When investment losses are the result of securities and investment fraud, victims have the ability to recoup those losses. Under state and federal laws, stock brokers and other investors have to meet certain obligations when dealing with their clients. Those who fail to do so should be held accountable.
At the Albany law firm of Cooper Erving & Savage LLP, our attorneys are prepared to represent investors who are victims of unlawful conduct on the part of stock brokers and other financial professionals. Simply losing money does not entitle you to file a claim, but negligence and misconduct should be vigorously pursued to compensate you for your damages.
Our lawyers are always prepared to go to trial to advocate for victims of securities fraud and investment schemes. Contact the firm to learn what steps we can take.
Understanding What Constitutes Securities And Investment Fraud
In New York and across the country, a great deal of attention has been paid to Ponzi schemes and other investment scams as Bernie Madoff and others are brought to justice for bilking investors out of billions of dollars. Of course, not all investment fraud or misconduct is as sensational, but these acts, even when not publicized, still harm innocent victims.
Unlawful conduct by investors includes:
- Aggressive and high-pressure sales tactics
- Account churning
- Broker conflicts of interest
- Investment unsuitability
- Violations of margin rules
- Excessive markups
- Securities and broker dealer fraud
- Failure to disclose pertinent information to investors
Our firm will thoroughly investigate the actions that your broker took with your money and any violations or illegal activity that may have occurred as a result. If you have a valid claim against the broker, we will protect your rights at all points during your case and work diligently to get the compensation you deserve.
Ready To Assess Your Case
If you believe that you are the victim of fraud or misconduct, contact our firm in Upstate New York to schedule a consultation. We will review the facts of your case and recommend an effective course of action. Call 888-352-3751 or use our online contact form to get started.