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Vincent J. "V. J." Graffeo

PH: (205) 458-5333
Fax: (205) 244-5721
Email: Vincent
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PH: (205) 458-5454
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V. J. Graffeo, an AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell rated attorney, maintains a diverse practice in the area of commercial litigation.  He focuses on representing companies and individuals in real property, financial services, employment and shareholder litigation in state and federal courts.  V. J. has successfully handled trials and appeals, as well as AAA and FINRA arbitrations.

V. J. practices in the firm's General Commercial Litigation group with a focus on shareholder litigation, real property and employment litigation.  He regularly counsels both businesses and individual shareholders in actions concerning disputes among company owners, including initiating or defending direct and derivative actions.  V. J. also represents property owners and lenders in real estate disputes involving title issues, access rights and encumbrances.  In employment matters, V. J. has experience litigating non-compete and non-solicitation matters, as wells Title VII and pregnancy discrimination claims. 

V. J. has handled the prosecution and defense of financial and securities fraud allegations, including suitability, unauthorized trading and misrepresentation; corporate internal investigations; and investigations by federal and industry agencies, including the SEC and FINRA.  V. J. additionally represents financial institutions and claimants ...

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REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Enforcement and defense of non-compete agreements.
  • Representation of trustee and trustee beneficiaries in actions involving breach of fiduciary duty and securities fraud.
  • Representation of financial advisors and broker dealers in responding to regulatory and governmental investigations, as well as non-party subpoenas.
  • Representation of businesses and shareholders in disputes alleging disloyalty, minority shareholder oppression and other corporate misconduct.

TESTIMONIALS

  • "V. J. has earned a reputation as a hard working and well respected litigator who is also extensively involved in the Birmingham community."

    -Chief Operating Officer and former General Counsel for national financial services firm

  • "In the course of his representation of my family’s business, I have become well acquainted with V. J.’s character, work capacity and perhaps most importantly, quality of work…I have been impressed by his work ethic and legal skills."

    - Executive Vice-President and General Counsel for regional manufacturing company