Reif Law Group, P.C. is dedicated to providing the highest quality representation to its clients and obtaining the best possible results. We bring to bear decades of experience and a well-earned reputation as hard-hitting, aggressive securities and corporate law attorneys who work tirelessly to achieve success.
RLG follows four core values in the handling of the business relationship with our clients.
COURAGE. We are fearless advocates for our clients and provide unmatched representation against the largest and best funded adversaries and law firms in the country. RLG believes in going to trial or arbitration when settlement negotiations have been exhausted. Our “go to trial” philosophy has resulted in favorable settlements after trial or arbitration and winning the “unwinnable” cases at trial and arbitration. We do not pressure clients to “panic settle” or “fire sell” their cases for fear of going to trial or arbitration.
AUTHENTICITY. We act and speak with integrity with our clients. We take the time to discuss the material risks and we tell clients the truth about their case rather than what the clients might want to hear.
OPPORTUNITY. We take great pride in seizing the opportunity to pursue the best possible results for our clients and believe that creating and maintaining momentum throughout the life of the case takes paramount importance. Many times, the best outcome is a settlement, and we provide unmatched tactical and strategic advice to create opportunities to achieve the best possible results.
PASSION. We have earned prestigious awards and accolades from peers, clients and esteemed judges. Clients hire RLG because we represent our clients with passion and conviction and love practicing law. Most importantly, we rebound from case setbacks and seize the day with positive developments.
Our core values and proven history of success set us apart from the competition. RLG is regularly hired to handle “high stakes” and “bet the company” litigation involving tens of millions of dollars in damages.
Aggressive Securities and Corporate Law Attorneys
From day one, our practice has been dedicated to zealously representing clients facing high-stakes challenges in court, arbitration, securities litigation, and employment law disputes. Applying skill, creativity, diligence and rigorous legal analysis, we set out to provide highly specialized and personalized service to our clients. Our focus on representing individuals who have been victimized in the securities and employment area gives us an advantage over law firms that offer generalized legal services.
We leverage our well-honed knowledge and experience in these fields. Our reputation for standing up to Wall Street and major corporations, to ensure that our clients obtain the financial compensation they are entitled to under the law. We are highly experienced in cases involving:
- Securities litigation and arbitration
- Business disruption
- Professional liability
- Corporate and shareholder disputes
- Employment disputes/discrimination
- Insurance coverage disputes
While disputes can often be resolved through negotiated settlements, we prepare each case for trial to give us a strategic advantage at the bargaining table. Our trial-ready preparedness allows us to achieve positive outcomes in and out of the courtroom. When you become our client, we will help you navigate the process and always work to protect your interests.
Our aggressive securities and corporate law attorneys have a well-earned reputation as dedicated advocates who fight to protect our clients. Our approach is to maximize results at the earliest stage of a dispute through negotiation and alternative forms of dispute resolution such as arbitration, but we are fully prepared to litigate any matter. Managing partner Brandon S. Reif is a Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ peer-rated, an AV Preeminent™ – Judicial Edition rated, and a Client Champion Platinum™ client-rated attorney. He has been voted one of Los Angeles Magazine’s “Top Attorneys in Southern California” in 2011 to 2021 and Southern California’s Super Lawyer® in 2011 to 2021 (elevated from Rising Stars® in 2015). He is among “America’s Most Honored Professionals – Top 1%” in 2016 to 2021. These acknowledgments are a testament to his dedication to the law and steadfast adherence to the highest ethical standards.
At Reif Law Group, we combine the sophisticated advice of a large law firm with the personal service of a niche practice. While we work to achieve positive outcomes before trial or arbitration through strategic settlement negotiations, we have developed proven strategies that deliver results. Our aggressive securities and corporate law team has a track record of achieving multi-million dollar verdicts representing plaintiffs/claimants and complete defense verdicts representing defendants/respondents. When you partner with us, we will work closely with you to define what constitutes a “win” and work strategically to achieve your objectives. While no two business disputes are the same, we have a proven history of delivering favorable trial verdicts and arbitration awards.
Southern California Securities Litigation and
Although the securities and financial services industry is subject to strict regulatory scrutiny at both the federal and state level, disputes and broker misconduct are frequently the basis for arbitration, litigation and regulatory enforcement actions. Reif Law Group provides offensive and defensive capabilities to clients involved in a wide range of disputes, including:
We represent individual investors as well as financial institutions, investment advisors, brokerage firms, registered representatives and other parties in a variety of financial services disputes.
We are well versed in the securities industry rules and norm. We represent work-related employment, independent contractor disputes, industry professionals and FINRA member firms in all types of disputes, arbitration and litigation matters. We also prosecute and defend business disputes involving vendors and service providers (e.g. custodians, trustees, clearing firms, issuers, underwriters, former employees and agents).
We regularly represent officers, directors and other interest-holders in a variety of corporate, shareholder, and partnership disputes (e.g. officer and director misconduct, breach of fiduciary duty, self-dealing, embezzlement, minority shareholder claims, dissolutions).
In addition to FINRA arbitration proceedings, we represent industry professionals who are facing regulatory investigations and enforcement actions by federal and state agencies, such as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Certified Financial Planning Board (CFP), California Department of Justice, state attorneys general and securities regulators in various states.
Brandon is one of the most knowledgeable, trustworthy, and yet no nonsense people I have met in the practice of law. A master negotiator and well respected by his clients’ adversaries. He is creative, gets the job done, and most important in my book, is a pleasure to work with. I recommend him all the time.
Mr. Reif’s legal knowledge, litigation skills and ability to orchestrate his legal team are unmatched. It is a wonderful thing to watch someone perform at the top of their game. The greatest compliment I can give to someone is a recommendation with my named attached to it. Mr. Reif has strong reputation in his field for good reason…he’s earned it. I would utilize the services of Mr. Reif again without hesitation.
Brandon is a smart and excellent attorney. He is great in front of the Panel and outfoxed the other counsel in every move. His closing was masterful. I would highly recommend him to any Defendant in a final arbitration.
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When Litigation Is Necessary We Are Prepared
At Reif Law Group, we regularly handle individual and grouped customer disputes, shareholder and partnership actions, class actions, stock and stock option disputes, ERISA litigation, complex insurance, and estate planning disputes. Knowing that a protracted litigation can be a costly disruption to your business’s operations, we strive to reach negotiated resolutions through the mediation or arbitration process. When litigation becomes necessary, we are prepared to pivot and will vigorously represent you in state or federal court.
Serving Southern California
From professional negligence and breach of contract to breach of fiduciary duty and fraud, we guide clients through each step of the process, explain the complex legal issues and tailor strategies to achieve the best possible outcome.
Reif Law Group is highly experienced in handling professional liability claims for both plaintiffs and defendants. We handle professional liability cases including:
- Estate planners
- Financial professionals
- Insurance professionals (agents, agencies and issuers)
- Real estate professionals (auctioneers, agents, brokers, funders, lenders, escrow agents)
We represent executives, professionals, financial advisors, insurance agents, sales executives and other high-level employees in business disruption cases involving non-compete, non-solicit clauses, trade secrets, computer fraud, and employee mobility.
The contemporary workplace is rapidly evolving, driven by technological advances, a mobile workforce, and complex state and federal employment laws. The attorneys at Reif Law Group also have a working knowledge of applicable employment laws and represent employees, employers, independent contractors, and agents in discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination lawsuits, and arbitrations.
Ongoing Advice and Counseling for Financial Industry Participants
We advise broker-dealers, banks, insurance companies, insurance agencies and investment advisers about a variety of legal, regulatory and compliance issues, including:
- Regulatory examinations
- Internal investigations
- For-cause and “sweep” inquiries
- Financial reporting and disclosure requirements
Los Angeles Office
1925 Century Park East, Ste. 1700
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Call our office 310.494.6500
3333 Michelson Drive, Ste. 300
Irvine, CA 92618
Call our office 310.494.6500