Komlossy Law is a firm founded on hard work, determination and an abiding respect for truth and justice in America.  We offer legal representation to individuals and groups of consumers and shareholders who have been harmed or damaged by interests in whom they invested their trust and savings.

Komlossy Law founder Emily Komlossy worked tirelessly to finance her education, so she understands innately what it means to compete against established, well-funded and entrenched interests.  Often, large firms grow cynical about all but the highest profile cases or those with the highest profit potential.  Komlossy Law believes all people deserve the utmost dignity and respect, and that is why, for over 20 years, the founder of the firm has been bringing the same spirit of determination to the pursuit of justice in both state and federal courts, championing the rights of all citizens.

Emily Komlossy

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Ms. Komlossy has devoted her entire legal career to the practice of complex class action securities fraud and shareholder litigation. With a wealth of experience in this field, Ms. Komlossy has also provided portfolio monitoring services to individual, institutional and hedge fund clients to enable them to identify and determine an appropriate course of action when potential misconduct affects the client’s portfolio holdings.

In addition, a substantial portion of Ms. Komlossy’s cases has been in the shareholder merger litigation area. She has litigated cases for her shareholder clients against high profile companies in state and federal courts throughout the country. Prior to opening her own firm in 2013, Ms. Komlossy was the managing partner in the South Florida office for several New York based firms that handled class action litigation.

Ms. Komlossy earned a B.A. from the State University of New York at Oneonta in 1983 and a J.D. from New York Law School in 1989. She was admitted to practice in the State of New York in 1990 and the State of Florida in 1994. She is also admitted in the United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and Western Districts of New York and Michigan.

Ms. Komlossy is a Florida Supreme Court qualified arbitrator and Florida Supreme Court certified Civil Circuit mediator. In addition, she is on the roster as a non-public arbitrator for FINRA.

Ms. Komlossy is also certified by the Belgian Federal Mediation Commission as a civil and commercial mediator. She is a member of the Association for International Arbitration and United Kingdom’s Chartered Institute of Arbitrators . Ms. Komlossy is also the co-author of Emerging Trends in Say on Pay Disclosures published in the Winter 2013 edition of the ABA’s Securities Litigation Section. She can be reached directly at eck@komlossylaw.com.

Ross Appel

RossFaceRoss Appel is an associate attorney with Komlossy Law and concentrates his practice on advising and advocating for small business.  This includes responding to real life and real-time issues as they emerge. Ross’ experience includes trademark and trade secret issues and working to ensure that the client’s intellectual property is protected, as well as drafting contracts and dealing with disputes.

Mr. Appel previously served as lead in-house counsel for a South Florida medical facility, gaining the experience of advising the client and timely responding to legal and strategic issues.  Ross also practiced in the area of complex class action securities fraud and shareholder litigation.

Mr. Appel graduated from the Florida State University College of Law in 2011 (J.D., cum laude).  While at Florida State, Mr. Appel was a member of the Business Review and the Journal of Transnational Law and Policy.  He has published articles in the Texas Review of Entertainment and Sports Law, the International Sports Law Review and the Arizona State Sports and Entertainment Law Journal.  Mr. Appel also graduated from the University of Florida in 2007 (Master of Accounting and Bachelor of Science in Accounting, 2007).

Mr. Appel is also a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in Florida and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2011. He can be reached directly at raa@komlossylaw.com.

Publications

  • Franchise State Law for Craft Breweries, BEVERAGE TRADE NETWORK, NOV. 4, 2015, Webinar, available at http://beveragetradenetwork.com/en/btn-academy/webinars/franchise-state-law-for-craft-breweries-447.htm.
  • A Good Faith Intent to Use… Concurrently: Protecting the Previously Unprotected. 2016 CHARLOTTE LAW REV. (2016).
  • Worry Wort: A Path to Acquiring Trademark Rights in the Craft Brewing Industry, 24 Fordham Intell. Prop. Media & Ent. L.J. 1029
  • Craft Beer Label Design: How to Adhere to State and Federal Law and Get Your Labels Approved. Beverage Trade Network, May 13, 2014, available at http://beveragetradenetwork.com/en/article-base/craft-beer-label-design-how-to-adhere-to-state-and-federal-law-and-get-your-labels-approved–351.htm.
  • Trademark Law: Selecting Your Mark, American Brewer, 2013 Volume 4.
  • Emerging Trends in Say-on-Pay Disclosure, ABA Securities Litigation E-Journal (2013).
  • Let’s Make a Deal: The Contentious Relationship Between the National Hockey League and Kontinental Hockey League and the Need for a Transfer Agreement, 2 Ariz. St. Sports & Ent L.J. 141 (2011).
  • Tonight, We Try to Take Over the World: Why NHL Expansion to Europe Faces Major Obstacles, 11 Int’l Sports L. Rev. 9 (2011)
  • Head East Young Man (and Comparatively Older Men Who are Likely to Languish in the Minor Leagues), 12 Texas Rev. Ent. & Sports L. 109 (2010).

Professional Licenses and Admissions

  • Florida State Bar: License # 90865
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Certified Public Accountant (Florida): License # AC40560

 

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