Do I Need an Investment Fraud Lawyer?
If you’ve lost substantial amounts of money to securities or investment fraud, you may be reluctant to spend more. But if you’re planning on holding the fraudsters responsible through the courts, arbitration, or administrative action, a lawyer is likely to be well worth the money. In fact, by preventing mistakes that can end your case or cause you to be awarded less than your claim is worth, hiring a lawyer may more than pay for itself. The good news is that our attorneys generally work on a contingency fee basis. This means we only get paid if we help recover your money.
That’s especially true in an investment fraud or securities fraud case. Securities law is complex and specialized. Many lawyers who are highly competent in some other area of the law, like personal injury or divorce, don’t understand it well and don’t have the experience required to judge the strength of your case. Hiring an experienced investment lawyer ensures that you have the most advantages you can get when it’s time to hold the wrongdoer responsible.What Do Investment Fraud Lawyers Do?
Investment lawyers handle cases alleging that someone broke the law or defrauded another person in connection with an investment or a financial duty. These cases can be handled through FINRA arbitration, federal court or other forums.
In practice, that can mean anything from an outright scam to more subtle manipulations, including:
- Ponzi or pyramid schemes
- “Churning”—trading just to generate a commission
- Intentionally manipulating the price of an investment
- Selling unregistered securities
- Selling investments without the brokerage’s knowledge
- Acting as a broker-dealer without a license
- Misrepresenting or omitting important facts about an investment
- Providing investment advice not suitable to your situation
- Any breach of a fiduciary duty
The government has multiple agencies dedicated to overseeing financial markets and holding people who break the law responsible. But the lawyers at those agencies work for the government. They may be looking out for the people of the United States as a whole, but their job is not to prioritize your interests or recover your money.
For that, you should look for investment fraud lawyers in the private sector, like Silver Law. Investment attorneys like us represent investors who were defrauded by a person or organization that owed them better. We help our clients hold scammers responsible for their actions and recover as much as possible of what they’ve lost.Experienced Securities Fraud Attorneys
If you’re considering suing or other legal action to fight back against investment fraud, Silver Law can help. Our lead attorney, Scott Silver, has spent his entire career in securities law, starting at a law firm that defended brokerage firms in legal trouble. Today, he uses that experience to protect investors who are victims of the same kind of illegal and manipulative behavior. We are passionate investor advocates and we encourage you to visit our website and learn more about our experience and background.
Investment and securities law is complicated. To recover what you’re owed and demand justice, you should make sure you have an experienced investment lawyer by your side. To set up a free consultation with Silver Law, contact us through our website or call us today at (800) 975-4345.