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Shustak Reynolds & Partners, P.C.

United States 2024


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San Diego, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York Securities, Business and Financial Services Litigation Attorneys

When you have a complex legal problem you need smart, sophisticated and practical lawyers on your side. Shustak Reynolds & Partners, P.C., is a specialty law firm with a national practice focused on securities and business law, financial services law and business and securities litigation and arbitration. Our offices in San Diego, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York City allow our firm to represent clients locally and throughout the country.

For over 39 years, we have provided the highest quality, results oriented advice and legal representation possible while ensuring our clients receive the highest level of personal attention and service. Period. That's what we do. We live our firm motto every day: Better Lawyers. Better Results.

Representing Brokerage Firms, Registered Investment Advisers, Brokers, Companies, and Individuals

We limit our representation to a select number of cases and clients. Our clients include domestic and foreign publicly traded corporations, broker-dealers, financial advisors, stock brokers and registered representatives, registered investment advisor firms and investment advisors, financial planners, banks, insurance companies, Fortune 500 companies, manufacturing firms, venture capital firms, hedge funds, investment partnerships, high net worth families and individuals, entrepreneurs and investors.

Our firm and our San Diego, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York lawyers have compiled an impressive track record and have received numerous awards and recognition attesting to our expertise and results obtained for our clients in the securities and financial services industries. Our litigation and arbitration lawyers are true "trial lawyers", handling cases in Federal and State courts and arbitration forums across the country. We know our way around the courtroom as well as the negotiating table. We have:

  • Assisted our broker-dealer, investment advisory and financial planning firms with a host of issues ranging from FINRA and SEC investigations, to transition planning, raiding and employment matters;
  • Represented broker-dealers and registered representatives in “broker protocol” and unfair competition disputes and represented broker-dealers, investment advisers and registered representatives in “intra industry” disputes and disputes with public customers;
  • Recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for defrauded investors, businesses and others;
  • Handled hundreds of litigation and arbitration cases in California, New York and throughout the country. Many of these cases have been “bet the ranch” disputes where clients have turned to our firm to represent them in the most important disputes involving their businesses and themselves. We have been instrumental in recovering hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients and we have successfully defended many of our corporate clients against attack and large, potential liabilities; and
  • Counseled and advised a variety of businesses, small and large, public and private, in a variety of matters including contracts and employment law; internal investigations; corporate governance and many other, day to day legal issues.Contact us today to discuss your legal situation and how we may be of service.


Shustak Reynolds & Partners, P.C. is metro ranked in 2 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

San Diego
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 2 for Financial Services Regulation Law

About Our Clients

We are proud of our client roster which includes a number of prestigious domestic and foreign companies. We have handled matters in virtually all states and represented clients from over 30 countries spanning South America, Europe, and Asia.

Select Clients

  • AIG
  • AVON
  • FDIC
  • Forbes
  • Lincoln Financial Group
  • PayPal
  • Qualcomm
  • The San Diego Union Tribune
  • U2
  • UPS


Metro Rankings

San Diego
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 2 for Financial Services Regulation Law

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Securities Regulation
  • Trade Secrets Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Venture Capital Law

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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Client Comments

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Male: 4
Female: 1
Asian: 1
White / Caucasian: 4
Of Counsel (but not partners)
Male: 1
Female: 1
White / Caucasian: 2
Male: 1
Female: 2
White / Caucasian: 2
Multi-Racial: 1
Female: 2
White / Caucasian: 2
Non-Legal Employees
Female: 2
White / Caucasian: 2


Awards are self-reported by firms and are not verified by the Best Law Firms rankings.
  • U.S. News Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms 2018, 2019, 2020

    Super Lawyers, 2008 - 2019

    Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2015 - 2019

    Best of the Bar, 2014 - 2017 

    Best Lawyers, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

    Best Attorneys of America, Rue

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Management and Personnel


Managing Partner
Erwin J. Shustak
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