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Steve A. Buchwalter

Steve Buchwalter Law Offices
  • Securities Law, Arbitration & Mediation, Stockbroker & Investment Fraud ...
  • California
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Steve Buchwalter has been protecting investors in Southern California for over 25 years. He advocates for individuals, non-profits and corporations in Securities Law, Arbitration & Mediation, and Stockbroker & Investment Fraud matters. Additionally, he assists businesses with legal formation and legal disputes.

Steve brings unique insight and understanding to his representation as a former licensed commodity trading adviser and stockbroker. Recognized as an expert in his field, he has successfully resolved over 400 cases. In 2009, Steve received the largest California judgement of 4.2 billion for his client.

Steve is dedicated to providing legal representation with commitment and integrity. Contact Steve today for a free consultation to see how he can help you.

Practice Areas
Securities Law
Arbitration & Mediation
Business - Arbitration/Mediation, Consumer - Arbitration/Mediation, Family - Arbitration/Mediation
Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
    Investors are generally represented on a contingency basis.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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9th Circuit
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  • English
Professional Experience
Sole Practitioner
Steve Buchwalter Law Offices
Staff Attorney
Investors Arbitration Services, Inc
University of La Verne College of Law
J.D. (1993)
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Professional Associations
Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA)
- Current
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California State Bar  # 168501
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Confirming and Vacating Arbitration Awards
Websites & Blogs
Steve A. Buchwalter's Website Profile
Steve Buchwalter Law Offices Website
Legal Answers
22 Questions Answered
Q. Mediation
A: An early payment on a settlement is extremely rare. If they're going to pay, it will be anytime from 1 day early to 1 day late (as they may interpret the deadline as a mailing deadline). By the sound of your email, it's too early to sweat.
Q. California - A financial advisor commits financial abuse, to accomplish is scheme he manipulates to remove protector
A: James is right, but with one caveat. Every FINRA firm requires investors to sign arbitration agreements agreeing to have FINRA arbitrators decide the case. FINRA arbitration is a tricky place so make sure any attorney you talk to knows the forum.
Q. how can I take wells Fargo for arbitration which is part of contract, but now they refuse to even answer my request for
A: If there is an arbitration agreement, it should be in your account opening documents. If your dispute is with the securities part of Wells, you can can get more information on filing it here:

You should get an attorney to represent you as they will have them on their side.

Good luck.
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Steve Buchwalter Law Offices
Main Office Location
16133 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA 91436
Telephone: (818) 501-8987
Fax: (818) 501-0980