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Robert V Cornish Jr.

Securities and investment fraud Attorney at Jackson, WY

4.8   4 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 14 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 19 years
    Wyoming - WY 19 years
    Arkansas - AR 29 years
    Tennessee - TN 30 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State WY
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State AR
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Securities and investment fraud
    30%
    I handle prosecution and defense of securities and commodities fraud matters before courts and regulators, and also assist industry participants in compliance related matters. Most recently, my practice has handled litigation and enforcement matters in the EB-5 immigration visa arena.

  2. Business
    25%
    I routinely handle customary business matters such as contracts, corporate formation and dispositions of corporate entities. I also handle matters involving cryptocurrency and digital assets.

  3. Securities offerings
    15%
    I assist securities clients in fund formation and compliance related matters. I also handle commodity pool (CPO) and commodity trading advisor (CTA) matters as well. Clients also retain me to work in tandem with overseas counsel on the formation of fund structures, as well as marketing related matters.

  4. Litigation
    10%
    I routinely handle litigation in the securities and commodities area, including arbitration.

  5. Expungement
    5%
    In connection with securities litigation matters, I also work with financial advisors on expungement and disclosure matters on U4s and U5s

  6. Financial markets and services
    5%
    If not covered in litigation and white collar, I also handle regulatory enforcement work with the SEC, FINRA and state securities regulators.

  7. Immigration
    5%
    My practice handles securities law compliance in EB-5 matters for both project sponsors and investors

  8. White collar crime
    5%
    I have defended SEC and DOJ litigation on behalf of others.

Bob Cornish is a leading attorney in the digital assets arena with experience as in-house counsel for investment managers and family offices. Bob’s experience on both sides of transactions provides useful insight for issuers, investors and intermediaries involved in the development, placement and compliance aspects of cryptocurrency and blockchain ventures.

In addition, Bob is one of the few attorneys in the United States who has significant capital markets experience and is also licensed to practice law in the State of Wyoming. Bob was an instrumental part of getting this legislation passed as a member of the Wyoming Blockchain Coalition.

Bob is a graduate of Davidson College and the Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, and is admitted to practice in New York, District of Columbia, Arkansas, Tennessee and Wyoming. Bob has earned the “AV Preeminent” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, “Super Lawyer” designation in securities and has been named as one of top 5 securities attorneys by EB-5 Investors Magazine for the past 5 years. Bob is a former Series 24 FINRA Registrant, and serves as a Chairperson-trained arbitrator for FINRA, NFA and the London Court of International Arbitration.

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Location

Law Offfices of Robert V Cornish Jr, PC
680 South Cache Street
Jackson, WY, 83001

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Frank | August 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
SECURITIES FRAUD
I HIRED MR. CORNISH FOR A FAIRLY SMALL SECURITIES FRAUD CASE. I WAS AMAZED THAT EVEN AFTER THE "MONEY MAKING" PART OF CASE WAS OVER, HE CONTINUED TO WORK OUR CASE IN A DIFFICULT BANKRUPTCY AND LITERALLY COLLECTED EVERY LAST PENNY. IT IS NOT HARD TO FIND AN ATTORNEY FOR THE BIGGER RECOVERY'S. HOWEVER, WHEN THEY KEEP DOING THEIR JOB OVER $1,000 HER AND $500 THERE, THEY ARE SHOWING CHARACTER BY CONTINUING THE REPRESENTATION WHEN THE MONEY ISN'T SO GOOD. I AM AN ATTORNEY, WHO DOESN'T WORK IN THAT FIELD AND HE IS A GOOD PERSON AND GOOD LAWYER WITH CHARACTER.
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Posted by Chris Strompolos | November 28, 2011
Amazing attorney - in for the long haul
Bob has been absolutely incredible from the very beginning. Gracious, professional, generous with his time, knowledgeable and always incredibly informative every step of the way - Bob always goes above and beyond. Most attorneys would have lost interest in us as clients, but Bob has been dedicated to seeing us, our company and our projects succeed. Thank you Bob for everything. We won't let you down! :)
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Posted by Ralph | November 28, 2011
An invaluable resource
Bob has been a trusted resource for my company. I have used his expertise and guidance to navigate key financial topics on behalf of my clients in the investment field. His knowledge of securities law is impeccable, and his professionalism and client service are first-rate.
Posted by Greg | November 27, 2011
Help offered when needed.
Bob responded quickly and thoroughly to a straight forward question about an investment offering, educating me along the way. I met Bob at an investment industry networking event and have been impressed with his breadth of knowledge and contacts.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 550-750 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Anderson Kill LLP
  • 2019 - 2021
  • Counsel
  • Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, LLP
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Attorney
  • Phillips Lytle
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Dilworth Paxson
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Chief Legal & Compliance Officer
  • Bolton Investment Group
  • 2003 - 2007
  • Chief Legal & Compliance Officer
  • Pacific Income Advisers
  • 1998 - 2003
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Education

  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Davidson College
  • A.B.
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Securities litigation and arbitration
  • Hedge fund formation
  • Success

Associations

  • PIABA
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • German

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Top 5 litigation attorneys in USA
  • EB-5 Investors Magazine
  • 2021

Publications

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (18)
Endorse Robert
Securities offerings Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The answers of Mr. Cornish are consistently accurate, analytic, and customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Securities offerings Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Cornish is a very knowledgeable and effective attorney for his clients."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He handled a family members case that I referred to him. Even after the easy money was collected, he continued to represent the client when the going was harder and likely in his benefit to stop representation. Good lawyers with character do this an Mr. Cornish is a good lawyer"
Unknown Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Cornish is a valuable asset to this community. His dedication to the law and his clients is admirable."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Cornish demonstrates a through and expert level of knowledge in the area of securities fraud. The amount of information that Mr. Cornish incorporates into his answers on this forum is above and beyond what is necessary but gives the askers a complete and total response. He manages a high level of excellence. I endorse this lawyer."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lawyers who serve the avvo community as much as Mr. Cornish are few and far between. It takes passion, concern and dedication to devote so much time. You have my endorsement and kudos."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very active in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Cornish consistently provides detailed and to-the-point answers to the posts here on Avvo. His knowledge and experience, and his willingness to share and express them are great assets to the Avvo community. He is undoubtedly an important and valuable resource to his clients as well."
Business Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the most knowledgeable attorneys in the Washington, DC Area; a great business attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Securities offerings Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney Cornish as he has provided advice to those who have legitimate questions. His answers are insightful and cut to the chase. It is with pleasure I endorse Attorney Cornish in all of his practice areas."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bob's exceptional skill and depth of experience speaks for itself. Even more impressive is his commitment to his clients. I strongly recommend him."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bob is highly knowledgeable in all facets of securities litigation and more importantly, very good at creating persuasive, winning arguments for his clients."
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Jackson Securities and investment fraud Lawyer Robert V Cornish Jr.
Robert V Cornish Jr.
Securities and investment fraud Attorney
Jackson, WY
Licensed for 30 years