Investors rely on the expertise and integrity of reputable stockbrokers, financial advisors, and brokerage firms to manage their accounts. When they suffer losses related to deceptive practices or securities fraud, they should seek the guidance of a skilled securities attorney with a proven track record of success. With over 26 years of experience in the field of securities arbitration, mediation, and litigation, Gonser Law PC represents clients who have been the victims of wrongdoing, either negligently or intentionally, on the part of their trusted investment advisors and brokers.
Robert L. Gonser began his legal career working with national brokerage houses, where he gained an extensive knowledge of securities practices, governing policies, and sales strategies. His long-term experience in defense of large firms has given him a unique position in the area of securities arbitration and litigation. He works with investment clients to obtain settlements and awards when they have been victimized by illegal activity on the part of stockbrokers and investment advisors who work independently or with corporate brokerage firms. He has successfully litigated cases to obtain millions of dollars on behalf of his clients.
Disputes involving securities fraud are typically subjected to an arbitration process resulting from binding arbitration provisions contained in most client agreements. Mr. Gonser has resolved hundreds of claims on behalf of his clients through mediation and if necessary securities arbitration before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), the National Association of Stock Dealers (NASD), American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the Pacific Stock Exchange (PSE). His accomplishments before these regulatory organizations have resulted in numerous settlements and awards for his clients.
Many of Mr. Gonser’s clients are elderly investors who were or have been exploited through the solicitation of high-risk investments, including Variable Annuities, Non-Traded REIT’s, Tenant-in-Common (TIC) interests and other questionable investments. Brokerage firms and advisors who encouraged these inappropriate investments stood to gain at the expense of elderly investors who were in no position to aggressively invest their life savings. Over the years, Mr. Gonser’s efforts have resulted in awards and settlements in excess of $20 million as recompense for his clients.
Securities fraud can be the result of inappropriate advice or actions on the part of securities firms, investment brokers, or stock advisors either fraudulently or negligently. Clients often fall victim to the mishandling of their assets with regard to investments including mutual funds, annuities, bonds, equities, private placement and other investment vehicles that put their principal at risk. Some of the interactions which may result in loss of investment funds are:
- Account Churning
- Collateralized Mortgage Obligations (CMO)
- Employee Stock Option Abuse
- Excessive Trading
- Fiduciary Abuse
- Financial Elder Abuse
- Non-traded Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
- Private Placements
- Unauthorized Trading
- Unsuitable Recommendations for Tenant in Common (TIC)
- Variable Annuities
- Improper broker to client loans or private transactions
These and other actionable and/or illegal practices involving client assets can lead to significant losses for victims who deserve experienced legal representation to recover appropriate damages through arbitration or litigation.
Gonser Law PC will act on behalf of clients who are in need of confident, knowledgeable representation. With extensive understanding of securities regulations and policies, Mr. Gonser is uniquely qualified to resolve disputes through binding arbitration and other legal action to recover assets from insurers, large brokerage firms, and small independent advisors.