About Us

Weltz Kakos Gerbi Wolinetz Volynsky LLP ("Weltz Law") is a New York based securities law firm founded by Irwin Weltz, Eleni Kakos, Gabriel Gerbi, Thomas Wolinetz, and Robert Volynsky. Weltz Law represents clients in all aspects of securities and commercial litigation, including, but not limited to, investors that have been victims of broker malfeasance, and also represents clients in a full range of real estate, estate planning, and estate administration matters.

The attorneys at Weltz Law, collectively, have over 30 years of experience representing clients in these discrete practice areas. These representations have been diverse and often high stakes.

Prior to forming Weltz Law, Mr. Weltz, Mr. Wolinetz, and Mr. Volynsky's core practice was primarily focused on representing investment professionals, such as broker dealers, brokers, RIAs and investment advisers, in securities litigation/investigations and FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) arbitrations, including disputes involving stocks, bonds, margin trading, options, mutual funds, real estate investments trusts (REITs), private placements, initial public offerings, structured products, annuities and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Their experience as defense attorneys allows them to provide investors with a unique perspective as to how to best proceed in order to maximize their recovery in a litigation or arbitration proceeding.

Mr. Gerbi concentrates his practice on real estate finance and development, leasing, construction, real estate syndication, faith-based development, hard money lending and general corporate governance.

CONTACT US FOR A FREE CASE EVALUATION. We will assess the merits of your claims and, where appropriate, will take your case on a contingency fee basis, i.e., we will not receive a penny in attorney's fees unless a positive recovery is obtained in your case.

Client Reviews
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"Irwin has been my go-to lawyer for arbitration and regulatory matters for years. He’s smart, cost-efficient and gets results. I highly recommend him." B.D.
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"Over the last few years, we have employed Irwin Weltz for a variety of functions. No matter what the issue may be Mr. Weltz responds in a timely and proactive fashion. His ability to think out of the box is second to none and has literally saved us millions of dollars. Irwin also sincerely cares about his clients. I cannot say enough good things about this man, he is simply the best!" T.A.
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"Irwin Weltz was referred to me by a former colleague who worked as the Deputy General Counsel for a large, multi-national broker-dealer located in the New York metropolitan area. I had requested a referral for an attorney to handle a complicated arbitration that my firm was involved in." G.C.
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"After a very negative experience with another law firm, Irwin was truly terrific in every way. He cared, he was responsive, and he guided me through a difficult time with compassion and expertise. In the end, he was successful as well in settling the lawsuit favorably and allowing me to restore focus and energy back to my family and business. I am truly grateful to Irwin and highly recommend his services." F.S.
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"Irwin is the best. He successfully represented me in a number of matters, including an employment dispute. He was attentive to every aspect of my matters, always available to speak with me, gave me great advice and fought hard for me every step of the way. You want Irwin on your side!" I.S.