Steps to Investment Loss Recovery
The first step to recover investment losses is to decide whether you will go it alone, or work with a securities attorney. At Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas LTD LLP, we first interact with clients by phone and e-mail. If we determine it is mutually beneficial to work together, we will spend substantial time with you on the phone and in face-to-face meetings. We collect relevant information that allows us to calculate how much you lost and how much you can claim.
After assembling your information, we will help you decide which course of action to take.
Most of our cases are not tried in court. We negotiate with brokerage firms, or go through mediation or arbitration. Only as a last resort do we litigate.
If we go to arbitration, we will suggest which forum to file in (usually the NYSE or NASD). We will prepare the case (which is much like preparing a court case, although there are differences). We will go to the arbitration proceeding with you and present your case. If litigation becomes necessary, we will file your case and represent you in court.
Note that most securities fraud cases are not heard in the investor's hometown. You get no benefit from hiring an attorney near you. Your best bet is to hire the best securities attorney you can find, regardless of location. If necessary to the case, Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas LTD LLP sometimes engages other firms when local representation is required.
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