The Importance of Selection of Experienced Counsel
For many investors who have been the victim of investment mismanagement, securities fraud, or theft their only recourse is to file a claim against their investment advisor with FINRA. FINRA securities arbitration is the forum for the resolution for most disputes between customers and financial institutions. The retention of an experienced law firm is a critical step, a decision that should be made with great care. While some firms offer legal services, few – if any – have our experience and credentials.
Aidikoff, Uhl & Bakhtiari is an “AV” rated law firm that represents retail and institutional investors around the world in securities arbitration and litigation covering a wide range of disputes. Our experience includes:
More than 50 years of collective experience handling securities arbitration and litigation matters. Each of our attorneys have served as lead counsel in arbitration hearings.
The firm arbitrated and won the largest FINRA investor award totaling $54 million. The award included $17 million in punitive damages and involved losses incurred by investors a leveraged municipal arbitrage fund that failed in February 2008. According to the Wall Street Journal, the arbitration award is the largest ever levied against a major Wall Street brokerage in favor of individual investors.
Two of our partners have served as President of the Public Investor Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA), the only nationwide bar association of securities arbitration and litigation attorneys.
Two of our partners have served on the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) National Arbitration and Mediation Committee (NAMC). The NAMC board position is approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and makes policy and rule recommendations that govern the securities arbitration process. Both partners have chaired the NAMC committee.
For the last three decades, the firm and its attorneys have advocated for the improvement of the securities arbitration process by commenting on a wide variety of issues pending before the Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA and other state and federal authorities.
Representation of investors in disputes with financial institutions in 45 different states and on four continents (Europe, Asia, North and South America).
For additional information, please visit and examine our experience and credentials.
If you are an investor with questions about whether your financial advisor is acting in your best interest, you should consider all of your legal options. If you wish to discuss your particular situation and the potential for the recovery of your investment losses, or you have information of interest, please contact us for an evaluation of your potential case.