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Stuart D. Meissner

Lawsuits and disputes Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1989
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Managing Member,Stuart D. Meissner, aggressively represents professionals, individuals, investors, employees and entities SOLEY in FINRA Arbitration and FINRA Regulatory Matters involving Investments and/or regulatory defense of brokers in the securities industry as well as employment disputes WITHIN THE SECURITIES INDUSTRY ONLY . Please do not call or make submissions on any other topic area.

A native New Yorker, Attorney Meissner served under two Attorney Generals in the New York State Attorney General’s Office and under Robert Morgenthau in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.

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Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Has my Confidence, Gratitude, and Respect,
Mr. Meissner listened to my problem and offered a viable solution, which was more than any other attorney on this platform had done for me. Mr. Meissner has my confidence, gratitude, and respect, and will undoubtedly have yours as well. Thank you again, Sir!
Posted by Daniel | July 8, 2015
The answer to all your legal problems
I was charged with statutory rape in NY, along with several other charges. Mr. Meissner arranged a deal with the Assistant DA for me to have the charges reduced to a misdemeanor and me to attend classes, even when other lawyers said I would have to serve some jail time. Can't thank Stuart enough for allowing me this second chance to get my life back. Anyone who has legal problems should give Stuart Meissner a call before anyone else.
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Posted by connie | April 23, 2015
security in legal representation
I live in the Midwest and required a good security lawyer for my claim against Lehman Brothers, previously one of the top brokerage firms headquartered in New York. Stuart Meissner's office is in New York and his law practice includes security law. My legal claim was complex and became more so when Lehman Brothers filed what has been regarded as the largest bankruptcy case in history. For over six years Stuart Meissner has had to deal with multiple and substantive issues as well as the different venues for representation and resolution of this claim. This required notifying me, explaining and assisting me in understanding the issues, supplying documentation, and determining decisions. Stuart Meissner also had to engage in handling these legal issues as well as dealing with courts and multiple lawyers first, within the context of a regular security claim and then, within the context of a bankruptcy claim. This claim is currently in settlement. I recommend others who have security or similar type claims to consider legal representation by Stuart Meissner. The legal path may be long, arduous, and complicated but Stuart Meissner will be your legal representative who can meet the challenge.
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Posted by Frank | March 7, 2015
A Great Attorney
Stuart Meissner represented me several yrs ago in an arbitration hearing. With my integrity and livelihood on the line, Stuart, at every turn, proceeded as if he were defending his own. From the beginning of the process to its fruition, Stuart demonstrated a willingness to do everything he could to make me comfortable with the direction we were taking in my defense by taking a firm but inclusive approach. His work ethic is second to none and was put on demonstration for all to see at the arbitration hearing where he absolutely steamrolled the opposing side. Every aspect of our defense was thoroughly prepared and every move we made was thoughtful and deliberate. At its resolution, although I was facing the lawsuit, all charges were dismissed and I was actually awarded a monetary sum by the arbitration committee. I have the utmost respect for Stuart both personally and professionally and count him as a trusted advisor. I cannot stress enough the importance of choosing a good attorney and in Stuart Meissner you will have chosen a great one.
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Posted by Steven | March 3, 2015
Managing Director
Stuart Meissner who I trust and respect has a well thought out concept of how to relate to his clients. His highly intelligent and personal abilities allow him to analyze cases rapidly with an organized follow up. Stuart is aggressive in representing the rights of his clients. He is a hidden gem in the the world of attorneys.
Posted by Danielle | March 3, 2015
Professional, gets results.
I've worked with several attorneys and found Mr. Meissner to be extremely efficient, effective, and responsive to my concerns. He was an advocate in every meaning of the word and made what could have been an unpleasant experience far less daunting than it would have been without him on my side. I highly recommend this attorney.
Posted by Sylvia | March 2, 2015
Outstanding Lawyer
Mr. Meissner handled my case in a most professional manner. I had difficulty finding an attorney to undertake my case and Mr. Meissner never hesitated. He kept me up-to-date with all aspects and was always attentive and never impatient. Not only is he an outstanding lawyer, but I would be proud to consider him a friend.
Posted by Michael | March 2, 2015
You want him on your side
Stuart Meissner is both intelligent and loquacious. he is fearless in facing down the other side. he reminds me of "Rocky 1". in the case in which he represented me, he made no assumptions that it was going to be an easy win, but left no rock unturned in accomplishing our goal.
Posted by John | February 28, 2015
The importance of dealing with a professional.
From A-Z , Stuart worked with us to keep us informed, advised us of our choices and provided candid advice as to the possible outcome. He is independent and honest. JF
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 425-500 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Member
  • Meissner Associates
  • 2001 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Gusrae, Kaplan & Bruno, PLLC
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Assistant Attorney General-Investor Protection/ financial crimes
  • New York State Attorney General's Office
  • 1995 - 1999
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • New York County District Attorneys Office Trial Bureau
  • 1988 - 1995
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  • New York University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1998
  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Hofstra University
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1984

Legal Cases

  • Gale v. Lehman Brothers Inc.
  • Resolved for a $587,250.00 approved Claim
  • Leiter vs. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
  • 2.4 Million Award plus all arbitration fees
  • Agarwal v. Delmaestro
  • Claim Denied & Dismissed, Client awarded Attorney Fees and Sanctions and Expungement


  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • A+ Accreditation
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 4.5 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 4.5 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014


  • Wall Street Lawyer
  • Securities Fraud & Manipulation in Cyberspace, Securities in the Electronic Age
  • 1998

Speaking Engagements

  • The NEW Corporate Whistleblower Protections and Reward Provisions
  • Dodd Frank SEC Whistleblower Law
  • 2011
  • Securities Arbitration and Mediation 2009
  • Statement of Claim Drafting
  • 2009
  • Movie Examining Stock and Securities Fraud.
  • Selling the Dream: Stock Hype and Fraud
  • 2001

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
Endorse Stuart
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stuart is an experienced and knowledgeable securities attorney."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stuart is a zealous advocate for his client leaving no stone unturned in pursuit of maximizing his client's recovery."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Stuart Meissner on several cases over the course of the past three years and I highly endorse him. He is a staunch, aggressive, fearless, intelligent and highly effective advocate and relentlessly handles his cases, achieving excellent results for clients."
Arbitration Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Stuart for over ten years and he is a well-regarded securities arbitration lawyer with a proven track record. Stuart is a tenacious litigator."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I hereby endorse Stuart Meissner. Stuart is a excellent, intelligent, articulate lawyer who fights ferociously for his clients interests and has steadfast integrity and a tireless work ethic. I worked with Stuart for several years as prosecutors in Manhattan and on matters in the private sector and he has constantly maintained these admirable qualities."
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