What is a Securities Lawyer?
A securities lawyer is an attorney who’s experienced and knowledgeable in securities law—the branch of the law that deals with investments. Securities law governs things like what information a publicly-traded company must make available, honesty and fair dealing in the investment world, and how investments are traded.
The federal agencies that regulate the securities industry, such as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, employ securities lawyers to help ensure that markets are fair. But there are also securities lawyers in the private sector who either defend the rights of individual investors or defend the financial industry from regulatory actions and fraud lawsuits. The Silver Law Group is proud to exclusively represent investors who are protecting their rights.We are Investor Advocates
Securities belong to a specialized area of the law. Just as a divorce and child custody lawyer might spend years practicing that kind of law and learning from that experience, securities lawyers do the same for investor rights and regulations.
There’s a lot to know. Since the investment world is an important part of our economy, the government pays a lot of attention to it. As a result, securities law is complex and changes fairly often. Securities lawyers must understand who regulates which kinds of securities, know-how specific situations tend to play out, and keep abreast of changes.
That’s why you should always seek out a securities lawyer when you have a legal problem specific to investing, such as:
- Examining and explaining broker contracts before you sign
- Suspicions or evidence of fraud
- Suspicions or evidence of market manipulation, insider trading, or other wrongdoing
- Recovering your money after you were a victim of wrongdoing
- Blowing the whistle on illegal or unethical behavior
- Elder financial abuse
Silver Law Group is a leader in stockbroker misconduct cases. Generally, investors are required to sign an arbitration agreement when opening a brokerage account which requires all disputes to be submitted to FINRA or securities arbitration. This unique practice area has its own Code of Conduct and specially trained arbitrators. Our attorneys routinely represent investors in claims against brokerage firms for a wide variety of misconduct including:
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Conflicts of interest
- Unregistered securities
- Broker selling away
- Elder financial abuse
- Illiquid assets
A class action lawsuit is a claim against a company or individuals who have defrauded many investors in a similar way. Our attorneys have handled class actions involving Ponzi schemes including claims against banks, auditors and accountants. Other class actions involve claims against companies for false SEC filings or otherwise misleading investors.We Help Investors
The Silver Law Group works only in securities and investment fraud law, and all of our attorneys are career securities lawyers. Lead attorney Scott Silver started his career defending Wall Street firms accused of wrongdoing by investors, but switched early on to exclusively representing investors. Today, he has won numerous verdicts and settlements for investors, often handles lawsuits for trustees and receivers trying to unwind Ponzi schemes, frequently writes and speaks about securities law, and is the author of a well-received primer on the SEC whistleblower program.
If you’ve lost money for reasons you believe have more to do with fraud than the ordinary ups and downs of the market, the Silver Law Group can help. Based in South Florida, we represent clients across the United States. And we offer free, confidential consultations, so you can tell us about your situation and learn more about your rights at no risk. To set up this meeting, contact us online or call us at (800) 975-4345.