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Brian J. Neville

Practice Areas:

Business & Commercial Law

Employment Law


New York, New Jersey


Mr. Neville is a founding partner of Lax & Neville LLP. He has significant experience in broker/dealer, securities, regulatory defense, employment and commercial litigation in arbitration forums and state and federal courts. He has arbitrated cases in at least 18 states and has been lead counsel on well over 500 matters.


Mr. Neville has successfully represented investors and broker dealers in disputes involving sales practice issues and employment disputes. Mr. Neville also represents firms and registered representatives in enforcement actions by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) (formerly the NASD and NYSE) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).

In complex commercial litigation and American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) arbitration, Mr. Neville has represented hedge funds and boutique investment banks against issuers and others in highly sophisticated litigation and obtained significant arbitration awards and settlements for his clients. Mr. Neville has argued important arbitration related issues in state and federal court and has successfully defended significant arbitration award motions to vacate, even in to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Neville also is a nationally renowned in representing registered representatives in their transitions between brokerage firms, many of which are the highest earning individuals or teams in the industry. Mr. Neville negotiates employment contracts and severance payments for his clients and advises them of the regulatory and legal risks inherent to changing firms. Mr. Neville also creates and negotiates succession plans to protect and monetize his clients’ book of business. He has been qualified as an expert witness on the industry standards regarding transitions pursuant to the Protocol for Broker Recruiting, and on industry standards and practices on recruiting and retention of a financial advisor’s clients.

Mr. Neville has significant experience in SIPC liquidation matters representing investors in several aspects of the process, including, defending significant avoidance and preference (“Clawback”) claims in Federal Court.

Based on his expertise, Mr. Neville has been featured in the media, both nationally and locally, in news programs and in an array of publications. Mr. Neville received his J.D. from New York Law School and his B.S. from University of Scranton.

To schedule an arbitration with Mr. Neville , or to obtain his fee schedule,  please contact or call (212) 465-1128. 

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