EDWARD S.

GELFAND

Partner


Edward S. Gelfand

(213) 542 2121 T

(213) 542 2101 F



egelfand@gghslaw.com


Born in Chicago, Illinois, on February 4, 1948, Mr. Gelfand specializes in public and private securities offerings and syndications, securities compliance, securities arbitration, SEC and FINRA defense, business formation, structure and planning, contract negotiation and drafting, and broker-dealer and investment adviser compliance and regulation, as well as in lease negotiations, film distribution, film syndication, restaurant syndication, pro boxer representation and race car event structure and organization. He has served as a Staff Attorney, Special Counsel, and as a Chief, Branch of Enforcement for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Gelfand received a B.A. from Roosevelt University in 1970, and a J.D. from the University of San Fernando Valley College of Law in 1976. Mr. Gelfand is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in California.

Mr. Gelfand has been engaged in private and government practice in California since 1976. He has also served as an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and has been appointed as a receiver by numerous federal courts including the following: Appointed Receiver in the matter Federal Trade Commission v. Stephen Toth, et.al., U.S. District Court, Central District of California; Appointed Receiver in the matter Thomas Spiegel v. T. Timothy Ryan, et.al., U.S. District Court, Central District Court; Appointed Receiver in the matter Securities and Exchange Commission v. Stanley Rothbart, U.S. District Court, Central District Court; Appointed Special Master in the matter Fulvio Dobrich v. California Bankers Assurance Company Inc., U.S. District Court, Central District of California; Appointed Temporary Receiver in the matter Securities and Exchange Commission v. FSG Financial Services, Inc. and Joan S. Kantor, U.S. District Court, Central District of California; Appointed Special Officer in the matter Securities and Exchange Commission v. Treasury First, Inc., et.al., U.S. District Court, Central District of California; Appointed Special Agent in the matter Securities and Exchange Commission v. David D. Stearns, et.al., U.S District Court, Central District of California; Appointed Disbursing Agent in the matter Securities and Exchange Commission v. Texcan Corporation, et.al., U.S. District Court, District of Arizona; Appointed Disbursing Agent in the matter Securities and Exchange Commission v. R.G. Reynolds Enterprises, Inc. et.al., U.S. District Court, Central District of California; Appointed Permanent Receiver in the matter Securities and Exchange Commission v. Alpha Trust, et.al., U.S. District Court, Central District of California; Appointed Special Officer in the matter Securities and Exchange Commission v. Jason Smith Petroleum Corp., et.al., U.S. District Court, Central District of California; Appointed Temporary Receiver in the matter Securities and Exchange Commission v. Lampman, et.al., U.S. District Court, Central District of California.