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Dawn Evans Speaks on FINRA Stock Fraud Arbitrations Wednesday, 19 December, 2012

Donaldson & Guin law firm | Securities Arbitration | Dawn Stith EvansGuin Stokes & Evans partner Dawn Evans recently spoke at a continuing legal education seminar for attorneys on the topic, “Introduction to FINRA Arbitrations – A View From Both Sides of the Bar.” Her materials are available here. For more information about stock broker-dealer arbitrations, contact Dawn Evans..

Food Truck Wars Thursday, 06 December, 2012

559934_480941531965989_1661774533_nThe City of Birmingham, Alabama has proposed an ordinance that would effectively prevent food trucks and pushcarts from operating within the city center. Read our letter to the City of Birmingham on behalf of a coalition of Birmingham area food truck and pushcart operators here. Learn more about the Greater Birmingham Street Food Coalition here.

Guin Stokes & Evans, LLC Receives “Tier 1” Ranking by US News Thursday, 29 November, 2012

Guin Stokes & Evans, LLC is honored to have received a Tier 1 ranking in the 2013 Edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Law Firms.”

The Tier 1 Ranking in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Eminent Domain Litigation was determined through the firm’s overall evaluation by U.S. News and Best Lawyers, including feedback from the firm’s clients, peer reviews by other firms in our practice areas, and information provided to U.S. News at their request.

Two D&G Partners Named to Best Lawyers in America (2013) Thursday, 29 November, 2012

Congratulations to David Donaldson (Commercial Litigation) and David Guin (Securities Litigation) for being listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC)!

Selection for Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprised of more than 4.4 million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country. Because no fee or purchase is required, being listed in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

Donaldson Moderates Business Tort & Antitrust Panel Discussion at Bar Meeting Tuesday, 17 July, 2012

David Donaldson is the moderator of a panel discussion on July 19th at the Alabama State Bar Annual Meeting on “Hot Topics in Business Torts and Antitrust Law.” The panel consists of Mr. Donaldson, Honorable R. David Proctor (U.S. District Court Judge, N.D. Ala), Honorable Scott Donaldson (Circuit Judge, Sixth Judicial Circuit of Ala) and Honorable Michael F. Bolin (Associate Justice, Alabama Supreme Court).  The handout is available here.

Donaldson Guin Files Securities Class Action over TVIX Exchange-Traded Notes Tuesday, 17 July, 2012

iStock_000007358300XSmallDonaldson & Guin, LLC has filed a securities class action against Credit Suisse AG, Credit Suisse Securities (USA), LLC and certain officers and directors on behalf of investors in VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term Exchange Traded Notes (symbol: TVIX).  The case, captioned Grace Trading, LLC, et al. v. Credit Suisse AG, et al., No. 12-CV-5475 (S.D.N.Y.), asserts claims under the Securities Act of 1933 on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short Term Exchange Traded Notes (“TVIX ETNs”) (ticker symbol “TVIX”), and alleges that the TVIX ETNs were intended to track the level of volatility in the S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Index. However, on February 21, 2012, Credit Suisse temporarily suspended further issuance of the TVIX ETNs, purportedly due to internal limits reached on the size of the ETNs. As a result, the shares increased dramatically in price, trading at prices uncorrelated to the VIX Index. On March 22, 2012, the TVIX ETNs decreased in price by over 29% as market rumors surfaced that Credit Suisse might begin reissuing the shares. That same day, even though volatility in the S&P 500 increased, Credit Suisse announced that it would begin reissuance, and, on March 23rd, the TVIX ETNs plummeted in price by another 30%, resulting in disastrous losses to investors. The Complaint alleges that during the Class Period, Credit Suisse violated the Securities Act by making material misstatements and omissions regarding risks associated with the TVIX ETNs in offering materials. A copy of the complaint is available here.

If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff for the case, you must file a motion with the Court no later than July 24, 2012.  The plaintiffs in this action are represented by Donaldson & Guin, LLC, a firm located in Birmingham and Chicago. If you wish to discuss this action, please contact David Guin.

David Donaldson and David Guin Recognized as Alabama Super Lawyers Friday, 29 June, 2012

BIRMINGHAM, AL- David Donaldson and David Guin from the Birmingham law office of Donaldson & Guin, LLC were recently selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers, a rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

About Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers magazine features the list and profiles of selected attorneys and is distributed to attorneys in the state or region and the ABA-accredited law school libraries. Super Lawyers is also published as a special section in leading city and regional magazines across the country. Super Lawyers magazine is published in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., reaching more than 13 million readers. For more information visit http://www.superlawyers.com/

Donaldson & Guin’s Newest Attorney Named to Birmingham Bar Association’s 2012 Future Leaders Forum Friday, 29 June, 2012

 Only 15 Area Lawyers Chosen

 BIRMINGHAM, AL- Star Mishkel Tyner of Donaldson & Guin, has been named to the Birmingham Bar Association’s 2012 Future Leaders Forum.

The Future Leaders Forum helps participants develop relationships with former and current bar leaders and gives participants the opportunity to learn from and interact with leaders from the Birmingham business and legal communities. It also provides the opportunity for the participants to develop leadership skills to benefit their firms, careers and the community at large. Because participation is highly selective, only 15 Birmingham-area young attorneys were selected to participate in the event for 2012.

Tyner graduated from the University of Southern California’s School of Law in 2006. While in law school, she was the Senior Editor of the Southern California Review of Law and Social Justice, which also published her law review note. Ms. Tyner obtained her B.A. from the University of Chicago in 2002, graduating with distinctions including highest Academic Honors in the Humanities and the Dean’s List for her four years in college. In addition to being a member of the State Bar of California, Ms. Tyner became a member of the Alabama State Bar in 2008.

Donaldson Guin Attorneys Honored by Birmingham Magazine Friday, 09 March, 2012

Congratulations to Dawn Evans (Business Law; Rising Star), Rex Slate (Personal Injury) and David Guin (Civil Litigation) for being named by Birmingham Magazine as among the “Top Attorneys” in Birmingham. The magazine’s lists were compiled from surveys of Birmingham attorneys.

Dawn Evans Wins $350,000 Jury Verdict Thursday, 27 October, 2011

Congratulations to Dawn Evans for winning a $350,000 jury verdict in a real estate condemnation case!