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Kurt Kalberer is a veteran litigator with broad experience and geographic reach. A founding partner of Kalberer LLP, Kurt represents clients throughout North America and Europe in complex international litigation, arbitration and transactional matters. Creativity is the hallmark of Kurt’s practice, providing his clients with innovative solutions and cost-effective results. Recently, Kurt was again recognized by SuperLawyers as a 2017 Rising Star.
Kurt leads the firm’s securities practice, representing US broker-dealers, registered representatives and investors before federal and state courts, as well as arbitration and regulatory matters before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He routinely litigates complex securities fraud claims in federal court on behalf of both investors and industry professionals. Kurt has developed a significant practice in the area of senior financial exploitation and has successfully litigated and recovered millions in losses for senior investors.
He also regularly represents brokers, registered investment advisers and other financial institutions in a wide variety of employment disputes in arbitration, before administrative agencies, and in state and federal courts nationwide. Kurt has handled numerous SEC, FINRA and state regulatory inquiries, investigations and enforcement proceedings, and routinely works with clients on defending parallel employment, regulatory and customer matters.
In addition to his litigation practice, Kurt serves as outside counsel to numerous private equity funds, real estate and health care entities. He assists clients in all facets of fundraising and project syndication, ensuring compliance with US securities laws for the issuer of securities, as well as those raising funds on their behalf. Kurt also provides his clients routine counsel on various contract, employment and real estate matters.
Prior to founding Kalberer LLP, Kurt practiced in the New York office of Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C., where his practice was primarily devoted to defending the largest US broker-dealers in customer-initiated FINRA arbitrations involving a variety of claims, including misrepresentation, unsuitability, unauthorized trading and churning.
A graduate of the University of Miami School of Law, Kurt was an editor of the University of Miami Business Law Review. He received his undergraduate degree from Providence College, where he was inducted into Tau Pi Phi, a national honor society for accounting, business administration and finance. After graduating from law school, Kurt began his career at Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he represented international financial services and NASDAQ listed Fortune 500 companies in complex litigation and arbitration matters, with a particular emphasis on professional liability claims.