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Edward L. Weidenfeld

Named one of Washington’s top lawyers by Washingtonian Magazine, Edward L. Weidenfeld specializes in wealth preservation, business and charitable planning.

Mr. Weidenfeld is frequently quoted in the media and was named by Washingtonian magazine as one of the 75 best lawyers in Washington in 2002 and one of the area's top financial planners, wealth managers, accountants and estate planners in 2009. He is the co-author of Generations: Planning Your Legacy and Giving: Philanthropy for Everyone.

He served as counsel to the United States House of Representatives’ Committee on Interior in Insular Affairs from 1971 until 1973. He served as counsel to the 1980 Reagan-Bush Campaign. Three United States Presidents have appointed Mr. Weidenfeld to advisory positions.

Mr. Weidenfeld has also been an official observer in elections in the Philippines, Korea, Pakistan, Chile and Albania. He received the medal of Peter the Great from the Russian Federation in recognition of his efforts assisting with transfer of technology.

He is Co-Chair of the Board of Visitors of the National Defense University and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine Kaye Foundation, and a Life Member of the American Law Institute and a member of the American Bar Association.

Mr. Weidenfeld is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and Columbia University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and New York. He and his wife, Sheila, have two sons, Nicholas and Daniel. He can be reached at (202) 785-2143 or by e-mail at

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