Ohio Securities Attorneys

Fitapelli Kurta is based in Manhattan but licensed to represent Ohio investors, whether by association with local counsel or through the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

Investors should be aware that most securities claims are not decided in a courtroom, but rather in binding arbitration before a panel of FINRA arbitrators. Arbitration is a conflict resolution method in which a panel of one or three arbitrations, selected by the parties, reads pleadings, hears arguments, examines evidence, and makes a decision, referred to as an “award.” This forum is where Fitapelli Kurta excels.

How Are Ohio Investors Protected?

The Ohio Department of Commerce enforces the Ohio Securities Laws, which give investors a range of valuable rights and protections. All Ohio brokers, investment advises, and broker-dealers must register with the Department of Commerce if they wish to sell securities or offer investment advice; similarly, all securities offered for sale must be registered with the Department as well. The Department of Commerce also offers educational resources to promote financial literacy among investors.

Despite these powers, however, the Ohio Department of Commerce cannot represent investors in binding arbitration before a FINRA panel. Only private securities attorneys have the power to defend investors’ rights in this forum. For this reason it is essential that aggrieved investors seek out the services of a qualified securities attorney if they wish to recover lost funds.

Why Fitapelli Kurta?

Fitapelli Kurta gets results. While we cannot guarantee a positive outcome, we can point to our record of success: we have recovered millions of dollars in lost funds for our clients. Our founding partners are both SuperLawyers®, and our firm has received numerous industry awards: the Avvo Client’s Choice Award for Arbitration, for instance, and a “Preeminent” rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

Fitapelli Kurta is different. Our attorneys previously defended large brokerage firms and investment banks; now we work exclusively for investors, deploying our inside knowledge from working with the “enemy.”

Fitapelli Kurta works on contingency. That means we only get paid if our clients successfully collect a recovery.

What Do I Do Now?

If you have lost money investing with a broker or investment adviser in Ohio, you may be able to recover lost funds. Call Fitapelli Kurta at 877-238-4175 for a free consultation. You may have a limited window to file claims, so we recommend you avoid delay.

Fitapelli Kurta services the following cities in Ohio: Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, Toledo, Akron, Youngstown, Canton, and more.