Francis M. Curran is a senior attorney whose practice focuses on business litigation.
As a practicing lawyer for more than 25 years, Mr. Curran’s skills and experience in commercial and complex litigation have been critical in helping resolve countless disputes on an individual and industry-wide basis. He has represented clients in all forms of litigation in court and in arbitration, with more than 30 arbitration awards and numerous court decisions to his credit.
In addition to representing business and individual clients in disputes involving employment claims, business divorces, and trade secret/non-solicitation actions, Mr. Curran has extensive experience in representing securities and financial services industry clients, including banks, broker-dealers, registered representatives, investment advisors, and financial planners, in state and federal courts as well as in arbitration proceedings administered by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the American Arbitration Association. His financial services experience also includes representing firms and professionals in investigations and enforcement actions brought by the SEC, state securities and insurance regulators, and FINRA.
Mr. Curran speaks to industry groups on topics including broker-dealer compliance and arbitration and previously served as the co-chair of the Securities & Exchanges Committee of the New York County Lawyers Association. He is also frequently quoted on securities law issues in articles published by Reuters, MarketWatch, and the New York Post.
Mr. Curran uses his skills and experience to counsel clients on how to avoid litigation and strives to help clients resolve cases early in order to avoid unnecessary risk and expenses whenever possible.
University of Florida, B.A., with honors, 1987
Stetson University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1991; Notes Editor, Stetson Law Review; Moot Court Board
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
United States District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® since 2006
Board Certified in Business Litigation by the Florida Bar from 2015 to 2021