Breach of Fiduciary Duty Lawyer
Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims
Breach of fiduciary duty is one of the most common investor claims against stockbrokers and brokerage firms. Many investors rely entirely on the advice and recommendations of their brokers and trust that their broker is always looking out for their client’s best interest. Recognizing the profound level of trust this places in the broker, in many cases the law recognizes that brokers owe their securities customers a heightened duty known as a “fiduciary duty.”
A broker’s duty to an investor may include:
- The duty to place the client’s interests ahead of the broker’s or the brokerage firm’s interests
- The duty to monitor the changing markets for impact on the client’s interests
- The duty to act responsibly and with due care in serving the client’s interests
- The duty to advise the client on the potential benefits and risks involved with broker recommendations/actions, and
- The duty to keep the client abreast of all transactions that affect the client’s interests.
Do You Have a Claim?
If these duties are not met, both brokers and their firms can be held responsible for abusing the investor’s trust and confidence and breaching their fiduciary duties. To ensure your claim for breach of fiduciary duty is handled effectively, you need a law firm with the experience and fire power to handle your claim. The lawyers at Meyer Wilson have recovered over $350 million for our clients.
We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in losses for clients nationwide, including in cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Columbus, Cincinnati, New York, Seattle and Tampa.
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