By Aaron Lucchetti, The Wall Street Journal

It is a bull market for dead brokerage firms, too. Robertson Stephens & Co., a San Francisco firm that made its name pitching high-flying technology stocks during the 1990s but was shut down in 2002, is being resurrected by one of its former executives as a brokerage and wealth-management firm.

Joe Piazza, who oversaw Robertson Stephens's brokerage unit from 1998 to 2002, is coming out of retirement at 69 years old to start Robertson Stephens Partners LLC.

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