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Steve A. Buchwalter

Steve Buchwalter Law Offices
  • Securities Law, Arbitration & Mediation, Stockbroker & Investment Fraud ...
  • California
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Steve Buchwalter has been protecting investors in Southern California for over 25 years. He advocates for individuals, non-profits and corporations in Securities Law, Arbitration & Mediation, and Stockbroker & Investment Fraud matters. Additionally, he assists businesses with legal formation and legal disputes.

Steve brings unique insight and understanding to his representation as a former licensed commodity trading adviser and stockbroker. Recognized as an expert in his field, he has successfully resolved over 400 cases. In 2009, Steve received the largest California judgement of 4.2 billion for his client.

Steve is dedicated to providing legal representation with commitment and integrity. Contact Steve today for a free consultation to see how he can help you.

University of La Verne College of Law
J.D. (1993)
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Professional Experience
Sole Practitioner
Steve Buchwalter Law Offices
Staff Attorney
Investors Arbitration Services, Inc
Speaking Engagements
Confirming and Vacating Arbitration Awards
Professional Associations
Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA)
- Current
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California State Bar  # 168501
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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9th Circuit
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  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
    Investors are generally represented on a contingency basis.
Practice Areas
    Securities Law
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
  • English
Legal Answers
Q. How long does a Company have to pay me Back Pay and job back after winning in Arbitration?
A: I do not know how union arbitration awards are enforced. With a normal arbitration, the arbitration agreement or award says that the award can be confirmed as a judgment. In those cases, you would confirm the award as a judgment and enforce the judgment.
Q. Can I manage other people's money (money manager or portfolio manager) with only my series 65 license in California?
A: Anyone can allow you to manage their money. There are no requirements for you to do so. Having a business of, or charging for, managing someone else's money can a different story and is more complicated.
Q. My question pertains to potential breach of fiduciary responsibility by my financial advisor, Merrill Lynch.
A: The advice Mr. Neuman gave is good advice. If I may add a couple of thoughts. 1. Merrill does sell iBonds. They're a low commissioned product so they may not recommend them much. 2. I doubt your damages are as high as you think as you cannot buy more than $10,000 in iBonds a year. 3. The fact that they asked you to move your account may mean that some of their advice wasn't the best. As Mr. Neuman said, the only way to get a better idea is to have someone look at your statements.
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Steve Buchwalter Law Offices
Main Office Location
16133 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA 91436
Telephone: (818) 501-8987
Fax: (818) 501-0980