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Part of what makes Meyer Wilson so unique is that we do not spread our resources thin over many different legal practice areas; nor do we take on a large caseload of investor claims cases. Investment and securities arbitrations and lawsuits require a deep understanding of the securities industry and tremendous attention to detail.

Meyer Wilson Partners Earn 2022 Best Lawyers “Lawyer Of The Year” Awards
08/19/2021

Meyer Wilson Partners David Meyer and Matt Wilson were selected yet again for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®. Both Partners also earned additional distinction by being named a 2022 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in t ...

Meyer Wilson Wins Full Investment Losses For Gpb Investor Against Hightower Securities
08/17/2021

New York City FINRA Arbitration Panel Ordered Hightower Securities to Pay Full Losses to Investor for Investments in GPB Automotive Portfolio and GPB Waste Management Following a weeklong arbitration hearing in New York City, a FINRA arbitration pane ...

Did Irvine-based Financial Advisor Howard Hsieh, Of Cetera Investment Services, Invest Your Money In Risky Non-traded Real Estate Securities?
08/04/2021

Meyer Wilson is investigating claims that Howard Hsieh, an investment adviser and broker registered with Cetera Investment Services in Irvine, California, concentrated investor funds into incredibly speculative non-traded real estate investment trust ...

David Meyer Shares How To Protect Against Investment Fraud On Fresh Off The Vine
07/26/2021

Meyer Wilson Partner David P. Meyer had the privilege of guest-starring on FRESH OFF THE VINE, a podcast hosted by Karen Coyne, certified financial planner (CFP) and strategic wealth advisor. In the latest episode, “Your worst nightm ...

Why Investment Scam Complaints Are Up
07/13/2021

Why the SEC is Concerned About The Rise in Scams The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reported more complaints and tips involving investment scams, and they urge investors to be on high alert to stay protected against fraud ...

Michigan Law Firm Meyer Wilson Is Investigating Former Sigma Financial Broker Clark Dee Harris
06/29/2021

Clark Dee Harris, of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, was formerly associated with the brokerage firm Sigma Financial Corporation. He was part of a group doing business under the name Titan Wealth Advisors. Public records show that in April 2021, Mr. ...

How Social Isolation Increases the Risk of Investment Fraud
06/14/2021

Social Isolation and the Prevalence of Investment Misconduct According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one-four adults over 65 are considered socially isolated — and the pandemic has exponentially contributed to this ...

“The Investor Protector” By David P. Meyer Now Available
06/08/2021

Meyer Wilson Partner David P. Meyer has penned The Investor Protector, his enlightening account of the good people he has helped get back on their feet after enduring inconceivable financial losses. Released June 8, 2021, The Inve ...

Following Publication of the PIABA Expungement Study, Co-Authored by Attorney David Meyer, FINRA Withdraws Expungement Proposal
05/28/2021

On the very day the SEC was set to rule on it, FINRA withdrew its proposed rule change regarding the expungement process for broker customer complaints under criticism from investor protection advocates. The 2021 PIABA Study on FINRA Expung ...

Ohio National Life Insurance Broker-Dealer Affiliate Sanctioned Over $1.275 Million for Improper Variable Annuity Sales
05/28/2021

O.N. Equity Sales Company, Inc. (“ONESCO”), a broker-dealer affiliate of Ohio National Life Insurance, headquartered in Cincinnati, was recently sanctioned by securities regulators for failing to supervise variable annuity sales by one of its reg ...

David P. Meyer Co-Authors Updated Study on FINRA Expungements
05/21/2021

Meyer Wilson Partner David P. Meyer has co-authored a new joint report from PIABA and PIABA Foundation on the FINRA expungement process. Released on Tuesday, May 18, the 2021 Updated Study on FINRA Expungements details years of findings tha ...

Investment Misconduct: Who Is Most Vulnerable?
05/17/2021

Who is Most Targeted in Investment Misconduct and Fraud? According to an AARP Investment Fraud and Vulnerability Study, education and prevention efforts are needed to help reduce the risk of investors falling victim to investment fraud and misco ...

David P. Meyer Shares Insight On Proposed Bill To Ban Mandatory Arbitration Agreements Between Investors And Advisors
04/22/2021

Meyer Wilson Partner and President of the Public Investors Advocate Bar Association (PIABA) David P. Meyer was recently quoted by several media outlets for insight into proposed legislation that would prohibit broker-dealers and advisors fr ...

How Can I Tell If My Broker Is Engaged In Unauthorized Trading?
04/12/2021

What is Unauthorized Trading? When you take your hard-earned money and put it in the hands of a broker, it means you trust them to handle your investments with integrity and a high standard of duty of care. Even though the Financial Industry Regulato ...

Meyer Wilson Investigating NYC REIT Sales
04/05/2021

The investment fraud lawyers at the law firm of Meyer Wilson have represented numerous clients in recent years whose financial advisors sold them New York City REIT, formerly American Realty Capital New York City REIT, Inc. (ARC NYC REIT). Our firm i ...

Going to Court Vs. FINRA Arbitration
03/22/2021

Pursuing Legal Action for Investment Fraud and Misconduct When you trust a financial professional to handle your money and assist you with sound financial decisions, you expect them to follow industry standards and put your interests first. No matter ...

Say, What?!? Brokerage Firms Pushing Regulators to End On-Site Inspections
03/09/2021

If brokerage firms have their way, temporary measures adopted in response to COVID may become permanent, putting customers at risk. Routine onsite inspections of brokerage firm branch offices have been part-and-parcel of securities industry rules and ...

How To Stay Protected Against Investment Fraud
02/25/2021

Avoiding Securities and Investment Fraud Securities and investment fraud can come in many forms. Knowing how to recognize the warning signs and underhanded tactics brokers, traders, and other investment entities use to trick unsuspecting investors ou ...

Does Securities Arbitration Have A Statute Of Limitations?
02/22/2021

What is a Securities Arbitration? Securities arbitration is a legal process through which disputes between customers (investors) and brokers or brokerage firms are typically resolved through the dispute resolution forum of the Financial Industry Regu ...

Securities And Investment Fraud Statistics [infographic]
02/18/2021

According to the latest statistics (2019) reported by the United States Sentencing Commission, securities and investment fraud has increased by 13.3% since the fiscal year 2015. This infographic details the facts you need to know. 5,707 federal crimi ...

GBP Capital And Its Owners Facing An Onslaught Of Securities Fraud Charges From Regulators
02/04/2021

Today, the SEC charged GPB Capital Holdings and several of its owners and affiliates with securities fraud, calling GPB a Ponzi scheme that raised over $1.7 billion from investors. The North American Securities Administrators Association (N ...

Meyer Wilson Attorneys Named To 2021 Super Lawyers List
12/08/2020

Meyer Wilson is pleased to announce that Attorneys David P. Meyer, Matthew R. Wilson, and Michael J. Boyle have been selected for inclusion in the latest edition of Super Lawyers magazine! This is a significant achievement all three lawyers ...

David P. Meyer Co-authors Article On Need For SEC Investor Protection Reforms Under New Administration
11/20/2020

Meyer Wilson Founding Principal David P. Meyer has co-authored an article published by Financial Planning about the need for pro-investor reforms at the SEC. In the article – Election 2020: Restoring balance, and investor protec ...

Senator Sherrod Brown Takes Weak Regulators To Task For Failing To Look After Main Street Investors
11/19/2020

One of my priorities as President of the Public Investors Advocate Bar Association (PIABA) is to fight hard to oppose recent proposals and regulations from the Securities and Exchange Commission that will harm individual investors. Earlier this week, ...

As PIABA President, David P. Meyer Backs Pro-investor Agenda To Oppose SEC “Finder” Rule, Improve FINRA’s Brokercheck
11/11/2020

Meyer Wilson Founding Principal David P. Meyer has hit the ground running as the new President of the Public Investors Advocate Bar Association (PIABA). Mr. Meyer began his term as PIABA President in October. In a special feature article pu ...

Meyer Wilson Earns Tier 1 “Best Law Firms” Ranking
11/05/2020

Meyer Wilson is pleased to announce that our firm has been recognized in the 2021 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”. Our firm earned the publication’s highest Metropolitan Tier 1 ranking in the areas of ...

David P. Meyer Assumes Role As PIABA President
10/27/2020

Meyer Wilson is pleased to announce that Attorney David P. Meyer has assumed his role as President of the Public Investors Advocate Bar Association (PIABA). Mr. Meyer began his term on October 22, 2020, and will serve as PIABA President thr ...

Attorney Dave Meyer Appears On The Result Podcast To Discuss Investment Loss Case, Securities Arbitration
10/16/2020

Meyer Wilson Managing Principal David P. Meyer recently appeared on The Result, a podcast where trial lawyers share recent results and how they achieved them,to discuss an investment loss case handled by Meyer Wilson and how securities ...

Meyer Wilson Partners Named To 2021 Best Lawyers, David Meyer Named Lawyer Of The Year
08/26/2020

Meyer Wilson is pleased to announce that Partners David Meyer and Matt Wilson have been named to the 27th edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Attorney David Meyer was also recognized as a Best Lawyers’ “Lawyer of the Year” ...

Only A Small Amount Of Regulatory Investigations Turn Into Disciplinary Actions, FINRA Says.
07/31/2020

FINRA Enforcement recently released some information on how and when one of its investigations turns into an actual enforcement action against one of its broker dealers or registered representatives.  Jessica Hopper, Head of FINRA Enfo ...

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