Representing Investors In Investment Disputes
An investment adviser has a high level of responsibility, known as a fiduciary duty, to serve a client’s best interests when managing his or her money. If you think your financial adviser failed to act in your best interests, and you lost money as a result, you may be entitled to compensation.
At the law firm of Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP (SFMS), our attorneys regularly represent clients in litigation against brokers, brokerage firms, registered investment advisers and other investment professionals. We typically resolve disputes through arbitrations and related proceedings before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
The following are examples of investment adviser actions that may lead to a legal claim of breach of fiduciary duty:
- Charging excessive fees
- Excessive trading or churning
- Failing to explain the risks of an investment
- Failure to diversify investments
- Funneling your money to a hedge fund or other investment with which the adviser has an undisclosed relationship
- Picking an unsuitable investment based on your age or investment goals
- Running a Ponzi scheme
- Theft of client funds
- Unauthorized trading
SFMS has extensive experience in securities litigation and regulation. Our attorneys have successfully represented many retirees who suffered losses in their retirement portfolios due to unsuitable investments or other securities law violations.
If you believe your investment adviser took advantage of you or someone in your family, contact SFMS online or call 877-891-9880 to explore your legal remedies with one of our experienced lawyers. With offices in California, Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, we represent clients throughout the United States.