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Peter J. Weinman

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Buying or selling a home can be intimidating. Let Pete Weinman be your guide.
  • Real Estate Law, Family Law
  • New Jersey, New York
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R. O. March 24, 2023
The top notch real estate lawyer in Brooklyn and Staten Island. Peter Weinman represented my family when we sold a house in Brooklyn and moved to Staten Island. There were issues with our buyer that caused problems for both of our deals but Peter kept calm (which helped keep my wife and me calm) and went over with us the best and worst case scenarios so that we could decide our best planned course. It was not a perfect experience (due to bad luck and bad timing) but Peter made it better. He is very responsive to emails and phone calls and always got back to us even if it was after hours. A++
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Buying or selling a home is the most significant and daunting task most of us will ever face. Whether you're buying or selling your first home - or if you've done it before - you owe it to yourself to let Pete Weinman be your personal guide. Pete takes a very hands-on approach and will always be your only point of contact throughout the entire process, whether it's a house, a condominium, or a cooperative unit you're buying or selling. He'll return your calls promptly, won't rush you off the phone, and will explain everything to you as things progress.

Pete has been an active Richmond County Bar Association member since 2002, where he chairs the Technology Committee. He has been elected every three years to sit as a Director since 2011. Pete is also a founding member of New World Preparatory Charter School, Staten Island's first charter middle school, where, since 2008, he's sat on the Board of Trustees and chairs the Legal Committee.

Working full-time for Project Hospitality (feeding and helping the homeless, the mentally ill, and those affected by HIV/AIDS) from 1988 to 1995, Pete attended the College of Staten Island (CUNY) from 1985 to 1992, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in English. Eight years later, continuing to work while attending classes at night, Pete received his JD from New York Law School in 2000. While attending New York Law School at night, Pete began working as a freelance “computer guy and law student.” He designed and automated databases, legal forms, and office documents/systems for many law firms located throughout the City of New York, some of which continue to use his automated forms to this day.

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Practice Areas
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Family Law
    Guardianship & Conservatorship
Video Conferencing
  • Google Meet
  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Free Consultation
    Free consultation, up to thirty minutes. Prospective client's choice: telephone, video chat, and in-person.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All major credit cards.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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New York
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney, Private Practice
Weinman Law Offices, PC
- Current
Pete entered into private practice in May 2012. Primarily, he represents buyers and sellers of residential and commercial real estate. He also represents landlords and tenants in commercial leasing agreements.
Associate Attorney
Pete Weinman, Esq.
After being admitted to practice in both New York and New Jersey, Mr. Weinman spent his first ten years as an Associate with some of Staten Island's most respected law firms, such as Lee & Amtzis, LLP, Gaines & Fishler, LLP**, and Corash & Hollender, PC, where he gained invaluable knowledge and experience in all aspects of real estate and related litigation. In May 2010, Mr. Weinman went into private practice.
New York Law School
J.D. | Law
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City University of New York - College of Staten Island
B.A. | English
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1st Place - Bed Race
Richmond County Fair
1st Place - Holding breath under water.
Young Peoples' Day Camp
Mr. Weinman was the winner: 2 minutes 20 seconds.
Professional Associations
New York State Dept of State
Licensed Real Estate Instructor
- Current
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Staten Island Women's Bar Association
- Current
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Richmond County Bar Association
- Current
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Staten Island Barristers Men's SoftbalL Team
- Current
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Staten Island Trial Lawyers Association
- Current
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Richmond County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyer Project
Volunteer - Foreclosuore Representation
- Current
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New World Preparatory Charter School
Founding Board Member / Trustee
- Current
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Richmond County Civil Court Small Claims Part
- Current
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Staten Island Board of Realtors
Sponsor / Member
- Current
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National Association of Realtors
Sponsor / Member
- Current
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Articles & Publications
An Interview with Administrative Judge Judith N. McMahon
Richmond County Bar Association Quarterly Journal
A Marathon of a Story
Richmond County Bar Association Quarterly Journal
Speaking Engagements
Roundtable Seminar on Seller's Concessions in Light of NYSBA Opinion 817, Civil Courthouse, 927 Castleton Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10310
The roundtable was held to discuss: * Home Inspections & attorney Exposure to Liability. * Sellers' Concessions in light of NYSBA Opinion 817 & NJSBA Opinion 710 * HR 3915 Mortgage Reform & Predatory Lending Act of 2017 * Sub-prime mortgages and attorney exposure to liability * Attorney exposure on related real estate matters. Presenters included Peter J. Weinman, Esq., Vincent Gallo, Esq., Wayne Ozzi, Esq., Hon. Philip S. Straniere, and Hon. Robert Gigante,
Real Estate Instructor
NYS Dept of State
Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
78 Questions Answered
Q. Is whether a business carries insurance public knowledge? Could I look this information up online?
A: A home inspector's insurance is not public information. Although you did not say why you're asking, if it's because you want to sue an inspector for failing to spot a problem (the typical reason), you should look to your agreement with the inspector and you'll probably notice you're limited to suing for the cost of the inspection - that's what they usually say.
Q. When I initially signed my lease for my apartment in Edmonton Alberta there was nothing on it indicating a no pet rule
A: You did not ask a question but I assume you want to know if you can break your lease. We need more info and I am not licensed in your jurisdiction but my opinion is "probably no." How long ago did you sign and move in? Did you have a pet when you moved in or did you just (or are you about to) get a pet? As for the lease, if it was a deal killer for you (you said you would not have signed it), why didn't you write in the names of your pets or something to indicate you intended to have them? How much more time do you have under the lease?
Q. If the HOA has placed fines and penalties for $2100 and offer no payment plan is it in my best interest to get an atty?
A: Unless your HOA rules so provide, the HOA is not obligated to offer a payment plan. How many months you are in arrears? (For example, is it 21 months at $100 per month, or 3 months at $700 per month, etc.)? I ask because if your payments are $100 per month, for the sake of argument, and you have fallen behind, a payment plan would take you a very long time to catch up - and that could explain why they are unwilling to entertain it. Yes, you are free to retain an attorney to negotiate payments but that's also going to cost several hundred dollars, at least. If you need to find someone local, start your search here:
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Contact & Map
260 Christopher Lane, Suite 201
Telephone: (718) 442-2010 Ext. 1
Monday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Notice: After hours, weekends, and holidays by appointment only.
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