I am an attorney who concentrates on representing investors who lost money in investments, whether it was through neglient advice of an advisor, or through fraud and theft. While we primarily handle cases in FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) arbitration, we also handle claims before the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and Judicial Arbitration & Mediation Services (JAMS).
Our attorneys have represented over one thousand investors in state and federal court. I am licensed to practice in the States of Washington, Illinois, and Florida. I am also licensed in the Western District of Washington, the Northern District of Illinois, the Central District of Illinois, the District of Colorado, and the Seventh Circuit Court of appeals.
Many investors are unaware that they can sue their financial advisor or broker if the broker makes investment recommendations to them that are not suitable for the investor's risk tolerance, investment objectives, or financial resources like net worth and income. If your advisor recommended an investment that does not match your wants and needs, your advisor and his firm could potentially be liable to you. Moreover, your financial advisor can also be liable for making misrepresentations about the risks and characteristics of an investment or security to you.
In addition to representing aggrieved or defrauded investors, we also represent clients who:
a) need a new will or other estate planning documents,
b) are looking to set up a new business entity (such as corporations, LLCs, and partnerships),
c) are interested in trademarking or copyrighting an idea of theirs, or
d) seek advice for other areas of law.
Our firm has offices in the Seattle area and Denver. Please call us at 206-795-5798 or 720-599-3505 to set up an appointment.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2010||09/12/2019|
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2005||07/06/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Outstanding Service Award||Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association||2014|
|Partner||Israels & Neuman PLC||2014 - Present|
|Associate||Stoltmann Law Offices||2006 - 2014|
|Associate||Foote Meyers Mielke & Flowers||2005 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association||Director||2015 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||N/A||2014 - Present|
|Florida Bar||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association||Chair - Legislative Commitee||2015 - 2017|
|Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association||Chair of SRO Committee||2012 - 2015|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2005 - 2006|
|Illinois State Bar Association||N/A||2005 - 2006|
|PIABA Bar Journal, Vol. 24, No. 3||A Menace to Investors: Non-Attorney Representatives in FINRA Arbitration||2017|
|Illinois State Bar Association Trial Briefs||Rescission of Franchise Agreements Pursuant to Franchise Disclosure Act Ruled Arbitrable||2005|
|Illinois State Bar Association Trial Briefs||Reservation of Rights Ruled Insufficient Unless Included in the Insurance Policy||2005|
|Northern Illinois University College of Law||N/A||2005|
|University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign||Bachelors||2001|
|PIABA Mid-Year Meeting||Fixed Income||2018|
|PIABA Annual Conference||Managing Client Expectations||2012|
|AXA Advisors LLC v. Lee et al.||Judgment Granted for Defendants (the Investors)|
|Mosher v. DeWaay Financial Network LLC||Reversed and remanded|
|Trumper v. CapWest Securities Inc.||Arbitration award confirmed.|
|Peck. v. West Aurora Sch. Dist. 129||Motion to dismiss denied in part, granted in part|
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