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

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 a Georgia-based investor.

Sadly we have been alerted to the rise of Affinity frauds here in Georgia perpetrated by financial advisors targeting members of different religious groups to give them a false sense of security about their motives, good intentions, and likelihood of success of their investment proposal.  Many folks in Georgia have been lured in to investments by promises of unusually high returns or risk-free investments only to learn later, they were lured into or fraud.  Georgia is no exception to the different types of fraud often perpetrated by high pressure tactics of unscrupulous financial advisors.  To often, the victims feel that they were at fault for not doing a better job protecting themselves.

We recognize the challenges and distress that being a victim of investment fraud can cause, and we’re committed to guiding you through the legal journey to seek 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 Georgia 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.

What is 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: A broker convinces an investor to allocate a substantial part of their retirement funds into a high-risk, illiquid investment, minimizing the dangers involved, overstating the potential gains, and urging a swift decision. Ultimately, the investment collapses, resulting in considerable financial losses for the investor.

When you first hired your broker-dealer, it’s likely that you trusted them to put your best interests first. Unfortunately, many brokers and financial advisors don’t live up to their fiduciary duty or have committed outright securities fraud. They might mislead you about investments, conceal risks, engage in excessive trading (churning) to generate commissions, or overcharge you with hidden fees.

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Georgia and Federal Laws That Protect Investors

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

  • Key Laws and Regulations
    • Georgia Securities Act: The cornerstone of Georgia 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.
    • Georgia Business Organizations Code: This outlines shareholder rights and the responsibilities of company leaders, aiming to ensure that corporations act in the shareholders’ best interests.
    • Georgia Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act (DTPA): This broad law empowers investors to take action against unfair or deceptive investment practices.
  • Governing Agencies
    • Georgia State Securities Board: This agency is the primary watchdog for the Georgia securities industry. They register offerings, license brokers, investigate misconduct, and educate investors about their rights.
    • Office of the Georgia Attorney General (Consumer Protection Division): Focused on consumer protection, this office can intervene in cases of investment fraud or other deceptive practices that harm Georgia 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 Georgia 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. Regulatory bodies like the SEC or FINRA might also need to be alerted to potential market manipulation or insider trading.

Taking swift action can significantly increase your likelihood of obtaining compensation. At the Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A., we have a track record of assisting numerous investors in recouping their losses from investment fraud. Our approach involves a comprehensive investigation of your case to expose any deceit or fraud, and we are dedicated to advocating for your right to justice and rightful compensation.

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?

In order to recover your investment losses, you must prove that your broker-dealer or financial advisor violated Georgia Securities Act by offering and selling securities for misrepresentations and misleading statements, fraudulent devices or schemes, breached their fiduciary duty to you as an investor or simply committed negligence in the management of your accounts.

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.

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 Georgia, including:

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Did You Know . . . Investment Fraud Attorney Robert Pearce Has Single-Handedly Collected Over $175 Million On Behalf of His Clients?

Over the past two decades, Robert Pearce has successfully secured more than $175 million in recoveries for his investor clients. Impressively, he has managed to recover funds for over 99% of his investor clients utilizing various methods, such as settlements, arbitrations, and litigation in court.

No investment fraud firm can ever guarantee the same or similar results in any given case. However, when you hire the Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A., you can sleep well knowing you are in qualified and capable hands. Attorney Robert Pearce has represented hundreds of investors over his 40 year career and in the last 20 years alone recovered over $175 million for his investor clients.

Robert Pearce will fight for your rights day in and day out to get you the recovery you are entitled to.

What Can an Investment Fraud Lawyer Do for Investors?

What Can an Investment Fraud Lawyer Do for Investors?

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An investment fraud lawyer helps investors recover investment losses that they lost due to a financial advisor or broker who did not act in their best interest. Typically, the lawyer will help the investor recover their losses through a process called FINRA arbitration.

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Client Testimonials


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Barbara Lowe
Barbara Lowe
2021-08-22
I greatly appreciate the introduction to Bob Pearce. Exceptional in all respects, his experience and expertise along with Bob’s genuine goal to succeed on my behalf was extraordinary. If there was a scale from one to ten… he would no doubt rate a TEN from me. Extremely satisfied and highly recommend! Sincerest regards. BL
Franklyn Clarke
Franklyn Clarke
2021-06-11
If you are looking for an attorney who is not intimidated by the big name firms, I highly recommend Robert W Pearce. From start to finish, he and his team took control of the case and only got me involved when absolutely necessary. The frivolous complaints were removed from my file.
Kathi Carlson
Kathi Carlson
2021-04-28
Robert Pearce has vast knowledge and experience in this specialized field of law. I highly recommend this true professional!
Mi Di
Mi Di
2021-04-14
Mr. Pearce efficiently and professionally solved my registration issues with the Florida Office of Financial Regulation.

 

What Are the Statute of Limitations?

Time is of the essence when it comes to investment fraud cases. Both Georgia and federal laws have statutes of limitations that set deadlines for filing legal claims. In Georgia, the statute of limitations for securities fraud is generally four years. Federally, the statute of limitations for securities fraud cases is also four years from the date of the violation.  However, there is a tolling provision under Georgia law that states the period of limitation shall run only from the time of the plaintiff’s discovery of the fraud.  It’s important to consult with an attorney as soon as possible to ensure your claim is filed within the appropriate time frame.

Contact a Georgia Securities and Investment Fraud Attorney Today

The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A., is a law firm specializing in representing defrauded investors recover. Georgia investment fraud lawyer Robert Wayne Pearce specializes in getting individuals their money back from bad investments using any and all available methods.

If you are an investor who has recently dealt with investment loss due to potential securities or investment fraud, we want to help.

If you have questions about how to move forward, contact our team online or by phone at 561-338-0037 for a free confidential consultation with a Georgia securities lawyer. We will fight aggressively for your financial recovery and for justice.

Our law firm works with clients in Atlanta, Savannah, Columbus, Athens, Macon, Augusta, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Albany, Johns Creek, and throughout the state of Georgia. Robert Wayne Pearce has decades of first-hand experience in FINRA securities arbitration, and is one of the preeminent experts in this matter both nationwide and internationally.