John C. Anjier: Lawyer with Liskow & Lewis A Professional Law Corporation

John C. Anjier

Phone(504) 556-4177

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Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • Business Law
 
Contact InfoTelephone: (504) 556-4177
Fax: (504) 556-4108
http://www.liskow.com
 
University Louisiana State University, B.A., 1984; George Washington University, Graduate Studies, 1984-1987
 
Law SchoolLouisiana State University, J.D., 1990 Order of the Coif, Louisiana Law Review, Member
 
Admitted1990, Louisiana
 
BornSacramento, California, 1962
 
Biography

Mr. Anjier practices primarily in the areas of securities, corporate and business transactions. Mr. Anjier also practices in the area of securities and professional liability litigation. He is a member of the firm's business and commercial litigation practice group.

He routinely prepares disclosure documents, sale documents, public offerings, corporate documents, contracts and regulatory filings. He also offers advice and counsel on the corporate investigations, shareholder and director duties and requirements, mergers and acquisitions, private placements, registered investment advisor regulation, Rule 144, regulatory and public filings and broker-dealer regulation and other issues.

Mr. Anjier has successfully litigated cases in trial, appellate and arbitration forums, including cases with damages greater than $100 million.

His experience in securities disputes includes derivatives, listed and OTC, suitability, securities fraud, shareholder derivative litigation, proxy litigation and underwriting disputes. Mr. Anjier also represents clients before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Securities and Exchange Commission in administrative matters.

Additionally, his significant litigation experience includes disputes connected to shareholder issues, officer and director liability, professional liability, breach of fiduciary duty, employee theft and fraud, RICO, bankruptcy, collection and breach of contract disputes.

Mr. Anjier is a FINRA arbitrator and has served as an arbitrator on numerous occasions.

Inducted into the LSU Law Center Hall of Fame, he is a former past president and current board member of the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity. He was selected for the 2004 BTI Client Service All Star Team: Investment Banks and Their Law Firms. He is also been recognized by Super Lawyers in its Corporate Counsel and Louisiana editions.

Honors & Affiliations

Louisiana Super Lawyers, 2008, 2012-2014

Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition, 2008, 2012

•FINRA - Arbitrator

•Selected as member of the 2004 BTI Client Service All-Star Team: Investment Banks and Their Law Firms

•Louisiana State and American Bar Associations - Member

•Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association - Compliance & Legal Division - Member

•Louisiana State Law Institute - Single Business Enterprise Committee - Member

Who's Who in American Law

•LSU Law Center Hall of Fame

•New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity - President, 1996 - 1998; Board of Directors, 1993 - 2001.

•Metropolitan Area Committee Leadership Forum - Group focusing on community leadership training and diversity issues, 1996

The Best Lawyers in America, 2011-2015

•Listed as a Louisiana Local Litigation Star in Benchmark Litigation

Presentations

•Investments and Brokerage Disputes, 2009 Litigation Services Workshop, Society of Louisiana CPAs, November 5, 2009

• The Essentials Of Securities Litigation, Louisiana State Bar Association, October 23, 2009

•Customer Relations from the Legal Side, for Regional Broker-Dealer Training Seminar, June 2004

•Accounting Fraud and the Department of Justice Scoreboard, Louisiana Society of CPAs, New Orleans Chapter, Industry Luncheon, March 2004

•Legal Protections for Louisiana CPAs and Summary of Recent SEC Accounting Fraud Cases, New Orleans Bar Association, December 2003

•Legal Issues for Industry CPAs, Louisiana Business and Industry Conference, August 2003

•Securities Issues for Small Business, New Orleans Bar Association, December 2002

•Broker-Customer Disputes, Last Chance Seminar, New Orleans Bar Association, December 2001

•Broker-Customer Disputes, New Orleans Bar Association, October 2001

•Practicing Across State Lines, Unexpected Pitfalls of Multi-Jurisdictional Practice, New Orleans Bar Association, November 2000

•Investor Rights and Remedies, It's the Law, New Orleans Bar Association, October 2000

•The Accidental Advisor: The Ins and Outs of the Regulation of Accountants as Investment Advisors in Louisiana, Louisiana Society of CPAs, Estate and Financial Planning Cluster, 1998

Publications

•A Bull Market for Investor Claims: Disputes between Customers and Brokers/Brokerage Firms, (with George Denegre, Jr.), 49 La. B.J. 283 (2001-2002)

•Recent Developments Affecting Louisiana's Discretionary Function Exception: Will Louisiana Follow Gaubert?, (with James A. Brown), 53 La. L. Rev. 1487 (1993)

•Anti-Takeover Statutes, Shareholders, Stakeholders and Risk, 51 La. L. Rev. 562 (1991)

•Butler v. Baber: Absolute Liability for Environmental Hazards, 49 La. L. Rev. 1139 (1989)

 
Reported CasesRepresentative Projects; Represented one-third shareholder in negotiation of sale of software company and ultimate multi-million dollar buyout of shareholder's interest by other two shareholders (2009). Prepared professional service and public-private partnership agreement for software company, including licensing, confidentiality, and escrow agreements, in connection with multi-million project in the State of California (2009). Represented broker-dealer who served as dealer-manager in tender offer/exchange of convertible notes (2009). Represented broker-dealer in placement of convertible notes (2008). Represented commercial paper issuer in preparation of disclosure documents and placement agreement (2008). Represented issuer through multiple rounds of financing through convertible notes (2007-2009). Represented issuer in self-underwritten $5 million initial public offering, including preparation of 1933 and 1934 Act forms and filings and related corporate work. (2005) Negotiated and drafted $500,000 syndicated bridge loan. (2005) Represented issuer in self-underwritten $4.2 million initial public offering, including preparation of 1933 and 1934 Act forms and filings and related corporate work. (2003) Represented issuer in complex roll-up transaction of multiple limited liability companies, partnerships and subsidiaries into single entity, including preparation of the securities offering documents, proxy materials, and merger and acquisition agreements. (2002); Representative Litigation; In re OCA, Inc. Securities and Derivative Litigation, 2009 WL 512081, 05-2165 (E.D. La. March 2, 2009). Represented reorganized debtor against former officers and directors in connection with consolidated derivative action and securities class actions and related litigation. Successfully negotiated substantial settlement. Boes Iron Works L.L.C. v. Galatas, 974 So.2d 713 (La. App. 5th Cir. 2007). Successfully defended multi-million claim against insurance agents and brokers on statute of limitations grounds after trial of exception and subsequent appeal. Unger v. Amedisys Inc., 401 F.3d 316 (5th Cir. 2005). Defeated class certification in nationwide securities fraud class action on interlocutory appeal based on plaintiffs' failure to establish the prerequisites for the fraud-on-the-market presumption (along with codefendant's counsel). Perrin v. Giardina, et al., Case No. 2003-C-1627 (La. App. 4th Cir. 2004). Represented broker-dealer and registered representative and successfully compelled arbitration of third-party claims through appeal. Senetek, PLC v. Heiko Thieme, et al., No. C-03-3692 MHP, (N.D. Cal. 2003). Successfully defended and prosecuted claims for violations of Section 14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 in connection with proxy contest to replace board of directors. Represented largest shareholder and member of the board of directors. After filing counterclaims against the company, was able to resolve dispute favorably for clients. Successfully represented registered representative before FINRA (2003). Registered-representative was charged with selling-away and suitability violations. Reached favorable settlement of all claims. Successfully prosecuted to settlement through mediation a multi-million dollar claim against broker-dealer in arbitration (2002). Claims included negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, and fraud. Complex case with significant number of documents. First Trust National Association v. First National Bank Of Commerce, 220 F.3d 331 (5th Cir. 2000). Successfully defended disbursement agent (bank corporate trust department) for high-yield debt offering used to finance casino development. Plaintiff claimed over $76 million in damages. Extremely complex case with third-party claims against 12 other parties. Case dismissed after extensive summary judgment dismissing all claims and awarding attorneys fees to our client. NOVA Oilfield Services, Inc. et al. v. Dain, Rauscher Wessels, a Division of Dain Rauscher, Inc. et al, No. 99-0582, USDC, (W.D. La. 2000). Successfully defended $75 million claim for failed high-yield bond offering, including compelling claim to arbitration and ultimately settling claim on walk-away basis.
 
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