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Richard E Weltman

About me

My law firm represents clients with confidence, skill and expertise. We concentrate on resolving business and bankruptcy problems--including many types of commercial contract disputes and debtor and creditor-related lawsuits and adversary proceedings--in the federal and state courts of New York and New Jersey.   Whenever possible, the firm's attorneys explore alternative means of conflict resolution, including arbitration and mediation.

Our goal is to help clients achieve the best possible results when dealing with complex legal challenges coming from business transition, loan defaults, M&A,  breach of contract, partner, shareholder, and LLC control contests, and other challenges. We are crisis managers and trusted advisors.


Weltman & Moskowitz, LLP leverages resources and connections to serve lenders, credit unions, property owners, developers, managers, contractors, business owners, executives, investors, professionals, practice groups, and individuals in court rooms and board rooms throughout  NY, NJ and LI.


I bring to Weltman & Moskowitz, LLP my personal commitment to do the right things in the right order with the right people. On target and on time.

Client service begins with active listening. I trained as a journalist and writer and know the importance of asking the right questions. Communication skills enable me to create sophisticated legal solutions,  just as I used to develop marketing and PR programs for food and apparel brands, hospitality chains and nonprofits.

Solid writing skills translate to winning legal arguments made persuasively and creatively, while always watching the budget.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 35%
  2. Bankruptcy & Debt: 20%
  3. Business: 15%
  4. Lawsuits & Disputes: 15%
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



Hourly ($160-575/hour), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (2%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael Lee Moskowitz

    I have know Richard for over 30 years, first as a friend and colleague and, for the past 29 years, as his partner. Richard is deserving of the praise and accolades he receives because not only is he passionate about the law, he is passionate about his clients. He treats every case as if it was his own.


    Michael Moskowitz Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Brad Michael Micklin

    I endorse this lawyer. Richard is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients as well as his level of experience. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly.


    Brad Micklin Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Weltman & Moskowitz, LLP

270 Madison Avenue
Suite 1400
New York, NY, 10016-0603

Weltman & Moskowitz, LLP

575 Underhill Boulevard, Suite 140
Syosset, NY, 11791-3431

Weltman & Moskowitz, LLP

18 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 200
Florham Park, NJ, 07932-2266



NYCurrently registered 197903/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
SuperlawyerThomson Reuters2015
SuperlawyerThomson Reuters2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
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AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
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Equal Justice MedalNew Jersey State Bar Association (Pro Bono Legal Services)2006
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Pro Bono Appreciation AwardNortheast New Jersey Legal Services2005
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AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1990
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1985
Managing EditorDelaware Journal of Corporate Law1978
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding partnerWeltman & Moskowitz, LLP1987 - Present
PartnerWeltman Law Firm1983 - 1987
AssociateOrenstein Snitow Stuk & Pollack, PC1978 - 1983
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Executives AssociationCounsel2010 - Present
Executives' Association of New York CityDirector, Member2004 - Present
New York State Bar Association, Business Law SectionExecutive Committee2004 - 2008
Bergen County Bar AssociationMenber1991 - Present
New Jersey State Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law SectionMember1989 - Present
Commercial Law League of America, Creditors' Rights SectionMember1989 - 2012
New York State Bar Association, Business Law and Technology Venture Law CommitteesMember1979 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Workshop: How to Buy & Manage Your Website ProjectBuying Web Design Services: Drafting & Negotiating the Website Design and Hosting Agreement2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Ohio State University, ColumbusJournalism & Public RelationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Workshop: How to Buy & Manage Your Website ProjectLegal Considerations for Website Design Contracts2010
2009 NYSBA Annual MeetingRecent Developments in Federal Electronic Discovery: Rules for Litigators Engaged in Technolgy Venture Dispute Resolution2009
2007 NYSSCPA/FAE Bankruptcy SeminarWhat Estate Planners Need to Know About Bankruptcy Reform2007