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Elan E. Weinreb

Litigation Attorney at Garden City, NY

5.0   39 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 20 years
    New Jersey - NJ 21 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Elan

Learn Elan’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    45%
    General civil litigation.

    22 years, 110 cases

  2. Lawsuits and disputes
    25%
    As part of general civil litigation that I have conducted, I have resolved certain matters through negotiation in lieu of litigation.

    22 years, 110 cases

  3. Arbitration
    15%
    I have taken comprehensive training in both arbitration and mediation (with an emphasis on the commercial arbitration and mediation sphere) to enable me to better resolve certain types of disputes.

    10 years, 4 cases

  4. Mediation
    15%
    I have taken comprehensive training in both arbitration and mediation (with an emphasis on the commercial arbitration and mediation sphere) to enable me to better resolve certain types of disputes.

    10 years, 6 cases

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Elan E. Weinreb is a creative and insightful civil litigator, mediator, and arbitrator who has represented domestic and international clients as both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court cases involving diverse and complex fields of law and has extensive experience in the use of technology in litigation.  He has also served as a third-party neutral in mediations and both individually and as a panelist in arbitrations.

 

Mr. Weinreb was born in 1979 in Hollywood, Florida to Dr. Neal Weinreb, a world-class hematologist/oncologist, and Mrs. Bonnie Weinreb (nee Riesel), a graduate-level English instructor. After attending the Samuel Scheck Hillel Community Day School and Ben Lipson Hillel Community High School, he moved to Manhattan in 1996 to attend Isaac Breuer College of Hebraic Studies at Yeshiva University and Yeshiva College at Yeshiva University. While at Yeshiva University, Mr. Weinreb reinstituted the Yeshiva University Debate Society and went on to win more than a few debate trophies at regional competitions.

 

After graduating as Valedictorian from Isaac Breuer College and obtaining a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, in History from Yeshiva College, Mr. Weinreb’s love for language, rhetoric, and argument propelled him to the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. From 2000 through 2002, Mr. Weinreb served—first as an Associate Editor and then as Production Editor—on the Cardozo Law Review, where he developed an interest in the use of computer technology in litigation and published a student Note on the use of computer animations and simulations in the courtroom.

 

After graduating magna cum laude from Cardozo in 2002 with a concentration in Litigation, Mr. Weinreb joined Kaye Scholer LLP, a prestigious midtown Manhattan law firm. Over approximately the next seven years, he had the honor and privilege of honing his legal skills while representing the following clients in multi-million dollar commercial, intellectual property, and product liability litigations:

  • AstraZeneca
  • Bank of America
  • Candela Corporation
  • Celanese Corporation
  • Chiron (Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Inc.)
  • The Hershey Company
  • New York City Office of the Corporation Counsel
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Sanofi-Aventis
  • Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of TL Administration Corporation (f/k/a Twinlab Corporation, Inc.)
  • Time Warner Cable, Inc.
  • United Way of New York City

 

In November 2007, Mr. Weinreb published another article on computer animations in the courtroom for the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division, and in September 2008, he was quoted in Fortune Small Business on the topic.

 

Seeking more control and responsibility over his own cases, in June 2009, Mr. Weinreb joined Katlowitz & Associates as Senior Associate and Head of Litigation, and in July 2012, he was promoted to Counsel.  At the start of 2014, Mr. Weinreb left Katlowitz & Associates to pursue his life-long dream of establishing The Weinreb Law Firm, PLLC.

 

In June 2015, after undertaking comprehensive training in commercial arbitration offered by the New York State Bar Association and mediation training offered by the New York Center for Interpersonal Development, Mr. Weinreb decided to expand TWLF's practice areas to include alternative dispute resolution (a/k/a ADR) disciplines, namely arbitration, mediation, and negotiation. 

 

Outside of the office, Mr. Weinreb serves as a professional Torah reader for two West Hempstead synagogues of which he is a member: Congregation Anshei Shalom and Young Israel of West Hempstead. His spouse of twenty years, Michele A. Weinreb, a court reporter and gourmet chef (although she will never admit it if asked), keeps him both entertained and well-fed. More importantly, she serves as his perpetual source of motivation and inspiration.

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Location

The Weinreb Law Firm, PLLC
1225 Franklin Avenue
Suite 325
Garden City, NY, 11530

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Reviews

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Posted by J | December 27, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend
I consulted with Elan about an arbitration case and breach of contract. He was extremely thorough and took the extra time to explain the process and all options available. He was extremely caring and helpful. We discussed the different state laws on arbitration. I would highly recommend, especially for cases dealing with arbitration and/or mediation. I feel less stressed after consulting with him.
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Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Responsive and detailed attorney
I placed a phone call to this attorney about advice for dealing with mediation in a LT case. He was quick to respond. He gave detailed answers, and did not make me feel rushed, despite this being a consultation. He was attentive to the details of my case and knew a great deal of actionable information offhand. Ultimately he gave a great overview of what I needed to know, from a mediator's perspective. I would strongly recommend him.
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Posted by Kenny | July 12, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Font of Knowledge About Fee Dispute Resolution
In a relatively short amount of time, Elan helped me chart a path forward in a highly complex fee dispute problem. He's extremely knowledgeable and I would recommend him with enthusiasm.
Posted by Inga | May 30, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
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I recently had the pleasure of dealing with Mr. Weinreb. Elan was not only prompt and knowledgeable with his responses, but he was also kind, considerate, extremely polite and personable. Elan truly examined aspects of the case and clearly presented options of how to proceed . I am truly grateful to him for the invaluable advice and thoughtfulness he has shown me.
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Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Most Knowledgeable, intelligent, ethical Attorney
I am blown away and very impressed by Elan Weinreb. I spoke with many attorneys before I spoke with Elan but they were not comparable to Elan's knowledge and expertise. He is extremely informative and honest. I was surprised, when Elan explained everything so thoroughly and detailed, I learned so much from him. I didn't even know such term called Anticipation breach of conduct exists until Elan informed me. I appreciate him so much for all the detailed information he taught me and my team. I can certainly recommend Elan to anyone looking for an attorney for litigation, business law consultation. He is a litigator, not a contract type of an attorney. Thank you Elan!
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Posted by Nooruddin | December 21, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
Mr. Weinreb is very knowledgeable and helpful - I consulted him to help me on my case and he was able to guide me over the phone and give me advice on how to proceed. He went out of his way to help me which I appreciated very much.
Posted by Shashi | November 29, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A very quick, helpful, knowledgeable & intelligent attorney
Elan quickly grasped my very complicated case, advised me on what kind of lawyer I should be seeking, and recommended several attorneys who can handle my case. He went out of his way to advise me to take timely actions to avoid running out of the statute of limitations.
Posted by Michele | May 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thanks for a great job!
I contacted Mr. Weinreb because I was owed back wages from my employer. We spoke about different tactics and strategies that we wanted to use in order to get the most positive outcome. Mr. Weinreb wrote an initial letter to my employer and was successful in obtaining a settlement, and therefore we did not need to go to court or mediation.
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Posted by David | March 14, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful
Mr. Weinreb helped me by consultation with my upcoming arbitration case. He advised me on which line of defense to take and it went very well. It was awarded in my favor. In my opinion Mr. Weinreb is an experienced mediator and I’m very happy I got to speak to him before my hearing. I recommend Mr. Weinreb as a lawyer because he is very knowledgeable in all aspects of law.
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Posted by Richard | November 18, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Info
He was very detailed in his communications and gave me more than most, He seemed to be very honest and upfront and was not all about just making a dollar. I respect that from an attorney which you rarely see nowadays
Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brilliant attorney and mensch!
Elan is truly a one of a kind attorney and human being. He was welcoming to take on my case and helped me through quite a challenging nightmare situation that had a fair share of bumps in the road and was ongoing for more than a year! This was also not your typical legal case but rather something that was out of the ordinary and with a flawed system, which added an extra layer of a challenge to approach and navigate. However, through blood, sweat and tears, there was a light at the end of the tunnel and we did persevere...Overall throughout the entire journey, Elan was extremely meticulous and generous with not only his time and services related to my situation, but he also went above and beyond to give me valuable advice and information, which is a testament to his good natured character. He is a rare gem of knowledge, generosity and human touch, and I would whole heartedly recommend him. Amazing attorney and person!
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Posted by Michael | July 5, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Medical debt lawsuit
I asked Elan to help me with a case where I was being sued for not paying a medical bill. Elan looked at all the options and gave me the best possible advice. He took his time and explained everything. He explained what will happen and what steps I have to take. I felt very confident in consulting him. He gave great advice.
Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
BRILLIANT ATTORNEY!
Elan is the absolute best! I’m so glad I found him and so very grateful for his honesty and explaining to me what would be ahead if I pursued my issue further in the same manner and making me realize how it can be resolved quickly. He was very clear and provided legal reasoning, logic and really made me understand the issue and possible complications from the legal prospective while answering all my questions without ever saying he doesn’t know (area where others failed). I’m still stunned at how he was able to get me to see the light so quickly when I was dealing with this issue for almost a year. He reviewed my case thoroughly, spent over an hour consulting me and talking through the process, costs, the facts and claims we would need to prove and how we would do it. He also explored the case from the opposite side, which is something where other attorneys failed. He is extremely smart, talented, very calm and collected and an amazing mediator. He shared his opinion when I asked and told me the truth about his expertise and experience including the areas he does not cover, made me realize I am missing a vital clause in my contract and provided a qualified referral. He was genuinely honest, helpful, extremely polite, not pushy and simply AMAZING! When I emailed him with an unexpected turn of events, he called me and walked me through what I need to do and kept me on the right track. I am forever grateful and thankful for his help. This is the first attorney who didn’t say he doesn’t know or some other ambiguous legal staff which left me wondering with all the what if’s and without a solution. He clearly summarized the facts and presented my legal position, the counter-side’s legal position, legal dispute and enabled me to make an informed logical decision based on legal facts, which is exactly what I wanted. He will be my go-to for all business issues! I highly recommend Elan! He is hands down the best attorney. He is a problem solver! Whatever your issue is- try to get in touch with Elan and I am sure it will get resolved quickly and painlessly!
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Posted by Paula | April 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The BEST Civil Dispute Resolution Lawyer on the Planet!
If you need a civil dispute resolution attorney, Elan is your guy! Absolutely brilliant! I was involved in a seemingly-endless nightmare of having to handle simultaneously a criminal and civil case. Elan helped me out with the latter (he doesn’t practice criminal law), which arose from the dismissal of the former. Basically, the plaintiff in the civil case was the complainant in the criminal case. She had me wrongfully arrested and then, after the criminal case was dismissed, sued me for $25,000 – the jurisdictional limit – in Civil Court. She was relentless there, perjuring herself over and over, in asserting what I thought to be (and still think) were completely frivolous claims. At first, I represented myself since both Elan and I came to the conclusion when the civil case was just starting that it would not make economic sense for me to retain him. However, after I was denied summary judgment and it became clear that I was headed for trial, I simply could not continue to be a pro se defendant. In my mind, there was no one other than Elan who could handle my case since he knew the facts of my case inside and out. I therefore pleaded with Elan—who is not inexpensive but is worth every penny and more for what he charges—to represent me, even though paying for the representation would be difficult. Lo and behold, in response to my concerns, Elan was able to come up with a workable, affordable plan that alleviated them: he arranged to partner with two other lawyers who had time to come to court, prepare papers, and otherwise argue the case. I ended up having a legal “Dream Team” that I could afford! In conjunction with the other lawyers on the team, Elan planned, strategized, and directed case management operations while simultaneously drawing on his alternative dispute resolution skills in attempting to get the case settled out-of-court. While such an out-of-court settlement ultimately did not occur, the civil case did settle at a pretrial conference after a new judge was suddenly assigned to it when the judge originally assigned to the case received a new standing assignment. In this regard, I believe that G-d gave the team and me some divine assistance since the new judge had decided some of the case law that Elan had been using as part of his overall game plan. The new judge ending up seeing things in a way that supported arguments that Elan and the team had arrived at and leaned on the plaintiff to encourage a settlement for what amounted to nuisance value. Finally, the nightmare was over! There are no words to describe Elan's brilliance. I was constantly amazed and hung on to his every word while I went through hell. At times, he shocked me every step of the way with his intelligence and vast legal knowledge. When it came to following up, Elan was on top of every angle and document, going above and beyond what any lawyer would normally do. In this regard, one month after the pretrial conference that ended in the case tentatively settling, he took the time to make sure that the settlement would not remain tentative by submitting additional documents to the Court demonstrating that I had fulfilled my settlement obligations. In short, everything was done perfectly and with an eye towards giving my interests the most protection possible. Throughout it all, Elan listened, cared, and made me feel appreciated. Most importantly, he knew the law inside and out and made me feel confident and reassured amidst all of the procedural and substantive hurdles that I faced such as motion practice and dealing with voluminous documents. Even when I initially suffered setbacks and became weary, he never gave up. In summary, Elan lives and breathes his job. He truly loves not only the law but helping people. Ethical, fair and honest, he will not disappoint you, and there’s absolutely no lawyer exactly like him in the wo
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Posted by Andy | November 29, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consumer
I had contacted Mr Weinreb for advice related to a construction problem I'm having. He was extremely informative and even though he does not get involved in this type of litigation, Mr Weinreb went to great lengths to explain some of the issues, and then provided three references who might be able to assist. Mr Weinreb went over and above to help. I would highly recommend him for advice.
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Posted by Eddie | October 18, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful, very informative, excellent advice
I contacted Elan for a consultation regarding a litigation case, and he was incredible helpful. He explained everything in detail, went over multiple scenarios and options with me, and pointed out the pros and cons of each. He answered all of my questions and took the time to understand my situation as best as possible. Excellent experience overall, highly recommended.
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Posted by Paula | July 31, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A Mentch!
Elan spent almost two hours of his morning consulting with me regarding my civil case. Elan patiently went over every possible scenario. He advised me extensively with detailed directions and quickly followed up with sample documents. Elan provided all the tools and directions to handle my civil case independently if I choose. He sincerely cares! I highly recommend Elan. He's professional, knowledgeable, intelligent and highly experienced.
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Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Responsive and very helpful
Needed consultation on an open litigation and was very happy with my experience. Will be using Mr. Weinreb again in the future.
Posted by M | April 26, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest!
I emailed Elan regarding a possible lawsuit against a large corporation. He responded promptly with a very detailed email chock full of advice on how I could try to handle this dispute on my own, and at the end of the email offering his services if I was unable to resolve it on my own. I think the fact the he took so much time out of his day to provide valuable advice on what to try before starting a costly litigation- that is a sign of a very caring and HONEST attorney. Thank you Elan!
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Passionate lawyer who knows his stuff and very helpful!
I was fortunate enough to consult with Elan regarding my situation and exploring my options. I found him to be extremely knowledgable with the law and truly caring, wanting to help me navigate the right approach. He was very gracious with the time he spent with me and most importantly, informative. If you have a legal issue, I recommend consulting/hiring him!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-800 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Member, Arbitrator, and Mediator
  • The Weinreb Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Counsel and Head of Litigation
  • Katlowitz & Associates
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Senior Associate and Head of Litigation
  • Katlowitz & Associates
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Special Counsel - Queens Tort Division
  • New York City Law Department, Office of the Corporation Counsel
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Litigation Associate
  • Kaye Scholer
  • 2001 - 2009
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Education

  • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor (magna cum laude)
  • 2002
  • Yeshiva College, Yeshiva University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude)
  • 2000
  • Isaac Breuer College of Hebraic Studies
  • AA (Valedictorian)
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Dispute with Insurance Company
  • Obtained Long-Term Disability Benefits for Client
  • Proceeding Involving Social Security Administration
  • Obtained SSDI Benefits for Client
  • Wormser v. Frumkin
  • Opposition of Motion to Dismiss
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Associations

  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Hebrew
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Avvo Clients' Choice 2015 - Litigation
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Avvo Clients' Choice 2014 - Litigation
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Rising Stars 2015 - New York Metro Area
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Stars 2014 - New York Metro Area
  • SuperLawyers(TM)
  • 2014
  • Rising Stars 2013 - New York Metro Area
  • SuperLawyers(TM)
  • 2013
  • Empire State Counsel Award
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2008
  • Pro Bono Achievement Award
  • Kaye Scholer
  • 2007
  • Empire State Counsel Award
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2007
  • Pro Bono Achievement Award
  • Kaye Scholer
  • 2006
  • Order of the Coif Membership
  • Cardozo Chapter of the Order of the Coif
  • 2002
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Publications

  • Cardozo Law Review
  • Counselor, Proceed with Caution: The Use of Integrated Evidence Presentation Systems and Computer-Generated Evidence in the Courtroom
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • NYCLA Networking Roundtable
  • Avoiding Document Revision Disaster in Using Root Storage
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (10)
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Insurance Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly recommend the legal services of Elan Weinreb and The Weinreb Law Firm, PLLC. Elan served as co-counsel on an administrative appeal for one of our Long Term Disability clients. He was very easy to work with, always responded to e-mails or phone calls expeditiously, paid close attention to detail, and went out of his way to help our mutual client. Elan’s assistance in working with our client to prepare important documents; helping to obtain medical records to support our client’s disability; and dealing with, often uncooperative, doctors’ offices proved invaluable. With his assistance, we were able to obtain a quick and successful outcome for our client."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Elan Weinreb, Esq. as a litigation attorney. He is a friend and fellow attorney in the neighborhood. I have had the opportunity to discuss a myriad of legal issues with him and have found him to be patient and understanding. Mr. Weinreb’s legal advice was both insightful and extremely knowledgeable. Consequently, I have referred a number of cases to him knowing that he will give the potential client excellent legal representation. Not only is Mr. Weinreb a brilliant attorney and an invaluable asset to the litigation field, he is also a pillar of our community. I expect Mr. Weinreb to provide many more years of stellar legal representation to his clients."
Mediation Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is smart, compassionate and skillful."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A top-notch attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked with Elan Weinreb for approximately two years. Elan is intelligent, diligent, dedicated and caring. He cares strongly about his clients' interests and zealously advocated for them. He is a great attorney and great person."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Elan Weinreb, Esq., on various cases over the last four years. During that time, we were in the same suite of offices and collaborated on various topics and issues. In all of my interactions with him, I have found him to be a man of integrity who is knowledgeable about the law, keen in his insights, articulate in his presentations and arguments, thorough and diligent in all that he does, and determined not only to get the proverbial job done but to have it done correctly. As an attorney with over thirty years' of experience in litigation in the New York Metropolitan Area, I recommend Mr. Weinreb without reservation."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked with Elan Weinreb for several years at Kaye Scholer and found him to be a brilliant, kind and resourceful associate. On difficult projects he offered clarity, thoroughness and diligence. As a supervisor, he was understanding, patient and fair. He is truly one of the finest lawyers working in New York state today."
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