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Peter practices in the area of commercial and complex litigation. In the wake of the market crash of 2000-2001 and the more recent turmoil in the capital markets, he has been involved in a wide variety of disputes involving allegations of fraud, breach of duty, and violation of securities laws in the sale of investments, both by individual investors and by government regulators and self-regulatory organizations.


 


Peter has handled matters such as the defense of claims against broker/dealers and registered representatives in litigation stemming from what was one of the largest failures of an annuity company in the country, where the receiver alleged fraud and misrepresentation in the sale of collateralized mortgage obligations. He has defended broker/dealers in connection with alleged Ponzi schemes perpetrated by former registered representatives, handling both the litigation and regulatory issues and significantly reducing the companies’ exposure on both fronts. More recently, he has been defending claims arising from the sale of alternative investments, including non-traded REITS, tenants-in-common interests, and other non-traditional investments.


 


Prior to co-founding the firm in November 2009, Peter was a shareholder of one of Florida’s largest and most highly regarded law firms where he played an integral role in the development of a nationally recognized practice in the area of securities and financial services counseling and litigation, including serving as practice group leader. He has tried numerous cases to award in arbitration, and has extensive experience handling investigations and defending enforcement actions brought by the SEC, FINRA, and state regulators.


 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Investment Fraud: 40%
    21 years
  2. Commercial Real Estate: 30%
    21 years
  3. Business: 25%
    21 years
  4. Arbitration: 5%

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Wiand Guerra King

5505 W. Gray Street
Tampa, FL, 33609

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing199506/19/2016
WVInactive199808/13/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2013
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2011
Tampa's Top AttorneysThe National Law Journal2011
Tampa Bay's Top LawyersTampa Bay Magazine2010
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2006
Order of the CoifWest virginia University of College of Law1995
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Bar Association: Tampa Bay ChapterPresident2015 - Present
Federal Bar Association: Tampa Bay ChapterExecutive Board2005 - Present
Florida Securities Dealers AssociationBoard of Governors2004 - Present
Florida Bar, Board of Governors CommitteeN/AN/A
Florida Securities Dealers AssociationPast PresidentN/A
Federal Bar Association, Tampa Bay ChapterVice President and a member of the executive committeeN/A
Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, Compliance and Legal DevisionMemberN/A
Florida Securities Dealers AssociationPresident2013 - 2013
Federal Bar Association: Tampa Bay Chapter, Civil Seminar CommitteeChair2010 - 2011
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
West Virginia University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of South FloridaFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1988