You’ve heard the saying: “It takes one to know one.” Well, when I began my legal career in Miami, I regularly represented Wall Street’s largest securities firms, in state and federal courts, in arbitration proceedings, and in regulatory inquiries and investigations. Whether in Ruden McClosky’s Securities Litigation Group or as Prudential Securities’ in-house counsel and First Vice President for the Southern Region headquarters, my focus for 13 years was on protecting the securities industry.
Then I switched sides. Since 1997, when I returned to private practice, I have represented hundreds of retail and institutional investors across the country in claims ranging from under $100,000 to more than $100 million. The vast majority of my arbitrations were resolved through confidential settlements. Apparently, I work well on this side of the aisle. I have an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell—very high to preeminent. That’s the directory’s highest rating. I am also certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a Circuit Court Mediator.
I regularly write for scholarly publications affiliated with various Bar Associations: The Florida Bar Journal, ActionLine (The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law section), The Nebraska Lawyer and the Prairie Barrister, (Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys).
I have been admitted to practice law in Florida (October 1984), Nebraska (2006) and New York (2007). I attended Brandeis University and received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Vassar College in New York, and a juris doctor degree in 1984 from Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey.
I live in Davie, Florida, with my wife and two young sons.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1984||06/21/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2000|
|President||David A. Weintraub, P.A.||1997 - Present|
|First Vice President||Prudential Securities||1991 - 1997|
|Associate||Ruden Barnett McClosky Smith Schuster & Russel||1984 - 1991|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New York State Bar Association||N/A||2007 - Present|
|Nebraska State Bar Association||N/A||2006 - Present|
|Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association||N/A||1997 - Present|
|Securities Industry Association||N/A||1997 - Present|
|Daily Business Review||New Rules End FINRA "Whac-A-Mole" Strategy||2014|
|The Elder Law Advocate||Use Care When Referring Clients to Professionals||2013|
|Miami Herald||Investment Industry Needs More Educational Requirements||2013|
|New York Law Journal||Negligent Referrals to Rogue Stockbrokers||2012|
|The Florida Bar Journal||The Polygraph Examination - A Valuable Arbitration Tool||2009|
|The Florida Bar Journal||When Do Statutes of Limitation Apply in Arbitration||2007|
|Action Line, a publication of The Florida Bar's Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section||Rogue Stockbrokers and the Duty to Warn||2007|
|Rutgers University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|Vassar College||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1981|
|Ocala Estate Planning Council||Choosing a Financial Advisor||2013|
|Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants||Recipe for Hedge Fund Fraud||2013|
|Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants||Recipe for Hedge Fund Fraud||2012|