Frequently Asked Questions

Answers About California Investment Fraud

If you believe you may be the victim of investment fraud, securities fraud, or elder financial fraud, our attorneys can help you. We want to make sure you are informed regarding the entire recovery process. With more than 50 years of combined experience, we have handled hundreds of investment fraud cases. We have provided the most frequently asked questions and answers below to help you learn more. If you have any other questions, you can contact our team at our Los Angeles office at (310) 220-0988 or our Silicon Valley office at (650) 469-8383.

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What is securities fraud?
Securities fraud occurs when a broker-dealer, investment firm, registered investment advisor, registered representative, sponsor, or promoter misrepresents an investment. When important information is withheld or a fact misrepresented, the investor may lose money.

How does investment fraud occur?
Investment fraud can take many forms. For example, it may be the result of a Ponzi scheme, penny stocks, and concentration in one type of security, unsuitable investments, and other forms.

Financial elder abuse consists of the following among others:

  • Churning an account
  • Misrepresentation
  • Ponzi schemes
  • Concentration in one stock or industry
  • Unsuitable investments
  • Using proceeds for undisclosed purposes
  • Failure to disclose material facts
  • Projection of unrealistic returns
  • Failure to disclose risks

I need someone with experience. Will your attorneys handle my case directly?
Yes. Our financial fraud attorneys take a team approach to every case we handle.

How many cases have you handled?
We have handled over 600 cases over 35 years.

Which areas do you serve?
We focus on California, Washington, Arizona, Oregon, Nevada, the Midwest, and the East Coast.

Do you charge for travel time?
No. Our firm can handle FINRA cases outside of the West Coast for the same cost as local counsel.

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