Experienced Securities Fraud Attorney
Greed, negligence or an honest mistake: Brokers who mishandle an account can have a devastating effect on an investor. At Block & Landsman, our securities fraud attorneys have decades of experience protecting the interests of people who have suffered significant monetary losses. We answer your questions concerning matters such as unsuitable investments or churning, and then help you understand your legal options.
Breach of Fiduciary Duty
A broker’s role is to make financial investments on behalf of the investor. This places brokers in a position of trust and they have a legal, as well as ethical, obligation to act in the best interests of the person they represent. This is referred to as fiduciary duty. However, as an experienced securities fraud attorney can attest, some brokers take advantage of this trust through unauthorized transactions or fail to meet this responsibility due to incompetence and general negligence. When this occurs, this is referred to as a breach of fiduciary duty.
Recouping Your Losses
Statistics show that anyone who has been harmed through fraudulent actions has a stronger chance of recouping a loss when represented by an attorney experienced in investment litigation matters. Our attorneys are very experienced in representing clients in arbitration before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”). Our lawyers have a deep understanding of the industry regulation as well as federal laws put in place to protect investors, and we regularly take on cases that include the following issues:
- Financial statement discrepancies
- Excessive transactions
- Imprudent financial advice
- Large financial losses that could have been avoided
- Overly risky investments
A dishonest financial advisor can cost you everything. We have represented a range of investors, from young families who were saving for their children’s education, to senior citizens relying on retirement funds, to professional athletes saving money for their futures.
Legal Help For Investors
At Block & Landsman, we pride ourselves in providing productive legal help for investors. We also handle industry disputes and business litigation matters such as breach of contract claims, and disputes involving restrictive covenants, non-compete agreements and employment agreements. Our focus is to help you if you have lost savings due to mishandled brokerage accounts or improper business activities. There is no reason for you to quietly suffer significant financial losses. Allow our experienced attorneys to guide you through the process of filing a claim. To schedule a consultation to discuss your case today, please contact us at 312-251-1144.