If you have a case of investment misconduct on your hands, you need the most experienced securities litigation attorney by your side. The reality, however, is that many law firms only dabble in securities arbitration here and there. At the law firm of Sadis & Goldberg, we do things differently. Since 1997, folks have relied on us to recover losses nationwide. Our attorneys represent individual and institutional investors with claims against stockbrokers, brokerage firms, and insurance companies throughout the Tri State area and across the U.S. We like to think of our practice as a securities law boutique. Over the years, we’ve won multi-million dollar securities arbitrations, verdicts, awards, and settlements. From fraud and market manipulation to churning and improper use of margin, you can count on us to deliver the best possible outcome for your case. Keep reading to see how we can help you.
Before we get into specific practice areas, let’s first look at what fraud entails. Fraud occurs when one party intentionally deceives another with promises of goods, services, or financial benefits that either doesn’t exist, was never intended to be provided, or was misrepresented altogether. In fraudulent cases, victims give money but never receive what they paid for in the first place. Be aware that fraud crimes can be prosecuted at the state or federal level depending on several factors:
- Type of scheme and amount of money stolen
- Laws violated
- Use of public services that fall under regulation and authority
- Location of the crime
- Method of operation
You may have a strong claim for recovery if you recently sustained losses related to an investment in any securities or hedge fund, or as a result of investing with a broker. You may also have a shareholder or whistleblower claim if you believe your rights as a shareholder have been violated or if you seek to report fraud or wrongdoing by an employer.
Now that you have a better understanding of fraud, let’s dive into how we can help.
Hedge Fund Fraud
A handful of hedge funds are guilty of defrauding their own investors by reallocating profits to “preferred clients” and using misleading statements about risk parameters associated with the fund. Defrauding investors may also use Ponzi schemes by promising dividends from money contributed by other investors and then never seeing any return whatsoever. If you’ve recently been a victim of hedge fund fraud, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Stock Broker Fraud
Our securities fraud attorneys take an aggressive, strategic approach when it comes to this area. Stock broker fraud can include the following:
- Investment fraud
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Unsuitable investments
- Misrepresentation of information
- Noncompliance with securities laws and regulations
- Overcharging of commissions of transaction fees
- Excessive use of margin
- Unauthorized trading
If you’re a victim of securities fraud, you have the right to pursue a formal claim in court or arbitration recover any losses. At our law firm, we represent folks in securities arbitration, litigation, and mediation. Here are some of the more common forms of securities fraud:
- Misrepresentation of information about investments
- Fraudulent valuation of assets
- Ponzi scheme
- Distributing false or incomplete documents
Sadis & Goldberg is here to represent corporations of all sizes, in all aspects of securities litigation, including litigation initiated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Our lawyers are also in frequent contact with the SEC, NYSE, NASD and various state regulatory authorities. It’s our familiarity with these organizations that allow us to be most effective and efficient for our clients.
Did you recently blow the whistle on corporate fraud or other illegal activities? Thanks to whistleblower rights, you are protected. Whether you have suffered retaliation from an employer or have information but are concerned to speak out, our attorneys are here to help. Call the law office of Sadis & Goldberg to get started with your case.
Do you have a securities fraud case looming? It’s time to partner with a law firm that demonstrates results in high-stakes cases. Call Sadis & Goldberg now.