We represent investors who lose savings they invest in “alternative investments.”

Alternative investments are investments other than those in publicly traded companies’ stocks, bonds, or in mutual funds.  They generally are illiquid, suitable only for a small number of investors, and lack transparency as to their issuers’ relevant financial information.  Investment professionals sometime recommend alternative investments to investors as a means to diversify and/or achieve higher returns.  However, they sometimes fail to disclose to their customers the risks associated with such products, or even to make sure the alternative investments they offer are legitimate.

We represent investors who suffer losses as a result of alternative investments such as:

  • real estate investment opportunities;
  • private companies;
  • start-ups;
  • technology companies;
  • forex;
  • oil and gas;
  • hedge funds;
  • TICs;
  • offshore investments;
  • asset protection programs;
  • ETC.

Investment professionals and securities broker-dealer firms are required to investigate in advance the investment products they offer to their customers.  Any red flags must be checked.  The due diligence process they are required to conduct as to alternative investments must be thorough.  We go after financial industry members when they fail in their duty to protect the investing public.

 Contact us and tell us about your case

We have represented thousands of victims of investment fraud, against financial institutions that failed to discharge their duties and protect the investing public.  Each case is different and our past successes are not indicative of future results; we will be glad to review your case and advise you as to your options, at no charge.

We generally represent investors on a “contingency fee” basis, meaning we do not charge any legal fees unless and until we recover money for you.  Our general practice is to advance the case costs on the client’s behalf and recoup them out of (and up to) the amounts recovered.  A few jurisdictions (states) require the client to be responsible for the case costs; whenever that is the case we explain to the client what those costs entail.

If you believe you lost money because of investment fraud, it is important to take action.  You may call at (585) 310-5140, email us, or contact us by using the “Contact” form on this page, and tell us about your case.  There is no charge for us to evaluate your case.