Experienced Financial and Securities Fraud Attorney
Specializing in Financial Services Arbitration
and Securities Class Action Litigation
Zamansky LLC is a leading securities fraud law firm located in the heart of Wall Street. With more than 60 years of collective practice representing investors in securities arbitration and litigation cases against financial institutions, securities issuers, underwriters and other wrongdoers, we are nationally recognized for our ability to aggressively prosecute cases and recover investment losses. Our legal team has extensive experience counseling clients who have suffered substantial financial losses. We have recovered tens of millions of dollars in stock broker fraud matters, including securities arbitrations and class action cases against brokers, investment firms and others.
Our securities fraud and investment fraud attorneys represent all types of investors across the United States and abroad, ranging from small individual investors to sophisticated high-net-worth clients and institutions. We also represent workers in ERISA actions brought against their employers and handle a wide range of employment law cases on behalf of securities industry employees, including wage and hour claims and securities employee arbitration matters involving wrongful termination and compensation issues.We deliver personalized attention to each of our clients, taking the time to listen and respond to their questions and concerns.
Each securities fraud attorney at our firm has in-depth knowledge of the financial services industry and decades of highly specialized legal experience. We know how to successfully develop, present and prevail in investment losses and securities fraud cases. Our size and focused practice allow us to make expert judgments and take action quickly. We deliver personalized attention to each of our clients, taking the time to listen and respond to their questions and concerns. At Zamansky LLC, each securities and investment fraud lawyer works to ensure that our clients fully understand the legal rights and protections available to them, and we navigate clients through each step of the legal process.
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Zamansky LLC - The Investor's Champion on Wall Street
Zamansky LLC is the securities fraud law firm that champions investors and workers wronged by the powerful and influential financial services firms and securities brokerages.
Our Guiding Principles: Justice, Knowledge, Compassion
Zamansky LLC founding partner and esteemed securities fraud attorney, Jacob Zamansky, and his team of veteran lawyers live and work by these guiding principles:
Compassion is critical.
Every client deserves their attorney’s time, attention and empathy.
Justice is a right.
Every investor and investment services worker, regardless of wealth or position, has the right to justice.
Knowledge Conveys Power
Every investor has the right to understand what has happened to their money and why.
Whether you are an investor of modest means, a high-end-worth individual or institution, or and hourly or salaried financial service employee, you can count on the lawyers at Zamansky LLC to be your champions on Wall Street.
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Zamansky LLC represents investors in securities class action lawsuits and employees in ERISA class action cases.
4 Ways Zamansky LLC Champions Your Securities Fraud Claim
We Stand up for people like you.
Our main focus is representing people injured by the financial services industry. We advocate for investors defrauded by the actions of their trusted advisors, represent workers in employer claims under ERISA, and fight for the rights of securities industry employees who were defrauded of their pay or unlawfully terminated. Unlike other securities fraud attorneys who will represent either side, we have taken a stance to represent people like you.
We Leverage a track record of success.
Zamansky LLC has recovered tens of millions of dollars in stock broker fraud matters, including securities arbitrations and class action cases against brokers, investment firms and others. Our opponents know we mean business.
We Draw on decades of experience.
Each securities fraud lawyer at Zamansky LLC brings years of in-depth knowledge of the financial services industry. Championing the rights of clients like you is all we do. This depth of highly specialized legal experience is our superpower.
We Offer free consultations and flexible fee arrangements.
Our investment fraud lawyers believe that every person deserves to be represented by top-notch counsel. Not only are all consultations free, in most circumstances we will work with clients under a contingency or success-based fee structure so that their cases can be pursued without the financial burden of up-front fees.
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When to Contact a Securities Fraud Lawyer
When corporations, hedge funds, advisory firms, and individual brokers and advisers violate these laws—and when investors suffer fraudulent losses as a result—aggrieved investors can use these laws to seek financial compensation. Some of the more common examples of securities fraud include:
- Breach of fiduciary duties
- Charging excessive fees and commissions
- High-yield investment fraud
- Market manipulation
- Ponzi schemes, pyramid schemes and advance-fee schemes
- Omission or misrepresentation of material information
- Theft, embezzlement, and other crimes
- Trading on inside information not available to the public (insider trading)
- Unauthorized trading and account churning
Securities fraud can take many other forms, and companies, firms and scam artists are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their efforts to defraud individual investors. Email and social media scams are a daily risk for investors, boiler rooms have made something of a comeback in recent years, and affinity fraud scams (scams targeting particular groups) perpetrated by community leaders and others cost many unsuspecting investors their entire life’s savings.
How Can Investors Prove that They are Victims of Securities Fraud?
Recovering fraudulent investment losses begins with proving that you are a victim of securities fraud. This requires proof of five key “elements”:
- Fraudulent Conduct – Your attorney must be able to prove that a company, firm, fund or individual committed a fraudulent act. This could be anything from withholding material information to conducting unauthorized trades.
- Intent – Generally speaking, an inadvertent mistake is not enough to give rise to a claim for securities fraud, nor is providing sound advice that ends up leading to market losses. In order to establish a claim for securities fraud, it is necessary to prove that the act or omission in question was committed with intent.
- Reliance – Even if a company made a material omission or your advisor had a conflict of interest (which resulted in a breach of his or her fiduciary duty), you are not a victim if you did not rely on the omission or advice in question. But, if you did rely, then you may have a claim for securities fraud.
- Damages – You must also be able to prove that you suffered damages. These are your fraudulent investment losses; and, while this is generally the easiest element to prove, you must still be able to clearly identify which of your investment losses are the result of the fraud in question.
- Causation – Finally, your securities fraud lawyer must be able to prove that your reliance on the fraudulent act or omission in question caused your damages. If your losses were the result of ordinary market factors that simply coincided with fraudulent conduct, this alone is not enough to establish a claim for securities fraud.
FAQs: Should You Speak with a Securities Fraud Lawyer?
What is Securities Fraud?
“Securities fraud” is a broad term that encompasses any type of act or omission that leads to harm for securities investors. This includes everything from making false public disclosures to making unauthorized trades on investors’ accounts. Fraudulent conduct by companies, brokerage firms, individual brokers, and investment advisors can lead to substantial losses, and investors who have concerns should promptly consult with a securities fraud lawyer.
Is Securities Fraud Illegal?
Yes, securities fraud is illegal under federal law. The Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 are the primary federal statutes that outlaw securities fraud. While individuals and entities that commit securities fraud can face prosecution by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), investors also can – and should – pursue individual claims to recover their losses with the help of a securities fraud lawyer.
How Do I Report Securities Fraud?
You can report securities fraud by contacting the SEC or a securities fraud attorney. We recommend that you contact an attorney because your attorney can not only contact the SEC on your behalf but also determine if you have grounds to recover your fraudulent investment losses. If you have a claim for securities fraud, your attorney can either (i) file a lawsuit in federal district court or (ii) file an arbitration claim with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
Can I File a Claim for Securities Fraud?
Yes. If you are a victim of securities fraud, you can absolutely file a claim against the company that released misleading information or the brokerage firm, broker, or investment advisor who is responsible for your investment losses. To ensure that you have every available opportunity to recover your losses, you should schedule a free initial consultation with a securities fraud lawyer as soon as possible.
Do I Have to Pay Out-of-Pocket to Hire a Securities Arbitration Lawyer?
No. In most circumstances, we work with our clients on a contingency-fee basis. This means that we only charge legal fees if we successfully help our clients recover their losses. Since our legal fees are calculated as a percentage of our client’s recovery, our clients never pay out-of-pocket for our services.
Do I Need to Hire a Local Securities Law Firm?
No. When you have a securities fraud claim, you do not need to hire a local attorney. With offices located in the heart of Wall Street, our firm represents individual investors in securities litigation and FINRA arbitration nationwide.
What is the Statute of Limitations for Securities Fraud Claims?
The statute of limitations for securities fraud claims depends on whether you are seeking to recover your losses in court or through FINRA arbitration. In court, most claims are subject to a limitations period of two years from the date of discovery, subject to a maximum of five years from the date of the fraudulent act or omission. For FINRA arbitration claims, the statute of limitations is six years from the date of the fraudulent act or omission.
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Why Would I Need an ERISA Lawyer?
ERISA lawyers help with a variety of employee benefit concerns such as 401k fraud, pension plan wrongdoings and more. Our ERISA law firm is nationally recognized for our ability to aggressively prosecute cases and recover losses from breaches of fiduciary duty and other claims. We are also skilled at class action litigation and whistleblower claims connected to ERISA violations.
Can I Sue a Broker After a Stock Market Loss?
An investor may file a claim connected to the stock market in cases where fraud and misconduct are suspected. Our stock law firm handles cases such as account churning, unsuitability, mutual fund fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and more.
I Lost a Lot of Money. Can a FINRA lawyer Help Me Recover My Losses Quickly?
Every lawsuit is different, and there is never a guarantee for how long your claim could take. The good news is that you do not have to pay out of pocket for a FINRA arbitration attorney. Even better, if you win, you are entitled to payment within 30 days of the end of the proceedings.