Attorney At Law
Certified Public Accountant
Licensed Real Estate Broker / Appraiser

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Attorney at Law | Certified Public Accountant | Licensed Real Estate Appraiser | Licensed Real Estate Broker

Since 1973
Don Weiss

Resume'

EXPERIENCE
  • Attorney at Law - 1973 to Present
  • Certified Public Accountant - 1972 to Present
  • Real Estate Broker - 1979 to Present
  • Real Estate Developer - 1985 to Present
  • Real Estate Appraiser - 1979 to Present
  • Power Plant Developer-1998 to Present

EDUCATION

  • Villanova University - 1969 BS, Accounting, Magna Cum Laude
  • Temple University Law School - 1973 Juris Doctor, top quintile
  • New York University Law School - 1977, LLM Taxation, top quintile
  • Lincoln Graduate Studies - 1991, Real Estate Appraisal Courses
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy - 1993 Trial School

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

LAW

  • Delaware County Bar Association (President 1990), (Board Member 1976 to 1992). Committee Chairmanship: Budget & Finance Committee 1980-present; Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, Executive Committee-1990, Personnel Committee-1988, District Justice Committee-1994/95, Bench Bar Committee-1990, Law Day Committee, Personnel Committee, Insurance & Benefits Committee, Memorial Committee, Past Presidents Committee, Real Estate Practices Committee, Nominating Committee.
  • Committee Membership: Membership Directory Committee, Membership Committee, Bench Bar Relations Committee, E. Wallace Chadwick Memorial Fund Committee, Economics of Law Practice Committee, Judicial Selection Committee, Legal Journal Committee, Legal Services Committee, Orientation Committee, Service & Welfare Committee, Trial Practice Committee, Computerization & Technology Committee, Arbitration Committee, Civil Rules Committee, Solo Practitioner Committee, Technology Committee, Long Range Planning Committee, Building Committee, Fee Dispute Resolution Committee, Continuing Legal Education Committee.
  • Delaware County Bar Foundation-Founder – (President 1980, 85, 91) Member, Board of Directors 1979 to 1992
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association,
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association,
  • American Trial Lawyers Association,
  • American Association of Attorney-CPA’s
  • Delaware County Legal Assistance-Board Member 1992-Present; Treasurer 1997-98
  • Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Board Member 2000 to Present, Treasurer 2008 to Present

CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT

  • PA Institute of CPA's,
  • American Association of Attorney-CPA's.
  • Delaware County Attorney CPA Forum - (President 1992-1994) Membership Committee Chairman-1992; Seminar Lecturer Committee Chairman-1992

REAL ESTATE

  • Delaware Valley Association of Realtors, Committee Memberships: Budget Committee, Grievance Committee
  • National Association of Realtors
  • PA Association or Realtors
  • National Association of Master Appraisers - (Master Residential Appraiser, Master Farm and Land Appraiser),
  • Pennsylvania Appraisal Council
  • Council of PA Real Estate Appraisers - Member

OTHER

  • Community Association Institute, Board Member, Mid-Atlantic Region, Past Treasurer
  • Who's Who in Practicing Attorneys
  • Who's Who in Outstanding Americans
  • Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals
  • Penn State University - Lecturer
  • Neumann College - Lecturer
  • PA Bar Institute Continuing Legal Education - Lecturer
  • Immaculata College - Lecturer
  • Delaware County Bar Association/Delaware Valley Association of Realtors and Real Estate Practices Committee - Continuing Education – Lecturer
  • Polley Associates Real Estate Institute – Guest Lecturer

ENTREPRENEURIAL AFFILIATIONS

PRINCIPAL OPERATOR OF:

  • Real Estate Tax Savers - Tax Assessment Appeals - President
  • PA Realty Abstract - Agent for T.A. Title and Fidelity National Title - President
  • Condominium/Townhouse Realty, Ltd. - On Site Sales Office at Painters Crossing Condominiums & General Real Estate Sales and Leasing - President
  • Main Line Investors - Real Estate Developers in Chester and Delaware Counties
  • Donald J. Weiss, Esquire, PC - President
  • Cogen Enterprises, Inc. - 1998-Present-Power Plant Development & Consulting - Treasurer
  • MidAtlantic Energy LLC - 1999-Present-Power Plant Development & Consulting-Treasurer
  • Senergy LLC- Treasurer 2008 to present - Bio Fuels processing
  • Cleaner Power Research Institute-President 2000 to present- Bio Fuel Research 501 c 3

PRO BONO ACTIVITIES

  • Delaware County Legal Assistance Association - Member Board of Directors - 1991-Present Treasurer/Chairman of Budget and Finance Committee & Co-chair Union Negotiating Committee, Building Acquisition Committee Chairman, Member of Executive Committee
  • Legal Aid of Southeastern PA - Board Member-2000 to Present
  • Community Impact Legal Services - Board Member-2000 to Present
  • Boy Scouts of America - Troop 31, Chadds Ford-Treasurer and Board member - 1995-Present
  • Painters Crossing Condominium Association - Council Member 1974-Present -Past President
  • Creative Educational Concepts Charter School - Advisory Board and Board Member-1998,99
  • Rose Tree Media Optimist Club - Past President, Director 1984-1990
  • Advisory Council on Continuing Education Programs for Accountants and Lawyers - Neumann College
  • Delta Community Support (organization for the benefit of the mentally and physically challenged) - Board of Directors
  • CIBC Housing (organization for providing housing for mentally & physically challenged) - Board member
  • CIBC Residences (organization for providing community living arrangement facilities for mentally and physically challenged) - Board Member
  • Delaware County Ballet, Media, PA - Board Member
  • Time N Tide Condo Association, Ocean City, MD - Treasurer
  • American Indian Education Foundation Scholarship Committee
  • Chadds Ford Professional Center Chadds Ford, Pa President Council 2005 - present
  • Ecumenical Hospitallar Order of St. John Knights of Malta - Appointed to the Board Trustees; Appointed Executive Legal Director - 2012 to Present

AWARDS

  • E. Wallace Chadwick Award presented by Delaware County Bar Association
  • President’s Special Recognition Award presented by Delaware County Bar Association President- 1987-1988-1999-2000-2015
  • Continuing Leadership Award presented by Delaware County Bar Association - 2003
  • Optimist of the Year Award presented by Rose Tree Media Optimist Club
  • President’s Appreciation Award presented by Delaware County Attorney/CPA Forum
  • Entrepreneur of the Year Award presented by Ink Magazine
  • Who’s Who in American Lawyers
  • Who’s Who in Outstanding Americans
  • Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals
  • Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year 2008 presented by the PA Bar Association
  • Businessman of the Year presented by the National Republican Business Advisory Council
  • Life Member Eisenhower Commission
  • Organizational Support Award presented by Delta Community Supports
  • Awarded Veterans Award - 2011
  • Awarded Paul Sand Award - January 2012
  • Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania - Outstanding Achievement in Pro Bono Representation Award, 2005 to Present

LECTURES/COURSES PLANNED/PRESENTED

  • Family Limited Partnerships
  • Family Limited Partnerships
  • Tax Aspects of Real Estate
  • Collecting Accounts Receivable
  • Delaware County Tax Assessments
  • Residential Leasing Issues
  • District Justice Practice in Delaware County
  • Protecting Your Assets
  • Tax Assessment Appeals
  • Counseling and Accounting for Starting up a New Business
  • What Every Auditor Should Know About Fiduciaries & Fiduciary Responsibility
  • Tax Reassessments
  • Fiduciaries and Their Responsibilities
  • Real Estate Topics for Accountants and Tax Preparers
  • Selecting the form of Entity-Protecting Your Assets-Estate Planning Techniques
  • PBI Seminar on Foreclosures and Representing the Homeowner
  • Lecturer – Neumann University Continuing Education Program
  • Lecturer – Delaware County Bar Association
  • Lecturer – Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Lecturer – Pennsylvania State University Continuing Education Program
  • Lecturer – Immaculata University Continuing Education Program

ARTICLES PUBLISHED

  • Better Than a Handshake, Delaware Co. Board of Realtors Magazine
  • A Funny Thing Happened to Me on the Way to Settlement, Delaware Co. Board of Realtors Magazine
  • What Every Lawyer Should Know About Sales Tax Delaware Co. Legal Journal

POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS/AFFILIATIONS

  • Birmingham Township Republican Advisory Committee

PROFILE

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