Russell Cornelius Weigel III has more than 25 years of experience as a Securities Lawyer. He founded his law firm that does business as Investment Attorneys in the year 2005. He focuses his securities transactional and litigation practice on taking companies public, preparing SEC reports and registration statement filings, advising public and private company clients on capital raising transactions.
He defends financial professionals and corporate executives on issues such as corporate litigation involving shareholders; SEC & state securities enforcement matters; and securities litigation claims & arbitrations.
Before establishing his law firm, he worked as securities transactional and securities litigation attorney for five years in private practice successively for two law firms. He assisted and advised his clients on general corporate and securities regulatory compliance issues, public company mergers, defense of NYSE and SEC investigations. He also prosecuted and defended civil litigation and securities arbitration matters.
He worked as an enforcement attorney for the Securities and Exchange Commission from 1990 to 2001 and supervised as well as conducted investigations.
On behalf of the SEC, he litigated civil injunctive & administrative proceedings throughout the country concerning allegations of fraud, sales of unregistered non-exempt securities, or regulatory compliance violations by public companies, stock transfer agents, broker-dealers, investment advisers, stock promoters, etc.
He also supervised investigations and litigated cases involving Ponzi schemes and false financial reporting of securities issuers, while working there.
Before gaining SEC experience, he worked as a Florida assistant state attorney between 1989-1990 and tried bench and jury trials in criminal prosecutions.
He is an Affiliate Member of the Alternative & Direct Investment Securities Association as well as Invest In the USA since 2015. He is also a member of the Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni, Inc. and the Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association, Inc from 2001.
The EB-5 Investors Magazine recognized him among the Top 5 EB-5 Litigators in 2019, and the Florida Trend Magazine named him Legal Elite in 2005.
He obtained his Bachelors of Arts degree from the Vanderbilt University in 1986 and went on to earn his degree in law from the University of Miami School of Law. After acquiring his Juris Doctorate in 1989, he passed the bar exam and gained admission to practice law in the state of Florida in the same year.
He went on to obtain bar admissions in the District of Columbia and New York in 1990 and 2001 respectively. In his 30 years of a legal career, he has published for EB5 Investors Magazine, Regional Center Business Journal, Morgan James Publishing, Micro-Cap Review, Quarterly Report for Florida Bar Business Law Section.
He has spoken at several high-profile conferences including for the Bold Talk Business Radio, Entrepreneurship Day, EB-5 Market Exchange, Financial Services Exchange, Continuing Education, Mega Partnering VI, and many others.
He has the permission to practice before all the state court of Florida, District of Columbia, and New York; the Northern, Southern, and Middle District Courts of Florida; the Eastern and Southern District Courts of New York; the Eastern District Court of Michigan; the Eleventh Circuit and the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals.
Russell C. Weigel III is passionate about serving the community and actively volunteers for Calvary Chapel Miami Beach, Inc. and the Miami Rescue Mission. He has also authored a book exclusively for entrepreneurs and executives on raising capital and limiting litigation risk when doing so titled Capital For Keeps.
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