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Jonathan S. Burns Named Partner at Wites & Kapetan

Wites & Kapetan, P.A. is pleased to announce that Jonathan S. Burns has been named a partner at the firm.  Mr. Burns has been an associate with Wites & Kapetan for over three years and has earned numerous verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million since joining the firm.  Currently, he is handling a vast array of cases including those involving personal injury and wrongful death, and securities fraud, and is also working alongside Marc A. Wites in representing Texas Equusearch against Casey Anthony. “Jonathan is an excellent attorney and a valued member of our team.  Throughout his tenure...

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Wites & Kapetan Retained to Review Complaints of Legionnaire’s Disease Caused by Water in Albany Hotel.

When Millie and Morry Natal of Rochester New York checked into the Best Western Sovereign in Albany New York on November 24, 2011, the plan was to get some rest after a Thanksgiving celebration with relatives. Consistent with his normal routine, Morry, who is 80-years old, took a shower and brushed his teeth. He also drank a glass of water from his hotel room sink to wash down his medication. Morry then climbed into his hotel room bed, and went to sleep. Unbeknownst to Morry, his normal routine – shared that night by all of the guests in that and...

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SEC Secures Judgment Against Brookstreet Securities Corporation and its CEO

Almost four years after Wites & Kapetan obtained a judgment against Brookstreet Securities Corporation, and its CEO and Founder, Stanley C. Brooks, the SEC did the same.  In July 2008, Marc A. Wites represented Judy Schulman, a Boca Raton resident, in an arbitration against Brookstreet and Brooks.  Ms. Schulman suffered substantial losses in a risky portfolio of Collateralized Mortgage Obligations (CMOs) sold to her as a safe and conservative investment by Brookstreet Securities Corporation. Wites & Kapetan obtained for Ms. Schulman an arbitration award of $523,300 after a 4-day hearing before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). The Arbitration Panel...

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