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Richard E Weltman

Litigation Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   15 reviews

About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    45%
    Firm focuses on resolving business, creditor-debtor, and bankruptcy disputes for clients throughout New York and New Jersey in federal and state courts. Commercial dispute resolution, business divorce, LLC and partnership dissolution, shareholder control contests, contract disputes, and trustee preference claims. Pursues arbitration and mediation options when appropriate. Recommended for expertise, preparation, integrity, efficiency and results achieved.

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    35%
    Representation on broad range of bankruptcy and New York and New Jersey creditor and debtor matters, including pre-litigation asset recovery, post-judgment enforcement, reorganization, liquidation, business loan workouts, and bankruptcy litigation under chapters 7, 11 and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. Firm frequently associates with credentialed attorneys from other jurisdictions when necessary or appropriate to protect client interests.

  3. Lawsuits and disputes
    20%
    Includes resolution of business contract disputes, corporate governance contests, and creditor-debtor agreements and out-of-court settlements, compositions, and workouts. When possible, firm explores alternative dispute resolution through arbitration and mediation.

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.

Licensed for 43 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1989
Updated 11/07/2022
State NY
Status Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday
Acquired 1979
Updated 06/05/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Richard

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
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Posted by Stephen | September 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great work!
My case was a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy with a lot of moving parts and no clear guarantee of discharge. Richard and his staff took the time to review all the details with me and clearly explained all the intricacies of the processes. They explained how patience and timing were key elements of achieving our goals. Ultimately we did succeed and and I am now free and clear and in position to move on. I cannot thank them enough! I most certainly would recommend them to anyone needing a Bankruptcy Attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
RW : Is a good guy ! sounds fair reasonable and smart. Id hire him in a New York minute !
RW : Is a good guy ! sounds fair reasonable and smart. Id hire him in a New York minute
Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr.
Mr. Weltman was concise and to the point. He was very helpful in answering my specific question and concerns. I would highly recommend him to whoever has any legal inquiries.
Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
FIRST CLASS ATTORNEY
I am very pleased from the services I have received from Mr. Weltman and associates. They have been there for me all through the bankruptcy process. They always took my calls, answered my e-mails. They are very warm, caring, sincere, and professional. Thank you all very much once more.
Posted by Nick | April 28, 2012
The best bankruptcy lawyer in the tri-state area!
He deffinately exceeded my expectations! He did a fantastic job on my bankruptcy.
Posted by Richard | December 21, 2011
Expert Bankruptcy Attorney
My experience with Richard Weltman is exceptional. My residential property management company hired Richard to take charge of a bankruptcy appeal. He handled the appeal expertly-- keeping us fully informed along the way-- and ended up delivering a successful result. He has plenty of intellectual horsepower and always makes his clients feel respected and well treated. He is a relentless negotiator with superior courtroom skills. He is always responsive and I get that big firm service at small firm prices. I recommend Richard with no reservations.
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Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2011
Expert level attiorney
Richard is a great lawyer and a great person on top of it. I was going through the worst time of my life after the recession began in 2008. Despite my best efforts the company failed and I had no choice but to go through bankruptcy. Richard and his partner Michael were very understanding and supportive during the whole process. It was a complex case with many twists and turns. Richard used his great understanding of the law and the system to make it all turn out in my favor. Richard is rational and a clear thinker. It took some time to go through the process, but I was so relieved after it all worked out. I don't know how I could have ever gotten my life back on track without their help I'd recommend these guys in a heartbeat.
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Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2011
Exceptional Legal Expertise
Richard Weltman has provided my companies with exceptional legal expertise for many years dealing with multiple issues. The outcomes have always been optimal. One of his best qualities is his ability to guage the opposition and guide his client to an optimal resolution. Irrespective of the situation Richard has always been supportive and helped us to find our way through the most difficult of circumstances.
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Posted by Peter Baum | December 12, 2011
Excellent Attorney
Richard is an excellent attorney who is in tune with the complex issues of bankruptcy and committed to his clients' needs. I consider Richard a great asset to our legal community and would recommend his services."
Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2011
Richard Weltman has been assisting us in renegotiating our lease
Richard Weltman has been assisting us in renegotiating our long term lease obligations. The firm had been going through a difficult period and bankruptcy was and continues to be a serious consideration. We contacted Richard to help us to understand our options, and he has been a very warm and sympathetic advisor and we have found his services invaluable. We would strongly recommend him wholeheartedly.
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Posted by Ben | September 16, 2010
Richard E Weltman did an outstanding job successfully handling our complex bankruptcy case
Our personal bankruptcy case turned out to be very complex, and we were threatened with loss of our home from both the trustee and the mortgage bank. Our situation was precarious, and the outlook quite grim. Richard Weltman and his team tackled the case very aggressively from every angle, bringing to bear a depth of knowledge and experience, and strong negotiating skills. Richard and his team kept us fully updated, and were quickly and fully responsive to our questions and concerns. He is also thoroughly a "Mentsch" - a solid, upright, straightforward, and sensitive attorney. In the end, Richard's strategy and approach were successful, and we had a fully satisfactory outcome. Richard is Highly Recommended. Thank you!
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Posted by Matt | August 27, 2010
trustworthly attoney that will fight for your cause
Richard and Michele were both very helpful during difficult times and worked with us with care and understanding. We truley felt that we were "all in this together" and the relationship went beyond lawyer client to friendship and mutual concern and respect.
Posted by David | August 25, 2010
Engaging a lawyer rarely is fun - Richard eases the pain.
I have known RIchard personally for over 5 years and recently have had the occasion to use his professional services as well. He is very easy to deal with in both capacities. He facilitated a difficult, adversarial situation in a smooth and affable manner. If I needed legal services again in a comparable capacity, he certainly is the first direction in which I would turn.
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Posted by Matthew | August 21, 2010
Excellent Business & Bankruptcy Litigator
Richard is an excellent business and bankruptcy litigator. He and his partner are extremely experienced, reliable and thorough. I recommend them without hesitation.
Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2010
A Superb Attorney -
Mr. Weltman came to me on high recommendation from others in our established executive group on a business matter involving a sensitive estate situation. The combination of his ability to listen and identify the underlying business issue at hand then synthesize the most effective action plan was most impressive. Two more items are equally significant: 1. His tenacious and zealous representation and follow through during the entire project; and 2. His fair billing practices. I would highly recommend his work to anyone in need of a business intervention in any of the several spaces of his expertise. Mr. Weltman has my highest recommendation
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 160-575 per hour
  • Pro bono 2 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding partner
  • Weltman & Moskowitz, LLP
  • 1987 - Present
  • Partner
  • Weltman Law Firm
  • 1983 - 1987
  • Associate
  • Orenstein Snitow Stuk & Pollack, PC
  • 1978 - 1983

Education

  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor (cum laude)
  • 1978
  • The Ohio State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1975

Associations

  • International Executives Association
  • Counsel
  • 2010 - Present
  • Executives' Association of New York City
  • Director, Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • Menber
  • 1991 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Business Law and Technology Venture Law Committees
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Executive Committee
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Commercial Law League of America, Creditors' Rights Section
  • Member
  • 1989 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • Equal Justice Medal
  • New Jersey State Bar Association (Pro Bono Legal Services)
  • 2006
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • Pro Bono Appreciation Award
  • Northeast New Jersey Legal Services
  • 2005
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1999
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1998
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1997
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1996
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1995
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1994
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1993
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1992
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1991
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1990
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1985
  • Managing Editor
  • Delaware Journal of Corporate Law
  • 1978
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Publications

  • Workshop: How to Buy & Manage Your Website Project
  • Buying Web Design Services: Drafting & Negotiating the Website Design and Hosting Agreement
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Workshop: How to Buy & Manage Your Website Project
  • Legal Considerations for Website Design Contracts
  • 2010
  • 2009 NYSBA Annual Meeting
  • Recent Developments in Federal Electronic Discovery: Rules for Litigators Engaged in Technolgy Venture Dispute Resolution
  • 2009
  • 2007 NYSSCPA/FAE Bankruptcy Seminar
  • What Estate Planners Need to Know About Bankruptcy Reform
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (26)
Given (48)
Endorse Richard
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Weltman emphatically. He is the consummate professional and his wealth of knowledge and willingness to share with his colleagues is want all attorneys should strive to attain."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Weltman is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate for his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of America's Top Lawyers. Loved by his clients and feared by his peers Attorney Weltman should be your first choice when looking for a lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A top-notch litigation attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His answers to questions posed are very informative and well thought out."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Why? I endorse this lawyer. Why? Instead of just stating he will "agree with attorney (name) answer" Mr. Weltman will state the answer and to the point. He has practiced many many years..and it is through practice we learn how to be great attorneys as we see many different scenarios!! Would you go to a surgeon who has done a certain surgery 3 times or 500 times? But the person asking the question will receive a nice detailed reply from Attorney Weltman to the point of their question..is not that what you would want? I hope so. It takes time to formulate and provide an informed answer as he does and although I do NOT know him other than from his answers on this site, I do endorse him! Sincerely, Richard D. Granvold, a bankruptcy attorney who has practiced 29 years and filed over 5,400 petitions in my career in both chapter 7 & 13 ."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Other
"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."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His insights are always thoughtful and he is generous in his willingness to share them."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Business Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I personally endorse Attorney Weltman for being an outstanding practitioner in his field and for delivering quality legal work to his clients."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Weltman is a highly experienced and well respected member of the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding and well respected attorney in the legal community. I would recommend him wholeheartedly to annyone needing legal representation."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. It is clear by his profile and answers in the AVVO community that he is well respected and knows his stuff!"
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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New York Litigation Lawyer Richard E Weltman
Richard E Weltman
Litigation Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 43 years
Free Consultation