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Melanie S. Cherdack

Securities and investment fraud Attorney at Miami, FL

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  • State Years
    New York - NY 35 years
    Florida - FL 38 years
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Melanie

Learn Melanie’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Securities and investment fraud
    90%
    Over 30 years of experience in all kinds of securities fraud, stockbroker negligence and investment disputes, representing investors, stockbrokers and others in litigation and arbitration proceedings.

    35 years

  2. Elder law
    5%
    Financial Elder Abuse

    30 years

  3. Employment and labor
    5%
    Broker Employment Law

    30 years

FORMER WALL STREET ATTORNEY FIGHTING FOR YOU!

Put a former Wall Street lawyer on your side! Melanie Cherdack, of counsel at a large national law firm, has over 30 years of experience representing individual and institutional investors against their brokers and brokerage firms. She has seen just about every type of investment fraud and ponzi scheme. She specialize in cases for elderly vitims as well as handling cases involving complex invesment products and is a frequent lecturer and author on various securities law topics. She is also acting assocaite director of the University of Miami Law School Investor Rights Clinic. Call today for a free consultation.

Awards

Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
2019

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Location

VENABLE LLP

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
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Posted by Jacques Faubert | July 23, 2019
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Mr. Jacques Faubert
Ms. Cherdack is an excellent lawyer. She helped us through a very hard process. Her advice and dedication to our case was crucial to a positive outcome.
Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2019
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A Very Satisfied Client
I am a person who is very detailed, disciplined and determined. So my lawyer should be as well. I found all of these traits (in spades) in Melanie Cherdack. She always kept me in the loop, followed up and explained my options. When going though an experience like this, it's best to have someone explain best and worst case and help you to remove your emotions from the situation. If there was one thing Melanie helped me to consider was how the overall situation could impact my entire life. It was a very astute way of helping me make decisions. Melanie, folks, is a superb advocate.
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Posted by Sandra | July 19, 2019
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Very diligent
I had the opportunity to meet and talk with the lawyer Melanie Cherdack and other lawyers in the firm and I was very satisfied with the service I received. Melanie, the firm and staff are excellent and help my cousin and myself work out quite well our demand. Thank you Sandra
Posted by Roxanne and Michael | July 12, 2019
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Bank Fraud
Melanie Cherdack is one of the best attorneys that we have dealt with. We can not say enough about Melanie, her staff and Law Firm. She is as qualified and professional to the Nth Degree. Melanie won a very difficult case for us against a Bank and got a settlement of almost 2 million dollars. Melanie speaks Spanish and handled this case in Miami even though the bank was in Puerto Rico. She is easy to deal with and very understanding of her clients needs. You can not find a better attorney for Bank fraud.
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Posted by Edwin Valle | July 12, 2019
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Exceeded my expectations
Melanie, first and foremost is an extraordinary individual. She representented me and 4 others in financial investment case leading us step by step at all times. While discussing our case we felt extremely comfort knowing we pick the absolute right person to represent us. Feel free to trust her advice you will not regret you did.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 30%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Genovese Joblove & Battista, PA
  • 1996 - Present
  • In house Counsel
  • PaineWebber Inc.
  • 1993 - 1996
  • Senior Associate
  • Tew Jorden & Schulte
  • 1989 - 1993
  • Associate
  • Kronish Lieb (Now Known As Cooley Godward Kronish)
  • 1987 - 1989
  • Associate
  • Finley Kumble Wagner Heine Underberg Manley
  • 1985 - 1987
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Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor, cum laude
  • 1985
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Kury v Santander Securities
  • 1,921,000 million
  • Timothy Leahy v. Charles Schwab & Co.
  • 1.8 Million

Associations

  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • 1994
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • 1992
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Publications

  • Practicing Law Institute (PLI)
  • Mutual Fund Sales Abuses, Securities Arbitration
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Guest Lecturer
  • Vetting Cases and Drafting FINRA Statements of Claim
  • 2020
  • Visiting Lecturer
  • FINRA Securities Arbitration
  • 2019
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Attorney endorsements

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Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Melanie for 13 years, usually as opposing counsel. Melanie is diligent, knows the securities area of the law well and always professional but tough. I would recommend Melanie to anyone looking for counsel or co-counsel in the securities or elder law abuse context."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Cherdack is one of the most caring and conscientious attorneys who I have ever known. No stone will go unturned. She provides her clients with her devoted and undivided attention."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Melanie for almost 30 years. During that time, we have worked together on many cases. Melanie is an extremely knowledgeable attorney. She has a strong eye for detail and is thorough in her due diligence. She carefully reviews the evidence and its implications to the possible alternatives she may encounter by opposing counsel. As a result, she is always well prepared for the twists and turns that typically occur in litigation cases. Moreover, Melanie has exceptional trial skills as demonstrated by her surgical cross examinations of opposing witnesses. She is a passionate advocate for her clients and remains calm in and out of the court room."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Melanie is one of the most talented lawyers I know. She passionately represents her clients, and always in an ethical manner. Melanie receives my highest endorsement."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known and worked with Melanie for over 15 years. She is an extremely skilled, caring and effective securities attorney who zealously fights to recover her client's investment losses."
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Miami Securities and investment fraud Lawyer Melanie S. Cherdack
Melanie S. Cherdack
Securities and investment fraud Attorney
Miami, FL
Licensed for 38 years
Virtual consultation available