Michael Kalmus, Of Counsel to the Firm, is a highly experienced litigator whose area of practice focuses on commercial litigation and securities arbitration.
He has represented public customers, stock brokers, and brokerage firms, as both claimants’ and respondents’ counsel. Michael has appeared before numerous state and federal agencies and courts, as well as self-regulatory organizations. Over his three decades of experience, Michael has resolved more than 300 securities controversies through settlement, mediation, and arbitration.
Michael began his practice as the Deputy Chief of the Rackets Bureau in the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office. While serving as Deputy Chief, he was appointed Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
Since entering private practice, Michael has resolved numerous customer claims involving multi-million dollar disputes, and has appeared before the New York Stock Exchange, the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
J.D., Emory University School of Law, 1980
B.A., S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook, 1975
United States District Court:
District of New Jersey
Eastern District of New York
Southern District of New York