An investment fraud lawyer fills a very important role for someone who has been scammed by a securities broker – the investment fraud lawyer levels the playing field and fights for you.
The “fights for you” part is a given – lawyers should always zealously represent their clients. However, there is something extra. The investment fraud lawyer also “levels the playing field.” Let’s discuss that in more detail.
Investment Fraud Lawyers Level the Playing Field
In a nutshell, leveling the playing field means that not only will an investment fraud lawyer advocate on your behalf, but he or she will bring specialized knowledge to bear in your case. When you believe that your money was taken from you unfairly or through deception, a good investment fraud lawyer will capitalize on his or her particularized knowledge and experience in securities law to ensure that you make your case effectively and persuasively.
Accordingly, we will devote this blog to discussing the kinds of things that are specific to investment fraud lawyers that you may not know. We will go into detail about what exactly “leveling the playing field” means in the context of securities disputes. In so doing, we hope that you will be better able to understand the value of what an investment fraud lawyer brings to the table.
If, after reading this article you want to learn more about whether you need an investment fraud lawyer for your current situation, then we invite you to contact us today on our online contact form, or by calling 888-768-2499. We are the investment fraud lawyers who will level the playing field for you.
1. Knowledge of the Law
The first thing that an investment fraud lawyer will provide to level the playing field is an extensive knowledge of securities law.
Today, there are many specialties in the law ranging from estate planning attorneys to social security disability lawyers. Indeed, there are fewer and fewer “general practice” attorneys because each area of the law is so sophisticated. One person cannot be expected to know all the intricacies of every legal specialty. (That is why you would probably not be well served to have your brother-in-law, who is a criminal defense attorney, draft your last will and testament.)
Accordingly, when you hire the help of an investment fraud lawyer, you are getting someone who understands all the ins and outs of the federal (and, if any, state) securities laws that set the parameters for investment and securities brokers. That kind of knowledge is vital to mounting a case against an unscrupulous investment broker.
Remember, any broker whom you challenge will most certainly have an experienced lawyer on his or her side. Be sure that you can match the other side by hiring an experienced investment fraud lawyer.
2. Knowledge of the Process
Also in the interest of leveling the playing field, investment fraud lawyers know the process of moving an investment fraud case through the appropriate court or arbitration forum. Almost more important than knowing the law is knowing what papers to draft and file, and when to file them.
With any type of litigation, there are myriad rules that litigants must follow to make sure that a case can properly be heard before an arbitration panel or court. If those rules are not followed, then you may not be able to get your proverbial “day in court” against the broker who took your money.
Thus, an investment fraud lawyer gathers all of the information necessary to file a case and ensures that the case will ultimately be adjudicated on its merits, rather than be held up by technical filing errors.
3. Context – Experience from Many Other Cases
If you need advice on any topic, who do you go to? You go to someone who has past experience with that topic. Between someone who has never been to the Grand Canyon and a person who gives guided tours of the Grand Canyon, who would you ask about what the Grand Canyon is like? The guide, of course.
The same logic holds true with investment fraud lawyers. A seasoned investment fraud lawyer has seen it all. He or she has guided others through an investment fraud case. So, you can trust the advice of an investment fraud lawyer, because he or she has seen so many cases. The lawyer’s experience, in and of itself, will be of great value to you.
By the same token, a lawyer’s experience means that he or she will be able to give you a realistic, accurate sense of how strong or weak your particular case might be. Without that guidance from someone who has seen a lot of cases, you would have a very difficult time trying to gauge the best way to pursue your case.
4. A Resource for Questions
Finally, to level the playing field, an investment fraud lawyer can answer all of your questions.
When you are in a situation in which you have been the victim of fraud, it is likely that you will have many questions. Your investment fraud lawyer is the person you can go to with those questions. Indeed, there is so much uncertainty with regard to an investment fraud litigation, that it will be helpful to have a qualified lawyer help you navigate the process.
Level the Playing Field – Get a Securities Attorney to Help You with Your Investor Fraud Claim
If you or a loved one has been the victim of investment fraud, then you need an experienced, aggressive securities fraud attorney to zealously pursue your case against the perpetrators. We invite you to contact securities attorney Melanie Cherdack.
Because she has been in the trenches as a former Wall Street attorney, Melanie Cherdack and her team of experienced attorneys have seen just about every type of investment fraud or investment loss. While almost every investment carries a degree of uncertainty and risk, you may have been unnecessarily exposed to such risk due to the actions of others.
If you have lost money due to investment fraud or simple broker negligence, it is crucial to hire a lawyer who fully understands this area of law. Former Wall Street securities attorney Melanie S. Cherdack represents individual and institutional investors who are unwitting victims of investment fraud and broker negligence. She heads up a group of attorneys who represent investors across the United States. Contact us by filling out our online contact form, or calling 888-768-2499.