Investment fraud & Ponzi Schemes
Chapman LLC has been helping securities fraud victims recover losses for more than 20 years. Over the years, the attorneys at Chapman LLC have represented victims from varied backgrounds, wealth, education and levels of investment sophistication. All of our clients have one thing in common – they all lost their hard earned savings. Some victims of investment fraud are afraid or embarrassed to come forward or believe that there is no hope. The attorneys at Chapman LLC understand these concerns and will investigate all possible avenues thoroughly before bringing an action to ensure the best possible recovery for clients.
Broker Negligence & Misconduct
In recent years many investors have lost money in the market. Oftentimes financial professionals will tell their clients that their losses are due to the market. Sometimes they are right, but sometimes the losses can be attributed to bad or negligent investment advice, inattention or even fraud. We represent people victimized by broker misconduct in connection with broker fraud, misrepresentation, unsuitable investment advice, insider trading, churning, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence and regulatory issues.
In order for a fraud to be successful, the perpetrator needs to launder money through a bank. Depending on the circumstances, sometimes banks can be held liable for failing to detect, prevent and/or disclose fraudulent activity in its accounts. We represent investors who have been victimized by banks that assisted in the perpetration of fraudulent investment schemes.
Professional and Fiduciary Liability
Oftentimes, accountants, auditors, officers and/or directors investigate, review and/or approve investments which turn out to be bad or even fraudulent. These individuals have a duty to the investing public to conduct reasonable due diligence before disseminating information to the public. If these professionals disseminate false information, they can be liable to investors. Chapman LLC represents investors who lost money because they relied upon false information provided by an accountant, auditor, officer and/or director of an investment.
Stock Broker Dispute
Chapman LLC has defended and prosecuted claims on behalf of brokers in the past for disputes they had against their employer broker-dealers.