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Our Closed-End Mutual Fund Investment Loss Attorneys Work With Retail Investors, Retirees and Others 

Priority Income Fund Investors Are Wondering What To Do After Liquidity Strategy Changes

While many investors generally think of mutual funds as safe, low-risk investments, that is not always the case. Now, in the wake of Priority Income Fund disclosing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that there has been a change to its liquidation strategy, investors of this closed-end mutual fund may be grappling with what they should do to protect their money.

Investor Losses Caused By Investment Fraud Are Not Your Fault 

One of the more common questions that investors ask us is whether there is anything they could have done to protect themselves from becoming the victim of investment fraud. But many times, financial advisor misconduct can be hard to identify let alone stop—unless you know what to look for.

Retail customers, retirees, and even sophisticated investors will usually hire financial professionals that they believe they can trust. Unfortunately, there are brokers and investment advisers who will willfully violate that good faith.

Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas Represents Investors Against Brokerage Firms

With our securities law office located in Ridgway, our trusted FINRA lawyers represent investors throughout the Western Colorado Slope, including Telluride, Steamboat Springs, Grand Junction, Cortez, Gunnison, and Moffat in recouping damages from their brokerage firms and financial advisors. Unfortunately, investment losses caused by stockbroker negligence or misconduct happen way too often, which is why Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas (investorlawyers.com) has dedicated its entire law practice to helping retail investors, retirees, elderly investors, wealthy investors, institutional investors, and others to pursue financial recovery through arbitration, litigation, and mediation.

What Is FINRA Arbitration and How Might Our Experienced Western Colorado FINRA Attorneys?

Why KBS Growth & Income REIT Investors May Want To Speak With A Savvy Non-Traded Real Estate Investment Trust Loss Lawyer

KBS REIT Discloses Liquidation Plans

If you sustained losses in KBS Growth & Income REIT, Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas (investorlawyers.com) can help you determine whether you have grounds for a broker negligence lawsuit. On February 13, 2023, this non-traded real estate investment trust (non-traded REIT), which is believed to have raised about $94M in common stock proceeds during its offering period from 2015 to 2019, reportedly submitted a preliminary proxy statement that included a liquidation plan.

What Is Affinity Fraud and How Can It Lead To Investor Losses?

Getting a recommendation to work with a financial advisor from someone you know, especially if the latter and others in your community are also working with that registered broker or investment advisor, is one of the reasons that investors end up deciding to sign with a particular broker-dealer or RIA. If that financial professional is experienced and does a good job of protecting and growing your assets, then you are all set. However, should you end up working with someone unscrupulous, a type of broker misconduct involving what is known as affinity fraud can happen.

Affinity fraud is the term given to when a scammer targets members of an identifiable group. The fraudster might be part of the group (or perhaps even pretend to be a member) and/or share a cultural or ethnic affinity.  Affinity fraud takes advantage of the trust and relationships within these groups. Not only that but because of said relationships, victims of affinity fraud may be reluctant to report any suspected financial exploitation.

Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas Represent Investors in Recouping Their Broker Fraud Losses 

Suffering serious investment losses is never easy, especially when this could have been avoided were it not for the negligent or wrongful actions of your financial advisor. At Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas (investorlawyers.com) we represent Oregon investors against brokerage firms all over the United States in pursuing damages for the financial harm they have suffered because of broker misconduct.

To schedule your free, no-obligation case assessment, contact our Portland investment fraud and securities law firm at (971) 285-3075.

When Your Investor Loss Are Due To Broker Misrepresentations or Omissions

Our Broker Negligence Lawyers Can Help You Explore Your Legal Options

Stockbrokers and investment advisers are supposed to provide you with appropriate financial advice. This includes their duty to give you a full and accurate depiction of the financial product, trade, or investing strategy they are recommending, as well as fully inform you about all of the risks.

Are You a Latin America Retiree Who Suffered Northstar Financial Services (Bermuda) Investor Losses?

Our Northstar (Bermuda) Lawyers Represent International Investors Against US-Based Brokerage Firms

Whether you are a Latin American investor who is a US resident or one who lives abroad if your brokerage firm unsuitably recommended and sold you Northstar Financial Services (Bermuda) products, Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas (investorlawyers.com) may be able to help. For over two years, we have been going after the broker-dealers and their registered representatives that marketed and sold Northstar (Bermuda) annuities and annuity-like investments to foreign nationals.

Why Older Investors Suffering From Dementia Are Vulnerable To Broker Fraud

Barred Fifth Third Securities Financial Advisor Is Accused of Elder Financial Abuse

Our skilled Elder Financial Abuse lawyers represent older investors in pursuing damages from the brokers and investment advisors whose actions caused them to sustain serious investment losses. Our clients also include older investors who are suffering from Dementia or other serious health issues.

An Update for Northstar Financial Services (Bermuda) Investors

Our Trusted Annuity Fraud Lawyers Continue to Pursue Brokerage Firms Over Investment Losses

In a February 3 letter, Northstar Financial Services (Bermuda) Ltd. (in Liquidation) notified shareholders that the substantive hearing of the Segregation Application will occur from April 24 to May 2, 2023, at the Supreme Court of Bermuda. It will be attended by attorneys for the joint provisional liquidators (JPLs), the Class Representatives, and the Amicus Curae. The letter also stated that the JPLs have filed a lawsuit in US Bankruptcy Court against Northstar (Bermuda) owner Greg Lindberg, his Global Growth Holdings, its affiliates, and others. Lindberg, who is currently out of prison, is awaiting a retrial and is also facing other criminal and regulatory charges.

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