When investing your hard-earned money into the financial markets, you rightfully expect full disclosure of material and accurate information from your brokerage firm, financial advisors, and all other parties involved. When a financial advisor, broker, investment advisor hedge fund, or another party engages in unlawful activity that misleads investors, then investment fraud has likely occurred.

Silver Law Group has experienced investment fraud lawyers that will discuss your recovery options if you believe that someone has breached their fiduciary duties and caused you investment loss. We represent clients nationwide and from all walks of life. Our securities fraud attorneys will safeguard your interests by aggressively seeking financial relief from these bad actors through litigation, mediation, and arbitration proceedings.

Common Types Of Investment Fraud

Investment fraud takes many forms, and often involves violations of numerous federal laws pertaining to bonds, stocks, mutual funds, and other types of securities. When a person or organization commits investment fraud, these actions usually affect multiple investors. For example, a publicly traded company might fail to provide material information to investors about the financial state of its business, for fear of shareholders selling their stock.

As a result, shareholders who continue to hold onto the stock may suffer serious financial losses on their investments because they did not possess sufficient information to make an informed decision regarding their investments. Common investment fraud cases that Silver Law Group handles include cases involving misrepresentations, omissions, Ponzi schemes, and stock manipulation.


Misrepresentations are when a broker, financial advisor, or firm makes a false or misleading statement regarding an investment. Investors have a right to be accurately informed about their investment, otherwise they risk significant financial losses. If a person or firm has made false or misleading statements regarding your investment, then they may be liable for misrepresentations.


Omissions are like misrepresentations but deal with failing to disclose important information. Common examples of omissions include failing to disclose conflicts of interest or omitting risks about an investment. Making informed decisions is at the heart of investing. If a person or firm has omitted facts regarding your investment, then they may be liable for omissions.

Ponzi Schemes

A Ponzi Scheme is when a business uses new investor money to pay “returns” to old investors. This perpetuates the illusion that a non-existent business venture is profitable and generates returns, but there’s not enough funds to pay back all the investors.

Stock Manipulation (Pump-and-Dump Schemes)

Pump-and-Dump Schemes are another form of investment fraud. This usually involves one or more people spreading misinformation about a stock to inflate its market price, so they can sell their shares for a substantial profit when the stock price is high. Once they sell their shares, the remaining shareholders are left holding shares with little to no real value.

Silver Law Group’s investment fraud attorneys will help evaluate your claim and determine the best legal option to recover your financial losses.

Legal Recourse To Recover Losses From Investment Fraud

Unexplained investment losses, unauthorized trades, or unusual gains may be warning signs of investment fraud. Depending on the circumstances, investors may seek recovery through or through litigation proceedings or securities arbitration

FINRA Arbitration

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is a United States government-authorized organization that regulates the financial markets. FINRA oversees most investment fraud arbitration claims because most brokerage firms have investors sign agreements which require them to go through arbitration to settle these disputes.

If the arbitration goes in the favor of the investor, then they may recoup the value of their investment losses, as well as other monetary damages. FINRA arbitration is binding, which means both parties must abide by the decision.

There are many benefits to filing a FINRA arbitration claim. Arbitration is quicker than litigation, faster than court proceedings, and is typically more discreet. Investors have up to six years from the date the investment fraud occurred to file a claim. If you believe that you may have been a victim of investment fraud, then please contact Silver Law Group so we can get started on your claim today.

Civil Litigation

If you did not sign a FINRA arbitration agreement, then may be entitled to file a civil lawsuit or even a securities class action lawsuit against the fraudster. Litigation can take longer than arbitration and can be most costly. The good news is that Silver Law Group works on a contingency basis, meaning we won’t charge you until we have recovered your money.

Silver Law Group has attorneys ready to represent investors in both arbitration and civil lawsuit proceedings. We will fight tirelessly to ensure that investors get the financial recovery they rightfully deserve.

Get Help From A Respected Investment Fraud Attorney

Silver Law Group has a team of experienced attorneys and investor advocates that will investigate your case, file your claim, and recover your investment losses. If you suspect that something is amiss with your investments, or you have more concrete information, such as a recent news story that indicates fraud has occurred, contact Silver Law Group today to receive a one-on-one consultation with one of our experienced investment fraud attorneys.