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Michael Bishop

Certificates: CELA

Services Offered: Attorney, Legal, Financial or Insurance

Smiley Bishop & Porter LLP is a boutique securities law firm located in Atlanta, Georgia. Our securities lawyers practice primarily in the areas of securities arbitration, litigation, and mediation, with a particular focus on cases involving investment and business controversies. The three partners in the firm have over 50 years of collective experience representing investors in securities law and have been involved in a number of major cases, particularly in the field of securities arbitration. Members of the firm have frequently been quoted in the media on securities and arbitration matters and have written and lectured extensively on these topics.

Firm partners Brian Smiley and Mike Bishop have concentrated much of their practice in the representation of defrauded investors. They have practiced together as securities arbitration attorneys since the 1980s. Partner John Porter has considerable experience litigating cases involving real estate and mortgages, employment claims, business torts, and contract disputes.

Members of the firm have previously practiced together at Page & Bacek and Gard Smiley Bishop & Porter LLP. The firm’s lawyers have worked on several of the largest and most widely publicized arbitration cases in the nation on behalf of investors. They have lectured and written extensively on securities fraud and have been featured in numerous news articles in publications such as The Wall Street JournalThe New York TimesBusiness WeekThe Atlanta Business ChronicleThe Augusta Chronicle, and The Atlanta Journal Constitution. Members of the firm have also appeared on CNBC and CNNfn, and have testified in support of investor protection legislation before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Securities.

The members of Smiley Bishop & Porter LLP are recognized for their special expertise and thorough representation of investors in disputes against stock brokerage firms in arbitration cases decided before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

In addition to these areas of practice, the firm has been involved in cases involving mortgages, real estate, disputes related to ownership and management of closely held corporations, and tender offer litigation, as well as general business and contract litigation.

Attorneys from the firm routinely practice throughout the United States and are often associated as co-counsel to assist other attorneys who wish to benefit from the firm’s experience in arbitration and litigation.

Members of the firm are frequent lecturers on legal matters, and have spoken at seminars sponsored by the American Bar Association, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Practicing Law Institute, the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA), the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the North American Securities Administrators Association, and the National Association of Securities Dealers.  Members of the firm have also published numerous articles in prestigious legal publications.

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