What is Securities Litigation?

Stockbrokers & Investment Advisors have a responsibility to protect their clients’ assets.
When they fail to do that, we help investors fight back! Call 800-718-1422 today.

Not All Stockbrokers Are Ethical

Unfortunately, not all Stockbrokers and Investment Advisors are ethical and trustworthy. Many of them take advantage of trusting people. That is where we come in.

At David A. Weintraub, P.A., we help victims of unscrupulous stockbrokers, investment advisors, and wealth managers fight back.

What is a Fiduciary Duty?

Stockbrokers and financial advisors owe a fiduciary responsibility to their clients. This means that they are obligated to act in their clients’ best interests.

If the stockbroker acts in a manner that “breaches” that fiduciary duty, then the investor may be eligible to receive compensation for that breach.

At David A. Weintraub, P.A., we can help determine whether this Fiduciary Duty was breached, or other investment-related offenses, and if you have a case.

How will I know if I have a claim?

Many investors are completely unaware that they were given improper or insufficient advice that put their money needlessly at risk, or that their stockbroker did illegal or unethical things while managing their money. So while it is true that all investments carry risk, many situations are due to malfeasance by their stockbroker or financial advisor.

We specialize in identifying such illegal or improper actions by these financial advisors, and then fighting for those who were affected. If you are not sure if you have a claim, please call us at 800-718-1422.

Typical Securities Claims

  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty


    Breach of Fiduciary Duty

    Fiduciary Duty is a legal obligation of one party to act in the best financial interest of another – to place another’s interests first – to make the client’s interests paramount. Read More

  • Unsuitability



    FINRA's suitability rule states that firms and their associated persons “must have a reasonable basis to believe” that a transaction or investment strategy involving a recommended security is suitable for the customer. This reasonable belief must be based on Read More

  • Failure to Diversify


    Failure to Diversify

    Failure to diversify means that a Stockbroker or Financial Advisor fails to recommend an appropriate allocation of one’s assets into different investment asset classes. Read More

  • Churning



    Churning, in its most basic form, occurs when a stockbroker/financial advisor buys and sells securities for and account, without regard for the customer’s investment interests, for the purpose of generating commissions. Read More

  • Unregistered Stockbrokers and Unregistered Sales Assistants


    Unregistered Stockbrokers and Unregistered Sales Assistants

    By law, stockbrokers and certain sales assistants must be registered with FINRA and with state regulators. If they fail to meet this requirement, an investor may have the right to cancel a purchase or sale. Read More

  • Unregistered Securities


    Unregistered Securities

    Before securities, such as stocks, bonds and notes can be offered for sale to the public, they first must be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and/or a state regulator. Read More

  • Concentrated Positions


    Concentrated Positions

    If you have a large percentage of your assets invested in a single stock or bond, a small number of stocks or bonds, or even a single sector of stocks or bonds , then you have a concentrated position. Concentrated positions expose the investor to significantly greater risk Read More

  • Negligence



    Negligence occurs when a financial advisor or stockbroker breaches a general duty of care resulting in damages.Just like the victim of an auto accident may be entitled to sue the driver who was at fault, the victim of a stockbroker’s negligence may also be entitled to seek relief. Read More

  • Unauthorized Trading


    Unauthorized Trading

    Unauthorized trading is the purchase or sale of securities that a Financial Advisor or Stockbroker makes for a customer without the customer’s permission. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has a specific rule that prohibits any Financial Advisor or Stockbroker from making unauthorized securities trades Read More

  • Breach of Contract


    Breach of Contract

    When an investor has an oral or written contract with a financial advisor or stockbroker, and that person breaches their contractual obligations, they may be financially responsible for the breach. Read More

  • Breach of Third Party Contract


    Breach of Third Party Contract

    In certain situations, you may be a third-party beneficiary of a brokerage firm’s contract with a regulator, such as FINRA. Read More

  • Failure to Follow Instructions


    Failure to Follow Instructions

    As a fundamental element of their relationship with the customer, Stockbrokers/Financial Advisors, as well as registered sales assistants, are required to follow the customer’s instructions.  They may be liable if they fail to do so.  Read More