Brandon S. Reif

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Securities Litigation Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Reif Law Group, P.C.
 | 1925 Century Park East, Suite 1700
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 424-552-4021
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2011 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Securities Litigation (50%),
  • Professional Liability: Defense (20%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

A highly regarded civil trial attorney, Brandon S. Reif is the founder of the Reif Law Group, P.C. From the firm's offices in Los Angeles, California, he provides representation to business and individual clients throughout the state and across the country. Admitted to practice in California, Mr. Reif is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Central, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

A significant portion of Mr. Reif's practice involves securities litigation and arbitrations. In this regard, he defends financial institutions, investment advisory firms, banks, and other clients against a variety of claims, including customer disputes and shareholder derivative lawsuits. He has also represented securities companies and professionals in enforcement proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.

Another portion of Mr. Reif's caseload is centered on professional liability defense. His clients have included attorneys, law firms, accountants, real estate agents and brokers, architects, insurance agents, and engineers facing claims of negligence, fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty. Mr. Reif also represents employers that are the subject of lawsuits involving allegations of discrimination, wrongful termination, Fair Labor Standards Act violations, and harassment. His successful track record in all these endeavors has earned him a great deal of recognition from his fellow professionals, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

Majoring in English and criminal justice, Mr. Reif attended the University at Albany, part of the State University of New York system, and he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1997. His legal education was obtained at the University of Miami School of Law, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude in 2000.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
  • 50%Securities Litigation
  • 20%Professional Liability
  • 20%Business Litigation
  • 10%Professional Liability
Focus Areas

Professional Malpractice - Other, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2011 - 2014

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About Brandon Reif

Admitted: 2001, California

Professional Webpage: https://reiflawgroup.com/about-us/our-team/brandon-s-reif/

Honors/Awards:

  • Received the Daily Journal’s Top Verdict Award
  • Southern California’s Super Lawyer®, 2015-2018
  • Super Lawyer Rising Stars®, 2011-2014
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™
  • Client Champion Platinum™

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • California
  • New York
  • Member, Securities Industry Financial Markets Association, Compliance and Legal Division (SIFMA-CL); Member, Financial Services Institute (FSI); California State Bar Association; Los Angeles County Bar Association.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Stay current on the vulnerable client regulatory landscape. Instituting new and updating existing controls and procedures takes understanding and effort. Hear first-hand from panelists as they share recent FINRA experiences with the Senior Inquiry and state reporting requirements for vulnerable clients. The panel will also address how firms have addressed and refined how to handle diminished capacity and elder financial abuse client scenarios. These efforts also require delivery of training to representatives, supervisors and home office personnel to be successful. Visit with a panel of compliance experts who will share some best practices regarding approaches, implementation strategies and training victories for vulnerable clients., Panelist, State of the Client: Vulnerable Clients, Financial Services, 2014
  • An overview of FINRA Rule 2111 (New Suitability Rule) including practical and specific advice on how to comply with the new suitability rule and how to avoid future litigations under the rule., Speaker, New Suitability Rule - FINRA Rule 2111, Financial Services, 2014

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • On November 17 2017, Brandon S. Reif defended a California financial firm in Maryland federal court for the alleged fraudulent misconduct of an insurance agent whereby the customer seeks to hold the financial firm liable. The Court granted our dismissal motion for lack of personal jurisdiction.
  • On July 23, 2013, Brandon S. Reif appeared before Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Joanne B. O'Donnell and obtained a prejudgment Writ of Attachment based on an Ex Parte Application for Right to Attach Order and Temporary Protective Order against Fillmore Convalescent Center, LLC in the amount of $184,161.13. (LTC Lending Group, Inc. v. Fillmore Convalescent Center, LLC, et al., L.A.S.C. Case No. BC15386)., 2013
  • On November 3, 2017, Brandon S. Reif defended an elderly couple in a lawsuit seeking to fraudulently seize their home. Mr. Reif convinced the Court on 11/3/2017, by way of motion to strike, that the plaintiff had no rightful ownership to the home and to dismiss the malicious lawsuit entirely., 2017
  • On June 3, 2013, Brandon S. Reif obtained a unanimous jury verdict in Los Angeles County Superior Court before Judge Elizabeth White in a case that began as a conventional breach of contract action seeking damages of approximately $380,000, and resulted in a $3.8 million award that included approximately $1.5 million in lost profits and business reputation damages, and $2 million in punitive damages. The jury deliberated for approximately 30 minutes and reached a unanimous verdict.  Mr. Reif's client offered to settle before trial for $125,000. The Judgment was entered on July 18, 2013. (HCF Insurance Agency v. Pasadena Healthcare Management, Inc., et al., L.A.S.C., Case No. BC479659)., 2013
  • On November 14, 2017, Brandon S. Reif defended a law firm facing a legal malpractice lawsuit that was brought in retaliation for the law firm seeking unpaid legal fees from an ex-client. We advocated forcefully with our client to secure a AAA Award of $1,494,966 in damages, fees and costs., 2017
  • On August 1, 2017, Brandon S. Reif obtained a judgment for financial lender plaintiffs in the amount of $1,807,559.00. The judgment reflects an unpaid commercial loan of $500,000 plus $1,307,559 in pre-judgment interest (16% annualized) and late fees against defendant Shahram Elyaszadeh, a California licensed real estate broker. (Kayvan Setareh, an individual, as trustee of the Pacific Capital Trust and executor of the estate of Rabi and Jalalat Setareh, Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BC598172 (8/1/2017)., 2017

Educational Background:

  • State University of New York at Albany, B.A. in English and Criminal Justice, 1997

Industry Groups

  • Financial Services Institute (FSI)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Professional Liability Underwriters Society (PLUS)
  • Securities Industry Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)
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Office Location for Brandon S. Reif

1925 Century Park East
Suite 1700
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Phone: 424-552-4021

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Last Updated: 3/24/2020

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