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Florida-OFR Investigations & Administrative Proceedings

Boca Raton FLA-OFR Disciplinary Proceedings AttorneyWe Offer Skilled Representation Throughout Florida in FLA-OFR Investigations, Examinations and Administrative Proceedings

Attorney Pearce has handled the defense of Florida Office of Financial Regulation (FLA-OFR) investigations, examinations and disciplinary proceedings, including appeals for over 40 years from offices located throughout South Florida. These are serious matters because the result of these investigations and examinations can have a significant impact on your ability to do business with any resident in this state along with other sanctions. Sanctions for violations of a state's administrative rules and regulations, or federal or state securities laws may result in: a censure, substantial fines, orders to repay customers (restitution) for their losses, suspensions and permanent lifetime bars from doing business as a broker-dealer or sales representative in Florida. The issues raised in these statewide investigations, examinations and disciplinary proceedings are very rule intensive and can involve the minutiae of the securities industry. Do not jeopardize your career with inexperienced counsel in Florida securities industry regulatory matters.

Please contact our South Florida law office online, or call 561-338-0037 to schedule your free consultation.

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We Are Experienced at Solving Florida Registration Problems

All broker-dealers and their sales representatives are required to be registered (licensed) before they may do business in Florida with the public. The FLA-OFR is notoriously difficult to registration of broker-dealers and individual representatives in this state, particularly those companies and individuals who have experienced past customer complaints, disciplinary actions, bankruptcies and other black marks on their record. Inadvertent nondisclosure of prior incidents could slow down the registration process for many months and even result in a refusal to even consider registration in this state. Early intervention and assistance by experienced counsel with this state agency could result in an expeditious resolution of your particular Florida registration problem. We know the staff members from prior experience and how to work with them to get the job done quickly and economically.

We Can Help You Avoid the Pitfalls of the Surprise Examination

The FLA-OFR is a government agency and it has criminal and civil investigation divisions. Its examiners can sweep into your office unannounced on a moment's notice and you need to react quickly to protect your rights and avoid further problems with this state agency. Our Florida securities laws may be prosecuted criminally and you could wind up in jail on felony charges for violation of state securities and other laws. All broker-dealers and their representatives are subject to Florida administrative rules, regulations, practices and procedures. These administrative rules also incorporate securities industry self-regulatory organization rules into agency regulations. The FL-OFR may initiate administrative proceedings for violations of our state securities laws and agency rules. While these administrative proceedings are considered civil in nature (as contrasted with criminal actions), they are not necessarily conducted in a civil manner. Although you maintain the right to refuse to answer a question on the grounds that your response may tend to incriminate you as guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution, it's not without consequences. Our law firm's attorneys are well-versed in Florida securities law and the administrative rules, practices and procedures in this state, and we can help you to avoid the pitfalls of surprise examination and its consequences.

You Need to Hire a Qualified Miami Office of Financial Regulation Defense Attorney Immediately!

It can start with a customer complaint letter, a simple letter from a Florida state examiner or a seemingly innocuous request from your branch manager and the next thing you know you are trapped in your office or on the record at the state offices giving testimony to Florida examiners and attorneys who are all asking you questions in rapid-fire without the benefit of counsel. We are available from our Florida offices to consult with you immediately on any FLA-OFR inquiry or compliance issue that may result in serious consequences to your career before it is too late!

Free Initial Consultation With Attorneys Who Can Handle Your Veteran FL-OFR Defense Problems

The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A., understands what is at stake in FLA-OFR examinations, investigations and administrative proceedings. We are always pushing back on overzealous FLA-OFR examiners to assure a fair investigation and secure the best result possible under the circumstances. We will work hard to ensure that you have all of the information necessary to make a sound decision in your dealings with this self-regulatory organization.

For dedicated representation from a firm with substantial experience in all aspects of FLA-OFR examinations, investigations and disciplinary proceedings, contact our law firm by telephone at 561-338-0037, toll-free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail. We may also be able to arrange a meeting with you at offices located in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and West Palm Beach, Florida and elsewhere.

Client Reviews
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 F.
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. Astrid M.
Mr. Pearce is a great professional and attorney. He led me through every step of the process in a clear, direct and straightforward manner. I highly recommend him as a securities attorney. Rey S.
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.
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