Bar Admissions: Florida Bar Association 11th Circuit Court of Appeals U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Areas of Practice: Securities Arbitration and Litigation Securities Employment Disputes Commercial Litigation Civil Litigation Professional Licensing Defense
Education: University of Miami, BBA, Cum Laude St. Thomas University School of Law, Magna Cum Laude, Salutatorian
Professional Association: Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA) The Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Section The Florida Bar Business Law Section
As the owner and lead attorney of Soreide Law Group, PLLC, securities lawyer, Lars Soreide, provides legal representation to investors nationwide before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) and represents his clients both before FINRA nationwide and South Florida courts.
Mr. Soreide gained valuable knowledge of the securities arbitration process after having worked for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in their Southeast regional office in Boca Raton. Mr. Soreide is a member of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar (PIABA) and has been featured three times in the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Journal for having had obtained awards of national significance.
Mr. Soreide’s clients are individuals who have been defrauded by their investment professionals. Mr. Soreide has personally handled hundreds of FINRA securities arbitration cases, including claims against all of the FINRA registered broker-dealers including Wells Fargo, Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, Charles Schwab, UBS, National Securities, Morgan Stanley, J.P. Turner and Co., and LPL Financial to name a few. He is dedicated to helping these victims reclaim their assets and has successfully recovered tens of millions of dollars for his clients.
Mr. Soreide graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami. He graduated magna cum laude from St. Thomas University School of Law and was the salutatorian (ranked second) of his law school class. Lars Soreide has extensive knowledge regarding securities regulation and compliance matters and held a U.S. Patent.
Mr. Lars Soreide, Esq. has assisted investors in making claims for recovery in auction rate securities, regulation D private placements, principal protected notes, reverse convertible notes, bank preferred shares, Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac preferred shares, junk bonds, promissory notes, viatical settlements, life settlements, stoli’s, insurance scams, and has brought claims on behalf of investors for failure to execute, fraud, elderly abuse, unauthorized trades, churning, excessive use of margin, civil theft, over-concentration and other unsuitable or overly aggressive trading strategies.
Lars Soreide In The News:
Click Here 2016 Lars Soreide quoted in ThinkAdvisor regarding client oil and gas losses.
Click Here Lars Soreide quoted on investmentnews.com regarding the coming wave of FINRA arbitration claims expected from bad bets on energy and his 11+ cases he just filed related to the energy collapse.
Click Here Lars Soreide quoted on financial-planning.com regarding how brokerage firms are liable for the actions of their employees and have a duty to supervise them.
Click Here Lars Soreide quoted in Onwallstreet about a $20 million lawsuit he filed against Ameriprise on behalf of investors.
Click Here Lars Soreide quoted in Onwallstreet about the FINRA arbitration process.
Click Here to read about a case Lars Soreide filed against Ameriprise Financial for a single investor who realized a loss of $15,000,000.
Click Here to see Lars Soreide quoted in the news regarding former broker Enver Rahman Alijaj.
Click Here to see Lars Soreide honored by Super Lawyers by selecting him to the 2015 Rising Stars.
Click Here Lars Soreide quoted in Investment News Magazine in Oct 2014 regarding UBS facing nearly $1 billion in Puerto Rico bond loss claims.
Click Here Lars Soreide quoted in “San Antonio Express-News” August 8, 2014 regarding his multiple cases against Matthew Bell. Matthew Bell, who worked for WFG Investments, combined alleged securities fraud via private placements with religious associations.
Click Here Lars Soreide quoted in Investment News Magazine in July 2014 regarding his multiple cases against Sterne Agee regarding alleged losses related to Dean Mustaphalli. Mr. Soreide was the first securities lawyer to discover the 97% decline in Mustaphalli’s hedge fund and file actions against him.
Click Here Lars Soreide quoted in Investment News Magazine in January 2014 regarding his multiple cases against J.P. Turner.
Click Here Lars Soreide quoted in Reuters News in December 2013 regarding FINRA fees.
Click Here For a RGJ.com News article featuring Lars Soreide. The article mentions how Mr. Soreide was ahead of the curve and recovered money for investors defrauded by Gary Lane even before Gary Lane was indicted.
Click Here October 2013: Lars Soreide interviewed for Investment News regarding UBS Puerto Rico Bond Fund Losses.
Click Here Lars Soreide recognized in the PIABA Bar Journal May 2013 for an award won on behalf of a client that was significant and worthy of national recognition regarding Fannie Mae securities.
Click Here Lars Soreide Wins $560,625 Award For Defrauded Church Bond Investor.
Click Here Lars Soreide quoted in Boston’s Patriot Ledger regarding a successful financial recovery for a client. He discusses how firms have a responsibility to supervise brokers and look into the background of brokers before hiring them.
Click Here Lars Soreide featured in the Public Investors Arbitration Journal’s December 2011 issue in the Awards of National Significance section.
Click Here Lars Soreide featured in “OnWallStreet” regarding a case he filed on behalf of clients against Raymond James and broker Scott Sibley.
Click Here Lars Soreide featured in the “Daily Herald” regarding a $100,000 award he won for a retiree vs J.H. Darbie & Co. Inc.
Kristian P. Kraszewski, Esq., of Counsel
Bar Admissions: Florida Bar Association Areas of Practice: Securities Litigation Education: University of Miami School of Law
Kristian P. Kraszewski, is a LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rated attorney. Mr. Kraszewski has represented hundreds of investors, retirees, and pension funds in securities and investment related disputes in Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitrations, and in state and federal court. Mr. Kraszewski has assisted clients recover investment losses in cases involving churning, selling away, suitability, structured products, variable annuities, inverse ETF’s, TIC’s, REITs, improper asset allocation, overconcentration, private placements, leveraged hedge funds, reverse convertibles, preferred stocks, high-yield bond funds, derivatives, commodities, futures, church bonds, Ponzi schemes, CMO’s, CDO’s, and inverse floaters.
Prior to his legal career, Mr. Kraszewski worked in the financial market for eight years, holding multiple securities licenses. During his practice in the financial sector, Mr. Kraszewski invested for retail clients, and traded coffee, sugar, and cocoa futures and options for clients as a member of the New York Board of Trade. He also traded gold and silver futures and options on behalf of hedge fund and institutional clients.
While receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at Siena College, Mr. Kraszewski was the captain and most valuable player on the men’s Division I soccer team. After graduating with honors, he attended the University of Miami School of Law, where he graduated with honors in May 2007.
Mr. Kraszewski has received multiple honors and awards from his peers in the legal field, including recognition as a Florida SuperLawyer Rising Star for securities litigation; an Up and Comer among Florida’s Legal Elite; and acknowledgement from the American Registry as one of America’s Most Honored Professionals and an Outstanding Florida attorney.
Mr. Kraszewski is admitted to practice in the Northern District of Florida’s District Court, as well as the Northern District of Florida’s Bankruptcy Court. He is an active member of PIABA, the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association.
LOWELL KUVIN, ESQ. OF COUNSEL
Bar Admissions: Florida Bar Association U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Areas of Practice: Appellate Practice Civil Litigation
Education: FIU BA Economics St. Thomas University School of Law
Professional Associations: Dade County Bar American Bar Association
Mr. Kuvin is special securities trial and appellate counsel to the Soreide Law Group. Mr. Kuvin’s practice focuses primarily on litigation at the circuit and appellate levels. As a third year law school student Mr. Kuvin successfully argued a case in front of a three judge panel at the Third District Court of Appeal in Miami. The court published a 48 page opinion which quickly established Mr. Kuvin’s superior appellate skills. Mr. Kuvin was a member of the United States Coast Guard for 5 years Mr. Kuvin is an avid sailor and even acted as a Special Olympics Sailing Coach.
Leif Soreide, MBA
Education: University of Miami, BBA, Cum Laude University of Miami, MBA, Finance, Business Law, Cum Laude
Leif Soreide uses his background in finance and forensic accounting to assist the Soreide Law Group in case evaluations and profit and loss evaluations. This is a very important first step in the securities litigation process which may determine if there is an actionable claim or merely a market loss. Leif Soreide uses his extensive trading experience and knowledge of foreign and domestic financial markets to assist in making that determination.
Mr. Soreide has also been an entrepreneur and has been involved in many different types of businesses. He saw many successful business people, that did not have the time to manage their own money, become defrauded by their stock broker or financial adviser. He was excited to help start Soreide Law Group PLLC to help defrauded investors of all ages, but especially the elderly who sometimes have no one around to fight for them. Leif is also the business manager of the Soreide Law Group.
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