Based in Miami, Florida, we serve the transactional securities and securities litigation needs of corporate America and the regulated securities industry.
We take companies public and assist them with reporting and compliance obligations.
We consult with private companies to ensure that their capital financing transactions, whether public or private securities offerings, are conducted in compliance with federal and state securities laws, prepare ppms and private placement agreements, prepare blue sky filings, draft shareholder buy-sell agreements and internal corporation documents such as bylaws and resolutions, and draft stock option and other equity incentive plans. We are prepared for the era of general solicitation of private securities offerings (Regulation D Rule 506(c)), and are prepared to assist with crowdfunding programs.
We assist broker dealers and investment advisers with registration and SEC and SRO compliance matters.
Our typical litigation matters include the defense of companies and their employees in SEC investigations and litigation and the defense of customer securities civil litigation and arbitration claims.
We also represent industry participants in the prosecution and defense of claims between securities industry member firms and associated persons.
We are hired as co-counsel by non-securities attorneys, local counsel by non-Florida-licensed law firms, and as independent counsel to serve the needs of officers, directors, and employees of organizations where their interests are served by having separate counsel.
Our nationwide and international client base includes publicly and privately held corporations, emerging and development stage companies, start up corporations, private equity firms, real estate investors and syndicators, securities broker dealers and brokers, investment advisers, and other related businesses.
5775 Blue Lagoon Drive
Miami FL 33126
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-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.
University of Miami School of Law
Juris Doctorate ,
-Business Immigration Visa Applications.
Jacqueline Delgado is of counsel to the firm, focusing in the area of business investment visa applications. Ms. Delgado represents businesses and investors in their applications for EB-5 green cards and E-2, H-1B, L-1, O, and P visas.
In addition to her work in immigration business matters, Ms. Delgado also represents individuals seeking green cards, naturalization, asylum, or other humanitarian relief before the Immigration Court.
Further, she has served as In-House Counsel for Butler Search Group which specializes in hospitality recruitment of J-1 and H-2B employees for hotels and private country clubs throughout the United States and other investment and property management corporations throughout the South Florida area.
Ms. Delgado, a former assistant public defender, frequently lectures on the crossroads between immigration law and criminal defense throughout Palm Beach and Broward Counties. She has also argued appeals before the Florida Third and Fourth District Courts of Appeal. Jacqueline is also a member of the Palm Beach County Liaison Committee for the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
-B.A., University of Miami (2004);
-J.D., St. Thomas University School of Law (2007).
-U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
-Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers;
-Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers;
-American Immigration Lawyers Association.
St. Thomas University School of Law
Juris Doctorate ,