Securities fraud is a practice in which investors or stockbrokers make purchase or sale decisions on the basis of false or defective information, which may be tainted by financial motives, and which frequently result in losses for their clients, in violation of state and federal securities laws.
In matters involving securities or investment fraud, or claims against stockbrokers for fraud, customers should consider hiring a securities fraud attorney. It is important that you consult with qualified investment or securities fraud attorneys to determine which deadlines may apply to your particular claims. The determination for the need for legal services and the choice of a securities fraud attorney are extremely important decisions that should not be based solely on advertisements or self proclaimed expertise in the area of securities fraud lawsuits.
Just because an attorney claims to specialize in securities or investment fraud does not mean they are a specialist or expert in that particular field of law, nor does it mean that the attorney is necessarily any more expert or competent than any other attorney.
Anyone pursuing a securities fraud lawsuit should make their own independent investigation and evaluation of any securities fraud attorney being considered.
In addition, any potential client seeking to pursue a securities fraud lawsuit ought to contact the local bar association where that securities fraud attorney is licensed to practice law and determine if they are in good standing, or if there have ever been any lawsuits or complaints against that attorney for malpractice of the violation of the rules of professional conduct.
Securities arbitration awards and the identity of counsel in these cases can be researched on-line and you can find about securities fraud lawsuits from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority or FINRA by visiting their website at www.finra.org.
Have you been the victim of securities fraud? You can recover your securities fraud losses from your broker resulting from the sale of unsuitable investments, false statements and omissions in connection with the sale of securities, breach of fiduciary duty, or negligence.
At the Guiliano Firm we exclusively represent individual investors in claims against brokerage firms for stockbroker fraud, securities and investment fraud in FINRA (NASD) Securities Arbitrations, or NYSE Securities Arbitrations, nationwide. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis meaning that there is no cost or obligation, unless we are able to make a recovery for you.
Call 877-732-2889 or 215-413-8223 (International) for a free consultation from the Guiliano firm today.