Securities Fraud Attorneys
Greco & Greco’s attorneys (licensed in Virginia, Maryland, and DC) have extensive experience representing investors in disputes with their stockbrokers, brokerage firms, financial planners, and investment advisors.
Our lawyers use this experience in arbitration and federal and state court to aggressively pursue recovery of investors’ losses resulting from securities fraud, churning, lack of suitability, negligence, unauthorized trading, stockbroker malpractice, and other unlawful actions. If you feel that you may have a claim, please contact us for a free consultation.
While we are based in the Mid-Atlantic (Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Washington, D.C., North Carolina, and Delaware area), Greco & Greco’s attorneys represent clients from across the country. Each client receives personal service from one of our principal attorneys. Read more...
Claims under which investors can recover their losses and other damages from a stock broker or brokerage firm include suitability, churning, fraud, unauthorized trading, margin disputes, Ponzi schemes. Read more...
Legal grounds for investment fraud include unsuitability, violations of State Securities Acts, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, common law fraud, more...
Areas of Practice
- Securities fraud, churning, unsuitable investments, unauthorized trading, and investors' rights
- Broker theft and embezzlement
- Claims against stockbrokers and brokerage firms
- Securities arbitration and litigation
- Ponzi schemes scams
- Hedge funds
- FINRA arbitration
- SEC securities fraud whistleblower claims
- Claims by stockbrokers against their employers
- Claims against registered investment advisors
- Registered Representative commission disputes
- Civil litigation
Greco & Greco regularly represents clients using a contingency fee arrangement. With a contingency fee, the only attorney’s fee paid by the clients is a percentage of monies recovered for the clients.
CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE AND DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY THIS FIRM.
Recovery of losses incurred in Trust and IRA accounts of Washington, DC retiree as a result of unsuitable investments and stock trading.
Greco & Greco recovers $75,000 Paid out of Disabled Woman’s Account to Alleged Business Venture of Broker
In addition to the arbitration awards referenced on this page, Greco & Greco has recovered millions of dollars for customers of stock brokers through settlements and mediation of arbitration claims over the past several years. Details of these settlements are subject to confidentiality requirements
Representing clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic
Greco & Greco has tried securities arbitration claims in all of the FINRA Dispute Resolution’s forum cities in the area (Washington, D.C., Richmond, Norfolk, and Baltimore) and we would be happy to discuss potential claims with residents from all areas of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, North Carolina, and Washington, DC, including Richmond, Norfolk, Roanoke, Virginia Beach, Alexandria, Fairfax, Arlington, Fredericksburg, Falls Church, Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Abington, Prince William, Loudoun, Leesburg, Manassas, Woodbridge, Dale City, Staunton, Chantilly, Danville, Bristol, Williamsburg, Hampton, Newport News, Winchester, Warrenton, Lexington, Baltimore, Rockville, Bethesda, Silver Spring, Prince George’s, Frederick, Annapolis, Ocean City, Columbia, Montgomery, the Eastern Shore, Salisbury, Cumberland, Easton, Petersburg, Herndon, Reston, Harrisonburg, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Culpeper, Fauquier, Henrico, Sterling, Stafford, Hagerstown, and Gaithersburg, Wilmington, Dover, Charleston, Martinsburg, Parkersburg, Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro, and Asheville.
Securities Law News
Our attorneys have represented many investors over the past several years who have suffered large amounts of losses in their securities accounts due to the improper and unsuitable trading of leveraged and inverse ETFs by their brokers.
The SEC has filed civil fraud claims in Illinois against The Nutmeg Group, LLC and others. Greco & Greco is currently representing investors seeking recovery of their related losses in FINRA arbitration.
The SEC recently approved final rules to govern its whistleblower program established pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The program has been established to encourage individuals to alert the SEC to evidence that helps the SEC in bringing securities fraud cases.
The SEC filed an Emergency Complaint on June 24, 2010 against the Estate of Kenneth Wayne McLeod, F&S Asset Management Group, and Federal Employee Benefits Group, alleging that Mr. McLeod engaged in a ponzi scheme.
The SEC alleges that Medical Capital paid out 24% of investor funds as administrative fees and engaged in sham intercompany transactions to pay back principal and interest to investors in prior offerings.
Provident Royalties, LLC and many related entities have been charged with engaging in a $485 million offering fraud and orchestrating a ponzi scheme.
The failure of securities salespersons and their firms to perform due diligence on the TIC deals they recommend, and on the sponsors of the TIC deals, can result in disastrous outcomes for their customers.
Auction Rate Securities (ARS), often sold as liquid cash equivalents, have become a major problem for investors due to the failures of the auctions and the inability of investors to access their funds.