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If you have been the victim of investment fraud,
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Fishman Haygood helps hard-working people and businesses that have lost money due to fraud by brokers, financial advisors, brokerage firms, hedge funds and other financial institutions. We are dedicated lawyers with a national reputation and a track record of recovering tens of millions of dollars for clients across the United States.

Sample Results

$22 million
recovered

for investors in improperly-sold variable annuities and mutual funds group regarding improper sales of annuities and mutual funds

$1.6 million
recovered

an elderly couple regarding private placement real estate investment.

$307 thousand
recovered

for investors in REITS, promissory note programs, limited partnerships and private oil drilling programs

Hear from our clients

...managed and directed the mediation flawlessly!

Jerry U.

Returned our family’s hard earned life’s savings from the clutches of a despicable individual who long claimed to be a family friend.

Doreen B.

Total victory in our lawsuits against a large and well recognized financial entity.

Dale G.

FAQs

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I think I have suffered losses as a result of my broker's actions. What should I do?

Not all losses suffered in an investment account are your broker’s fault, but many times they can be. We will analyze your specific situation and advise you whether we think that your broker contributed to your losses as a result of negligent or intentional misconduct. If we determine that your broker was at fault, often the proper course of action is to file a FINRA Arbitration Proceeding against the broker and his/her firm.

What is FINRA?

FINRA is the “Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.” FINRA is a non-governmental regulator of securities firms that focuses on investor protection and market integrity through effective and efficient regulation of the securities industry. It helps write securities rules and guidelines and enforces them in the U.S. FINRA also administers the largest arbitration forum (with more than 70 hearing locations) designed to resolve securities-related disputes between and among investors, securities firms, and brokers.

Investors can learn more about FINRA at www.finra.org

What is a FINRA arbitration proceeding?

FINRA Arbitration is a legal proceeding designed to address disputes between investors and their brokers or the firms that employ the brokers. It is similar to a trial in court, but instead of having a judge and jury, your case is decided by one or more arbitrators. Arbitrators tend to be lawyers, accountants, professors, bankers, brokers, or other professionals. They review the law and evidence presented by the parties and render a final, binding award.

Where would the arbitration take place?

FINRA’s rules provide that the arbitration proceeding will take place at the FINRA location “closest to the customer’s residence at the time of the events giving rise to the dispute.” FINRA offers 72 hearing venues, including at least one in each state of the United States, one in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and one in London, UK.

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Resources for Investors and Families

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April 21, 2022 in Resources

GWG Holdings Files for Bankruptcy: How Might That Impact L Bond Investors?

The Wall Street Journal reports that GWG Holdings, Inc., an alternative asset manager, filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday, Apr. 20, 2022. Known for selling life-insurance bonds to retail investors, GWG’s…
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January 10, 2022 in Resources

Texas State Securities Board Names Top Investor Threats

The Texas State Securities Board (“TSSB”) has announced its top investor threats, with cryptocurrency and digital assets topping the annual list. As detailed in a TSSB news release:…
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October 21, 2021 in Resources

Lance McCardle, Lara Richards Present at LCPA Conference

Fishman Haygood attorneys Lance McCardle and Lara K. Richards presented at the 2021 Forensic Litigation and Business Valuation Conference in Baton Rouge on October 21, 2021. The annual…
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June 1, 2021 in Resources

SEC Warns About Social Media Investment Advice

As more and more people turn to social media for news and other important information, the SEC is warning against investing in the “heavily-promoted companies with smaller market…
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Why Fishman Haygood?

Resources

The staff, lawyers and expert witness access of a major U.S. law firm stand behind your case. We cover all upfront expenses and you pay nothing unless we recover funds for you.

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Experience

We’re in court every day against the biggest, toughest law firms in the nation. We know how to best them and we never back down.

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Tenacity

No one outworks us. We won’t rest until we get you the best possible settlement or verdict.

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Relationships

We vow to treat every client with dignity, respect and honesty.

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