About Us

Weltz Kakos Gerbi Wolinetz Volynsky LLP (“Weltz Law”) is a New York based securities law firm founded by Irwin Weltz, Eleni Kakos, Gabriel Gerbi, Thomas Wolinetz, and Robert Volynsky. Weltz Law represents clients in all aspects of securities and commercial litigation, including, but not limited to, investors that have been victims of broker malfeasance, and also represents clients in a full range of real estate, estate planning, and estate administration matters.

The attorneys at Weltz Law, collectively, have over 30 years of experience representing clients in these discrete practice areas. These representations have been diverse and often high stakes.

Prior to forming Weltz Law, Mr. Weltz, Mr. Wolinetz, and Mr. Volynsky’s core practice was primarily focused on representing investment professionals, such as broker dealers, brokers, RIAs and investment advisers, in securities litigation/investigations and FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) arbitrations, including disputes involving stocks, bonds, margin trading, options, mutual funds, real estate investments trusts (REITs), private placements, initial public offerings, structured products, annuities and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Their experience as defense attorneys allows them to provide investors with a unique perspective as to how to best proceed in order to maximize their recovery in a litigation or arbitration proceeding.

Mr. Gerbi concentrates his practice on real estate finance and development, leasing, construction, real estate syndication, faith-based development, hard money lending and general corporate governance.

CONTACT US FOR A FREE CASE EVALUATION. We will assess the merits of your claims and, where appropriate, will take your case on a contingency fee basis, i.e., we will not receive a penny in attorney’s fees unless a positive recovery is obtained in your case.

Client Reviews
★★★★★

I was introduced to Irwin when facing a regulatory issue which, at the time, felt overwhelming. From my first meeting with him, Irwin gained my trust and explained all options and potential outcomes in a way I could comprehend. He was there to talk me through any questions and concerns I had until we decided on the best option for me. On top of that, he is a genuinely caring person and has remained someone I go to for guidance throughout the years. I could not recommend him highly enough!

- Securities Industry
★★★★★

I found Irwin to be my advocate, in the best sense of the word. He truly cares about his clients, and because of his work ethic and perceptiveness, was an exceptional litigator in my lengthy and complicated case.

- Business Owner
★★★★★

I was referred to Irwin by a colleague who is in the securities business. I cannot thank him enough!. Irwin has been amazing…my case was complicated but Irwin has a way of looking at situations through different lenses and gets results. I can’t say enough about his “bedside manor”. As good as he is as an attorney, he’s an equally good person. He actually cares.

- Securities Industry
★★★★★

Irwin is a rare breed of lawyer, he’s honest, straightforward, smart and doesn’t over bill

- CEO
★★★★★

Irwin has been my go-to lawyer for arbitration and regulatory matters for years. He’s smart, cost-efficient and gets results. I highly recommend him.

- B.D.