|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Diploma Trial Advocacy Skills||National Institute for Trial Advocacy||1999|
|Managing Partner||Guardi LLP||1985 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Colorado Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2014 - 2015|
|Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association||Member||2000 - 2001|
|American Bar Association, Business Law Section||Member - Subcommittee on SEC Practice and Enforcement||1988 - 1997|
|American Bar Association, Litigation Section||Member - Securities Litigation Committee||1988 - 1992|
|American Bar Association, Business Law Section||Member - Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities||1988 - 1997|
|American Bar Association, Litigation Section||Subcommittee on Class Actions and Derivative Suits||1988 - 1997|
|American Bar Association, Litigation Section||Member - Subcommittee on Alternative Dispute Resolution||1988 - 1997|
|American Bar Association, Business Law Section||Member - Subcommittee on Securities Litigation||1988 - 1997|
|Illustrative Cases||Award, Judgments, Recovery, Settlements|
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|State University of New York at Buffalo||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1978|
|State University of New York at Buffalo||Philosophy||BS - Bachelor of Science||1974|
Posted by anonymous
When I was scammed a few years ago by a couple of very convincing con men , who were recommended to me by a colleague, I was devastated. When I contacted the SEC, I was told it would be highly doubtful that I would every see any of my lost funds. When I was told I wasn't alone, I was given the name of a very capable lawyer, Noel Guardi. He was very reassuring and encouraging. Even though the case settlement took years, Noel worked tirelessly for our group of plaintiffs. He overcame all the obstacles that were thrown our way.
He proved that in our case the ponzi scheme was supported by a bank. He helped with discovery arguments, coached us through depositions and kept a positive attitude throughout. We were finally rewarded with a partial settlement. I would highly recommend Noel Guardi if you ever find yourself in a similar situation.
Posted by Elizabeth
It was extremely distressing to receive a letter from the SEC stating that my financial advisor was being investigated for perpetuating a Ponzi, and even more disheartening to feel I had no recourse or hope of recovery. Although the SEC believed the scheme was a Ponzi, they didn't find any money to recover to compensate the victims. I am so incredibly thankful that I took the risk of joining other victims in filing a joint lawsuit not only against our advisor, but against all those that helped facilitate the scheme - including a local trusted bank. Mr. Guardi filed the lawsuit, successfully defended multiple motions to have the case dismissed and forced into arbitration. He successfully cleared every hurdle the expensive defense attorneys threw our way. He walked us through intimidating depositions and got the case all the way to trial. On the eve before the trial began, we received a settlement offer from the local bank. He successfully negotiated a satisfactory settlement with unanimous support from the entire group of plaintiffs. Mr. Guardi honestly seemed to eat, sleep and breathe our case. He spent countless hours reviewing documents, preparing briefs, and preparing us for the trial ahead. After feeling so betrayed and helpless, I can't explain how wonderful it felt to have a tireless advocate on my side. Not only did I experience some financial recovery, the whole experience helped me emotionally recover from the shame and embarrassment I felt at being conned. I would wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Guardi to any potential clients. He is fierce, determined, resourceful, diligent and extremely good at what he does. In the future, I would absolutely turn to him for guidance before ever investing with another "financial advisor". He knows his stuff!!
Posted by Carol
Our case was incredibly complex and Mr Guardi did a great job managing all the details, preparing us for deposition and trial, and keeping us informed of the progress of our case.
Robert Schultz, Aviation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I have know Noel for about 18 years and we worked together on several business litigation, corporate and securities matters. He is highly intelligent and an aggressive advocate for his clients. I recommend him without reservation..
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