Marc Weintraub

Managing partner of Bailey & Glasser’s Florida office, is a senior, successful business attorney specializing in the negotiation and documentation of large international transactions. Weintraub is also a seasoned business executive. He is an expert at helping bridge cultural divides, especially when it comes to helping his Chinese clients make and manage investments in the United States, which has become a cornerstone of his practice. This type of work involves much relationship-and trust-building, with an emphasis on communication. Weintraub is trusted legal counsel to several major businesses, both domestically and foreign controlled. Marc serves as legal counsel and a non-voting member of the board of directors of the Greater Tampa Bay Chapter of the Asia Real Estate Association of America.

Weintraub joined Bailey & Glasser after making partner at another large Charleston, WV firm because Bailey & Glasser encouraged the kind of entrepreneurial spirit that drives him. At Bailey & Glasser, he has concentrated on negotiating multi-million-dollar investment deals between Chinese nationals and American businesses. His specialization is in foreign direct investment in the United States. He’s worked on development agreements in the U.S., Latin America and the Near and Far East. He has also done substantial work in energy transactions, project finance, economic development and real estate development.

One of Weintraub’s Chinese clients appointed him as CEO of his company, MagnaDrive, located in Seattle, Washington, where Weintraub has reorganized and expanded the research and development function resulting in the filing of numerous US and international patents and restructured the entire sales operation to gain market share.

Prior to coming to Bailey & Glasser, Weintraub was a partner at Steptoe and Johnson, where he worked negotiating, drafting, editing and reviewing complex commercial agreements, including international purchase and sale contracts, electric generation project agreements, project finance documents, and corporate charters and governance documents. Weintraub also represented large national and regional banks in the negotiation and drafting of commercial loan documents.

Weintraub is a member of the Charleston Advisory Board for MVB Bank where he has recruited large investors and sourced loan and large deposit customers. He spent more than 10 years on Charleston City Council chairing the city’s Urban Revitalization Committee and serving on the finance committee (overseeing a nearly $100 million budget) and Mayor Danny Jones’ leadership team.

Weintraub received his law degree from the University of Maine School of Law in 1999, making the Dean’s List all three years and winning the prestigious Alumni Award. He also holds a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration from New York University. He received his Bachelor’s from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. where he was also on the Dean’s List.