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Retired Washington Couple Sues Arete Wealth Management Over GWG L Bonds 

Claimants Worked With A Center Street Securities Broker Prior to That Firm’s Acquisition By Arete 

Two senior investors are seeking up to $500K in damages from brokerage firm Arete Wealth Management over losses they sustained in GWG L Bonds. They contend that their former broker James Joseph Toddy allegedly unsuitably recommended GWG Holdings to them while providing no meaningful disclosure of the many risks involved. This is considered making misrepresentations and omissions. Now, the Washington State couple is seeking up to $500K in damages from Arete.

Mississippi Elder Financial Abuse Attorneys

Working With Older Investors and Their Families Throughout The Magnolia State In Recouping The Damages Owed By Their Brokers

According to the AARP, elder financial exploitation costs victims ages 60 and older more than $28.3 billion dollars every year. The nonprofit organization reports that 70% of these losses were caused by perpetrators the older persons knew, including friends, acquaintances, relatives, and investment professionals. From our Gulfport, MS elder financial abuse law offices, Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas ( represent elderly investors and their loved ones in pursuing damages from the financial advisors who committed such crimes.

iCap Investors, Left In The Lurch Over Reg D Private Placement Losses, Explore Legal Options with Our iCap Investment Loss Recovery Attorneys

FBI And SEC May Be Investigating Whether Real Estate Investment Firm Was A Ponzi Scam 

If you are one of the approximately 1800 investors in iCap who has been wondering how to recoup your losses, please contact Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas ( to request your free, no-obligation case assessment. Following recent allegations by third-party restructuring company Palladin that the Washington State-based real estate investment firm may have been a Ponzi scam, now there are reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is conducting a criminal investigation and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is performing a regulatory one.

How To Sue Your Stockbroker For Financial Advisor Fraud

Contact Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas Today For Your Free Consultation 

Going after your broker-dealer and their registered investment adviser for stockbroker fraud that caused you portfolio losses can be a daunting task. It is one of the many reasons you should contact Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas ( to schedule a no obligation, initial case assessment. One of our seasoned financial advisor misconduct attorneys can help you determine whether you have grounds for filing a lawsuit for damages.

Oregon Elder Financial Abuse Attorneys are Fighting For The Victims of Senior Investor Fraud and Their Loved Ones Throughout The Beaver State

Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas ( represents older Oregon investors who have suffered losses because of the fraudulent or negligent conduct of brokers and investment advisers. If you suspect that you or a loved one are the victim of this type of exploitation, contact our Portland, OR elder financial abuse law office today to request your free, no obligation case assessment. We can help you determine whether you have grounds for a legal claim.

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Venezuelan Family Sues Truist Investment Services For Northstar (Bermuda) Losses

Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas ( Northstar Financial Services Investment Loss Attorney Teams are representing Latin American investors in pursuing damages from the US-based brokerage firms that unsuitably marketed and sold them Northstar Financial Services (Bermuda) annuities. This includes three Venezuelan claimants, all from the same family, who are seeking up to $500K from Truist Investment Services.

Six-Figure FINRA Lawsuit Alleges Overconcentration Of Savings In Unsuitable Offshore Annuities

Northstar (Bermuda) Investors To Receive Update On Liquidation, Distribution Payments. Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas Northstar Securities Law Attorney Team Is Continuing To Investigate Losses

If suffered serious losses in Northstar Financial Services (Bermuda), please contact Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas ( We are representing many investors in pursuing damages against the broker-dealers that unsuitably marketed and sold them annuities from this offshore company that went bankrupt in 2020.

Following a hearing on January 19, 2024, the Joint Provisional Liquidators (JPLs) for Northstar (Bermuda) received procedural directions instructing them to give creditors and policyholders details regarding proposed next steps in the liquidation proceedings, payments of certain distributions, and the valuation of claims. This information is supposed to be provided by February 15, 2024, at the latest.

Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas Continue to Investigate Oppenheimer PEP Losses. Contact Our Savvy Margin Abuse Attorneys To Request Your Free Case Consultation

If you are someone whose Oppenheimer financial advisor marketed and recommended the brokerage firm’s Portfolio Enhancement Program (PEP), and you have since suffered related investment losses, Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas ( would like to talk to you. Unfortunately, it seems that a significant number of wealthy investors may not have been fully apprised of the risks involved in this proprietary program.

Oppenheimer PEP is now closed but not before investors reportedly suffered serious losses. Marketed as a hedged investment that provided a chance for participants to supposedly make an additional 5% if they borrowed money on margin, the minimum investment allowed was $1.25M. Many who got involved thought they were giving themselves a chance to generate a passive stream of income.

ACAP Fund Losses

If you are an investor who suffered losses due to your financial advisor recommending you invest in the ACAP Strategic Fund, you may have a case against your advisor to recover some of those losses.  Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas ( can help you explore your legal options for ACAP Strategic Fund losses.

What is the ACAP Fund?

I’m An Experienced, Wealthy Investor Who Suffered Serious Portfolio Losses. Can I Sue My Broker?

Our Trusted Stock Broker Fraud Lawyer Team Represented Sophisticated Investors, Accredited Investors, High-Net-Worth Investors, and Ultra High-Net-Worth Investors

Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas ( Stock Broker Fraud Lawyer team represents wealthy and experienced investors in pursuing damages caused by broker negligence or fraud. If you are a sophisticated investor, your broker-dealer may try to argue that you fully understood the type of investment opportunity you were getting involved in and the risks you were taking. They may even argue that you welcomed the high risks that could also render great financial rewards while knowing full well that serious losses could result. Based on this argument they may try to escape blame and liability.

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