Your Securities Lawyer: Fighting for Your Money
Our Securities Lawyer Recovers Investment Losses For People Just Like You
What Does a Securities Lawyer Do?
A securities attorney represents investors who have suffered losses due to broker fraud, investment advisor fraud, corporate fraud and other fraudulent practices. While investors rely on brokers, advisors and companies to provide them with reliable information and sound investment advice, this unfortunately doesn’t always happen. Fraud is pervasive in the securities industry, and while it can lead to big profits for those in the industry, these profits come at investors’ expense. A securities legal practitioner
helps investors hold industry participants accountable.
When you hire a securities defense attorney, they will carefully examine all of the circumstances surrounding your investment losses. Did you invest with a broker or advisor, or did you invest on your own? What information did you receive, and when? What information didn’t you receive before investing? All of these are key questions that will play a role in determining your legal rights. If your lawyer determines that you have a claim for fraud, your lawyer will then take legal action on your behalf. In many cases, this involves filing for FINRA arbitration, but in some cases, it involves going to court.
Once your securities lawyer files your claim, your lawyer will fight to recover your fraudulent losses on your behalf. If a settlement offer is on the table, your lawyer will help you decide whether to accept based on the amount you will take home. If settling is not in your best interests (or, at least not yet), then your lawyer will keep fighting to recover the full financial compensation to which you are legally entitled.
Why It Is Important to Have a Securities Lawyer Represent Investors
If you are a victim of investment fraud, it is important that you choose a securities defense attorney who represents investors. Some lawyers only represent firms, companies, and professionals in defense of investors’ fraud-related claims. At Zamansky LLC, our practice is devoted exclusively to fighting for defrauded investors, and we are committed to holding fraudulent actors accountable.
As an investor, it isn’t always (or even often) easy to know if you are a victim of fraud. Brokers, advisors, companies, and scam artists will go to great lengths to cover up their misdeeds, and their methods are becoming increasingly sophisticated. As a result, if you have concerns, you should not ignore them. An experienced securities lawyer will be able to meticulously analyze the details of your case to determine if you have grounds to pursue a financial recovery in FINRA arbitration or securities fraud litigation.
Whether you are investing or taking legal action, informed decision-making is key. This is where hiring an experienced attorney comes into play. A lawyer who knows the law—and who knows what it takes to hold bad actors accountable—will be able to help you make the right decisions and move forward with confidence.
Securities Defense Attorney: SEC Investigations Involving Investor Fraud
In some cases, investors learn that they may be victims of fraud when the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announces an investigation into their brokerage firm or a company in which they have invested. If this applies to you, it is important to understand what the SEC’s investigation means—and doesn’t mean—for your financial recovery.
The SEC investigates all forms of investment fraud, from churning and other forms of broker misconduct to insider trading and other corporate securities law violations. It also pursues enforcement actions focused on imposing monetary penalties and, to an extent, obtaining restitution for investors. However, these restitution efforts rarely result in full recovery of investors’ losses. To fully recover their losses, investors must separately take legal action on their own.
As a result, if your brokerage firm or a company in which you have invested is facing an SEC investigation, you should speak with a securities lawyer promptly. Your lawyer will be able to assess the implications of the SEC’s investigation for you personally, and then your lawyer will be able to advise you regarding the steps you should take to protect your financial interests. If you need to pursue FINRA arbitration or securities litigation, your lawyer can then take all of the legal steps that are necessary to fully recover your fraudulent investment losses.
How a Securities Lawyer Can Help You
Let’s say you have suffered unexpected investment losses, and let’s say an investigation uncovers evidence that you are a victim of investment fraud. In this scenario, what can a securities defense attorney do to help?
Here is what you can expect when you choose one of our lawyers to represent you:
- We Will Evaluate Your Case – Are you entitled to recover your investment losses? A securities lawyer at Zamansky LLC will evaluate your case and determine if you have grounds to pursue a claim for investment fraud.
- We Will Explain Your Options – If you have a claim for investment fraud, your lawyer will go over your options in detail. This includes explaining the FINRA arbitration process and the process of filing a securities fraud lawsuit in court.
- We Will Act Quickly If Necessary – If necessary, we can act quickly to preserve your legal rights or preserve any assets that may be available to serve as compensation for your fraudulent losses. Of course, we can only do this if you contact us in time.
- We Will Carefully Calculate the Value of Your Claim – As a defrauded investor, the damages you are entitled to recover are based on your actual losses. We will use our experience handling FINRA arbitration and securities fraud cases to carefully calculate the value of your claim.
- We Will Fight for Compensation on Your Behalf – Once we know how much you are entitled to recover, we will fight for just compensation on your behalf. While we will focus on negotiating a favorable settlement if possible, we will not hesitate to litigate your claim if necessary.
About the FINRA Arbitration Process
For many investors, recovering their fraudulent losses involves filing for FINRA arbitration. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) shares responsibility with the SEC for protecting investors, and FINRA arbitration provides a forum for investors to recover their fraudulent losses without going to court. FINRA arbitration is generally quicker than securities litigation, and FINRA arbitrators are experts in evaluating claims of investor fraud.
But, while FINRA arbitration provides a way for defrauded investors to hold brokers and brokerage firms accountable, it is a process that requires experienced legal representation. Investor claims are subject to strict rules and procedures, and brokers and their firms will typically be represented by experienced defense counsel. An experienced securities attorney can help turn the tables in your favor while ensuring that you take all of the steps that are necessary to secure a financial recovery.
The FINRA arbitration process begins with filing a complaint. Once you file (or your securities lawyer files on your behalf), your broker or brokerage firm will receive notice of your pending proceeding. At this stage, your broker or brokerage firm will have the opportunity to file an initial response, and then your case will proceed toward a formal arbitration hearing. Along the way, your lawyer will take several steps to help position your case for success, and your lawyer may engage in settlement negotiations on your behalf. If your case doesn’t settle before your hearing date, then a FINRA arbitrator or panel of arbitrators will hear the evidence and issue a binding decision.
Do I Need to Hire a Securities Lawyer “Near Me”?
If you are a victim of investment fraud, do you need to hire a lawyer near you? Or should you hire a lawyer at a firm that represents defrauded investors nationwide?
Whether you need to pursue a claim in FINRA arbitration or in court, there is no reason to hire a local lawyer. In fact, rather than focusing on geography, you should focus on finding a lawyer who has specific—and extensive—experience representing investors in your situation. Investment fraud cases are unique in many ways (and they can also be exceedingly complex), so relevant experience is critical when seeking to assert your legal rights. A local lawyer who lacks relevant experience may not be able to represent you effectively.
At Zamansky LLC, we represent defrauded investors throughout the United States. With our main offices in the heart of Wall Street, we have decades of experience representing investors across the country in FINRA arbitration and securities fraud litigation. Not only do we have a nationwide securities fraud practice, but we also focus our practice in this area exclusively. This focus has allowed us to achieve numerous significant victories for our clients.
Contact Us – Let a Securities Lawyer Help You
Are you a victim of investment fraud? If so, it is important that you speak with a securities defense attorney as soon as possible. We provide free initial consultations, and we handle most investment fraud cases on a contingency-fee-basis. To discuss your case with a lawyer at Zamansky LLC in confidence, call 212-742-1414 or tell us how we can reach you online today.
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