Texas Stockbroker Fraud Attorney
Texas 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 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 Texas securities laws and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rules and stock brokerage firms policies and procedures.
For example, Michael Jason Gamez of Corsicana, Texas submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in which he was fined and suspended for allegedly engaging in unauthorized trading and unsuitable recommendations thereby violating NASD Conduct Rules 2510(b) and FINRA Rules 2111 and 2010.
Michael Jason Gamez was registered with Edward Jones as a General Securities Representative from October 29, 2007 to December 15, 2014. FINRA’s findings alleged, Mr. Gamez exercised discretion in 15 customer accounts without receiving prior written approval from the customers. Mr. Gamez also allegedly executed 4,448 unsuitable trades in 74 customer accounts. According to FINRA’s findings, Mr. Gamez failed to discuss with the customers the shares he intended to purchase and the amount of available funds in the account. He did not consider how the deposited funds limited the transaction size in a given month. Additionally, Mr. Gamez neglected to inform the customers about the actual trade date and only notified them after he purchased the securities. FINRA found Mr. Gamez had no understanding of the potential risks and rewards associated with the recommended trades and had no reasonable basis for his recommendations.
Michael Jason Gamez, without admitting or denying FINRA’s findings, was assessed a fine of $25,000, ordered to pay $73,567 in deferred disgorgement and suspended him from association with any FINRA member in all capacities for one year. The suspension was effective December 3, 2018 through December 2, 2019.Experienced Stockbroker Fraud Lawyers Who Handle FINRA Arbitrations Throughout Texas and Nationwide
Are you a Texas investor who has suffered significant losses in your stock brokerage and investment accounts? Did your Texas 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 Texas, 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 Texas citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail.