Stuart Florida Stockbroker Fraud Attorney
Stuart Florida has hundreds 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 engage in one or more kinds of stockbroker fraud. They could make misrepresentations about investing in securities (stocks, bonds, options, mutual funds, REITs, Junk Bonds, Hedge Funds, Structured Products, etc.) they are selling. Unsuitable recommendations of the strategies they recommend (margin, short selling, option) is another kind of stockbroker fraud. They can engage in many other kinds of stockbroker fraud and stockbroker misconduct which violates Federal and Florida securities laws and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rules and stock brokerage firms policies and procedures.
For example, Frank E. Vennes of Stuart Florida and two other defendants were charged with fraud and money laundering. Mr. Vennes was a business associate of Thomas Petters (the CEO who committed a $3.65 billion Ponzi scheme and the third largest hedge fund fraud case in U.S. history) who owned and operated Petters Company Inc. (PCI). The defendants misrepresented that funds invested in promissory notes would be used to finance the purchase of electronics and other consumer merchandise to be sold to retailers for a profit. However, no merchandise was ever bought or sold and Mr. Petters diverted hundreds of millions of dollars for his personal use. According to the indictment, Mr. Vennes directed two other defendants to defraud investors in four Palm Beach hedge funds. Later, as PCI notes were on the verge of default, Mr. Vennes directed the defendants to engage in a scheme to swap more than $1 billion in PCI notes to give the appearance PCI could repay the notes held by the Palm Beach funds. Mr. Vennes received $60 million in commission based on Palm Beach investments in PCI but was later sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for lying to investors.Experienced Stockbroker Fraud Lawyers Who Handle FINRA Arbitrations Throughout Stuart Florida and Nationwide
Are you a Stuart Florida investor who has suffered significant losses in your stock brokerage and investment accounts? Did your Stuart Florida stockbroker or investment advisor, misrepresent facts about the securities, investments or strategies they were recommending or otherwise mismanage your investment account? If so, you need representation by an experienced, highly-rated and nationally recognized FINRA arbitration lawyer — an attorney who knows FINRA rules and procedures and how to handle these FINRA arbitration cases as well as other complex legal issues.
By hiring a top rated stockbroker fraud attorney like Robert Wayne Pearce with over 40 years of experience 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 securities attorneys to recover your investment losses for all types of stockbroker fraud and stockbroker misconduct in FINRA arbitration proceedings!
At The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A., we represent investors with securities misrepresentation claims and many other kinds of securities law and investment disputes in FINRA arbitration and mediation proceedings. We handle a wide range of practice areas besides securities misrepresentation and stockbroker fraud claims such as stockbroker breach of fiduciary duty, stockbroker negligence, failure to supervise stockbrokers, and unsuitable recommendations by stockbrokers. Attorney Pearce and his staff represent investors throughout Stuart Florida 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 securities misrepresentation, stockbroker fraud, stockbroker misconduct and other 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 all kinds of securities law and investment disputes in FINRA arbitrations serving Stuart Florida citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail.