Lawrence Weiner is a Partner of the firm’s Commercial and Corporate Litigation Department. He is experienced in a wide array of commercial litigation matters from inception through settlement, trial and appeal, particularly in: breach of contract claims, commercial real estate brokerage disputes, fraud claims, enforcement of restrictive covenants, commercial tenancy disputes, shareholder/partnership disputes and dissolutions, creditor’s rights and appellate advocacy. Lawrence also has experience regarding applications for injunctive and other equitable relief. Lawrence has successfully argued before State and Federal appellate panels. He also has experience in alternative dispute resolution, representing clients in mediations and arbitrations.

Lawrence graduated with a B.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and received his law degree from Rutgers Law School – Newark.

Lawrence recently co-authored a chapter in NJICLE’s Commercial Real Estate Transactions in New Jersey entitled “Brokerage Agreements and Related Considerations.”

Reported Cases

Berlin v. Renaissance Rental Partners, LLC, 723 F. 3d 119 (2d Cir. 2013)

Bodansky v. Fifth on the Park Condo, 635 F. 2d 75 (2d Cir. 2011)

MetLife Capital Financial Corp. v. Washington Avenue Associates, LP, 159 N.J. 484 (1999)

From 2006 through 2011, Lawrence was selected for inclusion on the New Jersey Super Lawyers – Rising Stars list. In 2009, Lawrence was selected by the New Jersey Law journal as one of its “40 under 40” award recipients. Lawrence has been featured or mentioned in articles published by The New York Times, LAW360 and The Real Deal. Lawrence is admitted in the state and federal courts of New Jersey and New York.

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  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • SIOR – NJ Chapter

  • State of New Jersey
  • State of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

  • Rutgers Law School – Newark, J.D.
  • University of Wisconsin, BBA

Specific Performance Triumph: Lawrence Weiner Secures $1 Million Property Purchase for Client in Pandemic Lease Dispute

December 19, 2023

In a legal case shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent surge in property values, Partner Lawrence Weiner achieved success in a dispute related to a pre-pandemic lease agreement. The lease initially granted our client the option to buy a property for $1 million. However, complications arose when the landlord contested our client’s purchase […]

Commercial and Corporate Litigation Practice Partner Lawrence Weiner Speaks on Brokerage Law Issues at Lee & Associates

July 14, 2023

Lawrence Weiner’s recent talk at Lee & Associates highlighted important aspects of real estate brokerage law all salespersons should be familiar with and abide by. Lawrence gave specific examples how salespersons can implement best practices to insure they are in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations to protect their and their clients’ interests […]

Lawrence Weiner Issues Broker Alert for SIOR: Does your Listing Agreement Strengthen your Claim to a Lien on Sale Proceeds?

July 8, 2022

I know you have faced this situation. The closing is scheduled, and you are expecting to be paid your full commission at closing. Then shortly before the closing, the seller contacts you advising that s/he does not think you are entitled to a commission or is demanding that you agree to discount your commission. Since […]

Top 5 Tips for Commercial Real Estate Brokers for Achieving Better Exclusive Listing Agreements

July 5, 2022

Any Exclusive Listing Agreement should cover both a sale and a lease. Deals change and you want to be protected for either scenario. The Exclusive Listing Agreement must have a definitive end date and cannot contain automatic renewals. As to payment of the commission on a sale, include language that the commission will be paid […]

Insurance Companies Feeling Pressure to Cover Financial Losses in the Wake of COVID-19

April 28, 2020

April 28, 2020 By Lawrence C. Weiner and Boris Peyzner As weeks turn to months, businesses continue to suffer massive losses as a result of state governments’ stay at home orders. One of the most common questions we are receiving is “will my business interruption insurance cover these financial losses?” Our last alert addressed this […]

New Jersey Assembly Introduces Bill Requiring Insurers to Pay for COVID-19 Virus Related Losses

April 6, 2020

April 6, 2020 By Lawrence C. Weiner and Boris Peyzner On March 9, 2020, a State of Emergency was declared by Governor Murphy and just twelve days later on March 21, 2020, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 107 (the “Order”). The Order, among other things, mandates all non-essential businesses in New Jersey to close, thereby […]

Does The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Trigger The Force Majeure Clause In Your Contract?

March 23, 2020

Hopefully, it is not the “…end of the world as we know it…” as R.E.M. sang, but we are surely in uncharted waters. Indeed, as Governor Murphy has said: “It is not time for business as usual.” On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the Coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, a pandemic that […]

Litigation Partners Visit the Martin Luther King Justice Building in Newark

October 12, 2023

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Litigation Partners Raj Gadhok and Lawrence Weiner recently visited the Martin Luther King Justice Building in Newark. This 150,000-square-foot structure, dedicated to MLK's legacy, houses 11 state-of-the-art courtrooms and several county offices. At its entrance, a bronze statue of King stands, echoing his timeless message. Our attorneys joined members of the bar, General Equity Judges, Court Staff, and Administration for a productive Meet and Greet, exchanging ideas and insights. Many thanks to the Essex County Bar Association for hosting this event.

Lawrence C. Weiner to be a Panelist for IOREBA Panel Discussion: Limitations, Liabilities, and Exposures in Commercial Real Estate

November 3, 2022

If you would like to understand certain legal limitations and liabilities important to CRE Brokers, then please join IOREBA on Monday, November 14th featuring a panel discussion with panelists Lawrence C. Weiner, Esq., Partner in Mandelbaum Barrett PC’s Commercial and Corporate Litigation Department and Andrew Ullrich, Esq. of Ullrich Law. David A. Simon, SIOR from NAI DiLeo-Bram will serve as moderator. […]

Lawrence C. Weiner Co-authored a Chapter in NJICLE ‘s "Commercial Real Estate Transactions in New Jersey" Book

August 22, 2019

Congratulations to Lawrence C. Weiner, Member of the Firm's Commercial and Corporate Litigation Group, who recently co-authored a chapter in NJICLE ‘s "Commercial Real Estate Transactions in New Jersey" on "Brokerage Agreements and Related Considerations.