)
Posted by LINA | March 30, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Title Company
I have worked with Peter Weinman for many years. He is always professional and his attention to detail is impeccable. He is knowledgeable and equally reliable. He always puts his clients interest first. Closings go perfectly with no issues ever. I have since recommended him to several people who have all experienced the same exemplary service.
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Response from Peter Weinman March 31, 2022
Thank you, Lina, for taking the time to post this!
Posted by Lesley | March 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mrs. Lesley Meurer
Mr. Weinman was my real estate attorney. He was always able to quickly answer any of my questions promptly. Was invaluable at the closing of sale of estate property.
Posted by Joseph | December 16, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Simply the best.
I have consulted with Mr. Weinman on many occasions and have always found him to be friendly, knowledgeable, and easy to talk to.
Posted by Rosa | October 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!
After consulting with several real estate attorneys on the island, I hired Pete for my refinance and was very pleased with his service. He took care of every detail, answered all my questions and dealt with all my concerns without getting annoyed. I could not have dealt with all the back and forth that was involved in this transaction on my own. Pete was able to handle everything professionally and gave sound, honest advice, going the extra mile to make sure I was comfortable with how things were handled. You won't be disappointed.
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Response from Peter Weinman October 27, 2021
Thank you, Rosa, it was my pleasure. Thank you for taking the time to post this review, it means a lot to me.
Posted by Audra | October 7, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Simply the best.
I have not even retained Mr Weinman yet but he takes my calls and answers my questions. He's pleasant, showing courtesy and professional.
Response from Peter Weinman December 15, 2021
Thank you, Audra, I appreciate you taking the time to write this review and I look forward to working for you.
Posted by Richard | June 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney search is over! You will not find anyone as qualified or professional as Pete
I had the privilege of working with Pete on the sale of my house in Brooklyn. He handled every detail from beginning to end with the utmost’s professionalism. Very responsive. We had a problem with someone from the title company and Pete kept me abreast and stayed on top of the situation until it was resolved. I really appreciate all his help guiding me through the stress that comes with selling a house. When it comes to attorneys he is the diamond in the rough! Thanks so much Pete... best regards Richard
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Response from Peter Weinman December 15, 2021
Thank you, Richard, for taking the time to post this gem of a review. It means a lot to me!
Posted by Lisa | March 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer!!
Pete Weinman is an excellent lawyer, and I highly recommend his legal services. I recently used Pete for the second time, to represent me in purchasing my new home, and once again Im a very satisfied client. We did face some obstacles, especially with the Covid situation, but Pete handled everything, and gave us the assurance we needed during such a stressful time. Thanks to Pete, everything went well, and we are in our new home. Pete is a very pleasant person, he is professional, reliable, respectful, and always responds in a timely manner to all calls. I look forward to his representation on the sale of my previous home.
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Response from Peter Weinman March 31, 2021
Lisa & Joan, Thank you for taking the time to post this, it means the world to me.
Posted by Karolina B | March 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional
Pete Weinman represented me on a fairly complicated real estate transaction and I am so happy I was represented by a qualified and knowledgeable attorney. He was firm when necessary and in the end, we got the result we wanted. He was responsive to all questions and really went above and beyond what was requested. Will definitely be leveraging his services for future transactions.
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Response from Peter Weinman December 15, 2021
Karolina, both your deals took a little extra attention and I'm glad everything worked out for you. Thank you for posting this review!
Posted by Jane | February 16, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and Pleasant to Work With
I have spoken with Peter on the phone. He is very knowledgeable and cares about his clients. I fully endorse him as an attorney.
Response from Peter Weinman December 15, 2021
Thank you, Jane, for taking the time to post this. The feeling is mutual!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Gaines & Fishler, LLP
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Associate Attorney
  • Lee & Amtzis, LLP
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Associate Attorney
  • Zucker & Kwestel, LLP
  • 2001 - 2002

Education

  • New York Law School
  • JD
  • 2000
  • City University of New York, College of Staten Island
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992
  • New Dorp High School
  • High School
  • 1985
  • I.S. 24 Myra S. Barnes
  • Junior High School
  • 1981
  • P.S. 53 The Barbara Esselborn School
  • Elementary School
  • 1978
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Legal Cases

  • Waldman v. LDK Realty, Inc., 63 AD 3d 828 - NY: Appellate Div., 2nd Dept. 2009
  • $100,000.00 Deposit returned.

Associations

  • Richmond County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - Present
  • Staten Island Women's Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Richmond County Bar Association
  • Chair, Technology Committee
  • 2011 - Present
  • Women's Bar Association of the State of New York
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Staten Island Trial Lawyers
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Richmond County Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2008 - Present
  • New World Preparatory Charter School
  • Founding Board Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Staten Island Board of Realtors
  • Affiliate Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2002 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Bed-Race - 1st Place
  • Richmond County Fair - Historic Richmond Town
  • 1989
  • Held breath underwater longer than anyone else (2+ minutes!)
  • Young People's Day Camp
  • 1977

Publications

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (53)
Given (75)
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Weinman is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate for his clients."
Real estate Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Peter Weinman. His compassion, confidence and knowledge of the real estate and housing law comes through his answers on this forum. His valuable insights and detailed answers on the different sides of the clients’ questions are very much appreciated by clients and very educational to many readers at this forum. Thank you for your time."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is clear from Peter's education, experience and responses on AVVO that he is a knowledgeable and capable advocate who cares about his clients. I endorse this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse and recommend Attorney Weinman."
Libel and slander Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Weinman provides excellent guidance in the law in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Weinman has spent countless hours volunteering his time to help the public with his many answers in this forum. He is a highly rated attorney that I can happily endorse."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The answers of Mr. Weinman are consistently accurate, analytic, and customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. Thee are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a great Staten Island Real Estate Attorney!"
Unknown Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've seen the way Peter answers all questions posed accurately, concisely, and with a terrific understanding of all relevant law. He is a highly respected attorney in our community."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A top-notch litigation attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Real estate Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He's a respected member of the legal community, and he gives back to the community. His thousands of answers on Avvo demonstrate his legal acumen."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His lucid and thorough responses in the AVVO Forum are indicative of his knowledge and firm understanding of real estate law."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Weinman is an excellent real estate attorney."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Weinman is a well respected attorney in our community and he is well known for his expertise in all matters relating to real estate. From my own dealings with him, I know him to be an attorney of utmost diligence and ability. I endorse this lawyer."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A great contributor on avvo."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have dealt with him in Landlord-Tenant and other courts and he is superlative!"
Real estate Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer.Mr. Weinman is knowledgeable, friendly, and easy to deal with. Personally, I have had numerous dealings with him over the years and it's clear that he takes his responsibility seriously and represents his clients well."
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