Nationwide Broker & Financial Advisor Attorneys
Your Attorney’s Experience Counts When You are Fighting Employers and Regulators
The securities attorneys at The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A., represent stockbrokers, investment advisors, financial planners, and other investment professionals throughout the United States from offices located in Boca Raton, Florida. With more than 40 years of experience, Attorney Pearce offers aggressive representation of brokers and advisors in disputes with their brokerage and advisory firm employers as well as the regulators.
We represent FINRA-registered “associated persons” in FINRA arbitrations and court proceedings to expunge customer complaints and other black marks on their FINRA Central Registration Depository Record (CRD) when: 1) the claim, allegation, or information is factually impossible or clearly erroneous; 2) the registered person was not involved in the alleged investment-related sales practice violation, forgery, theft, misappropriation, or conversion of funds; or 3) the claim, allegation, or information is false. We also help stockbrokers expunge their CRD of false and defamatory statements made by their former employer.
We Represent Brokers & Financial Advisors in Employment Agreement Disputes
Our attorneys also represent brokers and advisors in employment agreement disputes that involve non-compete (covenants not to compete) and non-solicitation clauses, trade secrets and proprietary information (e.g., customer lists and customer databases), forgivable loans, promissory notes, and up-front bonuses.
We Defend Brokers & Financial Advisors in Abuse and Defamation Claims
Additionally, our attorneys represent brokers and advisors in situations where an employer engages in different types of Form U-5 Abuse by misrepresenting information about an employee on a Form U-5 after an employment relationship is terminated, or when an employer blackmails an employee into paying back salary, bonuses, or other monies. In the majority of states, such as Florida, such actions may still be pursued as viable defamation claims.
Our attorneys further represent investment professionals in employment discrimination disputes that constitute race, age and sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and wrongful termination or retaliatory discharge cases.
Regulatory Defense for Financial Advisors & Brokers
Furthermore, our attorneys represent brokers and advisors with regulatory registration problems, including unreasonable delays in registration or refusal to register representatives by various states and industry self-regulatory agencies, such as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Florida Office of Financial Regulation (FLA-OFR), and National Futures Association (NFA).
With over 40 Years of Personal Experience
Cases We Handle
The attorneys at our law firm represent brokers and financial advisors in employment contracts and disputes, including:
Hear From Our Clients
At The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A., we believe the ultimate barometer of our success is surpassing the expectation of our clients.
The following clients have direct knowledge of our firm's processes from the inside and experienced our fierce advocacy.
Hear From Our Clients
- “Robert Pearce is part of that unusual breed of lawyers that are able to create empathy with clients and thoroughly adopt their cause”
No half efforts here. He and his group of professionals are outstanding strategists that can execute with precise fervor and unyielding determination. Theirs is a huge wave of facts, research, precedents and preparation, that has impressed me in its thoroughness and creativity, and most importantly with the results. No stone goes unturned and no effort is ever spared. In my book, he and they are those of a very rare kind that one wants to keep for a very long time.- Ramon Flores-Esteves -
- “Just like the song from HAMILTON, it's so nice to have Bob Pearce on your side.”
Just like the song from HAMILTON, it's so nice to have Bob Pearce on your side. He is the consumate plaintiff's lawyer: smart. dedicated, fully able to try a case but a great negotiator in a mediation. He did a wonderful job for us, fully supporting us through the process and more than holding his own against a large national law firm.- Maurice Z. -
- "Mr. Pearce and his staff exceeded all of our expectations."
Mr. Pearce and his staff exceeded all of our expectations. We were able to reach a settlement that was of our complete satisfaction, all within a very smooth, professional and efficient process. Mr. Pearce is now not only our lawyer but our family friend. We highly recommend him and his team!- Severiano L. -
- "For the best fighting chance, Robert Pearce is the lawyer you want in your corner."
This law firm is the real deal. We were so lucky that they took our case as they have so much experience in securities and all the wrongdoing that happens in these investment companies where they mislead you and your money (as in our case) into schemes that are not what you think they are. Mr. Robert Pearce is one of the best lawyers around, a truly professional who will fight for you and will tell you as it is all the time. We could not have gone thru this experience if it was not for all the advice, guidance and support he and all of his staff and associates brought to the game. For the best fighting chance, Robert Pearce is the lawyer you want in your corner.- Astrid M. -
- "He never felt intimidated and his study of the case and perseverance prevailed at all times."
Attorney Robert Pearce was our lawyer in a case against a Brokerage Firm and I'm witness to his ability and intelligence to deal with lawyers from the most prominent law firm in New York which was the key to recovering much of our losses cheered by their negligence. He never felt intimidated and his study of the case and perseverance prevailed at all times.- Jose A. C. -
- "In the end, Bob and I had the last laugh when the arbitrators awarded me almost 6 million dollars."
No lawyer except Bob said I had a chance of winning. When UBS Lawyers laughingly offered me zero to settle the dispute, Bob became even more determined to prove everybody wrong. Bob was extremely prepared, and always a step ahead of the opposing attorneys throughout the arbitration. In the end, Bob and I had the last laugh when the arbitrators awarded me almost 6 million dollars.- J. Blanco -
- "Every meeting and phone call was made with dedication and desire to help our family every step of the way."
Robert's team is excellent. They are very competitive in what they do and they are very responsible. Every meeting and phone call was made with dedication and desire to help our family every step of the way. Their professionalism, responsibility and empathy assured us that we were in good hands. Recommend to everyone.- Mayra A. -