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Indian Rocks Securities and Commodities Law Attorney

Indian Rocks is a city in Pinellas County, Florida with at least 10 registered stock and commodities brokerage firms and investment advisory offices. With so many brokerage firms and financial advisors 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 United 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 number of disciplinary actions and/or complaints against Indian Rocks-based stockbrokers, financial advisors and/or representatives.

For example, Emily Vitale of Indian Rocks Beach, Florida was sanctioned by FINRA for falsifying her firm’s books and records. Mrs. Vitale was previously associated with many FINRA member firms, including Florida Investment Advisors (FIA) and LPL Financial LLC (LPL). Over the course of her career, Mrs. Vitale acquired Series 7, 63, 4, 24, and 53 licenses. FINRA found that Mrs. Vitale, “while facilitating a customer’s request to transfer funds from the customer’s brokerage account to the customer’s bank checking account, falsified a letter of authorization.” According to FINRA’s findings, Mrs. Vitale cut out the customer’s signature from another document and pasted the customer’s signature onto the letter of authorization. Thereafter, Mrs. Vitale allegedly submitted a letter of authorization to LPL with the falsified signature. Due to the false signature, FINRA found that Mrs. Vitale violated FINRA Rules 4511 and 2010 for inaccurate books and records. Mrs. Vitale agreed to settle FINRA’s allegations without admitting or denying them and was permanently barred from any association with any FINRA members.

 Representing Clients in Indian Rocks, Throughout Florida and Nationwide.

Are you an Indian Rocks-based investor who has had significant losses in your investment accounts? Did your Indian Rocks investment advisor make unsuitable recommendations or otherwise mismanage your investment account? Are you a stockbroker, commodities broker, financial advisor or individual from the Indian Rocks 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 35 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 Indian Rocks, throughout Florida, and across the United States.

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Attorney Serving Indian Rocks Investors

Attorney Pearce is a highly respected Indian Rocks 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 35 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 Indian Rocks Area

Attorney Pearce’s trial lawyer defense skills are highly regarded in Indian Rocks, 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), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), 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 Indian Rocks 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 Indian Rocks with over 35 years of experience and success in all kinds of securities and commodities law and investment disputes serving Indian Rocks, 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 Indian Rocks, Florida and elsewhere if we believe you have a viable case or defense.

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.