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About Bryan

Forman Law Firm's practice is dedicated to representing investors that have lost money in any type of investment. I also am frequently hired by financial professionals in employment disputes with their firms and/or when they are involved in enforcement and disciplinary issues with the regulators. I formed the Forman Law Firm in 2002 after serving 12 years as Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel of stockbrokerage firms in Dallas and Austin Texas beginning in 1991. Having spent the last 12 years dealing with almost every aspect of the retail brokerage business, I recognized that Main Street investors were not always being dealt with fairly or openly by Wall Street and I became somewhat disenchanted with the industry. Having served on several committees and boards at what is now known as FINRA, the regulatory authority that governs the stockbroker community, I saw first-hand how the regulatory industry and arbitration system was run, and quite frankly, I wanted out. After selling my firm various securities attorneys frequently hired me as an expert witness for both investors and brokerage firms in various arbitration cases and state and federal court lawsuits, and I learned a great deal how securities industry arbitrations were handled across the nation from the perspective of others. Having been a mediator since the early 90s, I was also often asked to mediate cases for the parties involved in these disputes, and mediated some 200 different cases throughout the United States and helped the parties resolve virtually all of those cases. I really enjoyed serving as a mediator in these securities disputes, but I didn't want to spend every day on an airplane just so I could mediate a securities fraud case. So, in 2004 I changed the focus of the Forman Law Firm from mediation and expert witness work to representing investors that have been victims of investment fraud or broker misconduct, and I haven't looked back. My law practice has been very successful and rewarding and we really enjoy helping aggrieved investors. Having grown up in East Texas and having spent a majority of my career in Austin, Texas, I take a lot of pride in helping our clients recover when they have been victims of investment fraud. Because FINRA arbitration is not governed specifically by any states' laws, we are frequently hired by clients around the country. Also, FINRA's arbitrations take place in Texas in Dallas and Houston, and with offices in Tyler and Austin (by appt) we are ideally located to represents clients from any region of Texas. Of course, repreesnting clients from many different cities, we frequently go visit the other cities we know and love in Texas. I have a terrific wife, two sons, a great hunting dog, at least three cats and we really enjoy Austin and my old stomping grounds at Lake Tyler. When not demanding recoveries from Wall Street or working for select financial professionals, I spend as much time possible fishing, hunting and traveling. I am passionate about my law pracitic, I enjoy helping my clients, and life is good.

work Experience

Forman Law Firm, P. C.
Jan. 1, 2004 - Current

Registered Representative
Choice Investments, Inc.
Jan. 1, 2002 - Jan. 1, 2004

Founder and Agent
First Avantus Insurance Agency, Inc.
Jan. 1, 1998 - Jan. 1, 2002

First Avantus Securities, Inc.
Jan. 1, 1996 - Jan. 1, 2002

First Financial Investment Securities, Inc.
Jan. 1, 1996 - Jan. 1, 2002

Privet Row, Inc. (Hedge Fund)
Jan. 1, 1996 - Jan. 1, 2002

President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
Dallas Research & Trading, Inc.
Jan. 1, 1991 - Jan. 1, 1994

Godwin, Carlton & Maxwell
Jan. 1, 1987 - Jan. 1, 1991

school Education

Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
No degree provided
- 1987

group Associations

Public Arbitration Investors Association
2002 - Current

The College of the State Bar of Texas
2010 - 2011

NASD Advisory Council
2002 - 2003

Chairman (2002), Vice Chairman (2001), Member (2001-2003)
National Association of Securities Dealers, District Committee
2001 - 2003

NASD Small Firm Advisory Board
2001 - 2003

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Supervision In The Brokerage Industry: The Devil Is In The Details
Dallas Bar Association

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