Steven J. Stafstrom Jr. practices in Pullman & Comley’s Litigation Department in the areas of business disputes and securities and antitrust litigation.
Steven's practice includes representation of businesses and individuals in both state and federal matters involving contract disputes, unfair trade practices, misappropriation of trade secrets and proprietary information, employment disputes, breach of fiduciary duty and corporate veil piercing. He also represents investment advisors, broker dealers and investors in Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities arbitrations and mediations.
Prior to joining Pullman & Comley, Steve was a summer associate at the firm. He currently serves on the Firm's orientation and recruiting committees.
An active member of the Greater Bridgeport community, Steve is a member of the Bridgeport City Council, representing Black Rock and the West End.
- Represented one of New England's leading liberal arts colleges which claimed that its financial broker had failed to make trades of stock gifted to the college in accordance with their long standing agreement, resulting in significant losses after the market collapse. A FINRA panel arbitrated and found in favor of client, awarding nearly 100 percent return on losses.
- Defended financial advisory client in lawsuit brought by individual who claimed significant losses with the market crash and that her account opening agreement was a contract of adhesion; secured dismissal of case.
- Successfully represented a brokerage client sued by customers claiming more than $100,000 in losses during the market downturn; after a five day hearing, FINRA arbitration panel rejected bulk of claims and limited its award to out-of-pocket costs.
- Member of defense team for a real estate development company in a $22 million veil piercing, successor liability and fraudulent transfer case.
- Represented chemical processing company in a multi-state federal breach of contract action.
- American Bar Association - Litigation Section, Securities Litigation Committee
- Connecticut Bar Association - Co-chair of the Federal Practices Committee and Bridgeport Area Unit Chair, Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee; Litigation Section; Federal Practice Section
- Federal Bar Council
- Raymond E. Baldwin Inn of Court
- Greater Bridgeport Bar Association - member, past-chair, Young Lawyers Section
- Bridgeport City Council - member
- Alpha Community Services YMCA - former vice chair, board of managers
- Graduate of Class 20 of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council's Leadership Greater Bridgeport Program and current member, board of directors
- Fairfield University Alumni Association - secretary, board of directors
- City Lights Gallery - president, board of directors