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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.

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

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    an elderly couple regarding private placement real estate investment.

    $307 thousand

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

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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

    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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    February 14, 2023 in Resources

    Selling Away: Robert Turner Barred for Defrauding Customers in Bogus Investment Scheme

    On Jan. 27, 2023, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced that former Texas-based Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. broker Robert Earl Turner had been permanently barred from association…
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    February 3, 2023 in Resources

    Red Flags: Lessons Learned from Bradley Kavanagh’s Unapproved Text Messages and Equity Transactions Without a License

    On Aug. 12, 2022, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced that former Baton Rouge-based Park Avenue Securities registered representative Bradley S. Kavanagh had been permanently barred from…
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    January 27, 2023 in Resources

    Protect Yourself from Unauthorized Trading: The Cautionary Tale of Former J.P. Morgan Star Broker Edward Turley

    On Nov. 17, 2022, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced that former J.P. Morgan Advisors broker Edward L. Turley had been permanently barred. FINRA’s decision was made…
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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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    Why Fishman Haygood?


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

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