The market crash in 2008 caused housing markets to plummet, retirement investments to deplete and consequentially, Americans across the country to face one of the worst financial disasters since the Great Depression. As a result of the crash, thousands of investment scams were exposed. And, while many cases of broker fraud and other investment fraud were brought to an end, securities brokers and investment firms across the country continue to use deceptive and negligent tactics that cost people their livelihood.Attorney Sherri B. Simpson has more than 20 years of experience helping individuals in Broward County, Palm Beach County, Dade County and surrounding areas. She has seen over and over the hardships that followed the market crash, especially for those who were subjected to some form of investment fraud. Financially stable individuals and couples faced a sudden need to file for bankruptcy and deal with the legal problems that brought them to such financial disrepair.For a free consultation with an experienced Fort Lauderdale bankruptcy and securities lawyer, call us now at (954) 524-4141 or contact us through e-mail.
Did Shady Investments Cause You to Go Bankrupt?It is understandable that most investments carry some level of risk. It is of great misfortune that certain brokers and investment firms will use this fact as an excuse for losing the life savings of an elderly woman who doesn't understand the risky investments she is being put into.Unfortunately, many people who are subjected to investment losses fall into two categories — they want to sue their brokerage house for losing their savings (even when negligence did not occur) or they are not aware of the options available to protect their interests and simply "accept" financial defeat. However, it is important to understand that you may have options.Attorney Sherri B. Simpson can carefully assess your financial situation, explain potential debt relief solutions and advise you of the legal remedies available with respect to your investment losses. Our law firm assists clients who have suffered significant financial losses due to: -Unsuitable investments- Broker misrepresentation- Unauthorized trading -Broker misconduct/broker negligence -Other securities fraudProtecting Your Financial Interests in FINRA LitigationThe Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is a private securities regulator that is focused on protecting investors and promoting fairness in U.S. capital markets. While FINRA provides a venue for resolving securities disputes involving unscrupulous investment tactics, it is often necessary to have an experienced attorney who can simplify your understanding of the legal issues and represent your interests.