Theodore M. Weitz

Experience

Theodore Weitz has over 35 years of experience as both in house and outside counsel, including principal legal responsibility for major matters, such as acquisitions, dispositions, mergers, and investments for both acquiring and target companies; joint ventures and licensing agreements; general commercial matters; corporate governance and compliance; Securities Act compliance; human resource and compensation matters; intellectual property licensing and acquisition; major litigation including securities, intellectual property, commercial and antitrust; and regulatory matters. His practice now centers on general corporate matters for emerging companies, including organization, financing, contracts and compliance; and on transactional work for entities of all sizes. He has also acted as advisor to companies on managing legal organizations and related functions and to universities. He is a member of the New York and New Jersey bars, and teaches courses related to entrepreneurial law at both Fordham Law School and Rutgers Law School.

Background

Prior to forming Halket Weitz, Mr. Weitz was full time general counsel of a number of companies in technology and telecommunications, including ITXC Corp., a publicly held provider of international wholesale telecommunication service using Voice over Internet Protocol ("VOIP"), and ITXC's successor, Teleglobe; Tachion, a producer of cutting edge telecommunications switching equipment; and Dialogic, a publicly held manufacturer and developer of computer telephony equipment and software which was acquired by Intel in 1999. He was senior counsel at Intel in their communications products business, during which time he was lead counsel on a number of acquisitions and Intel Capital investments. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham Law School where his courses have included business planning for technology based companies and now include Entrepreneurial Law and Commercial Technology Transactions for Entrepreneurial Companies, and is also a Lecturer in Law at Rutgers University Law School, creating and directing a new interdisciplinary clinical program in Entrepreneurial Law..

Prior to Dialogic Mr. Weitz was a senior attorney at Lucent, AT&T and UNIX System Laboratories. He was also counsel for Lucent's new ventures group at its inception. Before joining AT&T, he was at Winthrop Stimson Putnam & Roberts in New York (now Pillsbury Winthrop).

Education

Columbia University School of Law (Harlan Fiske Stone scholar, Teaching Fellow, research assistant to Prof. Willis L. M. Reese on the Restatement, Second, of Conflicts of Law); Pace University (B.A.);  Bronx High School of Science.

Activities

Mr Weitz is the former Chairman of the Computer Law committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and a member of  its Information Technology committee.  He has been active in numerous other Association committees; he was vice chair of the Uniform Commercial Code Task Force of the ABA Section on Science and Technology; and has been a frequent public speaker in computer and technology law, issues affecting corporate law departments and their management, issues affecting startups and corporate governance and risk. He has also been on the Dean’s Advisory Board for Dyson College, Pace University.

States Admitted - New York, New Jersey

Contact

(914) 979-2999, tweitz [at] halketweitz [dot] com