Fort Myers is a city in Lee County, Florida with over 50 registered stock and commodities brokerage firms. With so many brokerage firms comes the potential for stockbrokers, financial advisors, and representatives who may engage in fraudulent and unlawful behavior which violates securities and commodities industry rules and procedures. In the last five years the Unites States Attorney's Office, United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and Florida Office of Financial Regulation (FL-OFR) have filed a large number of disciplinary actions and/or complaints against Fort Myers-based stockbrokers, financial advisors and/or representatives.
For example, Fort Myers, Florida high school basketball coach Robert Schnepp has been charged with larceny and fraud due to an alleged Ponzi scheme which allegedly netted $200,000 from ten victims. Mr. Schnepp ran the boys hoops program in Cypress Lake High school while convincing parents and coworkers to place their funds in his care. Mr. Schnepp promised his investors he would invest their money in the stock market. In this classic Ponzi scheme, Mr. Schnepp allegedly kept money for himself while transferring from new investors to repay older investors to keep an appearance of successful investments. He also fabricated account statements to mislead investors. The scheme fell apart when investors sought to cash in on their supposed returns, leaving Mr. Schnepp to write false checks to buy time. Once the checks bounced, investors alerted the police. Robert Schnepp was charged in Lee County, Florida with 37 counts of fraud and larceny.Representing Clients in Fort Myers, Throughout Florida and Nationwide.
Are you a Fort Myers -based investor who has had significant losses in your investment accounts? Did your Fort Myers investment advisor make unsuitable recommendations or otherwise mismanage your investment account? Are you a stockbroker, commodities broker, financial advisor or individual from the Fort Myers area who is the subject of a government or industry regulatory investigation or lawsuit? If so, you will need to have representation from an experienced, highly rated and nationally recognized securities and commodities law attorney-an attorney who knows how to handle these complex legal issues. By hiring an attorney with over 40 years of experience practicing securities and commodities law on both sides of the table, you will clearly see that Attorney Pearce doesn't just handle cases-he represents clients!
At The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A., we represent clients on all sides of securities and commodities law and investment disputes in courtroom litigation, arbitration and mediation proceedings, and in a wide range of practice areas such as fraud and misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, failure to supervise, and unsuitable recommendations. Attorney Pearce and his staff represent clients in Fort Myers, throughout Florida, and across the United States.
Attorney Pearce is a highly respected Fort Myers investors rights advocate, known as a fierce and tireless litigator throughout Florida and nationwide. Read his Investors Rights Blog and see the knowledge that can only be gained from over 40 years of legal experience. As your stockbroker, commodities broker, and investment fraud dispute lawyer, Mr. Pearce knows all of the available options for your case and will pursue them vigorously to secure the best possible outcome for you and your case. He has earned the distinguished AV Preeminent peer rating through Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating possible, and he is one of Thomson Reuters Florida Super Lawyers for Securities Litigation. Attorney Pearce has won numerous million-dollar awards and settlements for his clients, earning him membership in The Million Dollar Advocates Forum and The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum as one of the Top Trial Lawyers in America TM.Experienced SEC, CFTC, FINRA and FL-OFR Defense Trial Lawyer Serving the Fort Myers Area
Attorney Pearce's trial lawyer defense skills are highly regarded in Fort Myers, throughout Florida and across the nation. He began his career with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in 1980. Thereafter he moved to Fort Lauderdale and has expanded his nationwide SEC defense law practice to include commodities law and the defense of United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and Florida Office of Financial Regulation (FL-OFR) investigations and enforcement proceedings, including registration issues, expungement proceedings, and Form U-5 abuses and defamation.
Attorney Pearce is one of the few attorneys who has not only single handedly beat the SEC's team of lawyers, but recovered his clients' attorney fees and litigation costs incurred in the defense of the government's flawed investigation and enforcement action.Free Initial Consultation With Securities, Commodities and Investment Dispute Lawyers Serving Fort Myers Residents
The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A. understands what is at stake in securities and commodities law matters and investment disputes, and works tirelessly to secure the best possible result for you and your case. Mr. Pearce provides a complete case review, identifies the strengths and weaknesses of your case, and fully explains all of your legal options. The entire law firm works to ensure that you completely understand the ins and outs of the legal process to give you complete peace of mind knowing that you have chosen the best possible representation for your case
For dedicated representation by a law firm serving Fort Myers with over 40 years of experience and success in all kinds of securities and commodities law and investment disputes serving Fort Myers, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail. We can also arrange a meeting with you at offices located in Fort Myers, Florida and elsewhere if we believe you have a viable case or defense.