Securities & Financial Services Law

Expert witness services as it relates to the court litigation or FINRA complaints regarding the sales of securitized alternative investments by Financial Advisors and Broker Dealer registered representatives to private investors. Consulting, compliance and risk management services and educational programs for Broker Deals, Financial Advisors and Financial Services companies related to the sales and business activities involving clients who are or may be seniors and/or vulnerable adults.

Commercial & Residential Real Estate

Transactional or litigation representation in the sale and purchase of commercial and residential properties, including but not limited to farm and agricultural properties. Representation of the buyer or seller when the other party to the transaction is represented by a realtor or an attorney. Focus is to prevent the inherent and actual conflict of interest when the seller or buyer is represented by one realtor. 


Commercial and residential real estate and development investment due diligence and contract review and negotiation.


Expert Witness services including consulting or testifying at FINRA arbitrations and civil court cases related to alternative investment products.  

Civil & Commercial Litigation & Appeals

Representation of Plaintiffs or Defendants in civil and commercial disputes related to businesses, torts and other types of litigation.

Municipal Litigation & Public interest Litigation

Representation in cases brought or defended by municipalities or cities

Equine Legal Services


  • Consultation and litigation services for racetrack operators and owners, racehorse owners, investors and trainers

  • Safety and risk assessment, management and consulting

  • Contracts and litigation services for racehorse industry vendors


  • Safety and risk assessment, management, and consulting

  • Liability release contracts; Board contracts; Horse sales and lease contracts

  • Facility sale and lease contracts for horse related training, boarding and other activities

  • Litigation liability and defense representation

  • Transportation agreements

  • Training agreements

  • Expert witness and other litigation support


  • Negotiation of contracts including sponsorship contracts and employment contracts

  • Litigation related to transactions, injuries or other issues

Barbara Halper takes a common-sense approach to representing her clients. She listens closely in order to truly understand their needs and advises them how best to achieve their goals. Barbara recognizes that attacking the opposing party is not always the best way to resolve problems. She is accomplished at knowing when to press a point and when and how to compromise to get the deal done. Barbara has a comprehensive hands-on legal and business background that includes direct involvement in multiple industries as well as types and sizes of businesses. Whether a business needs her to negotiate contracts or provide strong advocacy in disputes as legal counsel or an expert witness, Barbara is there for them.​

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