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Tampa Broker and Investment Fraud Lawyers

Experienced Florida Securities Fraud Law Firm Fighting for Investors in FINRA Arbitration

Nestled in Hillsborough County, the city of Tampa can be described as a mix of urban and suburban living. Although surrounded by beaches, Florida’s third-largest city is also a bustling metropolitan that boasts plenty of culture, restaurants, and centers of higher education, including the University of South Florida and the University of Tampa. Its major sports teams are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL), Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL), and Tampa Bay Rays (MLB). In 2021, the city will host Super Bowl LV.

In Tampa Bay and throughout Florida, Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas (SSEK Law Firm) represent investors who’ve suffered financial losses because a broker-dealer or one of its registered representatives was negligent, engaged in misconduct, or committed stockbroker fraud.

For 30 years, we’ve helped retail investors, retirees, older investors, institutional investors, and high net worth individual investors to recover damages. Call our Tampa securities fraud attorneys at 813-560-2992 to schedule your free case evaluation.

What Should You Do If You Suspect You’ve Been The Victim of Broker or Investment Advisor Fraud?

The Florida Office of Financial Regulation is the state’s regulator when it comes to the securities industry. There is also the Florida Securities Investor Protection Act (FSIPA) Act, also known as Florida’s Blue Sky Laws, which are the state’s securities laws.

In Florida, there are two ways in which a person can be found to have violated state securities statutes and may be subject to civil liability: 1) by selling an unregistered security or 2) committing securities fraud. However, as an investor, it can be hard to know whether you have become the victim of either.

While the state’s securities regulator frequently will go after those suspected or accused of broker fraud, your best bet is to contact our savvy Tampa broker and investment fraud attorneys. We can determine whether you have grounds for a broker fraud lawsuit and we will explore your legal options with you.

At SSEK Law Firm, we have represented thousands of investors and recovered many millions of dollars on their behalf over losses caused by:

  • Misappropriation
  • Broker fraud
  • Misrepresentations and Omissions
  • Negligence
  • Unregistered securities sales
  • Other registration violations
  • Failure to execute trades
  • Churning
  • Unsuitability
  • Overconcentration
  • Unauthorized trading
  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Failure to supervise
  • Different kinds of investment schemes, such as Ponzi scams, elder financial abuse, structured products fraud, private placement fraud, and REIT fraud.

If you are entitled to damages, and should we decide to work together, our knowledgeable securities fraud attorneys in Tampa Bay will prepare and submit your complaint to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for arbitration. When the time comes for your case to go to a hearing, we will be there with you, fighting for your financial recovery while protecting your legal rights.

This is not the type of case you want to pursue on your own or without the right Florida investment fraud law firm having your back.

Even if the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was to get involved and file its own lawsuit against the broker or investment advisor who defrauded you, your best chances of obtaining the maximum financial recovery possible is to have experienced legal representation advocating for you.

Representing Investors Throughout Florida for 30 Years

SSEK Law Firm has filed securities fraud lawsuits against the largest financial firms on Wall Street on behalf of investors and won. We can boast a more than 90% success rate when it comes to our clients’ financial recovery through FINRA arbitration, mediation, and litigation.

In addition to Tampa Bay, we represent clients throughout Florida, including St Petersburg, Miami, Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Port St. Lucie, Cape Coral, and the surrounding areas.

We work on a contingency basis. This means that we are only paid for our services if we obtain the securities fraud compensation you are owed. Contact SSEK Law Firm online or call our Tampa investment fraud law office at 813-560-2992.

Client Reviews
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"I am going to miss conversations with you, Sam Edwards. You’ve been a wonderful lawyer and a friend. I loved learning legal jargon from you. But, even more, it is your self respect and commitment to your position that I admire and your persistent patience-your equanimity. With great appreciation, thank you!" M.B.
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"My experience with Ryan Cook has been very positive. Through every step of the litigation he explained what to expect to happen. When I spoke with him later he reviewed the process. He was very patient and I never felt rushed. I have already told friends how wonderful he is." L.R.
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"I want you to know that I very much appreciate your expertise, hard work and guidance that led to a satisfactory resolution with Raymond James. From our first meeting, I felt "heard" and that my situation and story were respected. Every subsequent interaction I had with any of you - in person, via email or by phone - only corroborated that feeling. What great work you do on behalf of people like me who have been wronged, yet don't know how to navigate the appeals/mediation/arbitration process as you do. I will be forever grateful." M. L.
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