Alaska investment fraud attorney Robert Wayne Pearce at the Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce P.A., has extensive experience representing investors and organizations in securities arbitrations through FINRA here in the Last Frontier State of Alaska.

Have you fallen victim to investment fraud? Are you looking for an experienced attorney to help you fight for the compensation you deserve?

You need an investment fraud lawyer who is dedicated to protecting your rights as an Alaska-based investor.

We recognize the challenges and emotional toll of experiencing investment fraud, and we’re committed to guiding you through the legal journey to seek justice and accountability from those at fault.

Since 1980, we have been devoted to helping investors and have successfully recovered over $175 million in settlements and verdicts on their behalf. View client testimonials here. We have experience handling all types of securities fraud cases and utilize all available legal avenues from the federal level to Alaska law as it applies to investment fraud cases. Don’t let investment fraud ruin your financial future – contact the Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A. today via our quick-response form, or call (800) 732-2889.

Definition of Investment Fraud and Securities Fraud

Investment fraud is a term sometimes used interchangeably with securities fraud, and it involves using deceptive practices, including false or misleading information, to manipulate investors into making investment decisions that result in substantial losses. Dishonest brokers may even resort to outright theft of investor’s funds or securities. 

Example Scenario: An investor is persuaded by their broker to put a large portion of their retirement savings into a high-risk, illiquid investment. The broker downplays the risks, misrepresents the potential returns, and pressures the investor to make a quick decision. The investment ultimately fails, leading to significant losses for the investor.

Upon initially engaging with your broker-dealer, you probably expected them to prioritize your interests. However, numerous brokers and financial advisors fail to fulfill their fiduciary responsibilities, or they may even engage in clear acts of securities fraud. Such actions can include misleading you about the nature of investments, hiding associated risks, engaging in excessive trading (known as churning) to earn commissions, or imposing hidden fees that inflate your costs.

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FYI: Alaska and Federal Laws That Protect Investors

Alaska investors benefit from a robust framework of protections designed to ensure fair and transparent markets. These safeguards include:

  • Key Laws and Regulations
    • The Alaska Securities Act: The cornerstone of Alaska investor protection, this law combats fraud, mandates the registration of most securities, and provides avenues for investors to seek recourse if they’ve been misled.
    • The Alaska Business Organizations Code: This outlines shareholder rights and the responsibilities of company leaders, aiming to ensure that corporations act in the shareholders’ best interests.
    • The Alaska Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act (DTPA): This broad law empowers investors to take action against unfair or deceptive investment practices.
  • Governing Agencies
    • Alaska State Securities Board: This agency is the primary watchdog for the Alaska securities industry. They register offerings, license brokers, investigate misconduct, and educate investors about their rights.
    • Office of the Alaska Attorney General (Consumer Protection Division): Focused on consumer protection, this office can intervene in cases of investment fraud or other deceptive practices that harm Alaska investors.
  • National Regulatory Bodies
    • FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority): FINRA oversees all broker-dealers in the US, setting ethical standards, enforcing securities laws, and providing investor education resources. They work alongside the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) for broad investor protection.

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How our Securities Law Attorneys Can Help You

Yes, investment losses are a part of investing, but when brokers commit fraud, they can be held legally responsible. If you believe you have been a victim of investment fraud, it is important to contact an investment fraud lawyer with experience handling these types of cases in your state (AK, specifically). Regulatory bodies like the SEC or FINRA might also need to be alerted to potential market manipulation or insider trading.

Acting swiftly increases your likelihood of securing compensation. At the Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A., we have a history of assisting numerous investors in reclaiming losses from investment fraud. Our approach involves a comprehensive investigation of your case to identify any instances of misrepresentation or fraud, and we are dedicated to advocating for your rights to ensure you receive the justice and compensation you are entitled to.

If you have lost money due to negligence or fraud by a stockbroker or advisor, the easiest way to know if you have a case is to call our office at 800-732-2889. Here’s how our knowledgeable and experienced investment fraud law firm can advocate for you:

  • Represent & Advise: We’ll stand as your legal representative, advising you on your rights and options throughout the process.
  • Investigate & Analyze: We’ll thoroughly investigate your case, meticulously analyzing financial documents and potential fraudulent schemes to uncover evidence of wrongdoing.
  • Identify Liable Parties: We’ll work strategically to identify all potentially liable parties, including brokers, financial advisors, and financial institutions.
  • File Complaints & Lawsuits: We’ll file formal complaints with regulatory agencies (such as the SEC or FINRA) and, when necessary, initiate lawsuits to protect your interests.
  • Litigate & Negotiate: We are skilled litigators ready to fight aggressively for you in court or arbitration. Additionally, we’ll negotiate tirelessly to secure the most favorable settlement possible.
  • Recover Losses: Our ultimate goal is to recover your financial losses and protect you from further harm. We are results-driven and committed to achieving the maximum financial recovery you deserve.

Can I Recover my Investment Losses?

To reclaim your investment losses, you’ll need to demonstrate that your broker-dealer or financial advisor committed fraud, failed to uphold their fiduciary obligation towards you as an investor, were negligent in the management of your account, or violated securities industry rules.

In most cases, this means filing a FINRA arbitration claim against the broker-dealer and/or representative.

The majority of securities fraud cases are handled by FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) rather than being brought to the court system.

FINRA arbitration is a streamlined, cost-effective way to resolve disputes between investors and their brokers without going to court – it also allows you to collect punitive damages, which are not available in civil court.

As an investor, you have certain rights that must be respected and protected.

We’re currently investigating several financial firms and stockbrokers who may have been the subject of customer complaints, may be facing legal action, and who may have acted unethically and committed fraud in Alaska, including:

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