How are damages calculated for investors in a case against a brokerage firm or financial advisor?

Because the damages resulting from violations of securities laws or other duties owed by brokerage firms and financial advisors can be difficult to calculate, it is important for an investor to engage an experienced lawyer to help him or her determine the nature and extent of the violations.

With the value of investments constantly changing, it is important that the investor understand the timing of the actions taken by the brokerage firm in order to present an accurate demand in arbitration, mediation, or litigation. Further, the statutory and common laws may contain other relief for the investor that experienced counsel will be able to identify.