Robert Van De Veire, Partner
Robert Van De Veire is a partner with Fitapelli Kurta, a national law firm focusing on securities litigation and arbitration. Mr. Van De Veire is an experienced FINRA attorney who has spent more than a decade protecting the rights of investors. In that time, he has developed a unique set of skills that come with practicing at both boutique law firms and in the acclaimed litigation group of an AmLaw 200 ranked law firm with hundreds of lawyers.
In his career, Mr. Van De Veire has helped recover millions of dollars for a wide range of individuals both in the United States and internationally, including China, Switzerland, Ireland and Latin America.
In addition to his work on behalf of investors, Mr. Van De Veire uses his skills and experience to counsel FINRA licensed professionals and others working in the securities and banking industries. He helps guide these individuals through the ever-changing regulatory landscape, navigate FINRA and SEC investigations, and resolve disputes over compensation with their broker-dealers, such as those concerning unpaid bonuses or promissory notes.
Mr. Van De Veire also advises individuals who have witnessed illegal activity and want to blow the whistle by filing a Dodd-Frank, IRS, or other complaint.
Mr. Van De Veire has been consistently ranked as a Rising Star by SuperLawyers, by Thompson Reuters, a distinction that is awarded to only 2.5% of attorneys nationwide. He has appeared in national news and has more than a dozen publications to his name.
Mr. Van De Veire earned his JD at St. John’s University School of Law, where he served as a board member of the esteemed Polestino Trial Advocacy Institute and was a senior staff member of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. He received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Drew University, where he was a member of the men’s varsity lacrosse team, twice receiving the honor of being named to the Middle Atlantic Conference’s All-Academic Team.
- Won a $3.2 million FINRA arbitration award and defeated a motion to vacate in New York Supreme Court. (New Brunswick Theological Seminary v. Van Dyke, 60 Misc. 3d 1222(A), 110 N.Y.S.3d 496 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2018)).
- Successful in negotiating more than $7 million in settlements for victims of a New York City based Ponzi scheme involving fraudulent real estate investments.
- Secured $2 million in settlements for a group of hedge fund investors.
- Successfully defended an individual registered representative from a claim in excess of $500,000. A copy of the award can be accessed here.
- Won a $142,168 arbitration award representing the full amount of out-of-pocket losses for a retired Long Island resident. A copy of the award can be accessed here.
- Former Chair, New York County Lawyers Association’s (NYCLA) Securities and Exchanges Committee
- Member, New York City Bar Association
- Idzelis, Christine, FINRA Panel Directs N.J.'s Garden State Securities To Pay Damages To Elderly Investor, InvestmentNews.com, July 2016.
- A Deeper Look… The Fine Print, Al Jazeera America Television Network, April 2014.
- Cross Examination of the Broker in Product Cases, Practicing Law Institute (2015).
- Fee-Shifting for Fraudsters: Why Claimants Don’t Have to Agree, PIABA Bar Journal, Vol. 22, No. 1 (2015).
- Protecting Clients with Diminished Capacity In The Securities Industry: It’s Tricky, Malecki Law, Jenice L. Malecki, Esq. and Robert M. Van De Veire, Esq. (October 2015)
- Fear Not!!! Abbar Is Not A Bar To Selling Away Claims, PIABA Bar Journal, Vol. 21, No. 3 (2014).
- Should Mid-Case Referrals Be Permitted in FINRA Arbitrations? Practising Law Institute (2014).
- Triggering and Tolling: Application of the FINRA Eligibility Rule from a Claimant’s Perspective, New York City Bar, Securities Arbitration & Mediation Hot Topics (2014).
- Recent Arbitration Awards, PIABA Bar Journal (recurring publication 2014-2015)
- Suitability in the Wake of FINRA Regulatory Notice 12-55, PIABA Bar Journal, Vol. 19, No. 3 (2012).
- Ethics in Discovery: Court, a Backdrop for Arbitration, Practising Law Institute (2012).
- Secondary Liability Under Section 10(b) Of The Securities Act Of 1934 And Rule 10b-5 Post-Stoneridge, The Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development (2011).
- New York
- New Jersey
- Southern District of New York
- Eastern District of New York
- District of New Jersey