-Securities Transactions and SEC/Blue Sky Disclosure Compliance;
-Securities Litigation, Securities Arbitration, and SEC/FINRA Defense;
-Securities Broker Dealer and Investment Adviser Regulatory Compliance.
Mr. Weigel is the president of Russell C. Weigel, III, P.A and a securities lawyer with over 25 years of legal experience. Prior to establishing the firm in 2005, for five years Mr. Weigel worked as a securities transactional and securities litigation attorney in private practice successively for two law firms where he assisted and advised on public company mergers, general corporate and securities regulatory compliance matters, defense of NYSE and SEC investigations, and prosecuted and defended securities arbitration and civil litigation matters.Between 1990 and 2001, Mr. Weigel worked for the Securities and Exchange Commission (also known as the SEC) as an enforcement attorney. Mr. Weigel supervised and conducted over 80 investigations and litigated over 35 civil injunctive and administrative proceedings nationwide on behalf of the SEC, most involving allegations of fraud, sales of unregistered non-exempt securities, or regulatory compliance violations by stock promoters, public companies, broker dealers, investment advisers, and stock transfer agents, among others. Mr. Weigel also supervised investigations and litigated cases involving securities issuers' Ponzi schemes and false financial reporting.Prior to his SEC experience, between 1989-1990, Mr. Weigel served as a Florida assistant state attorney where he tried bench and jury trials in criminal prosecutions. Mr. Weigel is an AV-rated* securities attorney.
-B.A., Vanderbilt University (1986);
-J.D., University of Miami School of Law (1989).
-Florida (1989), District of Columbia (1990), and New York (2001);
-U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of Florida, Middle District of Florida, and Northern District of Florida;
-U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of New York and Southern District of New York;
-U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan;
-U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit;
-U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
-Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association, Inc.;
-Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni, Inc.;
-Miami Finance Forum.
-Mr. Weigel serves his local community through continuous service to the Miami Rescue Mission and to Calvary Chapel Miami Beach, Inc.