Investment Adviser Fraud Lawyer in New Orleans

Professionals who sell investment advice generally fall into two categories: brokers and investment advisers. While both have a duty to know their clients and serve their interests, investment advisers typically have greater control over their clients' money. Unfortunately, that control can lead to abuse.

At Willeford & Toledano in New Orleans, Louisiana, our lawyers devote substantial time, energy and resources to helping clients recover investment losses due to investment adviser fraud. If you believe that you are a victim of fraud, we offer a free consultation to review your case and discuss your options.

What Is Investment Adviser Fraud?

The Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and other securities laws impose a high level of responsibility on investment advisers to hold the client's interest above their own and to avoid conflicts of interests. Examples of investment adviser fraud include:

  • Investment choices that serve the adviser's interests rather than the client's
  • Selecting unsuitable investments
  • Excessive trading without regard to the client's investment goals
  • Misrepresenting an investment
  • Charging unreasonable fees
  • Theft of client funds
  • Borrowing money from a client
  • Operating a Ponzi scheme

Our attorneys will conduct a preliminary investment account review to determine whether or not your broker may have engaged in fraud. There is no fee for preliminary review. We accept select stockbroker fraud claims on a contingency fee basis.

We represent investors across the United States as well as international investors who are protected under U.S. law. We have recovered millions of dollars in losses for our clients.

Securities Fraud Attorneys Serving Lafayette and New Orleans

To contact an investment adviser fraud attorney in New Orleans for a free consultation, call 504-322-1488 or toll free at 877-281-4789. Hablamos español. We also provide interpreters for other languages, as needed.