Marc S. Dobin founded the firm in June 2008.
Marc started in securities arbitration as an in-house litigator for Prudential Securities Incorporated. After deciding that he did not have the “New York state of mind” he moved to Florida where he took up residence in Jupiter in 1993. He worked for a mid-size West Palm Beach law firm for five years and then, with a partner, formed their own firm called Dobin & Jenks, LLP in 1999. The partners went their separate ways in the summer of 2008 and Marc opened Marc S. Dobin, P.A. The firm strives to provide large law firm quality with personalized attention.
Marc represented primarily securities industry clients for the first ten or so years of his practice. He has since represented numerous investors in arbitrations. We believe that the rules do not change just because the lawyer changes from one side of the table to the other. An unauthorized trade either “is” or “isn’t”. Suitability is determined by a number of factors. There are defenses to all claims in arbitration (other than theft, one would think). So representing industry parties and public customers is not inconsistent.
Mr. Dobin is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator. Marc was first placed on the FINRA Mediation panel in 2002. He mediated a number of cases to conclusion but decided to focus on his litigation practice. After years of securities arbitration, including representing parties in mediation, Marc has decided to limit his securities arbitration practice to mediation of securities matters as a neutral. He can still assist clients with their regulatory needs.
Since the firm’s founding in 2008, the practice has expanded to include the representation of businesses in a variety of disputes. Contract breaches, covenants not to compete and domain name ownership disputes are among the different types of matters the firm has handled for its clients. In February 2015, Marc Dobin announced that he would no longer be accepting new securities arbitration matters. Instead, he would offer his services as a mediator of securities and commercial litigation and arbitration.