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Steve A. Buchwalter

Steve Buchwalter Law Offices
  • Securities Law, Arbitration & Mediation, Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
  • California
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Practice Areas
  • Securities Law
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
  • 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
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
14 Questions Answered

Q. I am an interested party: 19CV1628 H Securities and Exchange Commission v. Champion-Cain et al How do I pursue recovery?
A: Contact a lawyer. You may want to notify the receiver. You may have claims against the managers and those who sold it to you. You should act sooner rather than later.
Q. We have evidence of elder financial abuse, self dealing, and perjury. What can we do?
A: I think you're in California. I would think you'd want to contact the Department of Adult Protective Services. There should be at least one office in each county. Then you should talk to a lawyer.
Q. Awarded full year of back pay from my job over a year & a half ago and still get no answers or explanation.
A: Most arbitration awards can be turned into court judgments relatively easy. Once you have a judgment, you can collect on it as you would any judgment.
Q. If I ask my broker if he's been previously sued for securities fraud, must he tell me the truth?
A: Yes. They are required to disclose such things. You can check for yourself if you go to and type your broker's name in the "Brokercheck" box.
Q. What should I do if I believe I have a valid securities fraud claim, and my broker has gone totally MIA?
A: You can go after his firm. If there is a fraud, the broker's firm would be responsible.
Q. What's the very first thing I should do if I have believe I have a securities claim?
A: Gather all your documents and put them is a safe place. Call an attorney to go over your case. Any attorney you talk to may ask you to write up a narrative (your story) as to what happened. It may be a good idea to start on that.
Q. Options were about to vest but the company went into bankruptcy, what do I do?
A: If your options are in the money, you may want to exercise them. If a stockbroker recommended the options without warning you about the companies financial condition, you may be able to sue. You'll need to talk to an attorney.
Q. My broker disappeared after I discovered fraudulent misrepresentations associated with my account. Who do I sue if I
A: If there is wrongdoing, the brokerage firm he was associated with would be responsible.
Q. I know that there are federal securities laws, but are there any that are state-specific to California that differ from
A: Yes they do and they are stronger than the federal laws. They start at Corporations Code 25000
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Contact & Map
Steve Buchwalter Law Offices
Main Office Location
16133 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA 91436
Telephone: (818) 501-8987
Fax: (818) 501-0980