Ariel Weinstock is a partner at Katsky Korins LLP, where he is a member of the firm’s construction and real estate departments.
Ariel joined the firm upon graduating from law school in 2007 and became a partner in 2014. He concentrates his practice on commercial real estate transactions including, dispositions, acquisitions, financing, construction, development, leasing, and operation and management of commercial and investment assets including advising clients on structuring and executing complex I.R.S. §1031 exchanges, tenancy-in-common arrangements, air rights transactions, and joint venture, representing and advocating for the interests of owners, developers, contractors, architects, lenders, borrowers, landlords, tenants, purchasers, sellers, condominium boards, and not-for-profit entities. Ariel has negotiated a broad array of design and construction agreements including RFP’s, purchase orders, access licenses, construction management and alteration agreements, and manuscripted and industry-standard forms of design professionals’ and contractors’ agreements for local and national clients in connection with development and renovation projects from minor alterations to ground-up construction of new buildings in excess of 100,000 square feet.
Within the legal community, Ariel serves as an officer of the Executive Committee of the Real Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, and is the co-chair of the Student Affairs Committee. Ariel also serves as Secretary of the NYSBA Construction Law Committee. Ariel was appointed to the New York County Lawyers Association Transition Task Force after serving as a Director on NYCLA's Board of Directors. He is a former co-chair of both the NYCLA Board’s Building Committee, and the NYCLA Construction Law Committee. In addition, Ariel is a frequent lecturer for the bar and other associations at CLE and other programs.
Recent CLE Presentations & Publications
Stop Overlooking the Insurance! Common mistakes in real estate and construction contracts and how to avoid them, NYSBA CLE and NYCLA CLE
Survey Examination, NYSBA CLE, Practical Skills – Purchases and Sales of Homes
Access Agreements and RPAPL §881, NYCLA CLE
ZLDA’s TDR’s and Access Agreements, New York City Bar CLE
Contract Drafting and Negotiation, NYSBA CLE, Practical Skills – Purchases and Sales of Homes
Leasing: A Tenant’s Perspective, Cardozo Business and Contract Law Institute
Representing Owners in Construction Matters, NACLE
Opening Up: Office Leasing and Renovation Contracts, NYCLA CLE, First Annual Business and Contract Law Institute
The Business of Building: Professionals’ Perspectives, NYSBA CLE
Opening Up: Office Leasing and Renovation Contracts, Cardozo Business and Contract Law Institute
Default by Owners, Mechanic Lienors and Lenders in Construction Contracts – Remedies for Cure, NYSBA CLE, Hot Topics in Real Property Law and Practice
Intro to the Construction Process, Advanced Construction Topics and Construction Contract Negotiations, Capital One Presentation
Ariel Weinstock et al., New York’s Scaffold Law and Pending Reforms, November 6, 2014
Ariel Weinstock, Trenchless v. Hallen: No Damages For Contemplated Delays, NYCLA Construction Law Journal, Fall 2011, at 16