Richard H. Weiner, Managing Shareholder of the firm, has been practicing law for more than 39 years, with a focus on all aspects of family law. He represents both the executive/owner and/or their spouse regarding all facets of matrimonial actions, including complex matters involving financial concerns and business valuation. He has particular expertise in analyzing various business entities and the protection of an individual’s assets, which may have been acquired through pre-marital acquisition, gift or inheritances. Richard represents individuals at all income levels, but he was recognized in particular for his work serving the needs of high net worth individuals by the prestigious Chambers Family/Matrimonial High Net Worth Ranking Guide, one of only four family law attorneys in all of New Jersey to be so recognized.
Richard also has been actively involved in several sophisticated complex business and estate litigation matters.
With respect to family law matters, Richard represents clients at all phases of trials and mediation or arbitration, including negotiation in areas of alimony and child support matters, custody and parenting time, and the distribution of assets and liabilities. He also counsels clients through the negotiation of prenuptial agreements.
Richard is recognized throughout the state for both his aggressive, yet practical approach to addressing matters and his unparalleled work ethic. He is the former President of the Bergen County Bar Association and past Chairman of the local Ethics Committee.
Richard has been recognized repeatedly as a leader in the legal profession and has attained numerous achievements, including being named Bergen County Professional of the Year and regularly appearing on the lists of Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers. He was also the only Bergen County appointee to the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointment Committee for six years.
As a result of this fact, Richard is also frequently Court appointed to serve in a leadership role as a mediator or arbitrator. He is adept at using his negotiation skills to help his clients resolve their cases. He has been appointed on numerous occasions by various Superior Court Judges to serve as Discovery Master in extremely high conflict matters pending in our legal system.
Richard is often called upon to lecture and provide commentary on family law and business litigation issues to various New Jersey publications, including The Bergen Record, Newark Star Ledger and The New Jersey Law Journal.
Awards and Recognition
Most recently, Richard received the prestigious honor of securing a top-tier ranking in the Chambers Family/Matrimonial High Net Worth Ranking Guide for the year 2022. He was one of only four family law attorneys in all of the State of New Jersey who received such a ranking. Chambers High Net Worth identifies and ranks the leading professional advisers for the benefit of the private wealth market in New Jersey.
Richard was named Lawyer of the Year for 2022 by the Best Lawyers Publication. This publication honors one attorney in a particular location and practice area who received the highest votes of recognition from his or her peers in a given year. He was similarly recognized in 2016. He has been regularly chosen throughout his career to the list of Best Lawyers in America, published by Woodward/White, Inc.
Richard has been voted for a number of years as a Bergen County Top Lawyer, selected by his peers for Bergen Magazine.
In recognition of his continuous leadership roles, in 2016, Richard was named the Bergen County Professional Lawyer of the Year by the officers, trustees and members of the Bergen County Bar Association.
He has been regularly selected to the Top 100 Attorneys of the New Jersey Super Lawyer list (A Thompson Reuters business).
Richard received the honor of being selected as the sole Bergen County appointee to the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointment Committee for 2008-2014.
Richard is rated as “AV Preeminent” by his peers, which is the highest distinction awarded by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.
Richard is a frequent author and news contributor, having penned multiple articles regarding New Jersey matrimonial law, including the following, which can be viewed by clicking on the titles below:
- What Happens to a Company When a Partner Goes Through A Divorce?, NJBIZ
- Child Support for Disabled Children
- More Divorcing Couples Seek Arbitration, Mediation Amid Court Closures, The New Jersey Law Journal
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