Framed in formal, professional terms, brokerage firms and brokers must conduct a reasonable investigation of any security they recommend to their customers.  Prior to the time at which a due diligence investigation is completed, a stockbroker will not be in a position to gauge the risks associated with a given security.  Once a detailed understanding of the various risks is formulated, a financial consultant who wishes to pitch that security must disclose all material risk factors to his clients.

Without question, the underlying due diligence review necessarily plays a pivotal role in the overall process.  In that regard, it is imperative that an extensive, detailed analysis be undertaken.  This requirement protects the public not only from rogue brokers who practice deception and deceit, but also from carless, irresponsible financial advisers who possess the temerity to “talk big” while knowing little.  Further, when the underlying risk disclosures are actually communicated to investors, they must not be framed in artificially simplistic terms.  To be meaningful, risk disclosures must be devoid of “good” vs. “bad,” “black vs. white,” or “right vs. wrong” characterizations.  In short, the pertinent risk gradation levels must be expressed in more precise terms.

Recognizing that specificity must be viewed in an essential light, it necessarily follows that vague, abstract, boilerplate statements will be afforded little weight.  Per the teachings of securities industry regulators, along with the courts, the inclusion of an ambiguous, blanket statement that the security in question carries risks will hardly be adequate to satisfy the attending risk disclosure requirements.  A broker’s delivery of a document reflecting such bland, opaque verbiage will not even begin to protect him from liability.

If a financial adviser induced you to purchase an unduly risky security by concealing the true level of risk, consider the benefits of conferring with a seasoned securities lawyer, such as Chris Bebel.  Mr. Bebel’s extensive knowledge of securities rules and regulations has regularly provided him with a structural advantage.  Having served as a financial fraud prosecutor, a securities industry regulator, a plaintiffs’ lawyer, a defense attorney, a law school lecturer, and a published scholar, Mr. Bebel has repeatedly leveraged hisknowledge, skill, and experience in connection with efforts to build stronger cases, and thereby advance the interests of clients who have been defrauded.  By way of example, Mr. Bebel has previously called upon his background and his expertise so as to deliver devastating cross-examinations of financial advisors, as well as expert witnesses who have been hired by defense counsel.

Chris Bebel graduated from Georgetown Law School, where he earned an LL.M. in Securities Regulation.  While pursuing his LL.M. studies, Georgetown hired Mr. Bebel to serve as a tutor of first and second year law school students.  An educator in his own right, Mr. Bebel has authored scholarly articles on a host of securities law topics; those publications have been featured in various academic law journals.  Mr. Bebel has also delivered an array of presentations dealing with a host of securities litigation issues at continuing legal educationseminars and bar association meetings throughout the nation.

Mr. Bebel works in concert with Bradley Ellison, a retired U.S. Air Force master sergeant.  Not surprisingly, based on his career in the military, Mr. Ellison habitually stresses the importance of organization.  Fortunately, that trait represents only a small portion of the overall equation.  Along those lines, Mr. Ellison is a conscientious, intellectual paralegal who has earned six degrees, including three graduate degrees.  A gifted writer, Mr. Ellison frequently makes substantial time commitments toward the analysis, editing, and enhancement of numerous court filings, to include pleadings, motions, and briefs.  By combining his conscientious qualities with his editorial and cerebral talents, Mr. Ellison has repeatedly provided for the preparation of more compelling legal documents — and thereby furthered the interests of the firm’s clients.  In recent years, Mr. Ellison has played an instrumental role in a series of Ponzi scheme cases dealing with private offering fraud, which is sometimes referred to as private placement fraud.

It is important to understand that Tefteller Law cannot offer any express or implied guaranty or promise of success.  Basic ethical standards do not allow for such reckless and irresponsible conduct.  Likewise, it must be recognized that Mr. Bebel has declined a sizeable percentage of the cases investors have presented to him for consideration.  Nevertheless, investors may rest assured that a decision to accept or reject a given case will be based on a thorough analysis of the particulars.  As a courtesy to prospective clients, Mr. Bebel charges no fee for initial consultations.

If your trust has been abused by a financial services industry professional, consider the benefits of speaking with a securities litigation lawyer.  You may be able to call upon rights and remedies that are embedded in far-reaching state and federal investor protection laws.  Exercise caution, however, before you enter into a contract with an investment fraud lawyer.  Investors who retain the services of an untested novice securities lawyer may trigger another round of grief and frustration.  Obviously, it is preferable to hire a veteransecurities fraud attorney, such as Mr. Bebel, who fully understands the securities industry rules and regulations.  Based on the accolades he has garnered while serving as a securities law attorney, there is no doubt that Mr. Bebel is uniquely qualified to serve as an advocate for investors who have suffered financial losses as a result of stock broker fraudor securities fraud in general.  Although Mr. Bebel is based in Texas, it is important to understand that his representation of clients is not limited to Texas investors.  Over the years, he has established a record of success while representing investors residing throughout the country, in both the court system and the securities arbitration arena.

If you suspect that you may have been subjected to financial adviser fraud, don’t settle for an inexperienced securities law attorney.  Instead, call Chris Bebel, a leading investment fraud attorney, and explain the circumstances of your particular situation.  Put his experience, skill, and expertise to work for you.  Even if he does not accept your case, he may be able to offer you valuable securities fraud insights, or perhaps steer you to someone else who may be able to lend a helping hand.

Above all, it is essential that you not stand idle.  Depending on the circumstances, there may be a need to act quickly.  For instance, statutes of limitations and other time constraints may bar a recovery if a lawsuit is not promptly filed.  To speak with Chris Bebel, call Tefteller Law, PLLC, a respected securities law firm, today.  If you have sustained losses on account of financial adviser fraud, reach out to a Texas investors attorney.  Recognizing that Mr. Bebel gears his legal practice toward financial adviser fraud in Texas, he must be viewed as a true Texas investor’s lawyer.