Commercial and Securities Litigation



Securities litigation has been one of our firm’s significant practice areas since the late 1980’s. We handle FINRA arbitration proceedings (formerly NASD), proceedings governed by the Rules of the American Arbitration Association and other arbitral forums, and administrative, state and federal proceedings and litigation. Our attorneys routinely advise and litigate issues involving the duty of care owed by brokers, broker-dealers, financial advisers, financial institutions, insurers, registered representatives and other financial professionals as well as individuals and companies involved with the exchange, offering, purchase and sale of securities. We also represent individuals and companies in investigations and other proceedings initiated or conducted by various regulatory and governmental agencies and entities.


The complexity of banking and business insurance law is ever-increasing in response to both macro and micro domestic and international economic events. Our lawyers represent insurers who underwrite and indemnify financial institutions and business entities, including coverage for director and officer liability, employment and professional liability, fiduciary liability, lender liability, general partner liability, employee dishonesty and infidelity, securities claims and various types of errors and omissions coverage.

Real Estate and Leases

Leake & Andersson handles reale estate leases, transactions and developments for our clients ranging from small scale title transfers to large commercial ventures and developments. We also litigate disputes arising out of such transactions, including foreclosures.

Regulatory and Administrative