Michael Kalmus is of counsel to Kurre Levy Schneps LLP. He became associated with the firm after 30 years in practice. Mr. Kalmus had a distinguished career in public service as the Deputy Chief of the Rackets Bureau in the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office. During his tenure, he was appointed Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. As a private practitioner for the past 24 years, specializing in commercial litigation and securities arbitration cases representing public customers, brokerage firms and stock brokers, Mr. Kalmus has traveled throughout the country resolving more than 300 securities controversies by settlement, mediation or arbitration including foreign customer claims and numerous multi-million dollar disputes. He has appeared before numerous state and federal agencies, and self-regulatory organizations. His cases have been reported in the media, including the Securities Arbitration Commentator.
Before becoming associated with the firm, Mr. Kalmus previously worked with Michael A. Levy of the firm in securities arbitration cases, first as opposing counsel and then as co-counsel. Mr. Kalmus and Mr. Levy have collaborated successfully on numerous customer claims in arbitration.
Mr. Kalmus is well versed in all aspects of securities arbitration disputes and has tried many cases, both as claimants’ counsel and respondents’ counsel, before the New York Stock Exchange and the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (NASD), now known as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), a regulatory body created after the merger of the NASD and the New York Stock Exchange’s regulation committee.
Area of practice:
- In his association with the firm, Mr. Kalmus focuses on securities arbitration cases.
- Emory Law School (J.D.), 1980
- State University of New York at Stony Brook (B.A.), 1975
- Georgia Bar
- New York Bar
- New Jersey Bar
- United States District Court, Southern District of New York
- United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
- United States District Court, District of New Jersey