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JEFFREY A. WEISSMAN is a Principal/Shareholder of the law firm of Gladstone & Weissman, P.A. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 1994). Mr. Weissman is Board Certified in Marital and Family Law and is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale- Hubbell.1 He is a Fellow in the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is also a Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator and is formally trained in Collaborative Law.

Mr. Weissman was again selected for inclusion in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers in America for Family Law and for Family Law Mediation. This is the 14th consecutive year that he has been recognized, and in 2021, 2018, 2016, and 2014 he was named "Family Law Lawyer of the Year."2 Moreover, Gladstone & Weissman, P.A. has been named to the 2021 list of ‘Best Law Firms' by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® as a ‘Tier-1' Marital and Family Law firm in the United States. Mr. Weissman has been a longstanding member of the Nation's Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel,3 and has been repeatedly selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers, Florida Trend Legal Elite magazine, 4 Florida Super Lawyers magazine5 (Top 100 List), and South Florida Legal Guide6 - Top Lawyers among many other prestigious organizations. Mr. Weissman has also been listed in Chambers and Partners7 as a ‘Band 1' top-ranked high-net-worth family law attorney, and he has been named in Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America.

Mr. Weissman is a longstanding and respected member of the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar, where he completed serving an eight (8) year term on the Executive Council. He is a past Co-Chair of the Legislation Committee and has been instrumental in the enactment of many family law statutes, including the parental relocation law, Section 61.13001, which he authored and became effective on October 1, 2006. Mr. Weissman is a past Co-Chair of the following two (2) publications: The Family Law Commentator and The Florida Bar Journal, Family Law Section. Moreover, Mr. Weissman has held important and prestigious positions within the Broward County Bar Association. He served a four (4) year term on the Board of Directors and is a past President of the Family Law Section. Mr. Weissman was afforded the distinguished honor of the Paul May Professionalism in Practice Award, which is an annual award that the Broward County Bar Association bestows upon a lawyer in the community who exemplifies ethics and integrity in his day-to-day practice. He is a past Chair of 17th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee "A" of The Florida Bar, which is an entity authorized by the Supreme Court to regulate the practice and professionalism of lawyers within our community. Mr. Weissman was selected to become a Founding Master Member of the Susan B. Greenberg Family Law Inns of Court of the Palm Beaches, which promotes professionalism and ethics in the legal system. He is also a member of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association. Mr. Weissman was recently appointed to the Advisory Board of the American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators. He was a past member of the Professional Advisory Committee for the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. Mr. Weissman was recently selected for membership as one of the "10 Best" Attorneys for Florida by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (AIOFLA) as well as invited to join The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation. He is one of the most sought-after speakers in the area of marital & family law and has appeared as a guest on the television series, "Your Legal Rights".

Mr. Weissman limits his practice to complex matrimonial and family law cases. His clientele is comprised of many successful entrepreneurs, business owners and executives, doctors, lawyers, television personalities, and professional athletes. Whenever possible, he strives to reduce the emotional and financial strain of protracted litigation by resolving matters on an amicable basis. However, where court intervention is necessary, Mr. Weissman advocates zealously on behalf of his clients and fights vehemently to protect and promote their legal rights and entitlements. He assembles a team of highly qualified professionals, including forensic accountants and business valuation experts, forensic psychologists, and vocational counselors to advance the claims of his clients. A team approach is utilized, and the client is oftentimes the most important player. Consequently, Mr. Weissman interacts with his clients all throughout their cases and collaboratively designs strategies best suited to attain the goals that are set out from inception.

 

 

Areas Of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Trained in Collaborative Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • The Florida Bar Board Certified in Marital and Family Law, 2004
  • Certified Family Law Mediator, Florida Supreme Court

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1994

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1994
  • SUNY Albany, Albany, New York
    • B.A. - 1991
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Honors and Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America – Family Law Lawyer of the Year for the Fort Lauderdale Metropolitan Area (including Boca Raton) 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Best Lawyers for Family Law in Boca Raton – 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Best Lawyers for Family Law Mediation in Boca Raton – 2018
  • Super Lawyers - Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers
  • Selected as one of only four mediators in Florida, for inclusion in the 24th Edition of Best Lawyers in America for Family Law Mediation
  • Selected for inclusion into Best Lawyers for Family Law Litigation
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel – Nation’s Top One Percent
  • Family Law Lawyer of the Year - Fort Lauderdale Metropolitan Area (Boca Raton) by The Best Lawyers in America, 2014
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys Premier 100 Trial Attorneys
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-Present
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • Leaders in Law, South Florida Business and Wealth Magazine, Attorney of the Year in Family Law
  • Family Law Lawyer of the Year - Miami Metropolitan Area (Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Boca Raton) by The Best Lawyers in America
  • Recipient, Paul May Professionalism in Practice Award by the Broward County Bar Association
  • AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Florida Super Lawyers Top 100 List – South Florida
  • South Florida Legal Guide – Top Lawyers
  • 10 Best Attorneys in Florida - American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (AIOFLA)
  • Jeffrey Weissman listed in Chambers and Partners as a top ranked High Net Worth Family Law Attorney
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite

Published Works

  • Seven Steps to Building a Better Prenup, Wealth Management, May 11, 2017
  • Florida May Again Consider Alimony Reform Bill, Daily Business Review, December 26, 2016
  • Brangelina Split Raises Topic of Pre-Suit Divorce Settlements, Trusts & Estates, September 27, 2016
  • The Impact of Electronic Evidence in Divorce Proceedings, Daily Business Review, September 15, 2016
  • Pre-Suit Divorce Settlements: Protecting the Privacy of High Net Worth Clients, Daily Business Review, August 30, 2016
  • Prenuptial Agreements Really Do Stick Nowadays, Daily Business Review, November 25, 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Executive Council, 2003 to 2016
  • The Florida Bar, The Family Law Rules Committee
  • The Florida Bar, The Family Law Commentator (Past Co-Chair)
  • The Florida Bar, Past Co-Chair of the Legislation Committee
  • The Florida Bar, The Florida Bar Journal, Family Law Section (Past Co-Chair)
  • The Florida Bar, Bench/Bar Liaison Committee
  • Broward County Bar Association, Past President, Young Lawyers Committee
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member, Present
  • American Inns of Court Foundation, Master
  • Broward County Bar Association, Member of Board of Directors (Past President)
  • Broward County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Past President
  • 17th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “A” of The Florida Bar, Past Chair
  • Susan B. Greenberg Family Law American Inns of Court of the Palm Beaches, Founding Master Member
  • Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, Member, Professional Advisory Committee, Present
  • The Fellows of the American Bar Association, Present
  • Palm Beach Bar Association

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section – Board Certification Seminar – Enforcement . January, 28th 2021
  • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law (“RPPTL”) – Section, The Florida Bar – Trusts in Divorce, and Prenuptial Agreements. September, 17th 2020
  • The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (“ACTEC”) - Asset Protection Committee - National Meeting – How Trusts Are Treated In Divorce. March, 4th 2020
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section – Board Certification Seminar – Agreements . January, 31st 2020
  • Greater Boca Raton Estate Planning Council – Prenuptial Agreements, Post Nuptial Agreements, & Litigation Agreements. April 17th, 2019
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section – Board Certification Seminar – Practice and Procedure. January 25th, 2019
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section – Board Certification Seminar – Practice and Procedure. January 26, 2018
  • Annual Family Law Symposium of the Collier County Bar Association – Practice & Procedure in Naples, FL. October 27, 2017
  • The Palm Beach County Bar Association and The American Inns of Court – Family Law Section - Agreements – Prenuptial Agreements – April 8, 2016
  • Moderator, Annual Bench Bar Conference, February 19, 2016
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association: Family Law Section - Practice & Procedure - May 8, 2015
  • The Florida Bar: Family Law Section and American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Marital and Family Law Review Course – Agreements, January 30, 2015 - January 31, 2015
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – Annual Seminar of Florida Chapter – Marital Agreements - Latest Trends in Drafting, Challenging and Enforcing Prenups, Postnups and MSA's, May 1, 2014 - May 3, 2014
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association: Practice & Procedure, April 4, 2014
  • The Florida Bar: Family Law Section - Board Certification Seminar – Pre-Marital & Marital Agreements, January 31, 2014 - February 1, 2014
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – Annual Seminar of Florida Chapter – Prenuptial Agreements, May 2, 2013 - May 4, 2013
  • The Florida Bar: Family Law Section – Board Certification Seminar – Practice and Procedure, January 25, 2013 - January 26, 2013
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association: Client Intake & Consultations, October 26, 2012
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association: What Lawyers Need To Know About Prenuptial Agreements, September 6, 2012
  • Law Review CLE, Inc.: An Introduction to Divorce Law, June 5, 2012
  • The Florida Bar: Family Law Section – Board Certification Seminar – Marital Agreements, January 27, 2012 - January 28, 2012
  • The Florida Bar: Practice and Procedure (Miami and Tampa), March 17, 2011 - March 18, 2011
  • The Florida Bar: Family Law Section – Practical and Theoretical Aspects of Evidence for the Family Law Practitioner, November 19, 2010
  • The Florida Bar: Family Law Section – Board Certification Seminar – Practice and Procedure, February 4, 2010 - February 6, 2010
  • Broward County Bar Association: A Lively Debate on Business Valuations and Double Dipping, October 16, 2009
  • The Florida Bar: Family Law Section – Equitable Distribution Seminar – Double Dipping: What's Yours Is Mine And What's Mine Is Mine, September 17, 2009
  • The Florida Bar: Attorney's Fees (Tampa and Miami), May 7, 2009 - May 8, 2009
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – Annual Seminar of Florida Chapter – Moderator of Judicial Panel Discussing Parental Relocation, April 30, 2009 - May 2, 2009
  • The Florida Bar: Family Law Section – Board Certification Seminar – Parenting Plans And Timesharing, January 23, 2009 - January 24, 2009
  • Education for Life's Journey, Inc. – Second Saturday Workshop – What Women Need To Know About Divorce, December 13, 2008
  • Broward County Bar Association: Legislative Update Seminar, September 2, 2008
  • The Florida Bar: Family Law Section – Legislative Update Seminar, August 1, 2008
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – Annual Seminar of Florida Chapter – Don't Pack Your Bags Just Yet: Building A Better Relocation Case, May 8, 2008 - May 10, 2008
  • The Florida Bar: Family Law Section – Board Certification Seminar – Parental Relocation, January 25, 2008 - January 26, 2008
  • The Florida Bar: Attorney's Fees (Miami and Tampa), November 29, 2007 - November 30, 2007
  • Collier County Bar Association – Parental Relocation After Enactment Of Section 61.13001, Florida Statutes, November 16, 2007
  • The Florida Bar: Family Law Section – An Overview Of Marital Agreements – Drafting An Unbreakable Prenuptial Agreement, October 4, 2007 - October 5, 2007
  • The Florida Bar: Family Law Section – Legislative Update Seminar, July 18, 2007
  • Broward County Bar Association: Parental Relocation After Enactment of Section 61.13001, Florida Statutes, March 9, 2007
  • The Florida Bar: Attorney's Fees (Miami and Tampa), February 22, 2007 - February 23, 2007
  • The Florida Bar: Family Law Section – Recent Changes In The Law Seminar – Parental Relocation, October 13, 2006
  • The Florida Bar: Family Law Section – Legislative Update Seminar, July 19, 2006
  • The Florida Bar: Attorney's Fees (Miami and Tampa), February 16, 2006 - February 17, 2006
  • The Florida Bar: Family Law Section – Board Certification Seminar – How To Enforce Legal Obligations, January 27, 2006 - January 28, 2006
  • The Florida Bar: Family Law Section – Legislative Update Seminar, August 17, 2005
  • Broward County Bar Association: Jurisdiction, March 18, 2005
  • The Florida Bar: Family Law Section – Board Certification Seminar – How To Enforce Legal Obligations, January 28, 2005 - January 29, 2005
  • The Florida Bar: Jurisdiction (Miami and Tampa), May 16, 2002 - May 17, 2002
  • Broward County Bar Association: Jurisdiction, June 8, 2001
  • Broward County Bar Association: What Lawyers Should Know About Parental Alienation Syndrome, October 26, 2000
  • Broward County Bar Association: Jurisdiction – A Necessary Evil, February 17, 2000
  • “Interpreting the Insurance Contract”
  • The Florida Bar, Young Lawyers’ Division – Practice & Procedure. October 20th, 2015