Cases Involving Securities Law
Securities Lawyer in Chicago, IL
securities law attorney R. Tamara de Silva represents individuals and corporations in matters
concerning securities law. If you feel that you have lost valuable assets
due to the misconduct of a financial adviser, stockbroker or investment
advisor, Ms. de Silva might be able to help you recover damages. Investors
who have suffered a significant financial setback due to the misconduct
of another should speak with a litigation attorney as soon as possible
to be advised how the case could proceed.
Securities are defined as investments in which their values are based on
factors such as the issuer's financial condition, products and markets,
management and more. They can exist in various forms, with a few examples
being notes, stocks, bonds and transferable shares. Securities laws aim
to ensure that investors are properly informed about the values of the
entities they are looking to invest in.
When an individual or entity intentionally misinforms investors about these
values, the investors become victims of securities fraud. One can commit
securities fraud in multiple ways, which include knowingly providing false
information, keeping vital information from the client, offering bad advice
or using inside information. Some of the specific types of securities
fraud listed by the FBI include high yield investment fraud, Ponzi schemes,
pyramid schemes, advanced fee schemes and foreign currency fraud, among
others. Securities fraud can result in both civil and criminal penalties.
Many securities disputes can be resolved without litigation. If necessary,
however, Ms. de Silva is willing to carry a case through to the final
objective of recovering clients' damages. She has an outstanding background
in securities law and would benefit anyone who feels he or she might have
been taken advantage of in a securities arrangement. She is experienced
in all areas relating to securities law including but not limited to;
- Whistleblower Representation and Claims
- Audits and Investigations
- Abitrations and Mediation
- Government and self-regulatory proceedings and complaints before the Securities
and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Regulatory Authority (FINRA),
the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Chicago Board Options
Exchange, Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade.
How an Attorney Can Assist You
Many first-time investors will turn to professional stockbrokers and financial
advisors to manage their investments. When their securities are severely
mismanaged, stockbroker misconduct can be suspected. In some cases, it
is discovered that those investment advisors and other securities professionals
had ulterior motives to the financial advice they were giving their clients.
Whatever the reason is that you feel your assets were misappropriated,
a consultation with an attorney might be able to give you peace of mind.
If you are a financial analyst, advisor, stockbroker or investor who feels
that you have been wrongly accused of securities fraud, the Law Offices
of R. Tamara de Silva might be able to defend your rights in trial. She
is extremely knowledgeable in business litigation and would be a major
asset to anyone accused of such an offense. With a background as a floor
trader and brokerage executive, Ms. Silva has unique qualifications and
a broad understanding of all aspects of securities laws and violations.
If a corporation deliberately misinforms investors about its financial
state in order to drive up shareholder value, the individuals responsible
are guilty of shareholder fraud. This offense could even include falsifying
financial documents. This type of dishonest behavior can be devastating
to investors and businesses alike.
Unlike most other securities lawyers who have an abstract and academic
understanding of the financial services industry, Ms. de Silva has a rare,
in-depth participant's understanding of the complexities of the futures
and securities industry which is brought to bear in assisting financial
market participants in a variety of matters such as regulatory defense,
whistleblower representation, securities and futures litigation, arbitration
and mediation, securities fraud litigation, employment law disputes and
of course, appellate advocacy in complex civil litigation.
If you feel you are the victim of securities fraud, please
contact Ms. de Silva's office today. She is a skilled Chicago securities law attorney who is more than
willing to travel nationwide to meet with any client who retains her legal services.