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Arnstein & Lehr LLP Welcomes Corporate and Securities Associate

May 16, 2017

MIAMI, FL – May 16, 2017 – The national law firm of Arnstein & Lehr LLP welcomes Paul L. Zelnick to its Miami office as an associate and a member of the firm’s Corporate Transactions and Counseling law group.

“We are proud to welcome Paul to the firm,” said Jeffrey Shapiro, Managing Partner of the firm’s Miami office and Chairman of Arnstein & Lehr’s Executive Committee. “The work he has done before the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulation Authority and state securities regulators will be a tremendous asset to our clients.”  

Mr. Zelnick has expertise in advising public and private company clients on capital raising transactions, SEC registration, SEC reports and taking companies public. Mr. Zelnick also has experience in defending financial industry professionals facing securities litigation claims, securities arbitration, NFA arbitration, and SEC enforcement matters. In addition, Mr. Zelnick has represented individuals and businesses in buying, selling, investing in or leasing commercial and residential properties.

Prior to working in the corporate/securities law arena, Mr. Zelnick worked as a series 3 licensed commodities representative who provided investment advice and traded commodity options and managed futures on behalf of retail investors. Mr. Zelnick also has significant litigation experience.  He spent several years representing individuals and small businesses in civil matters involving: property/casualty insurance claims, mortgage foreclosure, claims under the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act and claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. 

Mr. Zelnick earned a J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Georgetown University. He is fluent in French.

About Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Arnstein & Lehr LLP, with offices in Illinois and Florida, is one of the country’s oldest and most respected law firms. Since its founding in 1893, the firm has served clients of all sizes throughout the U.S. and abroad. It is a full-service firm with attorneys practicing in five main practice areas – business, litigation, local government, tax and estate planning services and real estate. Clients include governmental bodies, health care entities, financial institutions, trade associations, individuals and a broad range of businesses in the retail, industrial, manufacturing, distribution, technology and services sectors. For more information visit: