Firm Overview

At Place & Hanley our primary focus is on representing investors who have lost their savings and retirement funds as a result of their brokerage accounts being mishandled. The Law Offices of Place & Hanley is a law firm that represents individual investors in claims for securities and stockbroker misconduct. Our attorneys have filed claims against the nation’s top brokerage firms, including the major Wall Street institutions.

Our attorneys have represented thousands of clients nationwide who were victims of misrepresentations, commission churning, unsuitable investments, unauthorized transactions, execution failures, excessive mark-ups, disappearing funds, botched transfers, “selling away” from firms, unregistered brokers, unregistered securities, improper margin liquidations, broker bribes, fraudulent research, “boiler room” sales practices and other wrongful acts. Place & Hanley has prosecuted cases involving stocks, bonds, “penny” stocks, “junk” bonds, options, commodities, mutual funds, REIT’s, limited partnerships, derivative securities, collateralized debt obligations “CDO”, auction rate securities and other investments.

Attorneys for the firm practice before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) which was created in 2007 through the consolidation of the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) enforcement and arbitration divisions. The firm also represents clients in state and federal courts to resolve financial disputes between customers, brokerage firms and other financial institutions.

Our firm has been successful not only in recovering our client’s out of pocket losses, but in multiple cases our clients have received punitive damages and reimbursement of their attorneys’ fees. Please visit the verdicts and settlements page for examples of the securities & stockbroker fraud cases we have handled for our clients. Our success is attributable to hard work, client dedication and an in-depth knowledge of the securities industry.

If you suspect that your stock broker mishandled your investments or you have been the victim of substantial stock market losses as a result of your stockbroker mishandling your investments do not stand by as a victim. The experienced stock fraud attorneys at Place & Hanley can help you determine if you have a viable claim and, if you do, our attorneys will advocate aggressively on your behalf to recover your investment losses. We offer nationwide securities fraud representation to investors who have suffered investment losses as a result of negligent or fraudulent investment practices by a financial advisor, stockbrokers and brokerage firms.

We would appreciate the opportunity to put our knowledge and skill to work for you. If you have any questions, or if you would like to speak with one of our securities fraud attorneys regarding your securities or commodities matter, please do not hesitate to contact our office.