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Professional Profile - Kelly, Dennis J. - PartnerDennis J. Kelly


Mr. Kelly is a civil litigation attorney and mediator whose practice focuses on commercial litigation. He regularly
handles matters involving financial institutions and professionals, including registered investment advisors (RIAs), insurance agents, financial planners (CFPs), registered representatives and securities broker-dealers. Other areas
of expertise include employment law and actions arising under state and Federal employment statutes, real estate litigation, commercial and residential, as well as miscellaneous professional liability cases and director and officer disputes.

Legal Experience 

Litigation in State and Federal Courts as well as arbitrations administered by FINRA, AAA, JAMS and private mediation.

Securities Litigation - representing securities broker-dealers and registered representatives, registered investment advisors, and financial planners.

Employment - representing employers in civil litigation as well as administrative investigations and hearings.

Real Estate Litigation - representing real estate agents and brokers, property inspectors, title insurers and escrow agents.

Insurance Litigation - representing life insurance agents, property and casualty insurance agents, and commercial insurance agents.

Miscellaneous Professional Liability - representing a variety of professionals and service providers in civil litigation and arbitration.

General Civil Litigation - matters ranging from business disputes to premises liability, as well as director and officer disputes.


LLM, NYU Law School, 1990

J.D., New York Law School, 1984

B.A., New York State University College at New Paltz, 1980  

Memberships and Admissions Admitted: 

Admitted in California, New York, and New Jersey

Member: Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)