The securities attorneys at Ciklin Lubitz & O’Connell have 75 years of collective experience handling securities matters for institutions and individuals, including broker-dealers, financial professionals, and registered investment advisors.
The department’s goal is to partner with clients to create cost-effective resolutions to litigation and/or regulatory issues that arise, whether in arbitration, in state or federal court, or before regulators such as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Florida Department of Financial Services, or others.
Securities Litigation Matters
The securities department is prepared to counsel or assist market participants in large and complex matters involving:
|Annuities||Hedge funds||Private placements|
|Bonds||Hedging strategies||Product cases|
|Breach of contract||Life insurance||Promissory notes|
|Breach of fiduciary duty||Managed portfolios||Selling away|
|Derivatives||Mutual funds||Structured products|
|ERISA||Non-compete agreements||Unit investment trusts|
|Exchange traded funds||Options|
If you are an investor and interested in issues that are under investigation, please visit us at www.investment-litigation.com to learn more.
Experienced Florida Securities Attorneys
Partner A. Patricia Morales Christiansen was involved in the defense of a major broker-dealer in a month-long jury trial brought against it for $273 million by a state commissioner of insurance as receiver. She has experience with cases involving Latin America and Puerto Rico, and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
Partner Jason Haselkorn worked in the securities industry as a licensed general securities representative (Series 7) and securities agent (Series 63) prior to attending law school. Earlier in his career, he served as General Counsel for a regional broker-dealer and SEC-registered investment advisor firm.
Partner Charles Pickett litigated several reported cases involving national securities firms that were affirmed on appeal.
Partner Matthew Thibaut also gained securities industry experience with his Series 7 and Series 63 licenses prior to attending law school. He handles common law and statutory claims in connection with investments in common stock, bonds, mutual funds, hedge funds, managed money, alternative investments and structured products. Mr. Thibaut is fluent in Spanish, making him able to assist clients with business in Central and South America as well as the United States.
Schedule a Consultation with a Securities Attorney
Contact any of the above partners for a confidential discussion of a potential securities litigation matter in Palm Beach County, or other parts of South or Central Florida.