Investment Fraud Lawyers - Brewer & Pritchard
Protecting the rights of victims of securities fraud and stockbroker misconduct
Becoming a victim of investment fraud can be a painful experience. You may have lost a lot of money and may be feeling as if there is nothing you can do to fight back. With Brewer & Pritchard on your side, you can take action. If you need an experienced investment fraud attorney, contact our firm today to learn about your rights. The capable attorneys at Brewer & Pritchard work aggressively to help clients obtain the justice they deserve. We are based in Houston, Texas, and handle cases statewide. We work hard to hold fraudulent stockbrokers accountable. We are skilled at handling claims involving negligence, fraud and misrepresentation of financial products.
What is Investment Fraud?
Investors typically trust their brokers to act professionally and handle their investments responsibly - whether they have purchased securities, invested in stocks or bonds or made other investments. Unfortunately, some brokers engage in deceptive trade practices or schemes to promote fraudulent activity. They hide these fraudulent practices from investors, who might find out long after they've lost money. The brokers might buy or sell securities simply to generate commissions. They might even buy or sell securities without your permission, or make false promises about the investment's performance.
The following are some common examples of investment fraud by brokers:
- Failing to follow investor's instructions
- A breach of fiduciary duty
- Churning (excessive trading for the purpose of financial gain)
- Engaging in fraudulent account documentation
- Creating falsified or misleading account statements
- Manipulating the market or stock price
- Having a conflict of interest
- Stealing an investor's funds
- Failing to disclose all risks
- Failing to exercise due diligence (not fully researching the company, industry or risks involved)
What to Do If Your Investment Adviser or Stockbroker Is Cheating You
While investors might lose money because of market forces, trends and other factors which have nothing to do with fraud, some losses can be traced back to an unethical investment adviser or stockbroker. An investment fraud lawsuit may be necessary, and sometimes the brokerage firm may be liable. The firm might have failed to properly supervise or train the broker. Our trusted and experienced investment fraud lawyers are ready to hear from you and discuss your options. We are skilled at obtaining favorable settlements, but are litigation lawyers who are not afraid to argue a case in court.
How a Securities Fraud Attorney Can Help
Whether your broker recommended a risky investment without fully explaining the risks or your broker made trades without your understanding or authorization, you should not hesitate to take action today. Don't delay. The sooner you act, the better of you will be. Memories fade and evidence disappears over time.
Choose our versatile and knowledgeable investment and securities fraud attorneys in Houston. We handle claims involving state and federal securities law violations. At Brewer & Pritchard, we have a track record of success when it comes to recovering losses for investors. Call 800-445-8710 or fill out our online inquiry form and schedule an appointment.