Mark J. Astarita

Contact: 212.509.6544
Law School: New York Law School
Jurisdictions: New Jersey
New York
2nd Circuit
3rd Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court


About Mark J. Astarita
My legal practice has always involved the representation of financial professionals and firms in all aspects of their operation, compliance and litigation matters, nationwide. My work includes representation of in connection with FINRA Examinations and Enforcement Proceedings, as well as SEC investigations. I also represent individual brokers from virtually every major firm in their contract negotiations, employment termination, U-4 and U-5 issues. In specialized situations where the facts or law present novel issues, I also represent investors. I have appeared before arbitration panels and regulators in 22 states, have written legal columns for a number of industry publications, been a guest on CNBC and a speaker at a number of firms and industry conferences. I am also the creator and editor of The Securities Law Home Page (, the Securities Law Blog ( and The Securities Law Letter, a monthly email newsletter. Locally, I represent small and medium sized businesses in their formation, operation and litigation, using my Wall Street background to assist those business entities.
Directory Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Broker Fraud
  • Business Law
  • Employment Law
  • Securities Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • General Civil
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    • Hourly and flat fee arrangements available, as well as varied forms of value billing and other non-traditional billing arrangements
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
New York
2nd Circuit
3rd Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Professional Experience
Litigation Partner,
Litigation Partner, Beam & Astarita, LLC
Litigation Partner, Gusrae, Kaplan & Burno
New York Law SchoolJ.D. (1981)
Honors: Degree awarded cum laude; Order of the Barristers; Moot Court Executive Board
Professional Associations
Admitted, United States Supreme Court
Admitted, New York State Bar
Admitted, New Jersey Bar


Articles & Publications


Website: - The Securities Law Home Page



New York Location
100 Park Ave
New York, NY 10017
Telephone: 212.509.6544 Ext. 121
Fax: 212.202.4120
New Jersey Office
60 Pompton Ave
Verona, NJ 07044
Telephone: 973.559.5566