Joe Tacopina: Securities Litigation at Tacopina Seigel & Turano

Possessing decades of professional experience, Joe Tacopina serves as a partner with Tacopina Seigel & Turano, PC (TST), a firm he established in 1994. The firm provides clients with a full range of civil litigation, criminal law, and securities litigation services. The New York securities fraud lawyers at Tacopina Seigel & Turano, P.C. can work with you to assess the case against you, help you weigh your options and choose the defense strategy that is most likely to result in a manageable outcome. Additionally, the firm’s experienced criminal defense attorneys can assist you with the following matters related to your case:
•Pleading requirements: The prosecution in a securities fraud case has a long list of felonies from which to derive charges. Generally, however, the prosecution must demonstrate at least two elements: you acted purposefully with the intent to deceive and your actions resulted or had the potential to result in damages. These elements are common because fraud, at its base, consists of intentional misrepresentation.
•Issues with discovery: Securities fraud cases often result from lengthy ongoing investigatory work and whistleblower activity. As such, the discoverable materials in these types of cases are usually voluminous and complex. It is therefore important to retain NY attorneys who are experienced in dealing with securities fraud and the investigatory and prosecutorial agencies that normally handle these cases on behalf of the government.
•Key witnesses: The prosecution sometimes relies solely on the testimony of the government employees who conducted the securities fraud investigation. In these situations, it is important to have experienced counsel who can dissect the government testimony and prod for “kinks in the armor” of the witnesses.