South Florida and Puerto Rico Investor Fraud Attorneys
Over the last decade, banks and brokerage firms across the United States ramped up their sales of investment products to the individual and small business investor. Thousands of brokers peddled new and exciting investment products to an unsuspecting public, who were blissfully unaware of the risks associated with their purchases. When the markets declined, these investors lost billions of dollars of their hard-earned money. The market reversals exposed countless cases of investment fraud and simple stockbroker negligence. While the investment firms were bailed out by the United States government, the real victims were not.
Millions of people lost money that was intended for their retirement, their children's education or their financial security. In too many cases, these losses were caused not by the volatility of the market but by fraudulent or negligent practices. If you or a loved one has sustained significant losses and you believe these losses were caused by fraud or the negligence of an investment professional, you probably have many questions. The most important question is: Do I have a claim to recover my losses? If you are concerned about your financial future, you should discuss your situation with a lawyer who has helped many people in similar situations.
Our law firm is ready and able to represent clients who have been defrauded in a broad range of investments. We are currently investigating and handling matters involving:
Preferred stocks • Structured products • Principal protected notes • Hedge funds • Stocks • Bonds • Mutual Funds • Notes • Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) • Trusts • IRAs • Limited Partnerships • Collateralized Mortgage Obligations (CMOs or CDOs) • Municipal Bonds • Margin accounts or other investments
We routinely work with local counsel in a broad range of jurisdictions, including Puerto Rico.
Based in Miami, attorney Melanie S. Cherdack leads a team of attorneys who regularly represent investors who have been wronged. Our clientele consists of investors in the United States, Puerto Rico, Latin America and the Caribbean. Melanie S. Cherdack has more than 25 years of experience in this field. Prior to joining her firm in 1993, she worked as Assistant General Counsel to PaineWebber Inc., now known as UBS. As a result, she has a complete understanding of investor fraud claims from many different perspectives. We are ready to take on all types of securities fraud claims, including those for overconcentration, unsuitable investments, Ponzi schemes or simple stockbroker negligence. She has earned the AV* Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell's peer review system, and was selected for the inaugural edition of the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers.
Contact Attorney Melanie S. Cherdack
Our Miami investor fraud attorneys are ready to talk to you about your losses and discuss a plan of action. Call 305-290-1096, toll free at 800-806-1614 or complete our contact form to schedule your free initial consultation.
*AV Preeminent designation is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.