Victor Bayata is a partner at Vernon Litigation Group. He focuses his practice in the areas of business and investment litigation, arbitration (including FINRA, JAMS and AAA arbitration), employment disputes involving financial advisors and other investment professionals, and securities-related matters.
Mr. Bayata currently assists clients in recovering losses caused by all manner of financial fraud and negligence involving a wide variety of investment-related matters, including master limited partnerships, hedge funds, structured products and non-traded real estate investment trusts, or REITs. In addition, Mr. Bayata regularly advises clients in areas such as non-compete laws, wage and hour issues, restrictive covenants, trade secrets, and compliance with other local, state and federal laws.
Mr. Bayata’s practice also encompasses representation of brokers and financial advisors in employment-related disputes. Specifically, Mr. Bayata handles disputes involving employment agreements, forgivable loan collection actions (promissory notes), U-5 defamation, and certain investigations. Mr. Bayata also assists advisors with transition issues (both Protocol and non-Protocol transitions) as well as how to negotiate employment agreements with advisors’ new firms.
Mr. Bayata takes a well-rounded approach to his clients’ legal needs—always keeping in mind the big-picture goals and objectives, while maintaining a cost-effective strategy for his clients.
Mr. Bayata is fluent in Spanish and working towards fluency in Italian.