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Illinois Securities Attorney For Variable Annuities Investment Disputes

Illinois 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 make unsuitable recommendations and misrepresent and/or mislead investors about the risks of owning variable annuities, their features including surrender fees before investing in Variable Annuities and engage in all kinds of stockbroker misconduct which violates Federal and Illinois securities laws and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rules and stock brokerage firms policies and procedures.

For example, Cetera Financial Specialists, LLC (Cetera) headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for allegedly failing to adequately supervise the sale of variable annuities. FINRA’s investigation found that from January 2013 through December 2014, Cetera failed to identify several red flags related to the sale of L-Share variable annuities. Due to its alleged supervisory failures FINRA also found Cetera failed to provide its registered representatives appropriate guidance to discern this class of investor. Over the relevant period Cetera approved 786 L-share variable annuity contracts that were not suitable for the type of investor. Without admitting or denying the FINRA findings, Cetera agreed to the sanctions and was ordered to pay a $350,000 fine.

Experienced Lawyers With Claims by Investors Who Purchased Variable Annuities In FINRA Arbitrations Throughout Illinois and Nationwide

Are you an Illinois investor who has suffered significant losses in your stock brokerage and investment accounts? Did your Illinois stockbroker or investment advisor misrepresent or mislead you about a Variable Annuity investment or make an unsuitable recommendation that you invest in a Variable Annuity or otherwise mismanage your investment account? If so, you need representation by an experienced, highly-rated and nationally recognized FINRA securities arbitration lawyer — an attorney who understands these highly complex and risky Variable Annuity investments.

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 attorney like Robert Wayne Pearce with over 40 years of experience with variable annuities 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 Variable Annuity investment losses 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 Variable Annuities 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 Index Annuities. Attorney Pearce and his staff represent investors throughout Illinois, 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.

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Free Initial Consultation With An Experienced Variable Annuities Investment Attorney Serving Illinois Residents In FINRA Arbitration Proceedings

The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A. are highly experienced attorneys who successfully handle Variable Annuities 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 a lawyer with over 40 years of experience and success representing investors who were sold Variable Annuities and all kinds of securities and investments serving Illinois citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail.

Client Reviews
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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.
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This law firm is the real deal. We were so lucky that they took our case as they have so much experience in securities and all the wrongdoing that happens in these investment companies where they mislead you and your money (as in our case) into schemes that are not what you think they are. Mr. Robert Pearce is one of the best lawyers around, a truly professional who will fight for you and will tell you as it is all the time. Astrid M.
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Mr. Pearce is a great professional and attorney. He led me through every step of the process in a clear, direct and straightforward manner. I highly recommend him as a securities attorney. Rey S.
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Just like the song from HAMILTON, it's so nice to have Bob Pearce on your side. He is the consumate plaintiff's lawyer: smart. dedicated, fully able to try a case but a great negotiator in a mediation. He did a wonderful job for us, fully supporting us through the process and more than holding his own against a large national law firm. Maurice Z.
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No lawyer except Bob said I had a chance of winning. When Ubs lawyers laughingly offered me zero to settle the dispute, Bob became even more determined to prove everybody wrong. Bob was extremely prepared, and always a step ahead of the opposing attorneys throughout the arbitration. In the end, Bob and I had the last laugh when the arbitrators awarded me almost 6 million dollars. J. Blanco