Experience Matters – Decades of Experience Protecting Investors
The father and son team of attorneys at Greco & Greco each have decades of experience representing individuals and investors in disputes with their stockbrokers, brokerage firms, financial planners, and investment advisors. Our Virginia securities fraud lawyers aggressively pursue recovery of investors' losses in arbitration before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and federal and state courts.
Our legal team has scored victories on behalf of their clients in numerous cases over the years. Typical cases can include securities fraud, churning, lack of suitability (now part of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Regulation Best Interest (BI) rule), unsuitable recommendations, negligence, investment fraud, unauthorized trading, stockbroker malpractice, failure to supervise, ponzi schemes, securities whistleblower claims, ERISA claims, and other unlawful actions.
Our lawyers have experience trying cases involving many different investments and strategies including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, closed end funds, REITs, private placements, options strategies, margin/borrowing strategies, variable annuities, hedge funds, ERISA plans, and IRA accounts.
W. Scott Greco, our managing partner, was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Public Investors Advocate Bar Association (PIABA), the only nationwide bar association for attorneys who represent investors.
If you believe that you may have a claim, please contact W. Scott Greco for a free attorney consultation.Nationwide Practice, Mid-Atlantic Base, Personal Attention
Greco & Greco’s lawyers are licensed in Virginia, Maryland, Washington, DC, and New York, but have been representing investors in FINRA arbitrations from states across the country and in Puerto Rico for decades. For promising cases, we will fly to meet you at our expense.
Your case will not be evaluated by or assigned to an inexperienced associate or paralegal as may happen with some larger firms. We deliberately limit our caseload so that our experienced FINRA arbitration attorneys manage every aspect of your case – intake and evaluation, preparing and filing the claim, arbitrator selection, discovery and document exchange and review, settlement negotiations and mediation, and trying the FINRA arbitration.
Our Virginia securities fraud attorneys further provide constant support and guidance to our clients throughout the difficult process of seeking justice for wrongful investment losses. We strive to constantly update our clients on the process, promptly respond to all calls and emails, and treat each client as we would want members of our own family treated.Contingency Fees
We understand that losing one’s life savings due to securities fraud or other misconduct can be devastating, and that our clients may not be able to afford to pay an attorney by the hour. Greco & Greco therefore regularly represents clients using a contingency fee arrangement. With a contingency fee, the only attorney's fee paid by the clients is paid at the end of the case as a percentage of any money recovered for the clients.Co-Counsel and Referral Relationships
Trying FINRA arbitrations against securities firms is a highly specialized practice, and wronged customers deserve representation by an attorney with experience in the area. We therefore encourage other attorneys to contact us and discuss prospective cases at no charge. Where allowed by ethics rules, we regularly pay referral fees to other attorneys so that their clients can get the best representation possible. Should referring counsel wish to remain involved in the case, we also are also happy to work out co-counsel relationships as well. Please contact Scott Greco to discuss any prospective cases and referral fees.
Greco & Greco’s securities fraud lawyers’ practice areas generally fall under one of the following three categories:
- Securities Fraud describes violations of federal and state securities statutes and regulations. It includes misrepresentations and omissions of material fact in regard to the sale of securities, fraudulent schemes, and other fraudulent conduct. Churning, unauthorized trading, unsuitable recommendations, and broker theft can also be considered securities fraud. State securities fraud statutes often provide for the recovery of damages, interest, and attorney’s fees.
- The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is a self-regulatory organization that controls securities industry broker-dealers (brokerage firms) in the United States. FINRA imposes rules of conduct on its member firms and representatives which define certain duties they owe to customers (for example suitability and supervision). It serves as both a regulator of the industry, and also provides a dispute resolution forum including arbitration and mediation. FINRA member firms are required to resolve disputes with customers in FINRA arbitration, and the parties often agree to attempt to settle disputes through non-binding mediation. Registered Investment Advisors are regulated outside of the FINRA system, but also may require arbitration of disputes through forums such as JAMS or AAA.
- Investment Fraud includes securities fraud described above, but also may cover other wrongful conduct in non-securities investments. Examples of investments which can be the subject of investment fraud include stocks, bonds, mutual funds, REITs, annuities, private placements, real estate, ETFs, and hedge funds. Our attorneys regularly pursue recovery of investment fraud losses against stockbrokers, brokerage firms, investment advisors, and financial advisory firms.
Contact our managing attorney, Scott Greco, today for a free consultation about your case. Don’t delay – certain time limitations may apply and restrict your ability to recover your losses or bar your claims. Our Virginia securities fraud lawyers will evaluate your case and discuss any potential securities fraud, investment fraud, or other claims with you at no charge. If we believe that you may have a case with which we can help, we will work with you to obtain necessary documents to review the claims, and subsequently set up a meeting with you to discuss your options, the FINRA arbitration process, and how our contingency fees work.