A Highly Experienced
Securities Law Attorney
Representing clients who have suffered Investment Losses from Stockbroker and Investment Adviser Misconduct
Serving clients in California and Across the Nation.
A Reputation Founded On Success
Since entering private practice in 1986, Mr. Lapidus has represented numerous investors in American Arbitration Association, Pacific Stock Exchange and NASD arbitrations against most of the nation’s major securities brokerage firms. He has provided legal counsel for matters involving investment losses, market manipulation, churning, unsuitable recommendations, employee stock options, unauthorized trades, and misrepresentations and omissions of material facts. He has obtained settlements, awards and judgments on his clients’ behalf in the of tens of millions of dollars.
Cary S. Lapidus
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Smurzynski v. Kensington Wells, Inc., et. al. ⇒ $1.84 million (including $1 million in punitive damages and interest)
The Law Offices of Cary S. Lapidus obtained an arbitration award of $1.3 million, including in excess of $349,000 in attorney fees and costs on behalf of a client who alleged a breach of contract in connection with the private sale of securities.
The Law Offices of Cary S. Lapidus obtained an award of $1.56 million on behalf of a registered investment advisory firm and two of its partners who retained Lapidus to recover money allegedly misappropriated by one of their partners. In addition to the $1.56 million monetary award, Lapidus’ clients were awarded their attorney fees and expenses. The arbitrator also found that the firm’s expulsion of the partner was “For Cause”.
Judge Cahill made the comment that the presentations he saw at our hearing were the best he had seen in 13 years as an arbitrator. What a professional compliment that was, especially in light of the Judge’s decision and award!!!!!! We are all very grateful for your wonderful work! You are the embodiment of the highest level of professionalism and competence. What a great win!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
– G. Ozag
Dear Cary: We wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Whether we win or lose our case we know that you did just an incredible job representing us. Your dedication, intelligence and thoroughness were beyond our greatest hope. We certainly didn’t have the largest case but you treated our case with passion, professionalism and care. You were brilliant. You are a great lawyer and a great person. Words can’t express the depths of our feelings. Thank you.
– Robert and Christine Mitchell
He is one of the great ones. So straightforward, so direct, so well prepared, so powerful in his presentation … you would be hard pressed to find a better advocate to plead your case.
– Robert D. Links, Esq.
Arbitrator in two of Lapidus’ cases
Cary achieved a fantastic arbitration reward for me through a combination of extremely patient and diligent work presented to the arbitrator in calm, reasonable and honest explanations. His guidance on the legal and strategic decisions was dead on. He was always available to me even for minor questions and lengthy exploratory sessions. I interviewed 11 lawyers in the Bay area prior to settling on Cary and if I ever run into a situation where I need legal advice again the first person I would call is Cary Lapidus.
– David Teller
Experienced. Respected. Knowledgeable.