Ira Weinstein serves as CohnRenzick’s Managing Principal – Real Estate, Cannabis Industries, where he oversees the advisory, assurance, and tax services pertaining to both industries. His role is to develop and execute strategy that grows the capacity and capability of the firm’s resources dedicated to these industries for the benefit of our clients, our people, and our communities.
The real estate practice includes the community development platform (all tax credits, public finance and affordable housing), commercial real estate, and construction. CohnReznick works with the full spectrum of real estate industry stakeholders including developers, institutional investors, private equity firms, lenders, asset management companies, REITs, and construction companies. The firm provides audit and tax regulatory services and helps many of these companies improve financial processes, implement technologies, and employ best practices in process redesign.
Ira is a subject matter expert and firm leader on Opportunity Zones, an economic development provision passed as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, providing technical, transaction advisory, and entity formation services related to this provision.
Ira speaks at conferences and seminars nationwide on a variety of topics. Before joining CohnReznick, he advised local economic development organizations on strategies to revitalize their geographic footprint. Before that, he spent several years in the corporate finance department of a public company raising capital for corporate and project finance and completing acquisitions and divestitures of company assets. His initial experience just post-college was doing credit analysis for a factor of extending credit nationwide across a variety of industries.