Investment Fraud Lawyers
With 50 years of experience, a 95% success rate, and millions recovered, Haselkorn and Thibaut, P.A., has established a nationwide reputation as a premier investment fraud law firm. Our investment fraud lawyers have ranked in the top 2% of peer reviews, 5 Star Google ratings, and Super 100 lawyers.
We can help you recover your investment. Please call 1-800-856-3352 or click the button below to discuss your case with one of our experienced securities attorneys. En español 561-585-0000.
Free Consultation. Nationwide Practice. No Recovery, No Fee.
Free Consultation. Nationwide Practice. No Recovery, No Fee.
Haselkorn & Thibaut, P.A. – 45 Years of Experience
Investors Should Not Pay for an 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.
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 100 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.
With over 45 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.
Why Clients Choose Our Investment Fraud Attorneys?
- 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 45 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.
Our Experienced Investment Fraud Lawyers Are Here to Answer Your Questions
Some investors know they are the victims of securities fraud or negligence. Others might have a gut feeling or just suspect something may be wrong after noticing an investment loss. Our knowledgeable securities fraud attorneys work quickly to investigate claims of broker misconduct, identify what has happened, and develop a strategy to recover your investment.
We will take the time to get to fully understand your case and explain your options to recover losses. It is unfortunate that we have to meet, but our firm will put your best interests first.
Securities laws are complex and involve state as well as federal regulations, and may involve firm-specific policies and securities industry standards. We have the experience and knowledge to properly advise you and aggressively pursue all claims. Our attorneys provide a free initial consultation.
Signs of Investment Fraud
- 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
- 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, 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.
Learn More About:
- Investment Fraud
- Broker Negligence
- Elder Exploitation
- FINRA Arbitration
- Common Types of Broker Misconduct
Big Firm Results, Boutique Firm Service
At the Investment Fraud Lawyers, we recognize that clients and professional referral sources have choices when it comes to securities attorneys and law firms. For clients, it comes down to some important considerations in choosing the right attorneys for you. For attorneys, CPAs, and professional referral sources, it comes down to trusting the attorneys and the investment loss law firm with some of your most valuable assets – your own clients.
Ask yourself: Do these attorneys have the knowledge and experience to handle the matter? Do these attorneys have the resources available to get the job done right? Am I going to be dealing with a large, cumbersome, and expensive litigation ‘team’ the members of which often change and are difficult to contact?
With the Investment Fraud Lawyers, you get “large law firm’s” experienced attorneys and “large law firm” quality work product (the same experienced attorneys and the same high-quality work product the Wall Street firms relied upon for years in defending similar matters).
At the same time, you get the higher level and more personalized service, responsiveness, and flexibility of a smaller, more nimble investment fraud law firm. The Investment Fraud Lawyers is proud to offer our clients the best of both worlds.
Clients Testimonials – Investment Fraud Lawyers
Our mission is to be able to provide the highest quality legal services to clients involved in securities arbitration or investment litigation matters, with the highest level of personalized service and attention that each client deserves. Unnecessary financial losses are never easy for our clients to deal with or address.
We understand what you are going through, and we also know what we need to do to address the situation. The investment fraud attorney’s at Haselkorn & Thibaut pride themselves (as does the entire group) on the high level of accessibility, communication, and quality representation that each client deserves. This is why clients are satisfied and why other attorneys and professionals feel confident referring their clients.
“I was referred to Matt by a well-known local attorney. Matt asked all the right questions and took the time to explain my case from all possible angles. Throughout the time I spent working with Matt on my case, he has been responsive to all of my questions, and I felt comfortable from the beginning with his extensive legal knowledge and expertise”
“Further, I’ve gotten to know Matt well, and he is an all-around great person who cares about his clients. With the successful resolution of my case, Matt has set the bar extremely high for any future legal needs I may have. I highly recommend Matt without hesitation.”
“I didn’t know what to do when I lost investment money, but Haselkorn & Thibaut helped explain my options for recovering my losses.”
“After 10 years of working with Mr. Haselkorn and his team, we have experienced nothing but tremendous success in every case, genuine trusted and top-notch counsel, as well as friendship as any business partnership, should be. Old school values with new world approaches coupled with the highest ethical standards makes this firm the only choice I ever make and the only one I refer.”
Securities and Investment Fraud FAQs
Please feel to contact us for any questions or a free case review. Below are some of the popular questions people ask:
What is Stock Broker or Financial Advisor Fraud?
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.
How do I find a good investment fraud attorney?
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.
What does an investment lawyer do?
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.
How can I pay for a lawyer with no money?
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.
What are Ponzi schemes?
Ponzi schemes are an investment scam that fakes returns and uses the money from new investors to pay existing investors.
What is a breach of fiduciary duty?
A breach of fiduciary duty is when a principal (such as a financial advisor) fails to act in the best interests of a client.
What is the fastest way for investors to recover losses from brokerage firms?
One of the fastest ways for investors to recover losses from an investment firm or financial advisor is through a FINRA arbitration claim.
What is Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)?
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 formally known as the NASD.
How do I know if I have a case?
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.
How long will the process take?
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.
Is information about my arbitration claim publicly available?
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.
What types of clients does your firm represent?
We have and continue to represent Individual investors, trusts, corporations, pension plans, charitable organizations, and various entities.
Why Choose InvestmentFraudLawyers.com?
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.
How are you compensated?
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 make sense for our clients in every case.
Who are the arbitrators?
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.
What is the normal process with a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Arbitration?
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.