Cases Involving Securities Law

Securities Lawyer in Chicago, IL

Nationwide 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.