June 14, 2024

Securities Arbitration Results

The firm has never lost any in-person investor arbitration hearing*
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Investment Arbitration Awards & Settlement

Securities Arbitration Attorneys

Mr. Meissner’s prior experience with the New York State Attorney General’s Office, under Dennis Vacco and Eliot Spitzer, allows him to provide skilled and diligent representation in all areas of consumer securities law. Having also been a Senior Associate in the well known boutique securities defense firm of Gusrae, Kaplan and Bruno to represent brokers and firms in various matters provides the Meissner firm with insight as to the “tricks of the trade” that the industry utilizes in defending various matters and has incorporated such experience into his practice so as to obtain the best results possible for his clients.

The firm has never lost any in-person investor arbitration hearing. The firm has always led the way in leading edge issues such as winning a record 2.4 million dollar FINRA award on behalf of a formerly sophisticated client in Boca Raton Florida who suffered from Dimentia and Alzheimers and involved medical testimony and medical records. It is one of the few arbitration firms to have successfully litigated research/conflict of interest cases. This resulted in an 88% six figure recovery against Merrill Lynch, who then referred to the firm’s success as an “aberration”.

The following firms are among the many firms who the Meissner firm has successfully brought claims against.

  • Securities America
  • Citicorp / Salomon Smith Barney
  • Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
  • Citigroup
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Bank of America
  • Banc of America Securities
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Ryan Beck
  • National Financial Services -Fidelity
  • Prudential Securities
  • Ladenburg Thalmann
  • LPL Financial
  • UBS Financial
  • Morgan Stanley & Co
  • Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
  • Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Chase Financial Services

Other well publicized stories of our success, which the brokerage industry is not too fond of, include one of the very first wins related to the research/conflict of interest scandal which was reported in the New York Times Business Section Sunday NY Times 08/10/03.

We were one of the very few firms across the nation that had great success with these cases small and large, while most securities arbitration attorneys (let alone other attorneys) lost most of these cases despite the rush in which many firms sought to sign up clients with retainers without proper analysis, screening let alone planing one’s litigation strategy. In addition, all class actions associated with such issue were dismissed to this firm’s knowledge again wasting victims time and dashing their hopes.

Brokerage firms know that when they lose in arbitration to the Meissner firm, the public and regulators may very likely read about it, so we find that they think long and hard about the strength of their case at all stages of the process. Thus when we accept retention on a matter the client benefits from our reputation which is invaluable in litigation and an aspect many people do not realize in deciding which firm to retain.

We have had many more success stories over the years on a variety of cases that were either not reported in the media or resulted in confidential settlements.” Our screening and preparation process is, to our knowledge, unique and directly contrasts with many other law firms who seek to be retained first and ask questions later as we do the opposite.

The Meissner firm represents individual and institutional investors in NYSE and FINRA arbitration claims against major Wall Street firms.

Wall Street Journal: Why Brookstreet Investors Were In The Dark (05/29/09)

04/21/08 – NY Daily News: Staten Island Couple Getting Savings Back After Financial Adviser Hurt Them.

June 18, 2006 Sunday NY Times Business Section – Meissner Efforts to Assure a Fair Arbitration Panel on Behalf of his East Islip New York Volunteer Fire Department Client Regarding Brokerages Securities America, Concord Equity Group and their broker Andrew Sirico • Andrew Sirico

Banc of America Securities Ordered to Pay N.J. Couple $840,000″ , Forbes.com, April 28, 2004 Related to their former broker, Richard Zinman Richard Zinman

“Meissner Merrill Lynch Award” – Sunday NY Times 08/10/03

“88% Recovery Merrill Lynch Research Case” Money/Morningstar, February 24, 2005: FINRA

Contact the Meissner firm for a securities arbitration lawyer who focuses on the U.S. and international investor claims.

The firm has never lost any in-person investor arbitration hearing*
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*Disclaimer: Prior results cannot and do not guarantee or predict a similar outcome with respect to any future matter, including yours, in which a lawyer or law firm may be retained. The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.