Gilda Turitz concentrates her practice on business litigation in federal and state courts and arbitration tribunals, with cases involving commercial transactions; contractual, partnership, intra-corporate and securities disputes; unfair competition claims; legal malpractice and other professional liability; real estate; fraud and breach of fiduciary duty; trusts and estates; trademark and related intellectual property litigation, and trade secret and employment termination matters. Ms. Turitz also represents clients in securities arbitrations before FINRA and litigates matters involving municipal bond issuances and their tax-exempt status. Ms. Turitz also provides business counseling and advice to clients with an eye toward avoiding future disputes, including counseling on appropriate forms of alternative dispute resolution.
Ms. Turitz’s clientele includes businesses ranging from multi-national to closely held corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships, as well as individual directors, officers and executives in diverse industries such as telecommunications and high technology, manufacturing, hospitality, professional service firms, and real estate and investment concerns. She also represents individuals in claims arising from their business, investments, or employment.
In addition to representing clients as an advocate, Ms. Turitz is an arbitrator, mediator and early neutral evaluator. Ms. Turitz is a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, on the roster of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, and a member of the CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, serving on its California ADR Panel and its Banking, Accounting and Financial Services Panel. Since 1989, she has served as a commercial arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, including for its Large, Complex cases, and serves on its mediator panel. In SEC v. Prudential Securities (1994-1996), Ms. Turitz was appointed arbitrator in more than 300 expedited arbitrations involving investor suitability and misrepresentation claims.