Missouri Securities Attorneys
If you have lost money investing with a Missouri-based broker or investment adviser, call the securities and investment fraud law firm Fitapelli Kurta at (877) 238-4175 for a free consultation. You may be able to recover your losses.
Though Fitapelli Kurta is based in Manhattan, our attorneys are qualified to practice in Missouri by association with local counsel or through the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Investors should be aware that most securities claims are not adjudicated in court, but rather through binding arbitration before a FINRA panel.
Arbitration is a method of conflict resolution wherein a panel of one or three arbitrations, selected by the parties, reads the pleadings filed by each party, hears arguments, examines evidence, and makes a decision, referred to as an “award.” This forum is where Fitapelli Kurta excels.Missouri Investor Protections
Missouri investors are protected by the Missouri Securities Act, which is enforced by the Missouri Secretary of State Securities Division.
The Missouri Securities Division is responsible for regulating securities professionals and their activities, but it cannot represent investors in private arbitration – only securities attorneys can do that. Nor can the Missouri Securities Division compel the return of damages to a winning party; only a court can do that.
These reasons are why it is essential for aggrieved investors to seek the services of a qualified securities attorney.Why Fitapelli Kurta?
We get results. Though we cannot guarantee success, we can point to our record of recovering millions of dollars in lost funds for our clients. Additionally, our founding partners are both SuperLawyers®, and our firm has received numerous industry awards: for instance, the Avvo Client’s Choice Award for Arbitration and a “Preeminent” rating by Martindale-Hubbell.
Our lawyers used to defend large national brokerage firms and investment banks against investor claims; now we work exclusively for investors, deploying our inside knowledge from working with the “enemy.”
We work on contingency. This means we only get paid if our clients get paid, and it is hardly worth our time to accept cases we don’t believe in.What Should I do Now?
If you or someone you know has lost money investing with a broker or investment adviser in Missouri, you may be entitled to recover your losses. You may have a limited window to file a claim with FINRA, so it is imperative that you act quickly.
Fitapelli Kurta services the following cities in Missouri: St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, Columbia, Branson, Jefferson City, Joplin, Saint Charles, Independence, and more.