Wyoming investment fraud attorney Robert Wayne Pearce at the Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce P.A., have extensive experience representing investors and organizations in securities arbitrations through FINRA in the State of Wyoming.

Have you fallen victim to investment fraud? Are you looking for an experienced attorney to help you fight for the compensation you deserve?

You need an investment fraud lawyer who is dedicated to protecting your rights as a Wyoming-based investor.

We have been representing investors in fraud cases for over 40 years and understand the frustration and stress that comes with being a victim of investment fraud, and we are here to help you navigate the legal process and hold those responsible accountable.

Since 1980, we have been devoted to helping investors and have successfully recovered over $175 million in settlements and verdicts on their behalf. View client testimonials here. We have experience handling all types of securities fraud cases and utilize all available legal avenues from the federal level to Wyoming law as it applies to investment fraud cases. Don’t let investment fraud ruin your financial future – contact the Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A. today via our quick-response form, or call (800) 732-2889.

Definition of Investment Fraud and Securities Fraud

Investment fraud is a term sometimes used interchangeably with securities fraud, and it involves using deceptive practices, including false or misleading information, to manipulate investors into making investment decisions that result in substantial losses. Dishonest brokers may even resort to outright theft of investor’s funds or securities. 

Example Scenario: An investor is persuaded by their broker to put a large portion of their retirement savings into a high-risk, illiquid investment. The broker downplays the risks, misrepresents the potential returns, and pressures the investor to make a quick decision. The investment ultimately fails, leading to significant losses for the investor.

When you initially engaged your broker-dealer, you probably expected them to prioritize your best interests. Sadly, many brokers and financial advisors fail to meet their fiduciary obligations or may even engage in securities fraud. They could misrepresent investment opportunities, hide associated risks, excessively trade (known as churning) to earn commissions, or impose hidden fees that lead to overcharging for sales and other services.

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Wyoming and Federal Laws That Protect Investors

Wyoming investors benefit from a robust framework of protections designed to ensure fair and transparent markets. These safeguards include:

  • Key Laws and Regulations
    • Wyoming Uniform Securities Act: The cornerstone of Wyoming investor protection, this law combats fraud, mandates the registration of most securities, and provides avenues for investors to seek recourse if they’ve been misled.
    • Wyoming Business Corporation Act: This outlines shareholder rights and the responsibilities of company leaders, aiming to ensure that corporations act in the shareholders’ best interests.
    • Wyoming Consumer Protection Act: This broad law empowers investors to take action against unfair or deceptive investment practices.
  • Governing Agencies
    • Wyoming Secretary of State: This agency is the primary watchdog for the Wyoming securities industry. They register offerings, license brokers, investigate misconduct, and educate investors about their rights.
    • Office of the Wyoming Attorney General (Consumer Protection Division): Focused on consumer protection, this office can intervene in cases of investment fraud or other deceptive practices that harm Wyoming investors.
  • National Regulatory Bodies
    • FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority): FINRA oversees all broker-dealers in the US, setting ethical standards, enforcing securities laws, and providing investor education resources. They work alongside the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) for broad investor protection.

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How our Wyoming Securities Law Attorneys Can Help You

Yes, investment losses are a part of investing, but when brokers commit fraud, they can be held legally responsible. If you believe you have been a victim of investment fraud, it is important to contact an investment fraud lawyer with experience handling these types of cases. Regulatory bodies like the SEC or FINRA might also need to be alerted to potential market manipulation or insider trading.

The quicker you respond, the better your odds of securing compensation. At the Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A., we have assisted numerous investors in reclaiming their losses from investment fraud. We commit to a detailed investigation of your case to expose any misrepresentations or fraudulent actions and will tirelessly advocate for your right to justice and the compensation you are entitled to.

If you’ve incurred financial losses due to negligence or fraud by a stockbroker or advisor, the simplest way to determine if you have a claim is to contact our office at 800-732-2889. Discover how our experienced investment fraud law firm can represent and support you:

  • Represent & Advise: We’ll stand as your legal representative, advising you on your rights and options throughout the process.
  • Investigate & Analyze: We’ll thoroughly investigate your case, meticulously analyzing financial documents and potential fraudulent schemes to uncover evidence of wrongdoing.
  • Identify Liable Parties: We’ll work strategically to identify all potentially liable parties, including brokers, financial advisors, and financial institutions.
  • File Complaints & Lawsuits: We’ll file formal complaints with regulatory agencies (such as the SEC or FINRA) and, when necessary, initiate lawsuits to protect your interests.
  • Litigate & Negotiate: We are skilled litigators ready to fight aggressively for you in court or arbitration. Additionally, we’ll negotiate tirelessly to secure the most favorable settlement possible.
  • Recover Losses: Our ultimate goal is to recover your financial losses and protect you from further harm. We are results-driven and committed to achieving the maximum financial recovery you deserve.

Can I Recover my Investment Losses?

In order to recover your investment losses, you must prove that your broker-dealer or financial advisor violated Federal securities statutes, Wyoming Uniform Securities Act, breached their fiduciary duty to you as an investor, breached contracts or violated FINRA Conduct Rules.

In most cases, this means filing a FINRA arbitration claim against the broker-dealer and/or representative.

The majority of securities fraud cases are handled by FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) rather than being brought to the court system.

FINRA arbitration is a streamlined, cost-effective way to resolve disputes between investors and their brokers without going to court – it also allows you to collect punitive damages, which are not available in civil court.

As an investor, you have certain rights that must be respected and protected.

We are actively conducting investigations into various financial firms and stockbrokers in Wyoming who may have been involved in unethical behaviors, are potentially facing legal challenges, or have been accused of committing fraud, including:

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Did You Know . . . Investment Fraud Attorney Robert Pearce Has Single-Handedly Collected Over $175 Million On Behalf of His Clients

In the last 20 years alone, Robert Pearce has recovered over $175 million for his investor clients. In fact, he has recovered funds for over 99% of his investor clients through various avenues of recovery, including settlements, arbitrations, and court litigation. 

No investment fraud firm can ever guarantee the same or similar results in any given case. However, when you hire the Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A., you can sleep well knowing you are in qualified and capable hands. Attorney Robert Pearce has represented hundreds of investors over his 40 year career and in the last 20 years alone recovered over $175 million for his investor clients.

Robert Pearce will fight for your rights day in and day out to get you the recovery you are entitled to.

What Can an Investment Fraud Lawyer Do for Investors?

What Can an Investment Fraud Lawyer Do for Investors?

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An investment fraud lawyer helps investors recover investment losses that they lost due to a financial advisor or broker who did not act in their best interest. Typically, the lawyer will help the investor recover their losses through a process called FINRA arbitration.

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Client Testimonials

Based on 40 reviews
Barbara Lowe
Barbara Lowe
I greatly appreciate the introduction to Bob Pearce. Exceptional in all respects, his experience and expertise along with Bob’s genuine goal to succeed on my behalf was extraordinary. If there was a scale from one to ten… he would no doubt rate a TEN from me. Extremely satisfied and highly recommend! Sincerest regards. BL
Franklyn Clarke
Franklyn Clarke
If you are looking for an attorney who is not intimidated by the big name firms, I highly recommend Robert W Pearce. From start to finish, he and his team took control of the case and only got me involved when absolutely necessary. The frivolous complaints were removed from my file.
Kathi Carlson
Kathi Carlson
Robert Pearce has vast knowledge and experience in this specialized field of law. I highly recommend this true professional!
Mi Di
Mi Di
Mr. Pearce efficiently and professionally solved my registration issues with the Florida Office of Financial Regulation.

What Are the Statute of Limitations?

Time is critical in investment fraud cases, as both Wyoming and federal laws impose specific deadlines for filing legal claims. In Wyoming, the statute of limitations for securities fraud generally expires two years from the sale date. On the federal level, the timeframe is usually five years from the violation date or two years from when the fraud could have been discovered. It’s crucial to consult with an attorney promptly to ensure your claim is submitted within these legal deadlines.

Types of Investment and Securities Fraud Cases We Can Help Represent You With

In Wyoming, investors often face a variety of fraudulent investment tactics employed by unscrupulous brokers and advisors. Common types include unsuitable investments, where recommendations do not align with investor needs, and forced liquidation, where brokers sell assets without client consent.

Ponzi schemes promise high returns but are inherently fraudulent, while excessive trading, or churning, generates high commissions for advisors at the investor’s expense. Misrepresentation and omission involve deceptive information about investments, and breaches of fiduciary duty prioritize advisor interests over clients’. Unauthorized trading and theft or misappropriation of funds are also prevalent.

Overconcentration in single investments increases risk for investors. Mutual fund sales violations, excessive markups or markdowns, and selling unapproved investments are common issues. Additionally, advisor negligence, margin abuse, and conflicts of interest further jeopardize investor interests.

Fraudulent activities extend to newer areas such as cryptocurrency, 401(k) plans, microcap stocks, and mining and mineral investments. Investors should also be cautious of scams related to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program and advance fee schemes.

Contact a Wyoming Securities and Investment Fraud Attorney Today

The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A., is a law firm specializing in representing defrauded investors recover. Wyoming investment fraud lawyer Robert Wayne Pearce specializes in getting individuals their money back from bad investments using any and all available methods.

If you are an investor who has recently dealt with investment loss due to potential securities or investment fraud, we want to help.

If you have questions about how to move forward, contact our team online or by phone at 561-338-0037 for a free confidential consultation with a Wyoming securities lawyer. We will fight aggressively for your financial recovery and for justice.

Our law firm represents clients across Wyoming, including Cheyenne, Casper, Gillette, Laramie, Rock Springs, Sheridan, Green River, Evanston, Riverton, and Jackson. Robert Wayne Pearce brings decades of direct experience in FINRA securities arbitration, establishing him as one of the foremost authorities on this subject both in the U.S. and internationally.

Our law firm represents clients across Wyoming, including Cheyenne, Casper, Gillette, Laramie, Rock Springs, Sheridan, Green River, Evanston, Riverton, and Jackson. Robert Wayne Pearce brings decades of direct experience in FINRA securities arbitration, establishing him as one of the foremost authorities on this subject both in the U.S. and internationally.