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Tamara Hoffbuhr-Seelman

Securities Regulation

Adjunct Professor

Tamara A. Hoffbuhr-Seelman is of counsel with the Denver law firm of Gordon & Rees LLP where she provides representation to broker-dealers, investment advisers, issuers, individuals and officers and directors on securities litigation, arbitration and complex commercial litigation matters. Tamara’s experience includes all aspects of securities litigation including customer disputes, broker recruitment and Protocol compliance, violation of state and federal securities laws, fraud, failure to supervise, churning, suitability, unauthorized sale of securities, due diligence, selling away, expungments, raiding/unfair competition, and wrongful termination. She also has extensive experience representing national and local financial institutions and other lenders in litigation involving breach of contract, mortgage fraud, foreclosures and lien disputes.

Tamara is an adjunct professor of securities law at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law where she teaches the fundamentals of the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange and Commission Act of 1934, Investment Company and Investment Advisors Acts of 1940. She is also a member of the DRI Securities Litigation Committee, ABA Securities Litigation Committee and the Colorado Bar Securities Sub-Section Committee.

Tamara Experiences

  • Defended a broker-dealer, its board of directors and managers before a state’s securities agency in an administrative action arising from allegations of breach of duty to supervise the conduct of a registered representative whose customers alleged violations of the state’s securities laws, churning, unauthorized trading, and suitability;
  • Defended the same broker-dealer in numerous civil lawsuits filed by customers alleging violations of the state’s securities laws, churning, unauthorized trading, and suitability;
  • Defended issuer, its managing member and individual members against allegations of securities fraud under the state’s securities laws, misrepresentation by omission, and breach of fiduciary duty;
  • Defended a broker-dealer in two FINRA arbitrations involving allegations of wrongful termination of registered representatives;
  • Defended broker-dealer relating to numerous broker transitions and compliance with the Protocol;
  • Represented broker-dealer in temporary restraining order actions and FINRA arbitrations involving allegations of unfair competition and Protocol violations;
  • Defended a broker-dealer and its principals in customer arbitrations in California, Colorado, Texas and Florida
  • Representation of numerous financial institutions and lenders in commercial foreclosures and lien disputes.

Tamara has been involved in the Junior League of Denver for the past ten years and most recently served as Vice President of Public Policy and Board Member. Tamara has also been involved in the Arraj Inn of Court for the past ten years and most recently served as its President. She is also a member of PEP Club of the Colorado Women’s Foundation.

Tamara was born on a Navajo Indian Reservation in Fort Defiance, Arizona and raised in Denver, Colorado. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and cycling.