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Adam J. Gana

Securities and investment fraud Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Adam

Learn Adam’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Securities and investment fraud
    75%
    I litigate a wide range of securities disputes includingunsuitable investments, overconcentration, fraud, churning, unauthorized trading, ponzi schemes, selling away, promissory notes, broker theft, registration violations, failure to supervise, breach of fiduciary duty, self-dealing, accounting fraud or negligence, investment advisor litigation, private placement litigation, private equity litigation, financial institution litigation, hedge fund litigation, and mutual fund litigation.

    19 years, 1,125 cases

  2. Litigation
    15%
    I handle complex commercial litigation for plaintiffs and defendants in business disputes including: breach of contract, partnership disputes and agreements, negligence, deceptive business practices, fraud, racketeering, intellectual property, patent infringement, copyright, trademark, trade secret misappropriation, non-compete agreements, real estate disputes and insurance

    19 years

  3. Arbitration
    5%
    I have handled over 1000 FINRA, JAMS, AAA arbitrations throughout the country in a variety of disputes including investor fraud and protection, partnership disputes and attorney fee disputes.

    19 years

  4. Employment and labor
    5%
    I represent employers and employees in contract creation and disputes, FLSA, wage and hour claims, executive compensation, and employment discrimination.

Adam Gana focuses on all aspects of investment fraud, investor protection, securities arbitration and complex commercial litigation. 

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Location

Gana Weinstein LLP
345 Seventh Avenue
21st Floor
New York, NY, 10001
Gana Weinstein LLP
2045 W. Grand Avenue, Suite 76604
Chicago, IL, 60612
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Posted by jon | December 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fast and efficient
We had an issue with a broker who was dishonest with us. we hired Adam and his team who are extremely knowledgeable about these kinds of issues. The outcome was a positive one and we are so very happy with the results.
Posted by Don | August 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great results
It has been a pleasure to work with Mr. Gana, and his associates on my case, Mr. Gwertzman and Mr. Kurta. They were clear and accurate in summarizing the requirements, possible results and my necessary input. They kept me informed of progress, goals and settlement options. They understood my personal goals and worked diligently toward successful closure. With their assistance I was able to recover a reasonable portion of our damages. I wanted to avoid a hearing and the associated expense. They supported my goal, avoiding two possible hearings. I highly recommend them and their services. KUDOS!!
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Posted by Elizabeth | June 24, 2017
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Simply The Best
As an attorney I know a good lawyer when I see one. Adam and his firm are not just good they are great. They filed a suit on my behalf within 10 days of my first contact with the firm and obtained a settlement within one year. They are smart, tenacious, fierce, kind and endlessly patient. If I could give them 10 stasr I would. They make me proud to be a lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2017
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Trustworthy and an expert in his field
I assisted my parents in hiring Mr. Gana for a securities case in which my father was taken advantage of. Given the nature of the case, we were very cautious before hiring an attorney. We found Adam to be extremely honest and upfront from the first phone call until the last. He was very patient and respectful when dealing with my aging parents. He kept us informed every step of the way and timelines, costs, etc. played out exactly as he said they would. Most impressive was Mr. Gana's knowledge, expertise and tenacity. He is a first class professional whom I would both recommend and hire again.
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Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2015
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Litigation
Adam at Gana LLP did a fantastic job assisting me in a litigation. He was very attentive and prepared for the legal issue. I am confident in Gana LLP and would suggest them to anyone.
Posted by Russell | November 4, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Nice Job!
Mr. Gana did a very nice job in my financial arbitration case. He was very professional, tough on opposition and thorough. He landed me a nice settlement, in fact I believe he "got blood out of a turnip".
Posted by anonymous | November 22, 2014
Tactful, thorough and thoughtful
Adam Gana carefully reviewed all documents and offered helpful and tactful advice. Adam was incredibly responsive and very thorough. I feel confident signing anything that Gana LLP has reviewed on my behalf.
Posted by Tom | July 30, 2014
Financial investment
Well, some others would not even take the case on a contingent basis. Adam did and, thankfully, he prevailed. I lost a substantial sum due to the mischaracterization of an investment. Adam was successful with two suits filed against the organization resulting in settlements. Adam could have dropped it at that but he pursued an additional suit when the company where he had previously worked was no longer interested in the case . It took a while but his persistence paid off for yet another settlement from the same organization. Adam might have retrieved all of my investment had I agreed to arbitration. But I could not chance the exposure. In short, three awards from the same failed investment. Thanks to Adams persistence and ingenuity. Tom
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Posted by NN | May 15, 2014
An attorney who cares
If you want an attorney that is easy to talk to and genuinely cares about your legal situation, contact Adam Gana. He helped me settle a difficult contract dispute with my former employer recently. Thanks to Adam's help, I was able to get out of my personal services contract 13 months early and without a financial penalty. When you work with Adam, he makes you feel as if you are his top priority. He will call you regularly to stay on top of the situation and submits all necessary legal documentation in a timely manner. His writing is excellent, his demeanor professional, and his work exceptional.
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Posted by James | May 14, 2014
Adam Julien Gana Esquire
Mr. Gana provided excellent service in my securities investment recovery case. He was very knowledgeable and provided a better than expected resolution to the case in a quick time frame. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone needing the services of an attorney.
Posted by Jason | May 6, 2014
Top Notch Litigator-honest, open and out to win
I have recently had the pleasure of working with Adam Gana on a multi-million dollar suit involving one of the largest US financial institutions. The case involved complex contract and credit terms surrounding our factoring agreements and Adam quickly and competently obtained a firm grasp on the key issues. He was extremely professional, appropriately aggressive and a joy to work with. I’d confidently refer Gana LLP for commercial litigation.
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Posted by Sean | May 6, 2014
Knowledgable, Solution Focused
Adam Gana is a great lawyer and Gana LLP a great law firm. I had Adam & Gana represent me in a complex commercial litigation in New York against a former partner. The attorneys were knowledgeable, attentive, energetic, and expertly navigated through a very difficult legal issue. I strongly endorse Gana LLP in the areas of securities arbitration and commercial litigation – their two primary areas of practice.
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Posted by Anthony | May 5, 2014
Excellent work
I retained Gana LLP for a messy litigation with a business creditor I was involved in. The attorneys I worked with understood my issues completely, were attentive, and really helped me resolve the issues quickly. I would recommend the attorneys at Gana LLP to anyone looking for a lawyer.
Posted by Jessica F | September 24, 2013
Great lawyer!
Adam Gana represented me in securities arbitration through FINRA. He was attentive, intelligent and insightful. We got a great award and I would highly recommend his firm to anyone seeking an attorney for investment related litigation.
Posted by Gerald | March 20, 2012
Excellant Results-Security Fraud Case
We were parties to a very complex securities fraud case. Mr. Gana represented our interests very professionally. He contacted us as needed and kept us informed of the status of the proceedings. He was straighforward with us regarding the potential of a settlement given the circumstances of the matter. He negociated a settlement that we believe to be fair and equitable.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Gana LLP
  • 2013 - Present
  • Senior Litigation Counsel
  • Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik, LLP
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • United States District Court
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Sidley & Austin
  • 2004 - 2008
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Education

  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Vermont
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Sterling v. Strategic Forecasting, Inc., 12-CV-00297
  • $7.8 Million Class Action Settlement
  • Jacobs v. Van Zandt, et al., FINRA Case No. 12-00156
  • $2.9 Million Arbitration Award
  • Capital World Trading, LLC v. Next Up Funding, Inc. et al., 11-CV-04136.
  • $4.5 Million Federal Court Judgment

Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Securities Litigation - Rising Star
  • American Registry
  • 2011
  • Doctor Max Reich Award for Excellence in Civil Advocacy
  • New York Law School
  • 2005
  • Public Service Award
  • New York Law School
  • 2005
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Publications

  • New York State Bar Journal
  • Should Non-Attorneys Represent Parties in FINRA Arbitration
  • 2015
  • American Bar Association newsletter
  • The Inconsistent Dispute Resolution Process for Investment Advisers
  • 2013
  • West Law Journal
  • Broker Dealer Licensing: Understanding the Role and Limitations of the Series 6 License
  • 2012
  • Practicing Law Institute (PLI)
  • The Tax Consequences of Investment Recommendations and Communications - Do Brokers Have A Duty
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
  • How to Arbitrate a Product Specific Suitability Case
  • 2011
  • Pace Law School
  • Investor Rights Clinic & Seminar
  • 2011
  • Subprime Mortgage Crisis
  • Subprime Mortgage Crisis
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (12)
Endorse Adam
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Adam for a number of years and he is a knowledgeable and skilled attorney. Adam is a tireless advocate for defrauded public investors. I endorse this lawyer."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Adam J. Gana has an exceptional reputation and is a credit to the legal community. If you have a security and investment fraud law problem, he is your answer. If his office is anywhere near you, I recommend him to you."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Other
"I have known Adam for the last 10 years. During this time, I have observed him to be smart, honest and compassionate to his clients. I highly recommend Adam to my clients who seek the counsel of an attorney specializing in securities and investment fraud."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam Gana is an experienced and knowledgeable advocate for investor rights."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked with Adam on a number of securities matters, and I highly recommend him for securities and investment fraud cases."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"It is rare that you come across a standout individual like Adam Gana who possesses the knowledge, passion and integrity to thrive as an attorney. I worked for Adam Gana for almost three years, and during that time, I witnessed Adam's tenacious approach to every case- down to the final detail. It is this fearless and detail-oriented approach that sets him apart from other attorneys in his field and ensures maximum results for his clients. I highly endorse Adam as a securities and investment fraud attorney."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Highly professional and knowledgeable attorney. Extremely attentive to his clients' needs and constantly keeps them up to date with the latest developments regarding their cases. Personally, a pleasure to work with as well."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Adam is one of the most impressive trial attorneys I know. I would recommend his services to anyone, and If I had a personal matter go to trial - would expect him to be at my counsel table."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Gama is a well respected, generous contributor on Avvo. I would recommend him to anyone needing an experienced advocate."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Adam my entire legal career. I have the utmost confidence in his abilities as an attorney to vigorously pursue client matters. Adam possess a go getter attitude toward his practice and applies it to every endeavor he undertakes."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In my experience, Adam Gana is an exceptional lawyer in the field of securities litigation and arbitration, in terms of both his skills and ethics. I would heartily recommend him to anyone seeking counsel in these areas."
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