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What Does a Securities Lawyer Do?

Mark J. Astarita, Esq. is a nationally recognized securities attorney, representing clients in securities investigations, arbitrations and litigation matters across the country. You can contact him at 212-509-6544 or by email at While securities law is itself a specialized field of law, there is more than one type of […]

Tips for a successful securities mediation
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Tips for a Successful Securities Mediation

Tips for a Successful Securities Mediation Securities arbitration is a proven method for resolving disputes in the securities industry. It is a quicker and more cost-effective alternative to traditional court proceedings. With increasing frequency, investors and advisors are turning to mediation to make the process even more effective. Mediation is […]

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Issues with Self-Directed IRAs

Self-directed IRAs are becoming increasingly popular as more and more people seek greater control over their retirement savings. With a self-directed IRA, you have the ability to invest in a wider range of assets, including real estate, private businesses, and commodities. What is a Self-Directed IRA? A self-directed IRA is […]