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Did Stuart G. Dickinson Cause You Investment Losses?

Stuart G. Dickinson, a former registered representative with the Highland Park, Texas branch of WFG Investments, Inc. was named a respondent in a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) complaint claiming that he failed to execute proper due diligence pertaining to a private placement securities offering that turned out to be a fraudulent investment.  FINRA’s complaint alleged that Mr. Dickinson of Highland Park, Texas sold limited partnership interests in ATMA, LP (ATMA), a private placement securities offering regarding the acquisition and operation of automated teller machines (ATMs) to seven customers of WFG Investments for $1,024,000.  FINRA found that Mr. Dickinson failed to conduct proper due diligence involving the securities investment, because the underlying business scheme of the offering was fraudulent and most of the ATMs were fictional.  According to FINRA, had Mr. Dickinson performed proper due diligence of the offering, he would have discovered numerous red flags, such as stale and overstated performance history.  Consequently, Mr. Dickinson’s seven customers suffered a total loss of more than a million dollars.

Do You Need an Attorney for a Breach of Fiduciary Duty Matter?

Texas has thousands of stock brokerage firms and investment advisory offices.  With so many stock brokerage firms and investment advisory offices, comes the potential for their stockbrokers, financial advisors, and other representatives to breach the fiduciary duty they owe to their customers and to engage in many other kinds of stockbroker fraud and stockbroker misconduct which violates Federal and Texas securities laws and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rules and stock brokerage firms policies and procedures. 

Experienced Lawyers Who Handle Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims In FINRA Arbitrations Throughout Texas and Nationwide.

Are you a Texas investor who has suffered significant losses in your stock brokerage and investment accounts?  Did your Texas stockbroker or investment advisor breach their fiduciary duty by misrepresenting facts about the securities, investments or strategies? Did they make unauthorized transactions in your account? Did they recommend unsuitable securities transactions or strategies? Did they mismanage the securities account over which they had discretionary authority? Did they fail to disclose all of their conflicts of interest or fail to act in your best interest?

Broker-Dealer attorneys always argue to the arbitration panel they owed no fiduciary duty to customers. But in some states there are statutes spelling out the stockbroker’s fiduciary duties. If your stockbroker was also acting as an investment advisor there are Federal and state laws holding them to that fiduciary standard; i.e., to invest prudently, not speculate and always act in the customer’s best interest. Under common law, every stockbroker owes one or more of the following fiduciary duties to: not misrepresent facts; disclose all relevant and material facts; not make any unauthorized transactions; only recommend suitable investments and strategies; manage your account prudently when they take control of your account; disclose all conflicts of interest; and always act in the best interest of the customer. If you believe that your stockbroker or investment advisor acted in breach of their fiduciary duty, you will need an attorney who knows the law and exactly what fiduciary duties are owed by the stockbroker and/or investment advisor where you live.

More importantly, you will need the representation of an experienced, highly rated and nationally recognized FINRA arbitration attorney — an attorney who knows FINRA rules and procedures and how to handle these FINRA arbitration cases and other complex legal issues.  By hiring a top rated securities attorney like Robert Wayne Pearce with over 40 years of experience on both sides of the table in FINRA arbitration proceedings, you will clearly see that Attorney Pearce doesn’t just handle cases—he aggressively represents investors and one of the best securities lawyers to recover your investment losses for breach of fiduciary duty and all types of stockbroker fraud and stockbroker misconduct in FINRA arbitration proceedings!

At The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A., we represent investors with securities breach of fiduciary duty claims and many other kinds of securities law and investment disputes in FINRA arbitration and mediation proceedings. We handle a wide range of practice areas besides breach of fiduciary duty, such as claims involving securities misrepresentation and stockbroker fraud, negligence, failure to supervise, and unsuitable recommendations by stockbrokers and investment advisors.  Attorney Pearce and his staff represent investors throughout Texas, and across the United States on a CONTINGENCY FEE basis, which means you pay nothing – NO FEES-NO COSTS – unless we put money in your pocket after receiving a settlement or FINRA arbitration award.

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Free Initial Consultation With Experienced Attorneys Serving Texas Residents in FINRA Arbitrations Involving Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims

The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A.  are highly experienced attorneys who successfully handle breach of fiduciary duty claims and other investment disputes in FINRA arbitration proceedings, and who work tirelessly to secure the best possible result for you and your case.  For dedicated representation by a lawyer with over 40 years of experience and success in all kinds of securities law and investment disputes in FINRA arbitrations serving Texas citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail. 

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Robert Wayne Pearce

Robert Wayne Pearce of The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A. has been a trial attorney for more than 40 years and has helped recover over $125 million dollars for his clients. During that time, he developed a well-respected and highly accomplished legal career representing investors and brokers in disputes with one another and the government and industry regulators. To speak with Attorney Pearce, call (800) 732-2889 or Contact Us online for a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION with Attorney Pearce about your case.

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