Mr. Weigel joined Commonwealth Capital Advisors as Chief Legal Counsel in April of 2014. Mr. Weigel is a securities lawyer that started his legal career in 1989. He handles both securities transactional and securities litigation matters. His focus includes advising public and private company clients on capital raising transactions and mergers, preparing their SEC reports and registration statement filings, regulatory compliance matters for securities-industry participants, and defending clients involved in arbitrations and FINRA, SEC, and state securities enforcement matters.
His law firm does business as Investment Attorneys.
Between 1990 and 2001, Mr. Weigel worked for the Securities and Exchange Commission as an enforcement attorney. He supervised and conducted numerous investigations and litigated many civil injunctive and administrative proceedings nationwide. Most of his cases involved allegations of fraud, sales of unregistered non-exempt securities or regulatory compliance violations. Mr. Weigel also supervised investigations and litigated cases involving securities issuers’ Ponzi schemes and false financial reporting. The targets of Mr. Weigel’s cases typically were stock promoters, public companies, broker dealers, investment advisers, and stock transfer agents.
Prior to his SEC experience, between 1989 and 1990, Mr. Weigel served the state of Florida as a criminal prosecutor.
Mr. Weigel is an AV-rated securities attorney. An AV® Peer Review Rating Certification Mark is a significant rating accomplishment, which ranks the lawyer at the highest level of professional excellence. A lawyer must be admitted to the bar for 10 years or more to receive this rating.
As a member of the CCA’s senior level management team, Mr. Weigel’s responsibilities include general corporate and legal-compliance counselling services.