I am a securities lawyer. My practice includes public and private offerings, broker-dealer and investment banking matters, secondary market transactions, venture and private equity capital investments and mergers and acquisitions. My clients consist of public and private companies, broker-dealers, investment banking firms and individual entrepreneurs. We also represent issuers, underwriters, and placement agents in private and public securities offerings, including reverse mergers, initial public offerings (IPOs), secondary offerings, private placements, debt offerings, private investments in public equity (PIPEs), and equity crowdsourcing.
Mr. Aigbe focuses his securities litigation practice on a wide range of matters, including matters arising from securities fraud, M&A litigation, shareholder derivative matters, individual direct shareholder litigation, appraisal rights cases, and shareholder inspection rights. Sometimes Mr. Aigbe is engaged in consumer and employment litigation as well as estate and probate litigation and real estate litigation. Mr. Aigbe has a particular focus on shareholder M&A and securities fraud class action litigation.
Clients include individual stockholders, shareholder activists, hedgefunds, pension funds, and family offices, and union funds.
Mr. Aigbe studied Finance at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. Mr. Aigbe then worked for Bank of America's Investment Banking Division where he participated in mergers and acquisitions in the energy and power sectors. Mr. Aigbe attended Vanderbilt University Law School where he focused on the Law of Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions and earned a certificate in Law and Business. Mr. Aigbe has been an avid investor for the last 10 years. He focuses on micro-cap and mid-cap companies that are involved in special situations such as a mergers, spinoffs, corporate restructurings, or workouts. From his involvement in online investing communities, he has earned a reputation among activist investors and research firms hoping to usher in a new era of disclosure, loyalty, and duty to stockholders and investors.
Mr. Aigbe has served the US government for part of his career. He has worked for the US Department of State where he handled employment law and civil rights matters. Mr. Aigbe was in Baghdad in 2012 where he counseled employees on their rights and responsibilities and presented information to senior leaders. Mr. Aigbe has also worked as transaction and contracts manager for the National Institutes of Health and the US Department of Defense's Defense Contract Management Agency.
Mr. Aigbe resides in North Bethesda, MD with his wife and daughter. He is an avid fan of abstract and contemporary art and enjoys jogging.
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Counsel and Leadership Award||Counsel for Democracy||2013|
|Judicial Extern Excellence Award||U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio||2010|
|Graduated with Honors||University of Maryland||2007|
|Attorney||The Law Offices of Destiny Aigbe PLLC||2016 - Present|
|Contract Specialist||National Institutes Of Health||2015 - 2016|
|Campaign Manager||Hope for Congress||2013 - 2013|
|Attorney||Aigbe & Chavous LLP||2013 - 2015|
|Attorney||U.S. Department Of State||2011 - 2013|
|Attorney/Contract Specialist||Oracle Corporation||2010 - 2011|
|Investment Banking Analyst||Bank Of America, N.A.||2006 - 2006|
|Commercial Banking Analyst||SunTrust Bank||2005 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Securities Litigation Committee of the Litigation Section of American Bar Association||Member||2017 - Present|
|National Association of Consumer Advocates||Member||2016 - Present|
|Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.||Member||2016 - Present|
|Bar Association of the District of Columbia||Member||2016 - Present|
|Washington Area Lawyer for the Arts (WALA)||Member||2016 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Counsel for Democracy||President||2011 - 2016|
|Securities and Investing Law Blog||Regulation of Investment Advisers||2017|
|Vanderbilt University Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|University of Maryland, College Park||BS - Bachelor of Science||2007|
|Employee and management post briefings||Rights and Responsibilities of Employees in a Global Context||2012|
|mortgage litigation||client obtained $20,000 settlement|
|real estate investor operating agreement||increased clients ownership stake by 300%|
|investor litigation||obtained $200,000 in gains|
|tenant right of first refusal||$10,000 to client|
|Consumer Credit||$13,000 in consume debt was expunged|
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