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Securities Fraud

Have you suffered a significant financial loss in connection with your stocks or investments? Contact us, the Securities Fraud Lawyers, right now for a free, confidential case study. What would it hurt? We don’t get paid unless you do. We handle claims not only in the Tampa Bay Area but throughout the nation!

We specialize in representing investors who suffered financial losses at the hands of their broker or financial adviser. Don’t be fooled. Especially in this recent climate with the pandemic and COVID-19 (or Coronavirus), your financial professional will likely attribute the entirety of your stock or investment loss to the “unprecedented crisis.” It’s the easy thing to do and designed to deflect the blame. Is it true, however? Let our experience investment fraud attorneys take a confidential look at your investment records and we can identify issues hidden in the details by your broker.

For example, did your financial professional recommend suitable investments for your stated goals? If not, your loss or damages due to the pandemic might have been even GREATER because you had riskier, unsuitable investments. If you are retired, for instance, you might have wanted more stable, conservative investments as opposed to when you are younger, working, and willing to take on more risk. While you might have still suffered losses because of the overall market response to the “Great Cessation,” the losses might have been much SMALLER had you been recommended less risky investments, like bonds for example. We can help make that determination.

Another issue: Did your financial professional place or concentrate all of your investment “eggs” in “one basket?” In the industry, there is are terms or concepts called diversification and concentration. Diversification is where you should put some money in a number of different investments, likely spread across industries or types (e.g., bonds). This way, if one particular investment falls harder than expected, the other investments will help buoy or protect the value of your overall portfolio. Otherwise, your portfolio might be too concentrated in one particular investment (like stock in hotels, restaurants, or cruises) and you took a huge, unfair hit in the market due to the coronavirus. So let us take a confidential look at your portfolio for free. We don’t get paid unless you do.

Before the coronavirus, the financial markets and economy were riding an all-time high. That means a lot of potentially bad activity was being masked by gains in your portfolio. Now that you have suffered a financial loss, we might be able to uncover issues like churning that depleted your account more than the pandemic did alone. Churning is where your broker or financial adviser conducts excessive trading in your investment account mainly to generate commissions for themselves. If we can identify that activity, we can recover those loss on your behalf.

Protect Your Rights in the Tampa Bay Area, Florida, and Nationwide by Speaking with a Securities Fraud Lawyer

If you suffered a financial loss due to a negligent broker, you probably don’t know where to start once you realize that you might have been wronged. Thankfully, securities fraud attorney Bert Savage and the attorneys at Savage Villoch Law know how to help investors in the Tampa Bay area and many other states and regions. As a former law professor, Mr. Savage has the talent, skills, and know-how to evaluate potential claims quickly and effectively. To see if we can help you, call 813-200-0013, or visit our contact page, to arrange for a complimentary consultation.

Client Reviews
I am deeply grateful for the superb representation I received from Bert Savage at Savage Villoch Law, representing me in my complex investment loss claim. Bert and the legal team were consistent and persistent from the start, understanding and pursuing my case and securing a favorable outcome for me. Bert worked tirelessly on my behalf and kept me well informed throughout the process. - L. Nathan
"Alfred Villoch is a very versatile individual. He helped me in several parts of the law and was able to leverage his experience multiple times, whether with corporate law or insurance. He takes the extra steps needed to not only ensure an iron-clad proposal is offered but sees the value as a business owner and offers all options. He's been my attorney for over 10 years and has even gone to trial with me and won. It's essential for me to find a confidant who can address any legal situation that arises, and I can say he's risen to the challenge each and every time." - Simon
"Over the years I have come to rely on the expertise of Robert "Bert" Savage in the most important matters concerning my business and my non profit organization. His knowledge and guidance has allowed me to take a more successful path than I would've chosen without him. He takes a genuine interest in my business and has consistently supported my efforts with rock solid advice and enthusiasm. He's as good as they get" - Bob
"If ever I have a legal question impacting my affairs I know I can turn to Alfred as a dependable resource. Accessing his high levels of varied expertise ensures I make decisions that shall contribute to favorable outcomes. He's extremely responsive and thoughtful in his advice, and is always approachable. His communication is thorough and I never walk away from a conversation without feeling that I fully understand the advice Alfred provided." - Joy
"Bert Savage has been a great help to myself and my company. He has demonstrated that he is very knowledgeable and effective, and seems to achieve a lot with the hours he bills. We are quite satisfied with his services and intend to continue our relationship with him. Highly recommended for any of his areas of expertise. " - William