Suffering a loss of your investments is never easy, but when your losses stem from the misconduct of your financial planner or stockbroker, you have the right to seek justice. A stock market loss attorney can help you fight for the compensation you’re owed.
Losing money on the stock market can be par for the course when it comes to investing, but if you have reason to believe your losses were caused by negligence or fraud, you can take action by initiating an arbitration hearing with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
If we are successful, you may be able to recover the losses you endured through the fault of your dishonest stockbroker. Your stock market loss lawyer at Meissner Associates can provide the legal help you need to secure your repayment.
We’ll gather the evidence needed to support your case and represent you during your FINRA arbitration hearing so the brokerage firm or stockbroker who wronged you knows that you mean business.
Irresponsible Investment Losses
All investments come with some sort of risk, but when the actions of your stockbroker contribute to a massive stock loss, you shouldn’t have to pay for it. Stockbrokers are sometimes driven to commit fraud to appease their employers, and they’ll do so in a variety of ways. Some of the most frequently seen types of stockbroker misconduct include:
If you have been taken advantage of in any type of investment fraud and suffered investment losses of $100,000 or more, you should reach out to a qualified attorney for assistance in holding your fraudulent broker to account.
What You Can Do to Hold Your Stockbroker Accountable
Once you have discovered your losses, your first step should be to review your investment portfolio and transactions to see if there is evidence of misconduct. In most cases of stockbroker misconduct, we are able to bring them to justice due to this type of documentation.
Next, you’ll get in touch with your attorney and file a FINRA arbitration claim. If you’re granted a hearing, we’ll present our evidence before a panel of three arbitrators. The accused broker and financial planning institution will defend themselves, and the arbitrators will retire to deliberate.
It can take up to eighteen months to receive a decision, but in many cases, we will be able to reach a settlement with the defense before an award is decided. However, in instances where a settlement is reached, you can be sure that your lawyer will settle for nothing less than what you deserve.
Contact a Regarded Stock Market Loss Attorney
If you’re ready to fight for full recovery of your stock losses and you aren’t sure where to begin, reach out to an experienced stock market loss lawyer at Meissner Associates today. You can give our office a call at 212-764-3100 or complete the confidential contact form we have included on this page to schedule your no-obligation consultation.