UCC For Jewelers

Attorney Leonard Weiner

Attorney Leonard Weiner is not new to the jewelry and diamond business. As sole equity member of Law Offices of Leonard M. Weiner, LLC, he has been practicing law for over 25 years, representing numerous clients in the jewelry and diamond industry throughout the U.S., Israel, and Hong Kong, Belgium, and India. Before that time, he spent ten years in the diamond business on 47th Street in New York, during which time he developed an up-close and hands-on detailed familiarity with the customs and trade practices of the trade.

For the last three decades, he has been directly involved with the industry both as a participant and legal counsel. As such, he is thoroughly familiar with the nature and the conduct of the industry, especially as it relates to the UCC and the industry’s unique uses of its memos and invoices, its financing and trade practices, as well as the Kimberley Process and Patriot Act compliance requirements.

He has authored articles and papers on the relationship between the diamond and jewelry industry and the problems it faces under the requirements and regulations of the UCC. He has been quoted in the New York Times, New York Law Journal, and diamond-jewelry trade magazines, and presently practices law in New York City.