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Since 1999 our law firm has recovered more than $350,000,000 for victims of investment fraud and misconduct.
  • Jury Verdict Won Against Prudential Securities $262 Million
  • Recovered for 100-Year Old Widow $30 Million
  • Recovered in Retirement Losses $10 Million
  • Recovered for a Large Group of Individual Investors $6.5 Million
  • Recovered for Elderly Victim in Ponzi Scheme Case $3.8 Million
  • Recovered for Elderly Ponzi Scheme Victim $3.2 Million
  • Recovered for More Than 50 Families of Ponzi Scheme in California $3.2 Million
  • Recovered for 35 Families in Northeast Ohio $3.1 Million
  • Losses Recovered for 20 Retirees $3 Million
  • Recovered for Retired Physician Against Major Wall Street Firm Prior to Filing FINRA Arbitration $2.5 Million

My Broker Offered Me a Fantastic Investment, but He Says That It’s Not Offered Through My Brokerage Firm and I Should Just Make Out the Check to Him. Should I Be Worried?

As a stockbroker misconduct lawyer, I can say that your question raises some serious red flags. Although I cannot say for certain without more details about your specific situation, it is a good habit never to make out your check directly to your broker or financial adviser and always to be wary when offered an investment product that is not approved by the brokerage firm your broker works for—especially if he or she tells you that the opportunity is a “sure thing,” is “guaranteed."

Our firm is investigating potential claims against H.D. Vest and stockbroker Lewis J. Hunter for similar allegations that Hunter inappropriately lured investors into an outside investment that was not offered through H.D. Vest. In that case, it is believed that Hunter pocketed the cash from investors for his own personal use and placed it in bank accounts that he controlled. At this time of initial investigation, investors allegedly lost $300,000 so far in the deal, and this is only one example of this type of investment fraud.

Before you go any further, I strongly encourage you to give us a call to discuss the details of your situation with our experienced securities arbitration attorneys, and I encourage you to request your FREE copy of our book Five Signs of Investment Fraud…And What to Do if It’s Happened to You. This way, you can get a better idea of what you might be dealing with and how to proceed. You may also want to check your broker’s background through tools such as FINRA’s BrokerCheck and pay attention to any complaint history in his past.

If you have already sustained losses, don’t wait any longer to get help from an experienced securities arbitration lawyer. Meyer Wilson has represented hundreds of clients all over the nation in stockbroker mediation, arbitration, and litigation, and we would be happy to put our experience to work for you and provide guidance in recovering your losses.

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Meyer Wilson has represented over 1,000 individual investors in high-stakes claims across the country, and has recovered over $350 million on their behalves. See what former clients have to say about our team.

  • “I primarily worked with Courtney Werning throughout the process and she was informative and knowledgeable. I trusted and fully recommend Courtney and her team.”

    - S.R.
  • “The communication throughout the process was on par - and they took the time to indulge me with the various questions and opinions.”

    - R.G.
  • “What I truly appreciated was getting a great result for my Mom with limited involvement/stress on her.”

    - S.W.
  • “We went to arbitration with the other respondent and I got to see firsthand the level of professionalism and expertise the Meyer Wilson firm can deliver.”

    - D.V.
  • “Chad would take the time to call and talk with me. His explanations were always clear and concise. I also appreciate all the effort put into the details and statistics required to argue this case.”

    - P.N.
  • “Meyer Wilson was able to produce the results that we felt were obvious and warranted while several other firms and even state offices simply had trouble understanding let alone moving the case forward.”

    - B.K.
  • “My overall experience was positive and I would encourage anyone who even thinks they have been a victim of stockbroker misconduct to call David.”

    - S.T.
  • “Meyer Wilson represented me in a suit brought last year against my brokerage firm, securing a very fair and equitable settlement for me.”

    - R.G., M.D.
  • “Right from the start, you had the passion and desire to win this case for us. I have never worked with an attorney or firm as compassionate as yours. I would highly recommend your firm to anyone.”

    - G.A.

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