California Securities Lawyer For Mutual Fund Investment Disputes
California has thousands of stock brokerage firms and investment advisory offices. With so many stock brokerage firms and investment advisory offices, comes the potential for their stockbrokers, financial advisors, and other representatives to misrepresent and mislead investors about investing in Mutual Funds and engage in all kinds of stockbroker misconduct which violates Federal and California securities laws and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rules as well as the stock brokerage firms policies and procedures.
For example, Leonard Goldberg of Rancho Mirage, California submitted an offer of settlement to FINRA for an alleged mutual fund “switching” scheme. FINRA investigators found that from August 2007 through August 2014 while associated with Newport and J.P. Turner & Company, LLP, Mr. Goldberg caused over $123,600 in losses to five customers in connection with 300 mutual fund and Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) transactions that netted him $77,900 in ill-gotten gains. FINRA alleged that over the five year period, Mr. Goldberg engaged in a practice of fraudulent and unsuitable short term switches of Class A mutual funds in client accounts. Some brokers effect numerous switches in client accounts in order to generate commissions. In the case of Mr. Goldberg, FINRA alleged that he fraudulently moved Class A mutual fund positions between client accounts more than 90 times without their knowledge. In addition, he allegedly falsified firm documents to continue his scheme. FINRA alleged that the “switches” were unsuitable given his client’s age, investment objectives, income and experience. Without admitting or denying the allegations within the FINRA complaint, Mr. Goldberg submitted an offer of settlement in which he was barred from association with any FINRA member in any capacity.Experienced Securities Attorneys Handling Claims For Mutual Fund Investors In FINRA Arbitrations Throughout California and Nationwide
Are you a California investor who has suffered significant losses in your stock brokerage and investment accounts? Did your California stockbroker or investment advisor misrepresent or mislead you about a Mutual Fund investment or make an unsuitable recommendation that you invest in a Mutual Fund or otherwise mismanage your investment account? If so, you will need to have representation from an experienced, highly rated and nationally recognized FINRA securities arbitration law attorney—an attorney who understands Mutual Fund investments and stockbroker abuses related thereto, like when they are making unsuitable investments Class A, B, C shares of other classes of mutual funds to increase their commissions, missing breakpoints to generate higher commissions, switching of mutual funds that are intended long term investments outside of a mutual fund family to generate more commissions for them.
You will also need an experienced lawyer who knows FINRA rules and procedures inside and out and how to handle these FINRA arbitration cases and other complex legal issues. By hiring a top rated and highly successful lawyer like Robert Wayne Pearce with over 40 years of experience with Mutual Fund investment disputes by practicing securities law on both sides of the table in FINRA arbitration proceedings, you will clearly see that Attorney Pearce doesn’t just handle cases—he aggressively represents investors and is one of the best attorneys to recover your investment losses in Mutual Funds and all types of stockbroker misconduct in FINRA arbitration proceedings!
At The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A., we represent investors in all kinds of Mutual Fund and securities law and investment disputes in FINRA arbitration and mediation proceedings. We handle a wide range of practice areas such as fraud and misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, failure to supervise, and unsuitable recommendations of Mutual Funds. Attorney Pearce and his staff represent investors throughout California, and across the United States on a CONTINGENCY FEE basis, which means you pay nothing - NO FEES-NO COSTS - unless we put money in your pocket after receiving a settlement or FINRA arbitration award.
The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A. are highly experienced lawyers who successfully handle Mutual Fund cases and other securities law matters and investment disputes in FINRA arbitration proceedings, and who work tirelessly to secure the best possible result for you and your case. For dedicated representation by an attorney with over 40 years of experience and success in Mutual Fund cases and all kinds of securities law and investment disputes serving California citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail.