In recent months, the stock market has repeatedly reached new highs.  Recognizing that we are in the midst of a roaring bull market, a palpable sense of optimism seems to be enveloping the nation.  Suffice to say, however, the stock market cannot — and will not — remain on this trajectory.  Just as the night follows the day, the stock market will inevitably fall.  Unfortunately, there are far too many inexperienced investors who do not appreciate the dangers that are presented by a super-charged stock market.

Layered on top of those concerns is the undeniable fact that there are far too many brokers who magnify the dynamics described above by acting as “cheerleaders” — rather than utilizing the logical, rational, and scientific qualities they ascribe to themselves.  In essence, they add “fuel to the fire” by structuring their sales presentations in a manner that eschews the need to balance potential risks against potential rewards.

In a nutshell, financial advisers invite liability if they ignore quantitative considerations and simply deliver “rosy,” unduly optimistic sales pitches.  For decades, securities industry regulators, along with the courts, have stressed the need for financial advisers to frame their statements in fair, accurate, and balanced terms.  The marketing materials they present to investors must necessarily take the same approach.  Registered representatives who fail to act in accordance with these requirements expose themselves to allegations of stock broker fraud.  Needless to say, losses stemming from such misconduct are also likely to trigger securities fraud claims against the brokerage firm with which the financial advisor is registered.

If you have sustained substantial financial losses based on the overly-optimistic advice of an irresponsible financial consultant, do not stand idle.  Assert your rights!  Reach out to an investment fraud attorney.  Chris Bebel is a top-ranked lawyer who has geared his practice toward the investment fraud area for decades.  Give him a call.  Don’t settle for an average securities lawyer.  Chris Bebel distinguished himself while working as a government attorney (SEC and Dept. of Justice) before entering private practice.  And, he has earned numerous accolades since he has entered the private sector.  In short, he is a veteran securities litigation attorney who has schooled numerous securities lawyers in the practices that may be employed in connection with an effort to build stronger, more robust securities fraud claims.

Chris Bebel serves residents across the state and beyond.  To that end, he has represented investors from coast-to-coast.  He has also been asked to serve as a securities fraud expert on cases docketed throughout the country.  On an academic level, Mr. Bebel has devoted countless hours toward the preparation of scholarly articles dealing with numerous securities law issues.  He has also lectured on a host of securities law principles at venues situated across the United States and Canada.

Chris Bebel, and the team that surrounds him, recently won two victories before the Texas Court of Appeals in cases involving the sale of securities pursuant to SEC Regulation D (which is commonly referred to as “Reg. D”).  In both of those cases, favorable trial court decisions stemming from claims grounded on common law fraud and the Texas Securities Act set the stage.  Mr. Bebel and his team thereafter encountered total and complete success in connection with the appellate process.  The Texas Court of Appeals upheld the trial court decisions in all respects.

Hopefully, the underlying appellate court decisions will benefit Texas investors, along with victims of private offering fraud (a/k/a private placement fraud) for decades.  Looking back, Mr. Bebel is especially appreciative of the laboring oar Bradley Ellison pulled during the period in which those securities fraud cases went to trial — and throughout the highly-demanding appellate process.  To be sure, Mr. Bebel and Mr. Ellison are quick to remind people that, while these cases achieved tremendous success, no promises or guarantees can be made in that regard.  It would be irresponsible, unethical, and foolish for law firm personnel to extend any promises of success.  Nonetheless, Chris Bebel and his team pledge to “roll up their sleeves” and put their knowledge, skill, and experience to work for their clients.