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Areas of Practice

The Law Offices of Curtis V. Trinko, LLP is a boutique law firm specializing in securities and complex litigation. The firm’s expertise and over 30 years of experience enables us to skillfully prosecute cases ranging from class action lawsuits on behalf of defrauded shareholders to complex commercial claims on behalf of individuals. The Firm is also a general litigation practice, providing effective representation to both individuals and businesses. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Curtis V. Trinko are committed to providing exceptional and personal service to our clients.

Consumer Fraud Cases
Unscrupulous businesses engage in numerous tactics to take advantage of consumers, including false advertising, deceptive practices, charging illegal fees on debts, and concealing the terms of loans. Fortunately, federal and state laws protect consumers against these and other types of consumer fraud. The Law Offices of Curtis V. Trinko has represented a number of victims of deceptive consumer practices in both federal and state courts.
Boyd v. J.E. Robert Co., 05-CV-2455 (E.D.N.Y.)
Newmark v. Dow Jones & Co., Inc., 06-CV-2992 (S.D.N.Y.)
General Business/Corporate
The Law Offices of Curtis V. Trinko provides legal services for commercial entities involved in a variety of matters, including loan financing agreements and construction contracts. We have represented both plaintiffs and defendants in actions for fraud and breach of contract in connection with business disputes.
New Majority Holdings, LLC v. Ghaida, 11-CV-8813 (S.D.N.Y.)
Stevens v. Selig, 650522/2011 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., N.Y County)
Derivative & Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims
Shareholder derivative suits and breach of fiduciary duty claims are brought by a shareholder on behalf of a corporation against a third party, such as an executive officer or director. These suits are unique because under traditional corporate law, management is responsible for bringing and defending the corporation against suit. Shareholder derivative suits permit a shareholder to initiate a suit when management has failed to do so.
In re Bank of America Corp. Securities, Derivative, And Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) Litigation, Master File No. 09-MDL-2058(S.D.N.Y.)
Thomas R. Flynn v. Raymond W. McDaniel, Jr., et al., 109175/2008 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., N.Y. County) (Moody’s Derivative Litigation)
Pfizer, Inc. Derivative Litigation
Local Counsel
In the State Courts for the State of York, § 520.11(c) of the Court of Appeals requires that all attorneys not admitted in the State of New York must be associated with an attorney that is a member in good standing of the New York bar. The Law Offices of Curtis V. Trinko has the experience necessary to assist in all local counsel needs required in the State of New York, as well as extensive experience as local counsel in Federal Litigations in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Securities Class Actions

Securities fraud class actions are an integral part of the Trinko firm’s practice. Securities fraud often occurs when a publicly traded company disseminates materially false or misleading statements to the public about the Company’s financial condition or its products, which financial statements served to artificially inflate the price of the Company’s stock. Typically, when the fraud is detected and the truth about the Company's financial condition or product is publicly revealed, investors who purchased the Company's securities at a time when the prices of those securities were artificially inflated experience a significant drop in the value of their stock, causing investors serious economic losses.

The Trinko firm has vigorously prosecuted actions involving securities fraud on behalf of misled shareholders and investors for over 35 years.

While in some cases the losses incurred by any single investor may be relatively small, the losses suffered by all investors can be extremely large. Due to the time and cost that goes into the litigation of a securities action, it may be very expensive to litigate a securities action on behalf of one investor, however, bringing an action on behalf of all injured investors, usually in the form of a class action, justifies the cost.

Practice Areas

  • Securities Class Actions
  • Consumer Class Actions
  • Derivative & Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business Organization
  • General Business Litigation



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