Sanford Alan Weiner

Sanford Weiner

Title: Of Counsel
Company: Vinson & Elkins LLP
Location: Bellaire, Texas, United States

Sanford Alan Weiner, Of Counsel at Vinson & Elkins LLP, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in property, probate, and trust law.

Mr. Weiner’s great uncle was a distinguished lawyer who inspired him throughout his childhood. However, he did not realize he wanted to emulate his uncle until he was about 30. Though his studies were intellectually challenging, Mr. Weiner earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin in 1968. He then received his Juris Doctorate from Harvard University in 1971. Upon completion of his degree, he was admitted to practice law in the state of Texas.

Mr. Weiner is proud to have been a partner of Vinson & Elkins Ltd. Liability Partnership for 35 years. He started as an associate and then became a partner, going on to conclude his career after serving as of counsel for seven years. Mr. Weiner has completed at least 25 COE presentations throughout his career. For two semesters, he was an adjunct professor of real estate finance at the University of Houston Law Center. Finding a passion for education, he is proud of his time mentoring younger lawyers. As a practicing lawyer, Mr. Weiner has served as the lead lawyer for multiple cases. One of his most notable cases required him to represent a private family in a family office with the purchase of two downtown office buildings of about 1.5 million square feet. Another memorable experience was Mr. Weiner’s work representing an energy firm with the lease of a downtown office building of about 800,000 square feet. Later in his career, he was the lead real estate lawyer on a number of very large energy infrastructure transactions. As a testament to his career, Mr. Weiner received the Property, Probate, and Trust Section Lifetime Achievement Award from the Texas Bar Association in 2007. He is also listed in numerous editions of Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in America.

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