THE BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT LAW ATTORNEY – Experience That Matters
Bradd Milove is one of the nation’s most experienced investment and business attorneys. During his 38 year legal career, Bradd successfully represented many hundreds of clients – mostly high net worth investors let down by their financial advisers.
Mr. Milove’s primary focus is representing parties to complex business related disputes and investors who have lost their savings, retirement or pension assets when financial advisers, insurance agents, real estate promoters, stockbrokers, accountants, trustees, fiduciaries, fund managers, money managers or investment salespeople mishandle their funds. He has represented many hundreds of investors in securities arbitration or mediation proceedings before FINRA, the NASD, JAMS, NYSE and American Arbitration Association, in various Federal and State Superior Court proceedings and in Class Action cases pending throughout the United States involving a wide breadth of fraudulent investment schemes. Mr. Milove has also represented construction companies, subcontractors, family trusts, employees, property owners, securities corporations, partnerships and others in a broad spectrum of business matters. His practice has extended also to the representation of international investors seeking recovery of investment losses in the U.S., drawing on his educational experiences from the Ecole Superieure de Commerce (Rouen, France), the University of Salzburg, Austria and internship with J.C. Goldsmith et Associes (Paris, France).
Cases handled by Mr. Milove throughout the years required the analysis of a broad range of business matters and unlawful conduct involving investments, real estate private placements, 1031 exchange/TIC losses, life insurance policies and annuities, securities accounts, financial mismanagement of retirement accounts, bonds and exotic credit instruments, unsuitable trading, options, derivatives, excessive margin trading schemes, annuities, commodities, Fiduciary fraud, Elder Abuse, real estate development disputes, various forms of fraudulent investment contracts, oil and gas deals, limited partnerships, Initial Public Offerings, start-ups and a multitude of schemes that were designed to take advantage business people and investors.
Bradd’s long law career is a natural extension of his early family life and formal education in Connecticut. His father was a Wall Street stockbroker with several different firms during the recessions of the 1970’s and the genesis of the modern stock brokerage industry the 1980’s. Bradd observed first hand the effects of changing economies and pressures exerted by Wall Street on stockbrokers to generate fees that lead to exaggerated industry profits and the rampant abuse of investors. Bradd’s career is motivated in large part by society’s need to protect the investing public from the fraud, overreaching and neglect of the powerful securities industry.
In 1981 Bradd received undergraduate degrees in Finance and French from the University of Connecticut and in 1984 the Juris Doctorate was bestowed by San Diego’s highly rated California Western School of Law. During law school Bradd worked on high stakes national securities fraud class actions pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California against some of the nation’s largest firms. After graduating from “Cal Western” in 1984 Mr. Milove served as a prosecutor and trial attorney in the Criminal Division of the San Diego City Attorney’s office.
In January 1986 Mr. Milove became a founding partner of Miller & Milove, a civil litigation law firm focusing on business, personal injury, construction and securities law. From 1993 to 2005 Bradd served as the managing partner of San Diego based Miller, Milove & Kob. During this time, Mr. Milove’s law firm carried the highest professional ratings based on peer review of Legal Skills and Ethical Standards, as reported by Martindale Hubbell – the premier national publisher of attorney ratings. During the mid-1990s Mr. Milove became the youngest attorney to ever serve as a Securities and Commercial Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association.
Bradd wrote for the California Western International Law Journal and since became a noted Business Litigation and Securities Arbitration Attorney who has appeared in various financial publications including Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, Bond Buyer and the New York Times as well as the Business sections of the San Diego Union Tribune, Orange County Register, Los Angeles Times, San Diego Reader, La Jolla Light, Del Mar Times, Rancho Sante Fe Review and other publications in Texas, Florida, Chicago, San Diego and Orange County California. Over the years Mr. Milove has been retained in many complex and diverse investment, business, contract and personal injury related matters.
Bradd has also volunteered for years as a youth soccer, basketball and baseball coach and is a supporter of various classical and modern performing arts and artists. He is a founder of Band Together SD (“Musicians helping San Diego families one at a time.”), a supporter of sports activities for special needs individuals and has engaged in fund raising for Alzheimer’s and spinal injury research and related family and victim assistance.