Stockbroker Fraud

When you take time to invest your money wisely, you have to trust the stockbrokers and planners you work with. So, what do you do if they are making money while you are losing money? If you believe that you may have been the victim of stockbroker fraud, negligence or malpractice, you deserve accountability, justice and compensation.

I am attorney Tim Van Eman, and I help clients throughout Ohio and Michigan recoup their money in stockbroker cases. I also assist clients and their lawyers in other states who are not experienced in the area of investor claims. Most cases handled on a contingency basis. Contact attorney Tim Van Eman for a free initial consultation.

It may take months or even years before you notice your losses. Your broker should be making calculated financial decisions based on your age, education, income and long-term goals. When their plan seems to benefit their interests more than your own, it is time to take action. I protect consumers in a variety of stockbroker cases:

  • Unsuitable recommendations — Your broker's advice should take into consideration your risk tolerance, objectives and financial resources.
  • Excessive trading — Also known as churning, financial planners may benefit from excessive trading. By constantly buying and selling stocks, they are able to earn a larger commission.
  • Unauthorized transactions — You work with a broker or financial planner so you can make well-informed decisions. If he or she makes trades without permission, you may be the victim of fraud.
  • Misrepresentation, rumors and false statements — Your broker may give you incorrect information about a company in order to persuade you to buy stock.

With years of experience handling investor and stockbroker claims, I understand the challenges you face, and I understand how to maximize your compensation through the use of arbitration and litigation.

There are many deadlines in cases involving financial planning and stockbroker negligence. If you wait too long, you may lose your chance to recover your money. Often able to handle cases on a contingency basis, I can help you take meaningful action today. Some cases require a retainer for expenses. Contact me at my Columbus, Ohio, offices for a free initial consultation.