Brian J. Schulman - Greenberg Traurig LLP

Brian J. Schulman

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012

Brian J. Schulman focuses his practice on complex commercial and securities litigation. He represents individual and corporate clients in prosecuting and defending a wide-variety of business disputes, including contract matters, fraud, securities law violations, shareholder disputes, real estate transactions, lender liability, mortgage fraud and officer/director liability. 

Brian is former General Counsel to the Securities Division of the Arizona Corporation Commission, where he spent five years before returning to private practice in 1999. During his tenure at the Commission, he prosecuted an array of securities fraud cases and represented the Securities Division in regulatory matters such as lobbying, rulemaking and administrative proceedings related to investment advisor, broker/dealer and capital formation regulations. 

Brian practices in both state and federal courts, arbitration proceedings, and before various regulatory agencies such as the Arizona Corporation Commission, the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions and the Arizona State Veterinary Medical Examining Board.

Washington University in St. LouisB.Eng 1990University of KansasJ.D. 1993

Case History

Areas of Concentration

Commercial litigation

Securities litigation and arbitration

Regulatory and administrative matters

Business arbitrations and mediations

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
Significant Representations
  • Represented a number of national and regional banks in a variety of matters.
  • Represented public company in shareholder derivative lawsuit. The court granted the company’s motion to dismiss.
  • Represented California public company that purchases and manages charged-off consumer receivable portfolios in lawsuit against world's largest independent credit card issuer. Case resulted in multimillion-dollar settlement for client.°
  • Represented former officers, directors and employees of Arizona religious foundation in connection with state and federal litigation arising from accounting and securities fraud charges against outside professionals. At the time the matter resulted in the largest not-for-profit bankruptcy in <st1:country-region>U.S.</st1:country-region> history.°
  • Defended a national moving company in negligence case before a jury. Won a defense verdict.°
  • Resolved dozens of cases through mediation, arbitration and settlement negotiations.
  • Represent several restaurants and other small businesses in contract and business disputes

Office Location

2375 East Camelback Road, Suite 700
Phoenix, AZ 85016
United States

Practice Areas

Litigation - Securities
Securities Regulation

Other Information

Gender: Male