Steve Weise practices in all areas of commercial law, which an emphasis on financings. Steve is a member of the Permanent Editorial Board for the Uniform Commercial Code. He was a member of the recent Drafting Committee on Amendments to Uniform Commercial Code Article 9 and was the American Bar Association's Advisor to the Uniform Commercial Code Article 9 Drafting Committee (1993 - 1999). He is the American Bar Association's Representative to the UN Commission on International Trade Law's Working Group on Security Interests and was the Reporter for National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws - American Law Institute Drafting Committee to Harmonize North American Law with Regard to the Assignment of Receivables in International Trade Convention. He was a member of the U.S. Delegation to the UNIDROIT Model Law on Leasing project.
He is a recent Chair of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. Steve is a past chair of its Committee on Personal Property Secured Financing and a past chair of its Committee on Legal Opinions. He is also a member of the New York TriBar Opinion Committee. He was the Reporter for the TriBar Report on UCC Security Interest Opinions and the TriBar Report on Opinions on Secondary Sales of Securities (UCC Article 8). He is the former chair of the Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the California State Bar and is the past Chair of its Committee on the Uniform Commercial Code. He is the author of extensive Annual Updates on Commercial Law published by the American Bar Association and the State Bar of California. He also publishes articles on personal property secured transactions in the American Bar Association publication The Business Lawyer and lectures widely on commercial law topics, contract drafting, and legal opinion letters.
Education: Yale University (B.A., 1971); University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law (J.D., 1974).