Richard E. Weltman

Of Counsel

P 646 532 4622 F 516 599 0889

Practice areas

A skilled and aggressive litigator, Richard Weltman understands that it takes more than knowledge of the law to provide effective representation. It takes a thorough understanding of a client’s business, its unique needs and concerns, and the particular nuances of their industry. For nearly 40 years, Richard has combined his legal acumen with close client relationships to earn the trust of those clients and obtain positive outcomes.


Richard’s practice focuses on bankruptcy reorganization, insolvency and creditors’ rights, debtor protection, business litigation, shareholder, partner and limited liability company disputes, purchases and sales of businesses, arbitration, mediation and alternate dispute forums, general corporate counseling, commercial agreements and contracts of all types, technology and Internet law and e-commerce, and real estate transactions.

Emphasizing open communication that is as much about listening as it is advising, Richard represents a diverse group of clients, from individual entrepreneurs to multinational corporations. Richard’s clients appreciate his responsiveness, accessibility, passionate advocacy and commitment to their success.

Prior to law school, Richard was an advertising and public relations professional who wrote and produced radio and television commercials for regional and national clients. This experience imbued him with strong communication and negotiation skills as well as an adeptness for creating win-win solutions that produce positive results for his clients.

When not fiercely advocating for his clients’ interests, Richard spends time with his family, enjoying competitive politics, music, theatre and travel.


Widener University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1978
Ohio State University, B.A., Journalism, 1975

Bar Admissions
New Jersey
New York

Court Admissions
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1979
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 1979
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, 1989
U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit, 1989
U.S. Supreme Court, 2005

Memberships & Associations
  • American Bar Association, Member, Business Law Section
  • Bankruptcy Lawyers Bar Association, Member
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Member
  • Commercial Law League of America, Member
  • Executives’ Association of New York City, Director
  • International Executives’ Association, Legal Counsel
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member, Bankruptcy Law Section
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, Bankruptcy Litigation Committee, Commercial Litigation Section
  • Practicing Law Institute, Associate Member
  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Avvo Rated (Superb)
  • Super Lawyers (2014 to 2017)
Community Involvement
  • Bergen County Legal Services – Pro Bono Bankruptcy Panel
  • Passaic County Legal Services – Pro Bono Bankruptcy Panel