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Are You Dealing with Oil & Gas Investment Fraud?

The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A. are investigating claims against brokerage firms that sold either oil or gas stocks and other related products. Investments in the oil and gas sector have been very popular over the last few years, and depending upon when your financial advisor recommended you purchase and/or sell the investments, you may have suffered catastrophic losses. 

These losses may have been the result of your financial advisors misrepresentations, omissions and misleading statements, failure to do his/her due diligence investigation, and/or unsuitable recommendations. If you believe you are dealing with oil investment fraud, now is the time to consider hiring an experienced investment fraud lawyer. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A. help oil and gas investors review their oil-related investments to determine if they have been the victim of oil investment fraud.

Investors who have suffered large losses may be able recover some of their losses through FINRA arbitration against oil brokerage firms which improperly sold oil or oil futures contracts while withholding material information on the risks of investing in oil. Give us a call at 800-732-2889 or contact us online. Let’s discuss your case and see what we can do to help get you the compensation you deserve.

What is Considered Oil & Gas Investment Fraud?

Oil and gas investments take many different forms, including oil and gas stocks, oil and gas drilling programs, oil and gas limited partnerships, oil futures contracts, oil or gas royalty interests in wells which produce oil through a “fee title” arrangement.

Fraudulent oil investment activity may fall into one of two categories: fraud by omission or fraud by commission. Fraud by omission occurs when the seller fails to disclose material information, while oil investment fraud by commission occurs when the seller provides false information to oil investors.

Both forms of oil and gas investment fraud can occur at any point during oil or gas investments, including before an oil investor purchases oil stock; while oil stock is held; on the date of purchase; or after oil stocks are sold.

The oil and gas industry is heavily regulated, and oil investments are subject to many federal securities laws. If oil brokerage firms fail to follow the law, oil investors may be able to recover damages for oil investment fraud by FINRA arbitration. This means that you only need help finding oil investment fraud cases where brokers failed to comply with federal securities laws or breached their fiduciary duty to oil investors.

Investors should always consider oil and gas investments to be high risk due to the volatility in oil prices. Some oil stock brokers have been accused of selling oil stocks at inflated oil prices based on false information, while others may have failed to inform investors of risks associated with a particular oil or gas company.

If a brokerage firm did not disclose the risks or oil prices to an oil and gas investor prior to a sale, the oil investment fraud lawyer at The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A. can help investors recover losses from oil-related investments through FINRA arbitration.

Some Oil & Gas Investment Fraud Allegations Include:

– Misrepresentation of oil company facts made to oil and gas investors.

– Failure to disclose oil stock risks prior to oil & gas investments.

– Misleading oil companies by encouraging oil companies to change accounting methods in order to show higher oil reserves than actually exist.

Give us a call at 800-732-2889 or contact The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A. oil investment fraud law firm online to speak with oil investment fraud attorney Robert Wayne Pearce today about oil and gas stock investments, oil and gas limited partnerships, oil futures contracts and oil and gas drilling programs.

Recovering Oil & Gas Investment Losses Through FINRA Arbitration

If oil brokerage firms failed to disclose oil stock risks or oil prices prior to oil & gas investments, oil and gas investors may be able to recover oil-related losses by FINRA arbitration.

FINRA, the acronym for Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, is a non-governmental regulatory association which governs disputes between investors and brokerage firms, including disputes on oil investment fraud allegations.

You can learn more about the FINRA arbitration process here.

File a Claim with FINRA

The formal arbitration process for oil and gas, oil stock fraud cases begins with the filing of a statement of claim by you or your investment fraud attorney. The investor who files the FINRA claim against the brokerage firm is referred to as the “Claimant” in the FINRA arbitration proceedings.

If you are an investor, the state of claim is the most important document in your case.

This document describes what happened to cause you to lose capital in your oil & gas investment and why you or your FINRA arbitration attorney believes that you are entitled to win a monetary award or relief against the brokerage firm.

IMPORTANT: It’s critical that you and/or your attorneys write a clear, concise, accurate, and honest description of what happened as well as a strong case in favor of winning the arbitration.

You can learn more about how to file a FINRA complaint and the FINRA complaint process here.

The oil fraud attorneys at the Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A. are experienced FINRA arbitration lawyers who have a thorough understanding of the arbitration process. We understand what’s at risk in securities, commodities, and investment law issues, and we fight to obtain the best possible outcome every time.

Oil Investment Fraud Lawyers
Robert Wayne Pearce & Adam Kara-Lopez, Attorneys at The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, PA

Past Investor Recoveries

The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A., has helped recover millions of dollars in valuable compensation for defrauded investors. Below are some notable victories in past investor recoveries. 


In 2010, Robert Pearce won a case in federal court for $21,041,285. The final judgment was entered against the defendant for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and civil theft pursuant to Florida Statutes Sections 812.014 and 772.11.


In this FINRA arbitration, Robert Pearce effectuated the resolution of the case through mediation on the eve of trial. This case involved a complex options trading strategy in the oil and gas sector against one of the largest Midwest broker-dealers in the United States. 


Robert Pearce represented investors in a class-action lawsuit against accounting and legal professionals for allegedly aiding and abetting a Ponzi scheme. 

After years of litigation and removal from state to Federal court, the lawsuit was finally resolved through mediation in 2017. The investors were awarded more than $4.3 million to the receivership for the benefit of the investors.

Why You Need an Oil & Gas Investment Fraud Attorney?

Oil and gas investment fraud may have a catastrophic effect on your life. When you’ve set aside a large sum of money to invest in your future and those funds are lost by a brokerage firm with bad intentions, trusting someone else after that may be difficult.

It’s important to remember that there are still people you can trust. You can recover, and you are not alone.

We understand how distressing it may be to learn that you’ve been a victim of oil investment fraud, and we’re here to assist. An oil investment fraud lawyer can help you recoup so that you can move on with your life again.

An experienced oil investment fraud law firm will help you:

  • Review documents and records related to your investments to determine whether your investments were reasonable or fraudulent;
  • Research your financial advisor and their actions with respect to your investments;
  • Assess the total losses you incurred due to the fraudulent and wrongful actions of your advisor;
  • Determine what compensation you may be entitled to recover; and
  • Pursue an action on your behalf against your advisor to get you the compensation you deserve.

It is important to act quickly in these matters. The sooner you reach out, the sooner you can begin the process of recovering your investment losses. Don’t wait any longer – contact The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A., today to begin your oil and gas investment fraud lawsuit.

We offer a free consultation to help you determine whether oil & gas investment fraud has led to the loss of your funds. Give us a call at 800-732-2889. Let’s discuss your case and see what we can do to help you get the compensation you need and deserve.

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Robert Wayne Pearce

Robert Wayne Pearce of The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A. has been a trial attorney for more than 40 years and has helped recover over $170 million dollars for his clients. During that time, he developed a well-respected and highly accomplished legal career representing investors and brokers in disputes with one another and the government and industry regulators. To speak with Attorney Pearce, call (800) 732-2889 or Contact Us online for a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION with Attorney Pearce about your case.

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