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.
•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)
•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.