Mr. Tambaro is a commercial litigator with specialties in the realms of both financial services and franchise law. He represents many business owners and entrepreneurs in the broker-dealer and franchise space – as well as in a plethora of other fields – often in connection with contract disputes and regulatory matters. He regularly litigates in the State and federal courts of New Jersey and New York and in alternative dispute resolution forums such as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the American Arbitration Association (AAA).
POINTS OF DISTINCTION
Mr. Tambaro has a dual practice focus in the areas of financial services and franchise law. In his representation of financial services professionals, Mr. Tambaro’s practice is heavily concentrated on the representation of independent broker-dealers, RIAs, wealth management firms and individual financial advisors/planners in all facets of their business including transactional, litigation (including broker expungement applications) and regulatory matters. Mr. Tambaro brings a unique perspective and understanding in this area of his practice, as he couples his experience in private legal practice with extensive entrepreneurial experience as a co-manager of a recruiting branch office in one of the largest independent broker-dealers in the United States. In addition to his wide-ranging litigation practice, Mr. Tambaro routinely advises his broker and advisor clients in connection with licensing and registration concerns, advisor transitions, practice acquisition and sales, mergers, succession planning strategies and general assistance with regulatory compliance and related issues. Mr. Tambaro also represents multi-unit owner franchisees, national and regional franchisee associations and franchisors throughout the United States in connection with their business operations. In the realm of litigation, he has sought and defended against injunction applications and other applications for emergent relief and has successfully represented parties in connection with contract and royalty fee disputes and territorial disputes. He has also represented single unit and multi-unit franchisees and area developers in their efforts to enter and exit franchise systems.
- “Navigating the Purchase and Sale of a Financial Advisory Practice,” Louis D. Tambaro (Feb. 2018) for National Academy of Continuing Legal Education (NACLE)
- New Jersey Super Lawyers (2020) (Commercial Litigation)
- New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015) (Commercial Litigation)
- Achieved Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) Designation in connection with the implementation of fiduciary standards and in lending investment advice (2016)