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Experienced Palm Beach County Attorney for Investment Fraud and Other Claims

Even the most financially savvy investors trust their stockbrokers or financial advisers to assist them in making profitable investments that align with their risk tolerance and investment objectives. When that trust is broken due to inexperience, negligence or greed, filing a lawsuit or arbitration claim to recover investment losses may be necessary.

At such times, the assistance of an experienced securities lawyer is essential. Attorney Adam D. Palmer represents both individual and corporate investors involved in securities arbitration and investment litigation throughout Florida. Mr. Palmer has focused more than 20 years of his career on assisting clients with the complexities of litigation, arbitration and investment claims. His experience includes all types of claims, including but not limited to those involving the following:

  • Stocks
  • Bonds
  • Preferred equities
  • Annuities
  • Retirement accounts such as IRAs and 401(k)s
  • Managed accounts
  • Structured investments
  • Auction rate securities
  • Mutual funds
  • Hedge funds
  • Closed end funds
  • Exchange traded funds (ETFs)
  • Unit investment trusts (UITs)
  • Real estate investment trusts (REITs)
  • Limited partnerships
  • Private and nonpublic investments
  • Promissory notes
  • Secured notes
  • Other securities

Mr. Palmer represents clients in arbitration proceedings before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the American Arbitration Association (AAA). He also protects clients’ rights in securities litigation in state and federal courts throughout Florida. In this regard, Mr. Palmer has assisted clients with a broad array of claims, including the following:

  • Negligence
  • Securities fraud
  • Misrepresentation and negligent misrepresentation
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Trading abuses
  • Unsuitable investments
  • Breach of contract
  • Negligent supervision and failure to supervise
  • Selling away and selling unauthorized investments
  • Margin abuses
  • Over-concentration and failure to diversify
  • Failure to warn
  • Churning and high velocity trading
  • Stockbroker misconduct
  • Violation of industry rules and rules of fair practice
  • Unauthorized trading
  • Ponzi schemes and pyramid schemes
  • Theft and embezzlement
  • Investment malpractice
  • Forgeries and forged account documents
  • Guaranteed investments and fraudulent guarantees
  • Exploitation of the elderly and senior citizen abuse
  • Statutory violations
  • Violation of the Florida Securities and Investment Protection Act

In addition to securities litigation and arbitration, Mr. Palmer accepts cases involving complex business and commercial litigation, construction litigation and real estate litigation, mostly on a referral basis.

Contact Our Palm Beach County Attorney for Investment Fraud and Other Claims

To discuss your possible investment claims with a skilled Boca Raton investment claim attorney, contact us by calling 561-394-5602. Your first consultation is without cost or obligation. We are available to make evening and weekend appointments as necessary.


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Securities Litigation

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Types of Claims

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