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James D. Sallah
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Business Law, Securities Law ...
  • Colorado, Florida
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Mr. Sallah is an AV Preeminent® rated attorney who concentrates on securities and commodity futures regulation and enforcement, broker-dealer compliance and defense, receivership litigation, securities arbitration, and business litigation.

Since leaving the Securities and Exchange Commission in 2004, Mr. Sallah has represented national and regional brokerage firms, as well as publicly traded companies and individuals, in a variety of matters, including SEC, FINRA, stock exchange, and state regulatory investigations, congressional investigations, internal investigations, federal and state lawsuits, administrative actions, and arbitrations. He has successfully handled matters through trial, arbitration, and regulatory enforcement proceedings. Mr. Sallah has also represented individuals in Congressional Subcommittee hearings and investigations.

Mr. Sallah’s reputation as a securities lawyer is recognized among his peers. Each year since 2011, he was selected as a Florida Super Lawyer in the area of Securities Litigation and among Florida Trend’s Legal Elite. Moreover, Mr. Sallah has been recognized in the South Florida Legal Guide each year since 2008 in the field of Securities Litigation and Arbitration. In 2009 the Daily Business Review selected Mr. Sallah as the “Most Effective Lawyer” in South Florida in the area of Securities Law.

Before entering private practice, Mr. Sallah was a Senior Counsel in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement in Miami, Florida. During his tenure at the SEC, Mr. Sallah handled investigations and litigation in both federal court and administrative forums

Prior to joining the SEC, Mr. Sallah was Assistant Corporate Counsel for Raymond James Financial, Inc., the largest brokerage institution in the Southeastern United States. While at Raymond James, he represented its broker-dealer subsidiaries and their associated persons in a variety of matters, including litigation and arbitration.

Ohio University
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Ohio University
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
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University of Miami
Honors: Cum Laude
Activities: member of the University of Miami Law Review
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Professional Experience
Sallah Astarita & Cox, LLC
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Senior Counsel
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Assistant General Counsel
Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Most Effective Securities Lawyer
Daily Business Review
Chairman's Award for Excellence
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
AV Preeminent® Rating
Legal Elite
Florida Trend Magazine
Professional Associations
Florida State Bar  # 92584
Activities: Vice-Chair, Financial Services Committee 1999-2000; Executive Committee, Business Law Section 1999-2000
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Colorado Bar Association
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
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U.S. District Court for the Middle Districts of Florida
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U.S. District Court for the Southern Districts of Florida
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  • Free Consultation
Practice Areas
Arbitration & Mediation
Business - Arbitration/Mediation, Consumer - Arbitration/Mediation, Family - Arbitration/Mediation
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Securities Law
Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
  • English
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Contact & Map
Sallah Astarita & Cox, LLC
3010 N Military Trl
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Telephone: (561) 989-9080
Fax: (561) 989-9020