Coutant v. Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, et. al. ⇒ $1.01 million

The Law Offices of Cary S. Lapidus obtained an arbitration award of $1.01 million on behalf of clients who alleged that their securities brokerage firm failed to diversity their account, placed them in unsuitable investments and misrepresented the risks of options trading.

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“Cary Lapidus is probably the most well prepared attorney with whom I have ever dealt. He has excellent judgment and understanding of the law. Most important of all, he is highly ethical and those who deal with him know that his word is his bond.“
Paul Dubow
Opposing Counsel & Mediator in Six Cases

Law Offices of Cary S. Lapidus

Cary S. Lapidus is a California-based attorney whose practice is concentrated in securities arbitration and business litigation.

Mr. Lapidus was a staff attorney with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission's Division of Enforcement and Division of Market Regulation from 1982 to 1986, where he prosecuted cases involving broker-dealer abuses, market manipulation, management and financial reporting fraud, ponzi schemes, and insider trading.

Since entering private practice in 1986, he has represented numerous investors in American Arbitration Association, Pacific Stock Exchange and NASD arbitrations against most of the nation's major securities brokerage firms in matters involving market manipulation, churning, unsuitable recommendations, employee stock options, unauthorized trades, and misrepresentations and omissions of material facts… obtaining settlements, awards and judgments on their behalf.

Please contact us for assistance with securities arbitration law, securities litigation, broker misconduct, investment advisor misconduct and investment losses.

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