one of Washington’s top lawyers by
Washingtonian Magazine, Edward L.
Weidenfeld specializes in wealth
preservation, business and charitable
Mr. Weidenfeld is
frequently quoted in the media and was
named by Washingtonian magazine as one
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
Planning Your Legacy and
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
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.
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
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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