September 9, 2013 - Roetzel is pleased to announce that Howard B. Sirota, Of Counsel in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office, is an AV® Preeminent™ Rated lawyer and will be included in ALM’s publication, "South Florida’s Top Rated Lawyers®." He is recognized as one of the Top 100 Securities Lawyers in Florida based on his AV® Preeminent™ rating.
Mr. Sirota received his AV® Preeminent™ rating for his work in Securities Law. The AV® Preeminent® is a significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ are an objective indicator of a lawyer's high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary.
Mr. Sirota focuses his practice on corporate and business services, and has extensive experience in corporate, derivative, and securities class actions. He has represented issuers, underwriters, broker-dealers, hedge funds and investors in a number of high-profile cases, including successfully defending the litigation for what was then the largest takeover of an African-American bank in the United States and represented the first African-American Member Firm of The New York Stock Exchange. He has defended clients in numerous SEC and FINRA investigations and proceedings.
Before entering private practice in 1980, Mr. Sirota served as an enforcement staff attorney for the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), the regulatory body for the over-the-counter market.
Mr. Sirota earned his B.A. from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. Prior to receiving his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, Mr. Sirota was a junior securities analyst for both Cowen & Co. and Furman Selz LLC. Active in the community, he is the President of the Piesker Brotherhood Benevolent Association and a Trustee of the Philip & Sarah Cohen Fund.
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