New York, April 20, 2010 – Andrew Weiner, a partner with Morrison & Foerster’s real estate practice in New York, has been elected a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL).
Comprised of about 950 real estate attorneys nationally, ACREL is the premier professional organization of U.S. real estate lawyers. Admission is by invitation after a rigorous screening process. ACREL's members are elected to fellowship based on their outstanding legal ability, experience, and high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the practice of real estate law.
Mr. Weiner represents domestic and foreign clients in all phases of real estate transactions, including financing, acquisition, leasing and development. He has helped establish joint ventures and other commingled ownership vehicles. He also has considerable experience in restructurings, foreclosures, and bankruptcy cases involving real estate firms.
Mr. Weiner has often advised on multi-property, multi-jurisdictional projects for major national and international property owners. These have included leveraged buy-outs and other corporate acquisitions in the United States, England, Russia, China and Argentina.
“Andrew is a very accomplished and dedicated real estate attorney and his election to fellowship in the most eminent professional legal organization for the industry bears that out,” said Marc Young, chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Global Real Estate Group. “We are fortunate to have Andrew as part of our international real estate practice and congratulate him on this accolade.”
Mr. Weiner is listed in Best Lawyers in America 2010. From 2004 to 2006, he was chair of the Real Estate Group of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms. Mr. Weiner presently serves on the Advisory Board of the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate. He received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his law degree from Harvard Law School.