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Bryan T. Forman

Bryan T. Forman

Forman Law Firm, P.C.
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Stockbroker & Investment Fraud, Securities Law
  • Texas
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Bryan T. Forman is a licensed Texas attorney with offices in Austin, Texas and Tyler, Texas. He has been engaged in the private practice of law since 1987, and has spent the majority of his career in the brokerage industry, serving as Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel for brokerage firms which he founded. Concurrently, he gained experience in the private equity field, founding a private equity hedge fund whose strategy was private equity investments into public companies. His legal practice is focused on representing public investors and market participants in the securities industry. Mr. Forman received his Juris Doctor degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law in 1987, and his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from The University of Texas/Austin in 1984.

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University of Texas - Austin
B.B.A. | Finance
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Professional Experience
Founding Partner
Forman Law Firm, P.C.
- Current
Chairman & CEO
First Financial Investment Securities
Articles & Publications
Supervision In The Brokerage Industry: The Devil Is In The Details
Dallas Bar Association
Speaking Engagements
Smith County Bar Association, "Investors Claims/Defenses in NASD Arbitrations", February 11, 2005
National Regulatory Services, "Updating Your Risk Management System to Meet New Regulation"; 19th Annual Spring Compliance Conference, April 13-16, 2004
Houston Bar Association, "Supervision in the Brokerage Industry", Presented to the Securities Litigation & Arbitration Section, September 18, 2003
Dallas Bar Association, "Broker Supervision: New Rules and Perspectives for Claimants' Counsel and Defense Counsel", January 26, 2004
State Bar of Texas, "Books and Records Compliance, Including Supervision", March 24, 2004
Credentialed Advanced Mediator
Mediator and Chairperson Arbitrator
Professional Associations
Texas State Bar  # 07258800
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American Bar Association Section on Dispute Resolution
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Smith County Bar Association
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Dallas Bar Association
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Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
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Travis County Bar Association
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    For select cases we will accept contingency fees.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    In most cases, clients will be responsible for certain court costs and expenses.
Practice Areas
Arbitration & Mediation
Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
Securities Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Investment Fraud
  • Churning
  • Failure to Follow Directions
  • False Statements & Omissions
  • Mutual Fund Fraud
  • Over-Concentration
  • Selling Away
  • Suitability
  • Unauthorized Trading
  • Unsuitable or Excessive Margin
  • Oil and Gas Investment Fraud
  • Texas Securities Act
  • English
Legal Answers
Q. How serious is it if somebody who has a series 7 license opens an account in my mine and then cashes out the profits?
A: Your situation involves a number of things which could result in the bank and/or broker dealer being held responsible, including identity theft, borrowing/lending to customers, theft and conversion, forgery, unauthorized trading, failure to supervise, and perhaps other claims depending on a more detailed understanding of the facts. Most institutions have one or two step verification procedures for changes, liquidations, etc. Rather than expect answers from your husband, you should deal directly with each institution, and possibly with the FBI. The criminal authorities may be less likely to try and recover your money. If the financial institutions are unwilling to refund your funds, you should consider pursuing recovery from those institutions. If any of the transactions were done through an electronic funds transfer, the EFTA would provide recovery, but that Act has certain timing and notification requirements, so don't delay.

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Websites & Blogs
Bryan T. Forman's Website Profile
Forman Law Firm, P.C. Website
Securities Fraud Lawyer Blog
Contact & Map
Forman Law Firm, P.C.
Main Office
248 Addie Roy Rd
Austin, TX 78746
Toll-Free: (866) 597-2221
Telephone: (512) 306-8188
Monday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: And By Appointment.