Securities fraud attorneys

The 5 Essential Factors to Consider When Finding a Securities Fraud Attorney

Nov 25, 2019

Choosing an attorney can be a challenging prospect. Indeed, there are myriad factors that come into play when you begin the search for an attorney.   Whether it is a family lawyer to handle a divorce, a trusts and estates lawyer to handle drafting a will, or a criminal defense lawyer to represent you in a criminal case, there are some things that are universal to the search, and some things that are particular to that specific area of practice.   The search for a securities fraud attorney is no different. The things that you want to see in all lawyers – integrity, experience – you will want in a securities fraud lawyer. Yet, there are also some characteristics that you want to see specifically with regard to a securities fraud attorney. If you are currently looking for a securities fraud attorney because you were the victim of investor fraud, then this article is for you. Here, we will discuss the things to look for in general, and specifically with regard to a securities fraud attorney.   Of course, if you have additional questions about your own circumstances after reading this article, we welcome you to contact us today on our online contact form, or by calling 888-768-2499.  1.The Basics for Any Attorney Search: Choice and Rapport Before delving into the criterion specific to securities fraud attorneys, there are just some basics that you should expect with every attorney. First, do not jump at the first attorney you meet or speak to over the phone. While you may feel that you are comfortable with the first lawyer you encounter, try to pause and meet a few lawyers before deciding. Remember, your lawyer will likely be working with you for a long period of time, will have access to your personal information, and will need to assist you through a difficult time. That is a substantial responsibility, and you will want to be informed about who is out there before making a final decision on representation.   Second, keep an eye out for the rapport you have when you meet with an attorney for the first time. While there might be many lawyers out there who are technically proficient, or have the highest honors from law school, but may not necessarily “click” with you. Again, take the time to meet with several attorneys to see with whom you can establish the best working relationship.  2.Type of Securities Fraud Experience You will, of course, want some amount of experience with any attorney you hire. With securities fraud, however, you will want to make sure that the attorney you choose has considerable experience in this area such as being a former Wall Street lawyer or representing Wall Street firms. Why do you want someone with that type of background? You want that experience because lawyers who have been “on the other side of the aisle,” so to speak, are far better able to assess your case and anticipate the counterarguments that will be coming back in your direction if you pursue a securities fraud lawsuit. With someone who has such experience, that person has already spent a […]

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investment fraud attorneys

How Do You Select the Right Investment Fraud Attorney?

Nov 11, 2019

You have been the victim of investment fraud. What do you do now?   Without question, your first order of business is to retain the services of an experienced, qualified attorney to handle your investment fraud matter. Yet, having suffered a loss at the hands of an investment “professional,” it is perfectly understandable that you may be a little reluctant to start wading through an endless choice of lawyers to prosecute an investment fraud case. Indeed, it can be difficult to know who might be the best investment fraud lawyer for you under the circumstances. In this blog, we hope to assuage some of those fears. While selecting any type of attorney is always a subjective process that relies on your own judgment and preferences, we will discuss a few important tips to help you be better prepared to select the investment fraud attorney who is right for you. Tip #1 – Do Your Research, Avoid Snap Decisions There is a phrase that goes back to the children’s stories we all remember: “Slow and steady wins the race.” Yes, to garner a little wisdom from the old Tortoise and the Hare story, faster is not always better. More to the point, do not jump at the first attorney you meet. Take your time – slow and steady – to speak with several attorneys before making a decision. While that advice is good for the selection of an attorney in any field, it is vital when you are pursuing a case against a person who purported to be a “financial professional.” That is because you need to find an attorney who is both seasoned in dealing with the complexity of investment fraud cases and is someone with whom you feel comfortable.   Accordingly, in the research phase, you want to start by getting some personal referrals. Ask friends, colleagues, and neighbors for recommendations. You may be surprised that you will get the names of a few attorneys right away. Then, check with state bar associations and, of course, do your online research to find the investment fraud attorneys in your area.   Once you have compiled a list of attorneys who you think would be able to help you, then move into the evaluation phase. That is what the next series of tips is all about. Tip #2 – Experience, Experience, Experience The number one consideration in selecting an investment fraud attorney is – you guessed it – experience. There are attorneys and firms that focus on a number of legal fields, and there are others that specialize in only one. It is very possible that a law firm with a more diverse practice could still effectively help you when acting as your investment fraud attorney. Yet, all things being equal, you might be better off with an attorney who focuses solely on investment fraud matters. Why is that? That is because a person laser-focused on investment fraud cases will have seen every possible fact pattern that could come up in an investment fraud case. Thus, an attorney who has, so to speak, “seen it all,” will be that much better at knowing how […]

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