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Our Seasoned Brokerage Firm Arbitration Attorneys Are Here To Help Recover Investor Losses when Stockbroker misconduct is Suspected

There are different kinds of broker misconduct that can be committed by registered representatives and/or their broker-dealers. There is, of course, the most egregious kind, which is when a financial advisor purposely commits stockbroker fraud by running an investment scam or misappropriating investors’ funds by theft. These are crimes that should be prosecuted. However, criminal fraud charges don’t always lead to recovery of investor losses for victims. The same can be said for the outcomes of civil cases filed by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), or a state securities regulator against a broker-dealer.

For over 30 years, Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas ( has been fighting for investors pursuing damages from their broker-dealers and financial advisors. With savvy FINRA lawyers representing you, filing your own broker misconduct against your brokerage firm can increase your chances for a full, or even partial, financial recovery.

What Are Common Types of Investment Fraud and How Can Our Broker Misconduct Attorneys Help?

Every day, there are financial scammers out there looking to steal money from unsuspecting investors. Some of these fraudsters are registered brokers using the legitimacy of their profession and the brokerage firms they are employed by to hide their schemes while targeting customers.

If you are someone whose financial advisor defrauded you in some type of investment fraud, our skilled broker misconduct attorneys at Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas ( may be able to help you pursue damages against the broker-dealer, which should have detected there were red flags and protected you from sustaining significant investment losses.

When Failure To Supervise Enables Broker Fraud

Texas Retirees Whose Financial Advisor Stole Their Savings File FINRA Arbitration Claim Against Planmember Securities 

As their customer, your broker-dealer has a fiduciary duty to properly supervise your accounts and your financial advisor’s activities when working with you. Unfortunately, failure to supervise these types of financial firms happens way too often. This lack of oversight makes it easy for stockbroker mistakes and wrongful misconduct to happen, which can lead to serious investor losses. That is why it is important to know when failure to supervise requires a broker fraud attorney to recover losses.

SSEK Broker Dealer Negligence Attorneys Helping Northstar Financial Services Investors

Are You A Japanese Investor Whose US-Based Broker Sold You Northstar Financial Services (Bermuda) Products?

Retired Couple Files FINRA Lawsuit Against Bankoh Investment Services and Broker Yoko Farias

Ocean Financial Services

This independent broker-dealer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ocean Bank in Florida and was established in 2012. Headquartered in Miami, Ocean Financial Services offers investment management and financial strategies, as well as advice and recommendations, to all kinds of investors. The firm’s website lists fixed income, mutual funds, equity securities, structured products, legacy planning, and credit solutions as among the products and services it provides customers. Ocean Financial Services is licensed in California, North Carolina, Delaware, New York, Texas, and Florida.

Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas ( represent investors, including foreign nationals, because an Ocean Financial Services broker unsuitably recommended certain financial products to them and this resulted in significant investor losses. Most notably, we have filed a number of Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration cases against this broker-dealer related to Northstar Financial Services (Bermuda) products.

How Can SmartStop Self Storage REIT Investors Recover Their Losses? 

Our Non-Traded REIT Fraud Lawyers Continue To Investigate Claims Against Broker-Dealers. If you are an investor whose brokerage firm recommended SmartStop Self Storage REIT, you may be trying to figure out how to recover your investment losses. Formerly called Strategic Storage Trust II, this self-managed non-traded real estate investment trust (non-traded REIT) suspended its share redemption program and distribution reinvestment plan in early 2022. However, even if redemptions are possible, investors might not be able to recover their full investment.

SmartStop Self Storage REIT touts itself as “one of the largest self-storage companies in North America.” According to its website, the real estate investment trust has a team of about 450 self-storage professionals, owns or manages approximately 176 properties in Canada and the United States, and has about $2.8B in total capitalization.

Are You an Investor Who Suffered losses in Aegis Capital-Underwritten YayYo IPO?

Broker-Dealer Faces Investor Fraud, Negligence, and Misrepresentation Allegations 

If you are an investor who took part in an initial public offering (SPO) sold by Aegis Capital Corp. and you suffered investment losses, you may want to consider exploring your legal options. Stock IPOs are often marketed by brokerage firms as significant opportunities for investors, but that doesn’t always prove to be the case.

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