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
Professional Licensing Defense
University of Miami, BBA, Cum Laude
St. Thomas University School of Law, Magna Cum Laude, Salutatorian
Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA)
The Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Section
The Florida Bar Business Law Section
The Broward Sheriff’s Advisory Council
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”). In addition, he represents his clients before FINRA nationwide and in 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. Furthermore, Mr. Soreide is a member of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar (PIABA). In addition, he has been featured three times in the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Journal for having obtained awards of national significance.
Mr. Soreide’s clients are individuals who have been defrauded by their investment professionals. In addition, Mr. Soreide has personally handled hundreds of FINRA securities arbitration cases. For instance, this includes claims against all of the FINRA registered broker-dealers like Wells Fargo, Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, and Charles Schwab. In addition to UBS, National Securities, Morgan Stanley, J.P. Turner and Co., and LPL Financial, to name a few. He is dedicated to helping 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. While at St. Thomas School of Law, Mr. Soreide was awarded 9 "book awards" or top student award for 9 of his enrolled classes.Lars Soreide has extensive knowledge regarding securities regulation and compliance matters and has held 2 U.S. Patents.
Mr. Lars Soreide, Esq. has assisted investors in making claims for recovery in auction-rate securities, Regulation D private placements, and principal-protected notes. Along with reverse convertible notes, bank preferred shares, Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac preferred shares, junk bonds, promissory notes, and viatical settlements. Lastly, 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.
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Click Here Lars Soreide quoted in Investment News Magazine regarding UBS facing nearly $1 billion in Puerto Rico bond loss claims.
Click Here Lars Soreide quoted in "San Antonio Express-News" 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 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 regarding his multiple cases against J.P. Turner.
Click Here Lars Soreide quoted in Reuters News regarding FINRA fees.
Click Here Lars Soreide was interviewed for Investment News regarding UBS Puerto Rico Bond Fund Losses.
Click Here Lars Soreide was recognized in the PIABA Bar Journal 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 as a securities lawyer. 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 issue in the Awards of National Significance section.
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.
Florida Bar Association
Areas of Practice:
University of Miami School of Law
Kristian P. Kraszewski has represented more one thousand investors in securities and investment-related disputes in Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitrations, and in state and federal courts. Mr. Kraszewski has assisted clients to recover investment losses in cases involving annuities, REITs, bond funds, options, margin disputes, churning, selling away, suitability, structured products, inverse and leveraged ETFs, TICs, improper asset allocation, overconcentration, private placements, leveraged hedge funds, reverse convertibles, preferred stocks, derivatives, commodities, futures, church bonds, Ponzi schemes, CMO’s, CDO’s, and inverse floaters.
Mr. Kraszewski also represents financial advisors in wrongful termination and U5 defamation claims.
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 funds 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 being named as a Top 100 Attorney in the United States. In addition, Mr. Kraszewski was recognized as a Florida SuperLawyer for securities litigation; an Up and Comer among Florida’s Legal Elite; and acknowledgment 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.
University of Miami, BBA, Cum Laude
University of Miami, MBA, Finance, Business Law, Cum Laude
Leif Soreide is the business manager of Soreide Law Group. He uses his background in finance and accounting to assist the Soreide Law Group in case evaluations. This is a very important step in the securities litigation process which may determine if there is an actionable claim or merely a market loss. In addition, Leif uses his extensive trading experience and knowledge of foreign and domestic financial markets to assist in making that determination.
Mr. Soreide is an entrepreneur and has been involved in many different types of businesses. Moreover, he saw many successful people who did not have the time to manage their own money, become defrauded by their stockbroker or financial adviser. Over a decade ago, 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.