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Peter J. Weidman

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Building on a broad and varied litigation background, Peter Weidman concentrates in the areas of commercial litigation, employment law and litigation, and executive compensation, leading each of these departments for Weidman Law, LLC.  

 

As a commercial litigator, he represents individuals and businesses both publicly and privately owned in business-related disputes and litigation.  His experience includes cases involving antitrust violations, securities fraud, RICO violations, infringements of intellectual property, shareholder disputes, breach of contract, fraudulent and negligent misrepresentation, unfair competition, and other business torts. 

 

In his employment litigation practice, Peter represents both employers and employees in matters involving breach of employment agreements, violations of state wage payment statutes, theft of trade secrets and other intellectual property, violations of restrictive covenants, ERISA violations, wrongful discharge, and civil rights violations. 

 

Peter also provides general labor and employment advice on the employer side, helping his clients comply with their legal obligations and avoid workplace liability and disputes.  In addition, he has served as an independent investigator for employers investigating allegations or charges of discrimination, harassment and other forms of workplace misconduct.  

 

In his executive compensation practice, Peter negotiates and structures employment and separation packages for business executives (including chief executive officers, presidents and senior vice presidents) and professionals (including physicians and attorneys). 

 

Peter was born in 1957 and is a native of Roslyn, New York.  He graduated from Amherst College with a B.A. degree in 1979.  After spending two years working as a professional musician, he attended Columbia University School of Law, graduating with a J.D. degree in 1984.  On graduating, he worked as an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York City.  After moving to Philadelphia in 1985, he worked as an associate at Dechert Price & Rhoads, practicing in the area of civil litigation with an emphasis on complex commercial litigation.  In 1988, he took a position as a staff attorney at the Defender Association of Philadelphia, where he handled and tried numerous jury and non-jury criminal cases. 

 

In 1990, Peter became associated with Kaufman, Coren & Ress, continuing his practice in the areas of civil and criminal litigation, and becoming a partner in 1992.  In October, 2001, he resigned from Kaufman, Coren, Ress & Weidman to fulfill a career-long dream of establishing his own law practice.  In 2009, he welcomed a new partner to the practice, his wife, Debbi Weidman.   

 

Peter has earned Martindale-Hubbell’s highest honor for legal ability, an AV rating, which is based on peer reviews from fellow attorneys.  He is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, New York State, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.  He is a member of the American, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and Montgomery County Bar Associations, and has been very active in the Theater Wing of the Philadelphia Bar Association.   He teaches trial advocacy and other subjects, serving as a longtime faculty member of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, and as an instructor for continuing legal education programs sponsored by the Montgomery Bar Association. 

 

Outside the practice of law, he volunteers as a member of the Board of Trustees of Congregation Or Ami in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, serving as the Congregation’s President from 2001 through 2003 and from 2005 through 2006.  An accomplished musician, he plays piano and guitar, composes music, and has been in several rock-and-roll bands (including the house band for Rock Shabbat evenings at his synagogue).  He enjoys bicycling and playing tennis and basketball.  He and his wife Debbi have three daughters who are the lights of their lives.

Debra Banks Weidman 

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Debbi Weidman’s diverse practice reflects her interests both personally and professionally.  Initially trained as a real estate attorney, she handles a wide array of real estate matters for corporations, small businesses and individuals.  Her areas of concentration include the purchase and sale of commercial and residential property as well as lease negotiations for both landlords and tenants.  As an adjunct to these transactions, she reviews and negotiates corporate and loan documents.  She has represented national franchisors, commercial shopping center owners and developers as well as “mom and pop” businesses in all aspects of real estate ownership, development and sales.

 

More recently, Debbi has developed a significant practice in the area of special education law.  As the mother of three daughters, she has found great satisfaction in representing disabled children and their parents in obtaining appropriate programming, placement and compensation from school districts throughout Pennsylvania.   In addition, she works closely with psychologists, counselors and therapists to obtain the best results for each of her clients.

 

Debbi was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1959, graduating from Cheltenham High School in 1977.  After obtaining her B.A. in psychology and graduating summa cum laude from Lehigh University in 1981, she received a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 1984.  Upon graduating, she worked as an associate in the real estate department at Cohen, Shapiro, Polisher, Sheikman and Cohen for three years.  After her second daughter was born, she left to work part time at the law firm of Banks and Banks, where she continued to develop her expertise in real estate law.  With the birth of her third daughter in 1993, Debbi established her own real estate practice.  As her interest in special education law developed, she became an associate in the firm of Thalheimer & Palumbo, P.C., a boutique firm specializing in special education law.  Most recently, she is privileged to work as a partner with her husband, Peter, at Weidman Law, LLC, where she leads the Real Estate and Special Education Departments.  She has lectured on special education law, and is a member of the Montgomery and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.

 

Outside the practice of law, Debbi is a competitive tennis player and runner.  She is actively involved in community and synagogue activities, and takes great pride in the accomplishments of her three terrific daughters, including their interest in working with special needs children.

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