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Securities Fraud Litigation

Currency trading volume around the world hits $4 trillion a day. Individuals, businesses, corporations, and other savvy investors continually look to reap the rewards of the stock market and other types of investment opportunities. Unfortunately, unscrupulous investment advisors, accountants, and other business professionals can exploit investors and businesses in a variety of illegal and fraudulent ways.

Securities fraud or investment fraud encompasses many different types of fraudulent behaviors, including:

  • Misrepresentation
  • Unauthorized trades
  • Commission churning
  • Excessive mark-ups
  • Unsuitable investments
  • Ponzi schemes
  • Disappearing funds
  • Unregistered brokers or securities
  • Broker bribes
  • Fraudulent research
  • Botched transfers
  • Variable annuity abuses
  • And more

When your investments have been lost, it may seem like all hope is gone. Luckily, the Florida commercial litigation attorneys at Kelley/Uustal can help. Our attorneys have successfully represented business owners, individuals, and companies who have been hurt by securities fraud. We fight aggressively to hold the fraudulent brokers or individuals responsible for their actions and to ensure that you recoup the money you have been cheated out of.

Misrepresentation and Investment Fraud

When advising an individual or business on investment opportunities, investors have a duty not to omit certain facts that pertain to this investment. Omitting details about an investment is known as misrepresentation and investors could lose millions by not receiving accurate information about their investments.

Commission churning and Investment Fraud

When an advisor or broker engages in unnecessary trading just for the purposes of generating commissions, this is known as commission churning. This practice is detrimental to investors and their business interests, so brokers are not allowed to turn over accounts unnecessarily.

Unsuitable Investments and Fraud

Brokers also have a duty to invest a client’s money the way a client wishes to invest. This means recommending investments that are best suited for a client’s financial standings or investment objectives. Recommending high-risk investments to investors who cannot afford them or who do not wish to invest in this way could result in significant losses.

Unauthorized Trades and Investment Fraud

A broker must obtain permission from their client before making trades. Yet many brokers and investment firms routinely break this rule and engage in unauthorized trading in order to create more commissions for themselves. This fraudulent behavior often results in significant losses for investors and businesses.

Florida’s Commercial Contingency Law Firm

The Florida commercial contingency lawyers at Kelley/Uustal have the resources necessary to successfully litigate securities and investment fraud claims. When an unscrupulous broker or investment firm has acted fraudulently and lost your investments, you need an experienced litigation law firm on your side.

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