Steven Vogel

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hvogel@bplegal.com
Professional Experience

Steven Vogel is an experienced litigator whose practice focuses on complex professional liability and commercial litigation cases. This includes actions against accountants and attorneys, director and officer liability, breach of contract, real estate litigation, state and federal securities law claims, business tort litigation and common law fraud actions. Steve is also experienced in representing accounting firms and accountants in the defense of malpractice claims, SEC regulatory investigations, disciplinary proceedings and risk control. Steve is an AV-Rated Preeminent lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating possible for ethical and technical competence.

Steve is regularly called on for complex issues involving securities laws and regulations, banking and tax, fraud investigations, employment disputes, purchases and sales of accounting and other practices, partnership disputes and risk management. Steve has worked on a number of high profile Ponzi scheme cases including Bernard Madoff, Tom Petters and others.


Experience
  • Successfully represented a large CPA firm in a professional malpractice case with alleged damages in excess of $5 million dollars involving a fraud perpetrated on a third party.
  • Member of a defense team that successfully represented a trustee of a $100-million-dollar family trust that was invested with Bernard Madoff where it was alleged the trust suffered a total loss.
  • Successfully represented a CPA firm in a high-profile Ponzi Scheme case where the client was sued for malpractice related to a purported failed financial statement audit.
  • Member of a defense team that successfully defended a CPA, through a four-week trial, in an audit-failure case with alleged damages in excess of $10 million dollars prosecuted by a Receiver. 
  • Successfully represented a large law firm against allegations of professional negligence in connection with their client’s SEC Registration Statement filing and alleged damages in excess of $20 million dollars.





Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States Tax Court
Education
  • University of Miami School of Law, LL.M., Taxation
  • Capital University School of Law, J.D.
  • Pace University, B.A.