William W. Weisner

Partner, Chair of Real Estate Practice

P 212.216.8095   F 212.216.8001

 

William W. Weisner

Partner, Chair of Real Estate Practice

P 212.216.8095   F 212.216.8001   wweisner@tarterkrinsky.com

William W. Weisner is chair of the Real Estate Practice and a partner in the Construction and Commercial Finance Practice Groups at Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP. He handles commercial real estate matters for lenders, owners, investors, developers, landlords and tenants. His work includes financings, workouts and restructurings, sales and purchases, partnerships and joint ventures, leasing transactions and many other types of real estate transactions.

In every aspect of his practice, Bill focuses on identifying creative, practical and efficient solutions to real estate issues and being attentive to clients' needs and concerns.

His broad lending experience covers complex construction, term and mezzanine loans, syndications and purchases of co-lending interests, and loan participations relating to assets located throughout the United States.

Bill's work in leasing involves office, retail and industrial properties and includes triple net and ground leases.

Bill frequently advises investors, owners and developers on the acquisition and sale of properties and the negotiation of design and construction contracts for development of commercial property, structuring equity and preferred equity investments, and negotiation of joint ventures.

His clients include institutional owners of large office buildings, domestic and foreign banks, privately held investment companies and lenders, individual developers and investors, and not-for-profit organizations.  He represents several European-based clients in real estate and financing matters and is particularly attuned to their distinctive requirements for U.S.-based transactions.

Representative Matters:

  • A REIT in a 30 year lease of 25-story, 390,000 square foot office building in Manhattan to NYU. NYU will convert the property into medical offices and ambulatory care facilities for use by NYU Langone Medical Center and other NYU affiliates. This matter was nominated for REBNY’s 2016 Brokers Most Ingenious Deal of the Year award.
  • A private equity fund in a joint venture with a local partner to acquire a loan secured by a stalled condominium construction project in lower Manhattan. Simultaneously, the JV negotiated with the existing owners to obtain control of their ownership entity, modified the acquired loans, and obtained third-party financing (secured by assignments of the existing debt and pledges of membership interests)
  • A large Chinese bank in the origination of a $115 million construction loan for two apartment buildings in Virginia
  • Several lenders in connection with purchases of co-lending and participation interests in loans secured by office, industrial and multi-family properties throughout the U.S., such loans ranging in size from $100 million to $1 billion
  • A real estate investment company in raising both common equity (via a private placement) and preferred equity in connection with its purchase of a 940,000 square foot, 41-story, Class A office building
  • A privately held investment company in the sale of several investment properties, including a large class A office tower in downtown Pittsburgh and a significant redevelopment site in Boston
  • Several nonprofit institutions in leases of program space, rehabilitation of historic properties, granting of easements, settlement of construction disputes, and other general real estate matters
  • Private investors in negotiation of disputes with their partners relating to ownership, management and sales of interests in partnerships that own various properties in New York City
  • A foreign investor in negotiation of joint venture agreements with local partners for the construction of condominium buildings in Manhattan
  • A leading software company in the construction of a 400,000-square-foot U.S. headquarters building, including site acquisition and negotiation of design agreements and construction contracts, and subsequent construction of an additional 200,000-square-foot office building
  • A pharmaceutical company in net leases of two buildings  for their U.S. headquarters location
  • Served as a receiver of an office building on Fifth Avenue in NYC which was the subject of a mortgage foreclosure, with responsibility for all aspects of property ownership and management
Education
  • Fairfield University, B.A. 1981
  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D. 1984
Admissions
  • New York
Awards and Honors
  • Since 2006, William has been named to the New York Metro edition of Super Lawyers magazine
  • Since 2005, William has been rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale Hubbell®
Memberships
  • New York State Bar Association (Real Property Law Section, Committees on Leasing and Finance)
  • Mortgage Bankers Association of New York
Articles
  • “What to Expect When A Receiver Takes Over A Troubled Property (With Mortgage Foreclosure Receiver’s Checklist),” The Practical Real Estate Lawyer; September 2011
  • “Notices of Pendency: Protecting Sellers in Contracts for the Sale and Purchase of Real Property,” New York Real Property Law Journal; Fall 2009
  • “Anti-Terrorism Law Imposes Duties,” New York Law Journal; November 25, 2002

 

What I do When Not Practicing Law:
Tennis, Reading

Education
  • Fairfield University, B.A. 1981
  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D. 1984
Admissions
  • New York
Awards and Honors
  • Since 2006, William has been named to the New York Metro edition of Super Lawyers magazine
  • Since 2005, William has been rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale Hubbell®
Memberships
  • New York State Bar Association (Real Property Law Section, Committees on Leasing and Finance)
  • Mortgage Bankers Association of New York
Articles
  • “What to Expect When A Receiver Takes Over A Troubled Property (With Mortgage Foreclosure Receiver’s Checklist),” The Practical Real Estate Lawyer; September 2011
  • “Notices of Pendency: Protecting Sellers in Contracts for the Sale and Purchase of Real Property,” New York Real Property Law Journal; Fall 2009
  • “Anti-Terrorism Law Imposes Duties,” New York Law Journal; November 25, 2002