Collecting wine, improving his golf game and playing in a Klezmer band. He’s also a Tigers, Red Wings, Lions and Pistons sports nut. 


One hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the most skillful. Subduing the other’s military without battle is the most skillful.
– Sun Tzu,
The Art of War

Daniel J. Weiner

Co-Founder and Senior Partner

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In 1985, Mr. Weiner co-founded Schafer and Weiner, PLLC with the late Arnold Schafer and grew the firm into a nationally recognized force of talented and creative problem solvers for debtors and creditors of all shapes and sizes. Now approaching its 37th year of excellence, Schafer and Weiner sets the standard for law firms of any size with unparalleled commitment, creativity and results.

Mr. Weiner grew up in the courtroom earning special trial awards at Hofstra University School of Law and soon litigated complex cases for multinational automotive suppliers, publicly traded retailers, gaming conglomerates and developers. Mr. Weiner learned to leverage his courtroom skills with his willingness to outwork his adversaries to achieve remarkable results, whether in the courtroom or at the negotiating table.

Mr. Weiner soon channeled these energies into the arena of business reorganizations, gaining outstanding outcomes for Chapter 11 Debtors, Unsecured Creditors’ Committees, secured lenders and trustees. While by no means limited to the manufacturing sector, his tactical insights into the automotive supply chain regularly lead to results beyond expectations. 

To continually sharpen his skills, Mr. Weiner often publishes and lectures to professionals and valued clients. He writes as a contributing author for the Turnaround Management Association (Auto Industry Changes Threaten Delicately Balanced System 2009), co-author for The Institute of Continuing Legal Education (Litigation in Bankruptcy Court, Handling Consumer and Small Business Bankruptcies in Michigan 2009), co-author for the Collier Bankruptcy Practice Guide (Partnership and Partner Bankruptcies 2006), contributing author to Bankruptcy and Its Impact on LLC Membership Interests, published by The Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2006 LLC & Business Entity Update, and co-author for the Michigan Business Law Journal (Swords and Shields – Prepayment Premiums In and Out of Bankruptcy 2003).


October 15, 1984—October 14, 1985, Law Offices of Daniel J. Weiner and of counsel to Arnold Schafer, P.C.

May, 1980—October 15, 1984, Associate, Hertzberg, Jacob & Weingarten, P.C.