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About The Shuman Law Firm

Firm Background

The Shuman Law Firm is a nationally recognized law firm located in majestic Boulder, Colorado.  Our firm specializes in representing shareholders who have suffered financial losses from corporate securities fraud or other corporate malfeasance.

Since 1994, Kip B. Shuman, principal of  The Shuman Law Firm, has worked to recover hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of defrauded investors.  The Shuman Law Firm has acted as class counsel for institutional investors, including public pension funds, labor unions, as well as thousands of individual investors in securities class actions and derivative litigation.

Most recently, The Shuman Law Firm served as counsel in over forty derivative lawsuits emanating from the well-publicized stock option backdating scandal that came to light in 2006.  In these cases, corporate executives of publicly-traded companies manipulated company stock options in a manner that allowed the executives to enrich themselves to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars at the expense of the companies and shareholders.  The Shuman Law Firm has played a central role in causing many corporate executives who received manipulated stock options to return their ill-gotten profits to the companies they served.

In many instances, The Shuman Law Firm has caused the manipulated stock options to be either rescinded or re-priced to ensure that executives cannot profit from their wrong doing.  In addition, The Shuman Law Firm has caused the boards of directors of these companies to adopt robust corporate governance changes that are specifically designed to create a system of checks and balances which ensure that stock option manipulation will not occur in the future.  These cases provide one recent example of The Shuman Law Firm’s commitment to protecting the rights of shareholders.