Brandon M. Taaffe


A critical and logical thinker, Brandon is a member of Shumaker’s Litigation and Disputes Service Line, where he focuses his practice on broker-dealer litigation and arbitration. He regularly defends regulatory investigations in the financial industry before state regulators, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Brandon has successfully obtained more than 20 expungements for financial advisors’ records in wrongful customer complaints. Brandon represents large financial institutions and stock brokers in FINRA arbitration, in state and federal courts. He also counsels high net-worth individuals in securities litigation and violations of contractual covenants. Other areas he applies himself to include:

  • Arbitration before the FINRA
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Trade secrets
  • Commercial litigation
  • Employment law

An accomplished rower, Brandon competed as a varsity rower at Trinity College. He continues to enjoy athletics by competing in various running races, rowing competitions, and Ironman triathlons, completing his first full Ironman triathlon in 2017. He is also an avid waterman, enjoying fly-fishing and surfing in and on the waters around Sarasota.

Brandon is passionate about the preservation of Sarasota Bay and serves as President of Sarasota Bay Watch.

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