Investors Must Be Protected From Deception And Deceit As Well As From Incompetence And Carelessness: In Quantitative Terms, Stock Market Losses Emanating From Fraud Are As Painful As Those Which Stem From Negligence

There are over 600,000 registered stockbrokers (a/k/a  financial advisors and financial consultants).  With so many people holding the requisite licenses, it would not be fair to generalize and pretend that brokers are uniformly untrustworthy or less than forthright.  Nor would it be prudent to suppose that all stockbrokers are experienced, astute financial professionals who always apprise customers of the risks that will actually accompany the purchase of a particular stock.  As with all other analyses encompassing a large group of individuals, a small segment of people will lie at either end of the spectrum – with the majority falling somewhere in between the two extremes.

At the same time, it seems clear that a one-dimensional model is too simplistic to fit the dynamics which characterize the countless variations attending dealings between stockbrokers and investors (experienced and inexperienced, sophisticated and unsophisticated).  After all, a given financial adviser may take pains to be on his best behavior while conferring with his most knowledgeable, longstanding customers – while simultaneously exhibiting a tendency to be less than forthright while conferring with novice investors (who are more likely to lack the capacity to discern the difference between “straight talk” and fictional, bad faith hyperbole).  Alternatively, a financial consultant may habitually strive to accurately characterize the “pros” and “cons” of purchasing stocks falling within the select group of securities he follows on an in-depth basis – but display a penchant to recklessly discuss the ostensible features of stocks he knows little about.  Extending the analysis further, other stockbrokers may make it a practice to steer the bulk of their clients into securities that pay the highest commissions – while concealing their true motivations.  Regardless of the precise features accompanying a relationship between a customer and a stockbroker, one factor will remain constant.  To that end, the size of the loss that is sustained will have the same quantitative impact upon the investor regardless of whether the underlying misstatements stem from fraud vs. carelessness.  And, on a fundamental level, it is of paramount importance that investors receive the protections afforded by our securities laws under both scenarios.  Relief must be provided to those who fall victim to cunning deception, as well as those who are taken in by bumbling incompetence.

In the event you maintain concerns over the character and quality of the investment “advice” you have received from a particular stockbroker, contact Chris Bebel.  Mr. Bebel is a former federal prosecutor and a former SEC attorney. He knows the “ins” and “outs” of the securities industry.  Based on the results he has achieved over many years, Mr. Bebel is viewed as an accomplished securities lawyer.  Propelled by a record of excellence, Mr. Bebel is rightly perceived as a skillful, astute securities law attorney who has distinguished himself in the securities arbitration arena – as well as in the courtroom.

Over the years, Mr. Bebel has built a record of success while fighting for the rights of investors who have fallen victim to securities fraud.  Year after year, he has served as a diligent, hard-working Texasinvestorsattorney who focuses much of his practice on financial adviser fraud.  As a leading investment fraud lawyer, he has repeatedly been called upon by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CNBC, and National Public Radio to deliver expert commentary and analysis dealing with a host of securities industry subjects, together with a wide variety of securities fraud topics in general.  Based upon those same considerations, Mr. Bebel has also been asked to deliver securities fraud presentations to numerous audiences situated from coast-to-coast.  And, he has likewise been retained as an expert by an assortment of other securities lawyers so as to help them build stronger cases aimed at stock brokerage firms that have engaged in misconduct.

Consistent with the foregoing, numerous investors who have been misled by fraudulent or negligent representations have entrusted their cases to Chris Bebel, a prominent Texas investors lawyer who has successfully represented Texas investors for many years.  While serving as an investor advocate, Mr. Bebel has repeatedly sought to heighten the prospects of success by capitalizing on his impressive trial skills and his detailed understanding of the regulations governing the securities industry.  And, with respect to the cases that have proceeded to “trial,” he has customarily taken advantage of those qualities by skewering registered representatives, as well as the expert witnesses was have been hired to testify on their behalf.  Let Chris Bebel use his knowledge, skill, experience, and expertise so as to benefit you.  Reach out to Chris Bebel.  Give him a call.  (Caveat: Depending on the circumstances, Mr. Bebel may not be in a position to provide you with legal representation.  Based on an array of factors and considerations, Mr. Bebel has declined numerous cases during the period in which he has been in private practice.)

Given his status as a Texas-based securities litigation attorney practicing in a Texas securities law firm, it is hardly surprising that Mr. Bebel has established a superb reputation in connection with cases involving financial adviser fraud in Texas. Significantly, however, it is important to understand that Mr. Bebel has also demonstrated excellence across the country in numerous securities fraud cases.  So, regardless of where you reside – and regardless of whether your case involves fraud in the “aftermarket” or private offering fraud (a/k/a private placement fraud), give Chris Bebel a call.  He cannot guarantee success, but no reputable attorney would do so.