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Fresno Securities Arbitration Attorneys

The relationship between investor and financial adviser should be grounded in confidence. If your broker breaks that confidence and does something wrong, it can be emotionally and financially devastating. At the Law Office of Jeffrey B. Pape, P.C. , we assist clients throughout California in recovering assets that have been lost as the result of fraud or other issues.

A Recognized Attorney With A Nationwide Practice

Fresno securities arbitration attorney Scott Shewan leads our securities practice and has developed a nationwide reputation as a tough, but fair advocate for investors who have been victimized by a broker's fraud, negligence or fiduciary breaches. He is the immediate past president of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA), the national bar association for attorneys who represent investors in cases against stockbrokers and financial advisers.

His success as an advocate in securities arbitration earned him the recognition and respect of his colleagues during his former role as president of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA), the national bar association for attorneys who represent investors in the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) forum. He was selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers in 2013.

Our Securities Arbitration Practice

Our firm provides advice and representation for the following matters:

  • Stockbroker fraud: Whether you lost a loved one and must handle finances for the first time or you are an entrepreneur who's built a multimillion-dollar nest egg, engaging the wrong broker can devastate your financial future. We help you recover your losses from broker fraud and misconduct, including unsuitable advice, failure to diversify, excessive use of leverage and margin and account churning.
  • Investment fraud: Federal and state laws, as well as FINRA rules, are designed to prohibit financial advisers and other industry professionals from committing investment fraud against their clients. From Ponzi schemes to mutual fund fraud, we have the up-to-date knowledge and skills to pursue the best legal remedy.
  • Arbitration procedure: The FINRA forum's arbitration procedure works much like traditional litigation. After filing a claim, a panel of arbitrators is selected and a hearing is held in which each side presents its case. The panel determines whether the investor will recover all, some or none of the losses and can issue an award.
  • Broker representation: We also represent brokers in cases against their employers or former employers in the FINRA forum. As with all employment relationships, disputes may arise between brokers and their firms, particularly when the broker leaves for another firm. Whatever the basis for the dispute, from unpaid commissions to failure to honor recruitment promises, the stakes can be very high for the financial professional who is ready to move on.

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Contact the Law Office of Jeffrey B. Pape, P.C. , To Schedule An Appointment

Call 800-797-5677 or contact our firm online to schedule an appointment to discuss your legal needs with attorney Scott Shewan. Our firm handles cases in Fresno, Clovis and all surrounding areas. Our securities practice is also nationwide.