Pennsylvania Securities Attorneys
Fitapelli Kurta’s seasoned securities and investment fraud attorneys are able to practice in Pennsylvania through two means: through the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) or by association with local counsel in Alabama.
Most securities complaints are not decided in a courtroom, but rather through binding arbitration before a panel of FINRA arbitrators. Fitapelli Kurta offers years of experience defending investors in this forum.How are Pennsylvania Investors Protected?
The Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities enforces the Pennsylvania Securities Act, which grants a variety of protections and rights to Pennsylvania investors.
The Department of Banking and Securities registers not only professionals who wish to offer investment advice or sell securities, but also the securities they wish to sell. It also provides educational resources for investors and consumers, in the interests of promoting financial literacy.
Though the Department of Banking and Finance has the power to investigate and bring action against securities professionals who violate state or federal rules and regulations, it has no power to represent investors in FINRA arbitration. Nor can it enforce the recovery of damages from a respondent party.
Only private securities attorneys can represent investors in FINRA arbitration; only a court can enforce the recovery of damages.
This is why it is crucial for aggrieved investors to seek the services of a knowledgable securities attorney to guide them through the often-complicated arbitration process.Why Fitapelli Kurta?
Fitapelli Kurta offers the benefit of insider expertise. Before our attorneys worked exclusively for investors, they spent years defending broker-dealer firms against investor claims. Now we use our knowledge working for the “enemy” to seek justice for our clients.
We cannot guarantee success, but we do have a record of positive outcomes: we have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. Both of Fitapelli Kurta’s founding partners are SuperLawyers®, and Fitapelli Kurta has received numerous industry recognitions – the Avvo Client’s Choice Award for Arbitration, for instance, and a rating of “Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell.
Our attorneys are often quoted in the media on investment related concerns, having appeared in such outlets as the Wall Street Journal and ABC News.
Finally, we work on contingency: we only receive a fee if we are able to collect damages for our clients. We offer free telephone consultations in Pennsylvania and nationwide.What Should I do Now?
If you or someone you know has lost money investing with a broker or investment adviser in Pennsylvania, you may be able to recover your losses. It is imperative you act quickly, as the law establishes a limited window to file a claim with FINRA.
Fitapelli Kurta services the following cities in Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Allentown, York, Erie, Scranton, Gettysburg, and more. Don’t delay – call Fitapelli Kurta today: (877) 238-4175.