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Practice areas


  1. Investment Fraud: 70%
    34 years
  2. Litigation: 20%
    34 years
  3. Consumer Protection: 5%
    34 years
  4. Trusts: 5%
    34 years



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  • Jon Charles Furgison

    Bob is an experienced and knowledgeable securities attorney and advocate for investor rights.


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  • Cary Scott Lapidus

    I endorse Bob Banks. He is the best securities litigator north of San Francisco.


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Contact info

Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP

111 SW 5th Avenue
Suite 3800
Portland, OR, 97204


WIGood Standing198203/02/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Best Lawyers ListBest Lawyers2014
Director EmeritusPublic Investors Arbitration Bar Association2013
MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2012
Distinguished Service AwardFederal Bar Association2010
President's AwardPublic Investors Arbitration Bar Ass'n2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSamuels Yoelin Kantor2015 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorLewis & Clark Law School2012 - Present
OwnerBanks Law Office, PC1987 - 2015
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Bar AssociationPresident, Oregon Chapter1998 - 1999
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Boyer v. Salomon Smith Barneyvictory
Houston v. Seward & Kissel, LLPPrevailing party
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor1982
Reed CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Oregon State Bar Securities Regulation Section MeetingWhat Every Securities Lawyer Should Know About Arbitration, Forum Selection, and Choice of Law :Provisions2014
Oregon State Bar Webcast SeminarDirecting Anomalies in Investment Statements2013
33rd Annual Northwest Securities Institute SeminarRecent Developments at FINRA2013
2013Remedies and Recompense: An Examination of Securities Arbitration and Class Action2013
AAII Investor MeetingIndustry Regulation2011
Northwest Securities InstituteRecent Developments in FINRA Securities Arbitration2008