EDWARD R. WIEST, P.C. Boston, MA
(September, 1997- )
Principal of law firm engaged in business and commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution practice.
- Represented clients in business and commercial civil actions, estate administration proceedings, arbitrations and mediations
- Joined with other counsel in preparation and trial of cases involving claims of fraud, and under employment discrimination and consumer protection law
- Acted as counsel at hearing and appeal stages for attorneys in four cases before Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers
TARLOW, BREED, HART, & RODGERS, P.C. Boston, MA
BRADLEY, BARRY & TARLOW, P.C.
(June, 1986-September 1997)
Attorney at small firm engaged in commercial practice.
- Tried securities arbitration cases and state criminal jury trial to completion.
- Argued and/or briefed numerous appeals and motions before Federal and Massachusetts appellate courts
- Managed discovery and final trial preparation and participated in jury trial of three cases, arising out of 1) corporate control dispute; 2) equipment lease finance dispute; 3)claim of pregnancy-based discrimination.
- Counseled clients on compliance with Federal securities, antitrust and employment discrimination laws.
- Advised clients on potential claims against broker dealers and on response to NASD and SEC regulatory inquiries
BRESSLER, AMERY & ROTHENBERG New York, NY
(Now known as Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.) Morristown, NJ
(January 1984-June, 1986)
Associate Attorney at -principal office of New York and New Jersey law firm; client base included closely-held and small publicly held businesses and broker-dealers
- Responsible for day-to-day representation of broker-dealer client as a creditor in a securities brokerage liquidation; conducted discovery of principals of firm in liquidation in related litigation.
- Tried arbitration case on behalf of broker-dealer that allegedly improperly liquidated margin account and failed to supervise registered representative on account
- Planned discovery and drafted court papers on dispositive motions in actions alleging breach of fiduciary duty between former co-owners of real estate brokerage firm and seeking compensation for services rendered by co-owner to major real estate developer.
CAHILL GORDON & REINDEL New York, NY
Associate at principal office of 150+ lawyer New York firm.
- Principal assignments consisted of drafting and research in complex securities (accountant’s and broker dealer liability) and antitrust (treble damage and grand jury) proceedings.
- Served as counselor for hospital client on patient-care related issues; tried 5 cases seeking appointment of conservators or guardians and seeking state commitment of patients.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SECURITIES DEALERS, INC.
Member, Panel of Arbitrators
Chaired over ten evidentiary hearings in cases brought by customers seeking damages for alleged fraudulent conduct and intra-industry employment disputes
NEW ENGLAND SCHOOL OF LAW Boston, MA
Adjunct Professor of Law (Antitrust)
MEDIATION WORKS, INC., Kingston, MA
Completed 32-hour mediation training, May, 1997
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA ALUMNI CLUB OF BOSTON
Served as Director, Secretary and Treasurer 1988-2002
HARVARD LAW SCHOOL Cambridge, MA
Awarded Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, June, 1979
Managing Editor, Volume 16, Harvard Journal on Legislation
Author, Note, 15 Harv. J. Legis. 557 (1978)
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA Philadelphia, PA
(Faculty of Arts & Sciences)
Awarded Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, May 1976
Majors: American History (honors) and Economics
Associate Sports Editor, The Daily Pennsylvanian, 1975
Federal and State Trial Courts: New York (1980)
New Jersey (1985-2011)
United States Courts of Appeals: First Circuit(1986)
Second Circuit (1989)
Supreme Court of the United States Admitted 1992
Boston Bar Association (1986-current)
Member of Steering Committee, Solo and Small Firm Practice Committee; Section Liason to Litigation Section Steering Committee
Participant in Boston Municipal Court Case Conferencing and Mediation Program;
Member, Task Force on Corporate Governance (2003-04)
Member, Work Group on Adoption of Proposed Massachusetts Rule of Professional Conduct 5.5 (2005-06)
Frank J. Murray American Inn of Court, Boston, MA (1995-current)
Member of Executive Board, 1996-2000
“Is Free Advice Worth the Price?”, Regiatered Representative, September 1997
“Non-Competes”, Registered Representative, May 1998
“Dealing With Problem Clients”, Registered Representative, October 1998
Co-author (with Mark S. Furman), “Selected Ethical Issues in the Representation of Closely-Held Corporations”, in Litigating Fraud and Mismanagement Disputes (Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 1995)