Cozen O’Connor: Weinstein, Matthew I.

Matthew I. Weinstein

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Philadelphia

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Matthew will be speaking at an upcoming event:

ICSC U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference 2019

San Diego, CA 10/25/2019

Matthew Weinstein will lead a breakfast roundtable on the topic of climate change and retail at the International Council of Shopping Centers’ U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference in San Diego, Calif.

Event Details 

Matthew has extensive experience representing real estate developers together with the owners of shopping centers, office, and warehouse/industrial projects in all aspects of the acquisition, development, financing, leasing, and disposition of commercial property.

Matthew’s experience includes representation of many local, regional, and national tenants and landlords in negotiating retail, office, and warehouse/industrial leasing space in shopping centers, office complexes, industrial sites, technology parks, and incubation centers.

Matthew represents owners of retail, office, and warehouse/industrial project in connection with the reviewing, drafting, and negotiation of construction contracts, as well as guiding clients through the bidding process. He has also assisted borrower clients in connection with the workout and restructuring of distressed loans.

In addition to his general real estate practice, Matthew also focuses on government-assisted and affordable housing matters. Matthew represented housing authorities and affordable housing developers particularly with respect to HUD and state tax credit allocating agency compliance issues. He has also been actively involved in structuring complex homeownership and rental transactions involving public, nonprofit, and private developers. In addition, he has negotiated and structured numerous tax credit/syndication transactions and related entity formation issues on behalf of housing authorities, developers, and related agencies involving various nationally recognized tax credit investors.

Matthew has written and contributed to numerous articles on a variety of real estate-related topics in leading industry publications, including Development Magazine, MedicalOfficeToday.com, Real Estate Finance Journal, and The Legal Intelligencer: Real Estate Quarterly Supplement.

Matthew is a member of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and Urban Land Institute (ULI). Matthew is also a member of the 2016-17 ULI NEXT Philadelphia Cohort, an educational group designed to champion the ULI mission and foster leadership opportunities in development. He has been a frequent panel, workshop, and round-table leader at the ICSC Law Conference, most recently leading a panel titled “It’s All a Matter of Taste (and Evolution): Negotiating Exclusives, Use Restrictions and Prohibited Uses in the Modern Real World.” Matthew has been featured as a guest speaker for the Building Owners and Managers Association and NAIOP, discussing office and street-level retail leasing related issues.

Matthew earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from Villanova Law School, where he was the managing editor of outside articles for the Villanova Law Review, was elected to the Order of the Coif, and received the Villanova Law Review Scribe’s Award for his note, "I’m Paying for That? Assessing the Constitutionality of Mandating Student Activity Fees to Support Objectionable Political and Ideological Activities at Public Universities in Southworth v. Grebe," which was published in 44 Vill. L. Rev. 257 (1999). Following law school, he clerked for Judge Arnold L. New of the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, First Judicial District. Matthew earned his undergraduate degree from Columbia University.

Experience

News

Cozen O’Connor Names Seven New Shareholders

July 29, 2016

Cozen O’Connor promoted seven members to shareholder of the firm: David Barron (Houston), Melissa Brill (New York), Bryan Campbell (Seattle), W. Blake Coblentz (Washington, D.C.), Martin Gusy (New York), James Schultz (Philadelphia) and Matthew Weinstein (Philadelphia).

Cozen O'Connor Names 11 Attorneys To Membership in the Firm

May 21, 2009

'We are proud to welcome these highly qualified attorneys into membership in the firm,'' said Thomas A. Decker, president and chief executive officer of Cozen O’Connor. ''Their individual and combined contributions reflect the talent and strength of our firm.''

Publications

Breweries on the Move [Bar Business Magazine]

November 01, 2017

Matthew Weinstein, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Real Estate Practice Group, discusses unique considerations in connection with expansions and relocations of breweries in Bar Business Magazine.

Hidden Traps: Builders should watch for the pitfalls of the Interstate Land Sale Full Disclosure Act [Construction Today]

February 01, 2011

Hidden Traps: Builders should watch for the pitfalls of the Interstate Land Sale Full Disclosure Act - Construction Today -

Tips for the Office Landlord Doing a Retail Lease [Development Magazine]

April 01, 2010

Tips for the Office Landlord Doing a Retail Lease - Development Magazine - As an owner or manager of office buildings you may well be a brilliant negotiator and crafter of office leases and know your market inside and out But when it comes to attracting and putting deals together for retail tenants you may be
treading beyond your core competencies which could cause business head
aches and worse yet cost you money down the road

Winning The Bid [Construction Today Quarterly]

April 01, 2010

Winning The Bid - Construction Today Quarterly - With the proliferation of public / private partnership, the potential launching of the PPIP program as part of the Federal Government’s Stimulus Plan and the need to plug financing holes with public funds on what in the past were exclusively privately funded deals, there are many pitfalls for the unwary developer / owner. One of the more unique aspects of publicly funded projects (whether in whole or in part) is the selection of contractors.

Signage for Your Practice: Negotiating the best options to draw attention [medicalofficetoday.com]

December 17, 2009

Signage for Your Practice: Negotiating the best options to draw attention - medicalofficetoday.com - Signage may not be your top priority when reviewing a medical lease, but it is an important element in how your practice is perceived. Signage is usually the first thing people see when approaching your office, so you want it to
appropriately represent who you are and what your practice offers, as well as lead people to your door. Nailing down
your signage specifications in your lease will assure that these needs are met.

Teach Business Basics [The National Law Journal]

November 23, 2009

Teach Business Basics - The National Law Journal -

Beyond the Structure: Failure to perform proper due diligence can lead to scary discoveries when it is too late [B&C Northeast]

November 01, 2009

Beyond the Structure: Failure to perform proper due diligence can lead to scary discoveries when it is too late - B&C Northeast -

Fight for Your Right to (the Correct) Party [Real Estate Finance]

August 01, 2009

Fight for Your Right to (the Correct) Party - Real Estate Finance -

'Safe Harbor' Not Very Safe: The Bankruptcy of LandAmerica 1031 Exchange Services [Real Estate Alert]

July 15, 2009

'Safe Harbor' Not Very Safe: The Bankruptcy of LandAmerica 1031 Exchange Services - Real Estate Alert - Arecent decision by the United States Bankruptcy
Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, if upheld on appeal, portends great risk for some property sellers who are in the midst of tax-deferred forward exchanges under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code. In Millard
Refrigerated Services v. LandAmerica 1031 Exchange Services, the court reasoned that some sale proceeds held by a qualified
intermediary pending use in acquiring exchange

Financing Issues to Consider When Negotiating Retail Leases in Strip Centers [The Real Estate Finance Journal]

April 01, 2009

Financing Issues to Consider When Negotiating Retail Leases in Strip Centers - The Real Estate Finance Journal -

Events & Seminars

Upcoming Events

ICSC U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference 2019

October 25, 2019 - San Diego, CA

Matthew Weinstein will lead a breakfast roundtable on the topic of climate change and retail at the International Council of Shopping Centers’ U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference in San Diego, Calif.

Past Events

ICSC U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference

October 24, 2018 - Orlando, FL

ICSC: US Shopping Center Law Conference 2017

October 25, 2017 - San Antonio, TX

ICSC US Shopping Center Law Conference

October 31, 2015 - Phoenix, AZ

33rd Annual Jewish Law Day

May 28, 2015 - Philadelphia, PA

2013 ICSC Shopping Center Law Conference

October 16, 2013 - San Diego, CA

AURP 2013 National Conference

September 24, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA

31st Annual Jewish Law Day

June 03, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA

2011 ICSC U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference

October 26, 2011 - Phoenix, AZ

Retail Leasing in Office Buildings

February 02, 2011 - Webinar

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2000
  • Columbia University, B.A., 1995
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania