Steven Weise is a partner in the Corporate Department of Proskauer Rose, Los Angeles. He practices in all areas of commercial law and has experience in financing, especially in those secured by personal property, including structured financing. He also handles matters involving California real property anti-deficiency laws, workouts, guarantees, sales of goods, equipment leasing, commercial paper and checks, letters of credit, and investment securities. His experience covers e-commerce, contract law (including “plain English” drafting), legal opinions, and consumer law compliance matters.
Mr. Weise was elected to the ALI in 1992 and was elected to the Council in 2012. He is an Adviser on the Restatement of the Law, Consumer Contracts project and he is on the Members Consultative Groups for the Restatement of the Law, The Law of American Indians project; the Restatement of the Law, The U.S. Law of International Commercial Arbitration project; and the Restatement of the Law Third, Torts: Liability of Economic Harm project.
Mr. Weise lectures widely on commercial law topics and legal opinion letters and is the author of over 100 articles on these topics. He has a wide range of UCC expertise and has served as an ALI designee on the Permanent Editorial Board for the Uniform Commercial Code since the mid-1990s.
EDUCATION: Yale University, B.A.; University of California at Berkeley School of Law, J.D.