Types of Claims

Protecting Your Right to Sue for Investment Losses

Stockbrokers and financial advisers have the responsibility to ensure their clients’ investment portfolios are properly diversified and aligned with clients’ financial goals. Those who ignore this duty can be sued for resulting investment losses. Bringing such claims, however, can be difficult and highly complex, even for financially savvy investors.

Attorney Adam D. Palmer has more than 20 years of experience handling a wide variety of securities claims in both arbitration and litigation settings. He regularly receives referrals from former clients as well as other lawyers for his thorough and detail-oriented representation. From his office in Boca Raton, he represents clients involved in arbitration throughout the state of Florida.

Attorney Adam D. Palmer has more than 20 years of experience in securities claims in both litigation and arbitration settings. He assists investors throughout Florida in the recovery of investment losses due to stockbroker misconduct, financial adviser negligence and fraud. Typical claims brought by his clients included investment losses due to:

  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Unsuitability
  • Negligent supervisions/failure to supervise
  • Failure to diversify and over-concentration
  • Misrepresentation and negligent misrepresentation
  • Failure to warn
  • Selling away investments/selling unauthorized investments
  • Unauthorized trading or trading without permission
  • Margin abuses
  • Breach of contract
  • Stockbroker misconduct

Many of these claims are resolved through mediation or in arbitration proceedings before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) or the American Arbitration Association (AAA). Mr. Palmer has extensive experience representing clients involved in securities arbitration, including clients referred by other lawyers and law firms that may require assistance with the complexities of FINRA or AAA arbitration.

For those claims not resolved through arbitration, the firm provides experienced representation in securities litigation before both state and federal courts throughout Florida. We seek efficient, cost-effective resolutions that help clients recover just compensation for their investment losses.

Experienced Palm Beach County Lawyer for Stockbroker Fraud

In addition to the claims outlined above, Mr. Palmer provides dedicated representation for those who have fallen victim to various securities fraud and illegal trading schemes, including:

  • Ponzi schemes
  • Pyramid schemes
  • Churning and high velocity trading
  • Unauthorized trading
  • Financial exploitation of the elderly
  • Forged account documents and forgeries
  • Theft of funds and embezzlement
  • Investment malpractice
  • Guaranteed investments and fraudulent guarantees
  • Violations of industry rules and Rules of Fair Practice
  • Violations of the Florida Securities and Investor Protection Act (Chapter 517, Florida Statutes)
  • Statutory violations

If you or your company has suffered significant investment losses, contact our firm by calling 561-394-5602 for a free initial consultation with our experienced Boca Raton securities claims lawyer. The firm handles most claims on a contingency basis depending on the details of your claim. We also arrange evening or weekend appointments upon request.

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