Investment Fraud Lawyers
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Haselkorn & Thibaut Fights For Investors
Investors Should Not Pay for Investment Fraud or Mistakes by Financial Advisors and Broker-Dealers
Investment losses can appear simple on the surface, but often involve a multitude of legal and regulatory issues that may have caused or contributed to those losses. For example, the term securities fraud may seem simple, but it can be a complex area of the law and there are many different ways to prove evidence of securities fraud.
When customers of financial services firms notice investment losses, they are generally not familiar with the complex legal or regulatory issues that may constitute securities fraud, negligence, or other improper behavior. They just know that something was not right and something caused the losses in the portfolio. They often recognize the loss and often realize that their financial security (perhaps their retirement, or their ability to maintain their lifestyle, etc.) may now be in jeopardy.
Why Clients Choose Our Investment Fraud Attorneys
With over 50 years of experience and millions recovered, our investment fraud lawyers fight aggressively to recover losses for investors. The only thing worse than losing investment money is not recovering money when you could have recovered funds. The right investment fraud lawyer will take fast legal action that includes FINRA Arbitration or filing complaints with FINRA and SEC. Although the process may seem complex, or intimidating, we make it easier for investors. Client choose our firm because:
- As former licensed securities brokers, we are extremely familiar with the financial industry.
- We began our legal careers defending major broker-dealers, and we can anticipate their strategies and defenses.
- We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients against some of the largest firms on Wall Street.
- For approximately 50 years, our attorneys have handled thousands of securities cases in FINRA, NASD, and NYSE arbitration, as well as in state and federal court.
- We have the legal experience, the securities industry background, and regulatory knowledge and experience to help you even the playing field and obtain the maximum financial recovery of your investment.
- We utilize the experience, resources, and power of a large law firm while providing clients with the highest level of boutique law firm service.
- Most cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. We only receive attorney’s fees if we obtain a recovery.
Time is against most investors who face investment fraud. It is very important that action is taken in a timely manner. Haselkorn and Thibaut P.A, the Investment Fraud Lawyers, specialize as investment fraud attorneys with over 50 years of industry experience. Our investment fraud lawyers are knowledgeable and experienced in the complex legal and regulatory areas needed to assist you in recovering your investment.
As former licensed brokers and defense lawyers, they have an insider’s view of those legal and regulatory issues, and how the financial services firms and their lawyers often treat and evaluate these matters. You should have their knowledge and experience on your side, aggressively fighting to make things right and help you recover your investment. Call us today for a free consultation.
Signs of Investment Fraud
Investing your hard-earned money can be exciting, but it’s important to keep an eye out for potential red flags. Unfortunately, not all financial advisors have your best interests in mind, and some may try to lure you in with promises of guaranteed returns or complex investment strategies that sound too good to be true.
Beware of high-pressure sales tactics and unsolicited investment opportunities that could be a sign of investment fraud. And if a financial advisor is being secretive or evasive about their investment practices, it’s time to ask questions.
Remember, a legitimate financial advisor should be transparent and able to explain their investment strategies in a way that you can understand. By being vigilant and staying informed, you can make sound investment decisions that help you achieve your financial goals.
Investment Fraud Red Flags
- High-pressure sales are common in investment fraud.
- Promises of little to no risk. The truth is that every investment has risk, from government bonds to speculative high-tech stocks. Investors are always on the lookout for investment opportunities that will increase their returns while minimizing risk. However, investment frauds will often trumpet the safety of their investment opportunities. They will often make promises of significant profits without underlying risk. Be wary of anyone who offers an investment that promises great returns with minimal risk.
- Overly complex or vague descriptions of how the investment generates a return.
- Unrealistic guarantees of significant returns in short periods of time.
- Unauthorized trading of investments.
- Buying and selling investments such as commission-based mutual funds.
- Avoiding questions and requests for documentation.
- Lack of licenses and certifications.
- Difficulty cashing out.
What to Do If You Suspect Investment Fraud
If you suspect you are a victim of investment fraud, please do the following:
- Document everything you can about the suspect investment.
- Get help. If you suspect fraud, an investment fraud attorney can help you plan your next steps. Our lawyers can help you understand the laws surrounding an investment and the strategy for recovery. We can investigate what has happened and where your investment may have gone and offer advice about the best steps for moving forward.
Don’t let fraudsters walk away with your hard-earned money. Fight back. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Securities and Investment Fraud FAQs
There are many forms of stockbroker fraud that can range from lying to misrepresenting investment products. We offer a free service to review investors’ portfolios and financial advisors for all investment fraud issues. You can also search online with a service by FINRA, called “Broker Check.” that will allow you to search broker-dealers and stockbrokers.
The best way to find a good investment fraud attorney is to interview multiple lawyers and find the one that has the most experience in securities investment fraud and meets your personal expectations.
An investment fraud lawyer helps clients recover losses from financial advisors and broker-dealers. Much of the work involves understanding securities products and FINRA rules and regulations.
Most of our clients do not pay our firm anything until we win the case. We work on a contingency basis and don’t require any payment to start. In addition, we offer a free consultation.
Ponzi schemes are investment scam that fake returns and uses the money from new investors to pay existing investors.
A breach of fiduciary duty is when a principal (such as a financial advisor) fails to act in the best interests of a client.
One of the fastest ways for investors to recover losses from an investment firm or financial advisor is through a FINRA arbitration claim.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is a private self-regulatory organization that regulates broker-dealers and stockbrokers. They are charged with licensing, registration, arbitration, and enforcement. The organization is based in New York and is formally known as the NASD.
Every situation is unique, but we can typically guide you in the right direction after a short initial no-cost consultation in person or by telephone. We try to answer all of your questions and provide you with relevant information so that you can make informed decisions about your situation.
While it does vary depending on the individual circumstances, and there are several potential strategies that can be considered for expediting cases, most FINRA securities arbitration, and investment litigation matters are concluded within a 12-14 month time frame from the filing date.
Settlements are typically confidential and the arbitrators may issue an Award. The Award alone would be public; however, the Award typically will not include any personal details beyond the result in the case.
We have and continue to represent Individual investors, trusts, corporations, pension plans, charitable organizations, and various entities.
In a single word: Experience.
We have personally worked for several years in the financial services industry. We have experience on all sides and in virtually every type of matter in this area. We have in-house brokerage firm experience, compliance-side experience, as well as a combined over 30 years of securities arbitration and investment litigation experience.
Every case and every situation is different, as is every client relationship. We are committed to working with our clients to arrange cost-effective litigation strategies and we have arrangements that include hourly, contingency, hybrid, or alternative fee arrangements depending on what makes sense for our clients in every case.
Arbitrators are generally three neutral individuals who serve as the judge and jury for your case. Some have more arbitration experience than others; however, in order to become an arbitrator, one must apply and receive training.
Well-recognized securities arbitration forums include Financial Industry Regulator Authority (FINRA), American Arbitration Association (AAA), and JAMS. FINRA is the most common arbitration forum and you can learn more about the process and who the arbitrators are at www.finra.org.
The current FINRA Arbitration process can be seen here: http://www.finra.org/arbitration-and-mediation/arbitration-overview The Investment Fraud Lawyers is a full-service firm that was established over 30 years ago, which traces its roots in Palm Beach County decades before then. Originally created by merging three established law firms.
Additional practice areas include probate, wills and trust, estate and trust litigation, tax/corporate, appellate, family/divorce, commercial litigation, real estate, zoning, and construction litigation among our various practice areas.
Please do not hesitate to contact Jason or Matt regarding any of these other matters, with experienced attorneys in all of these practice areas, we look forward to assisting you in your case.
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Current Cases & Investigations
Investors often chalk up losses in their annuity contracts, portfolios, or brokerage accounts to bad luck or their own mistakes. However, it’s important to realize that sometimes these losses are a result of fraud or misconduct by brokers or financial advisors. If you suspect that you’ve been a victim of investment fraud, it’s crucial to seek the guidance of a qualified investment fraud lawyer with expertise in securities and insurance.
At Haselkorn & Thibaut, we are dedicated to helping investors recover their losses due to fraud and wrongdoing by their brokers. Our experienced investment fraud lawyer is available for a confidential and free consultation at 1-888-902-6872. Don’t let investment fraud go unchecked – contact us today to explore your legal options.
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