Steve Weisman

  • Senior Lecturer, Law and Taxation
  • JD Boston College Law School
  • BA Univ of Massachusetts-Boston

Teaching Interests

Elder Law;
Marriage, Separation and Divorce;
Sports and Entertainment Law;
Media Law;
Financial planning
White Collar Crime
Scams and identity theft

Research Interests

Elder Law;
Marriage, Separation and Divorce;
Sports and Entertainment Law;
Scams

Consulting/Practice Interests

Elder Law;
Marriage, Separation and Divorce;
Entertainment Law;
Identity theft and scams

Bio

Currently in private practice. Serves as legal editor for Talkers Magazine. Columnist for Saturday Evening Post. Author of numerous articles and books on legal matters, consumer issues and financial planning. Received Certificate of Merit from the American Bar Association for excellence in legal journalism for his weekly column, "You and the Law."

Professional Links

Professional Memberships

  • Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court Present
  • Member of Massachusetts Bar and Federal Bar Present
  • Member of the American Bar Association Present
  • Member of the Massachusetts Bar Association Present
  • Member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Present
  • Awards and Honors

  • 2020, New York Times Recognition, New York Times
  • 2013, Gregory Adamian Award for Excellence in Journalism, Bentley University
  • 2008, The Truth About Buying an Annuity is chosen as one of Five Books To Retire By by The Wall Street Journal November 17, 2008
  • 2008, Truth About Avoiding Scams picked as one of top ten financial books of the year by Smart Money Magazine
  • 2002, Achievement in radio award-best afternoon radio show in Boston Live Money with Steve and Ginger
  • 1985, Commendation for pro bono public service, Western Massachusetts Legal Services
  • 1982, Outstanding Young Men In America, U.S. Jaycees
  • 1981, Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Legal Journalism from the American Bar Association
  • 1977, Fellow of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Publications

    Journal Articles


  • Weisman, S. J. (2018). Seniors, Scams and Identity Theft. Journal of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, (October through December 2018)

    Books


  • Weisman, S. J. (2017). Sports Law: The Essentials. 660. West Academic Publishing
  • Weisman, S. (2014). Identity Theft Alert. Pearson
  • Weisman, S. J. (2013). "50 Ways to Protect Your Identity in a Digital Age". 2nd edition 296. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall
  • Weisman, S. J. (2013). A Guide to Elder Planning 2nd Edition. Prentice Hall
  • Weisman, S. J. (2010). The Truth About Tax Scams. Prentice Hall
  • Weisman, S. J. (2010). The Truth About Investment Scams. Prentice Hall
  • Weisman, S. J. (2010). The Truth About Identity Theft. Prentice Hall
  • Weisman, S. J. (2010). The Truth About Government Assistance Scams. Prentice Hall
  • Weisman, S. J. (2010). The Truth About Computer Scams. Prentice Hall
  • Weisman, S. J. (2010). How to Avoid Being Scammed. Prentice Hall
  • Weisman, S. J. (2010). TheTruth About Employment Scams. Prentice Hall
  • Weisman, S. J. (2009). The Truth About Protecting Your IRAs and 401(k)s. 195. USA: Prentice Hall
  • Weisman, S. J. (2008). The Truth About Avoiding Scams. 210. USA: Prentice Hall
  • Weisman, S. J. (2008). The Truth About Buying Annuities. 201. USA: Prentice Hall
  • Weisman, S. J. (2007). Boomer or Bust: Your Financial Guide to Retirement, Health Care, Medicare and Long-Term Care. 288. New York, NY: Prentice Hall
  • Weisman, S. J. (2004). Fifty Ways to Protect Your Identity and Your Credit: Everything You Need to Know about Identity Theft, Credit Cards, Credit Repair and Credit Report. 1. New York, NY: Prentice Hall
  • Weisman, S. J. (2003). A Guide to Elder Planning: Everything You Need to Know to Protect Yourself Legally and Financially. 1. New York, NY: Prentice Hall

  • Book Chapters


  • Weisman, S. J. (2010). 15 Expert Lessons for Retirement Planning In , (Eds.) . Prentice Hall

  • Book Reviews


  • Weisman, S. J. (2015). [Review of the book Rules of the Game ]. Rowman & Littlefield. Forthcoming.

  • Other(s)


  • Weisman, S. J. (2008). Take This Quiz Before You DieUMass Alumni Magazine.
  • Presentations

  • Weisman, S. J. (2021). “Coronavirus Scams” Presented at the Nationwide Insurance Nationwide Insurance Scam Prevention Week Webinar National Webinar
  • Weisman, S. J. (2021). “Senior Scams” Presented at the National Council of Jewish Women - Florida Chapter National Council of Jewish Women Webinar Florida
  • Weisman, S. J. (2021). “Coronavirus Scams” Presented at the Ohio Branch of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Webinar Ohio
  • Weisman, S. J. (2021). Presented at the Stetson University Identity Theft Prevention Florida
  • Weisman, S. J. (2018). “Protecting Yourself from Scams and Identity Theft” Presented at theOuachita Speakers Series Hot Springs Arkansas
  • Weisman, S. J. (2018). Presented at the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Seniors, Scams and Identity Theft Webinar
  • Weisman, S. J. (2018). “Self Defense in a Digital Age”
  • Weisman, S. J. (2016). Presented at the Columbus Life Insurance Company Columbus Life Insurance Regional Annual Meeting Connecticut
  • Weisman, S. J. (2016). Presented at the North Atlantic Regional Business Law Association NARBLA Annual Conference
  • Weisman, S. J. (2016). Presented at theAnnual Meeting of the National Association of Broadcasters Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Weisman, S. J. (2016). Presented at the Talkers Magazine Talkers Conference New York City
  • Weisman, S. J. (2016). Presented at the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Annual Global Fraud Conference Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Weisman, S. J. (2016). Presented at the American Banker Magazine Cybersec 2016 New York City
  • Weisman, S. J. (2016). Presented at the BAE Systems Business Defense Forum Chicago, Illinois
  • Weisman, S. J. (2010). “Goldman Sachs scam” Presented at the Lifetime Learning Lifetime Learning of Newton Newton, MA
  • Weisman, S. J. (2010). “Making Money in Talk Radio” Presented at the Talkers Magazine New Media Seminar New York City
  • Weisman, S. J. (2010). Presented at the American Institute of Economic Research AIER Windsor, CT.
  • Weisman, S. J. (2008). “Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft” Presented at the Financial Planning Association Financial Planning Association Virtual seminar
  • Weisman, S. J. (2004). “Elder Planning” Presented at the Presbyterian Health Center Successful Aging Conference Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Weisman, S. J. (2004). “Elder Planning Issues” Presented at the Citizens Bank Professional Development Conference Newton MA
  • Weisman, S. J. (2004). “Long Term Care Planning” Presented at the Financial Planning Association Financial Planning Association National On-line Seminar
  • Weisman, S. J. (2004). “The Media and the Law” Presented at the Talkers Magazine New Media Seminar New York, NY
  • Weisman, S. J. (2003). “Elder Planning” Presented at the American Socieyt of Aging and National Council on Aging Conference on Aging Denver, Colorado
  • Weisman, S. J. (1949). “Coronvirus Scams” Presented at the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners - Ohio Chapter Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Webinar Ohio
  • Service

    Professional Service


  • Invited Lecture/Presentation for New Media Seminar - 2012
  • Judge in Moot Court competition for Boston College Law School - 2010