Steve A. Buchwalter

Sole Practitioner
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Phone: (818) 501-8987
Fax: (818) 501-0980

16133 Ventura Boulevard, #1220
Encino, California 91436

STEVE A. BUCHWALTER is a sole practitioner with an efficient and knowledgeable support staff focusing almost exclusively in the area of securities law, and business and corporate law formation and litigation. Approximately eighty-five percent (85%) of his practice is devoted to litigation of securities law matters. He is a graduate of University of LaVerne College of Law and was admitted to the bar in California (1993), and U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit (1993). Prior to founding the Law Offices of Steve A. Buchwalter, P.C., he formerly worked at Investors Arbitration Services, Inc. as a staff attorney. In addition, he was a Licensed Commodity Trading Advisor and Stockbroker.

Considered an expert in his field, Mr. Buchwalter has appeared before the United States Senate, at their request, to testify regarding stockbroker practices. In addition, he has conducted numerous presentation on securities law matters to a wide audience.

Mr. Buchwalter represents individuals, corporations and non-profit corporations. His diverse experience has enabled him to successfully resolve over 400 cases. Mr. Buchwalter's experience with Investors Arbitration Services has assisted him in both resolving and litigating disputes between stockbrokers and customers, and between different broker dealers.

In addition to securities law, Mr. Buchwalter practices in the area of business and corporate law formation and litigation. His extensive experience in litigation has assisted him in favorably resolving matters related to businesses and corporations.

Mr. Buchwalter's commitment to helping his clients on a case-by-case basis is evident by his work ethic. From helping investors recover investment losses due to broker misconduct (e.g., churning, misrepresentation, and negligence) to assisting businesses with legal formation and resolving business disputes, the Law Offices of Steve A. Buchwalter, P.C. is a law firm of commitment, dedication and integrity.

Involvement in civil affairs is important to Mr. Buchwalter's philosophy of life. In 2002 and 2003, he was the honorary chairman for the national Republican Congressional Committee Business Advisory Council.

Bar Admissions: California, 1993 U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1993

Professional Associations and Memberships: Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association

Birth Information: 1962, Los Angeles, California

Education

J.D., University of LaVerne College of Law, La Verne, California, 1993

Bar Admissions California, 1993
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1993
Professional Associations and Memberships

Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA)
Member Since: 2006 - Present

Areas of Practice
  • 85% Securities (Investment Dispute) Litigation and Arbitration
  • 15% Business and Civil Litigation
  • Regulatory Enforcement
  • Arbitration
  • International Dispute Resolution
  • Joint Ventures
  • Secured Transactions
  • Formation & Business Planning
  • Joint Ventures
  • Partnerships
  • Age Discrimination
  • Disability & Illness Discrimination
  • Class Actions -- Plaintiff
  • Americans with Disabilities Act -- Employee
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) -- Employee
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) -- Employee
  • Employment Discrimination -- Employee
  • Wage & Hour Laws -- Employee
  • Federal Appellate Practice
  • State Appellate Practice
  • State Trial Practice
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Other Professionals Malpractice
  • Securities Law
  • Commodities
  • Private Placements
  • Public Offerings
  • Securities Fraud & Insider Trading
  • Securities Regulation
Litigation Percentage

95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Representative Cases

Parada v. Superior Court, 176 Cal.App.4th 1554 (Ca. Appellate 2009)

Provencio v. WMA Securities, 125 Cal.App.4th 1028 (CA. Appellate 2005)

Classes/Seminars

Confirming and Vacating Arbitration Awards, PIABA, 2009

Honors and Awards

Expert witness - United States Senate, 2000

Largest California Judgment (4.2 Billion), 2009

Past Employment Positions

Investors Arbitration Services, Inc, Staff Attorney, 1993 - 1995

Ancillary Businesses

Licensed Commodity Trading Advisor