About Us

Alan W. Sparer

Sparer Law Group (SLG) was founded in 2003 by Alan Sparer after 20 years of experience as a litigator and director at Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin in San Francisco, California (now merged with Arnold & Porter).

Unlike many law firms that emphasize securities law, SLG represents both investors and financial services professionals, which gives us a unique insight and perspective when counseling clients, formulating strategy, or settling cases. Our lawyers were educated at premier law schools, and each had extensive success litigating business and securities cases before joining SLG.

SLG’s investor practice serves investors and institutions in cases involving complex financial instruments such as CDOs, auction rate securities, and other derivative products. Building on expertise Mr. Sparer began developing in the late 1980’s, SLG has recovered over $100 million in lost or illiquid investments for a select list of investor clients.

SLG’s securities regulatory and litigation practice consists in representing financial professionals who face potential adverse action from the SEC, FINRA, or State regulators. We have successfully resolved alleged violations of the Investment Advisors Act of 1940, the U.S. Securities Acts, and state Blue Sky laws. In these matters, SLG takes a practical approach, providing a thorough and vigorous defense while engaging in a dialogue aimed to produce a prompt and informal resolution.

In addition, SLG continues to litigate complex matters in diverse areas, including professional liability, trade secrets, real estate, insurance, trusts and estates, and health care. SLG represents clients in class and consolidated actions, as well as individual federal and state court proceedings and arbitrations.

SLG offers alternative and contingent fee arrangements, including blended hourly and contingent rates, results-based billing, and fixed fee engagements. Its hourly fees are generally one-third less than rates at large firms in San Francisco and New York.