Fred focuses his civil litigation practice on representing individuals and companies involved in complex business disputes. Fred’s trial experience, when coupled with his educational background in the areas of finance and accounting, provide him with a distinctive ability to counsel clients on business litigation issues. Fred is uniquely qualified to assist individuals and businesses involved in complex disputes in areas such as: securities fraud, derivative actions, dissolutions, waste of assets, minority shareholder rights, controlling shareholder obligations, dissenting shareholder rights, officers’ and directors’ liability, executive compensation, restrictive covenants, trade secrets, employee stock ownership plans, business valuation issues, financial products, and estates and trusts. In addition, Fred has represented investors in arbitrations before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and has given continuing legal education lectures to other lawyers in that practice area. Fred is a member of the Public Investor Bar Arbitration Association (“PIABA”).