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Joshua Bradford Kons

Joshua Bradford Kons

Creditors' Rights | Business Law | FINRA Arbitration and Securities Litigation
  • Stockbroker & Investment Fraud, Collections, Business Law
  • California, Connecticut, Illinois, Wisconsin
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Biography

Joshua B. Kons is a business and financial services attorney with over 17 years of experience. He has built a practice around representing business clients in both litigation and transactional matters, including consumer and commercial collections. In addition, he maintains a nationwide practice focusing on representing individual investors and financial advisors nationwide in FINRA arbitration and securities litigation.

Before attending law school, Mr. Kons worked as an equities trader for a large national bank. After receiving his law degree, he worked as an in-house attorney for a multinational, Fortune 500 corporation where he was responsible for corporate and commercial transactional matters, along with commercial collections.

Prior to forming his own practice, Mr. Kons worked with a boutique corporate and securities law firm, where the focus of his practice was representing investors and financial advisors in FINRA arbitration proceedings.

Mr. Kons received a B.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his J.D. from the Pepperdine University School of Law. Mr. Kons concentrated his legal education in the areas of corporate and securities law, and served as a senior fellow at the Geoffrey Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law.

Mr. Kons is a member of the State Bar of California, the State Bar of Connecticut, the State Bar of Illinois, and the State Bar of Wisconsin, and is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Central District of California, the Northern District of California, the Eastern District of California, the Southern District of California, the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the Western District of Wisconsin, the District of Connecticut, the District of North Dakota, the District of Colorado, the Northern District of Illinois, and the Central District of Illinois.

Practice Areas
Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
Collections
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Additional Practice Areas
  • Commercial Collections
  • Judgment Enforcement
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Contingent Fee, Flat Fee, Hybrid Fees, and Hourly Fees Available
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingent Fees Available (Client Bears Costs)
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Please contact me to discuss your particular matter to determine the best fee arrangement given your circumstances.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Connecticut
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Illinois
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Wisconsin
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Creditors' Rights Attorney
Grayrock Law, LLC
- Current
Business and Securities Litigation Attorney
Kons Law Firm
- Current
Education
Pepperdine University School of Law
J.D. (2006)
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University of Wisconsin - Madison
B.A. (2002) | Business Administration
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Awards
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
State Bar of Connecticut
Member
- Current
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State Bar of Illinois
Member
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Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA)
Member
- Current
Activities: Speaker, Moderator, and Special Committee Member
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State Bar of Wisconsin
Member
- Current
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State Bar of California
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
From Wall Street to Main Street: A Guide To Litigation Over Hedge Funds Sold by Brokerage Firms to Retail Investors
PIABA Bar Journal
Speaking Engagements
Collecting from Insolvent Broker-Dealers, PIABA 2018 Annual Conference, Bonita Springs, Florida
Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
Presentation regarding collection issues associated with securities litigation judgments and FINRA arbitration awards, along with bankruptcy-related issues and post-judgment or post-award collection strategies.
Websites & Blogs
Website
Investment Fraud Litigation Law Firm | Kons Law
Website
Connecticut Creditors' Rights Law Firm | Grayrock Law, LLC
Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered
Q. Hello Am I able to patent a silicone scar gel?
A: The patent prosecution process is rigorous, but generally speaking the elements to receive a patent are that a product is new or novel, cannot have been previously publicly known, cannot have been previously offered and sold in the United States for at least one year prior to the patent application, and cannot be covered by patents issued elsewhere in the word.

If our product meets these requirements, then it may be patentable. I would encourage you to speak with a patent lawyer for a further evaluation of the patentability of your product.
Q. Hello. Will using the registered agent's address as the business address allow possible piercing of the corporate veil?
A: Generally speaking, for piercing the corporate veil in Connecticut, courts look at whether the owner exercised complete control over the business and its practices so that the business is a mere “instrumentality” of the owner, or if the business and the owner effectively share the same identity given the owner's failure to keep treat the business with its own separate legal identity.

As for business addresses, it would be advisable to maintain a separate address for the business. Although convenient, it may also make sense to not use the address of the registered agent that formed the entity as the primary business address on a long-term basis, as a court could consider this a factor in failing to keep a separate legal entity. ... Read More
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Contact & Map
Kons Law Firm
Connecticut Office
100 Pearl Street
14th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
Telephone: (860) 920-5181
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Kons Law Firm
Suburban Office
92 Hopmeadow Street
Suite 205
Weatogue, CT 06089
Telephone: (860) 920-5181
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Sunday: Open 24 hours