Bentley Stansbury is a shareholder with Keesal, Young & Logan in its Long Beach office. He currently serves on the firm’s Executive Committee and its Diversity and Inclusion Committee (links to /diversity). Bentley has tried cases on both the plaintiff and defense side, with the majority of his practice focused on following areas:
Bentley represents the firm’s clients in all aspects of securities litigation. He has represented broker-dealers, registered investment advisors, clearing firms, investment banks, and individual financial advisors. His recent experience includes the representation of the firm’s clients in disputes pertaining to retail investments, alternative investments, REITs, clearing firm liability, regulatory and SRO rule violations, trading away, and Ponzi schemes.
Bentley has represented the firm’s clients in employment disputes, which have involved claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, defamation, retaliation, and corporate raiding. Through his experience in this area, Bentley has represented the firm’s clients in arbitration, civil actions, and family law court.
Bentley represents the firm’s clients in adversary probate proceedings, having represented the firm’s clients in both California’s probate courts and civil courts vested with probate jurisdiction.
Bentley has represented the firm’s clients in actions before the California Court of Appeals, the Ninth Circuit, the Second Circuit, the California Supreme Court, and the United States Supreme Court. His recent practice has required the preparation of writ petitions, as well as briefs on behalf of both appellants and appellees.
Bentley represents the firm’s clients on both the plaintiff and defense side in litigation surrounding commercial contracts, real estate transactions, professional liability, and business-to-business disputes. He also routinely represents third parties in dealing with sensitive discovery and trial subpoenas.