Richard H. Weiner, Managing Shareholder of the firm, has been practicing law for more than 35 years, with a focus on all aspects of family law. He represents both the executive/owner or their spouse with regard to complex financial matters in a variety of matrimonial actions. This representation includes advocating for his clients involving a variety of industries including, but not limited to, financial services, attorneys, doctors, business owners, entertainers or their spouse. He has a particular expertise in the area of business valuation and the protection of an individual’s assets which may have been acquired through pre-marital acquisition, gift or inheritances. He also has been actively involved in several sophisticated complex business and estate litigation matters.
With respect to family law matters, Mr. Weiner represents clients at all phases of trials and mediation or arbitration, including the 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. He is recognized throughout the state for his no-nonsense, yet practical approach to addressing matters as well as his unparalleled work ethic.
As a result of this fact, Mr. Weiner is also frequently Court appointed to serve in a leadership role as a Mediator or Arbitrator. He is adept at bringing that negotiation skill forward to benefit his clients of the firm with the resolution of their individual cases.
PROFESSIONAL AWARDS AND RECOGNITION OF ATTRIBUTES
In 2020, Mr. Weiner was named Lawyer of the Year 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 honored with this same prestigious award during the calendar year, 2016 as well.
Additionally, in recognition of his continuous leadership roles, in 2016 Mr. Weiner was named the Bergen County Professional Lawyer of the Year by the officers, trustees and members of the Bergen County Bar Association.
Mr. Weiner has been regularly selected to the Top 100 Attorneys of the New Jersey Super Lawyer list (A Thompson Reuters business). He has been regularly chosen throughout his career to the Best Lawyers in America publication issued by Woodward/White, Inc.
Mr. Weiner received the honor of being selected as the sole Bergen County appointee of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointment Committee for the calendar years, 2008-2014.
He is the former President of the Bergen County Bar Association and past Chairman of the local Ethics Committee. He appears regularly in courts throughout the state and is committed to providing zealous representation on behalf of his clients.
Mr. Weiner is often called upon to lecture and provide commentary on family law and business litigation issues to various publications in the State of New Jersey, including The Bergen Record, Newark Star Ledger and the New Jersey Law Journal. Mr. Weiner is rated as “AV Preeminent” by his peers, which is the highest distinction awarded by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. He has been appointed on numerous occasions by various Superior Court Judges to serve as Guardian ad Litem and Discovery Master in extremely high conflict matters pending in our legal system.
Mr. Weiner is a frequent author, having penned multiple articles regarding New Jersey matrimonial law, including the following, which can be viewed by clicking on the titles below: