Practice Areas

At Place & Hanley our primary goal is to represent investors who have lost their savings and retirement when their brokerage accounts were mishandled. The Law Offices of Place & Hanley is a law firm that represents individual and institutional investors in securities & stock broker fraud. Our attorneys have filed claims against the nations top brokerage firms, including the major Wall Street institutions. 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. Backed by the professional experiences of a securities fraud attorney, the firm also represents clients in Florida and North Carolina state courts to resolve financial disputes between customers, brokerage firms and other financial institutions.

The majority of securities disputes between investors and brokerage firms are resolved in arbitration before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) or the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The principal investment fraud attorneys of this firm have represented hundreds of investors in arbitration and mediation. Our success is attributable to hard work, client dedication and an in-depth knowledge of the securities industry.

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 our featured cases page for examples of the securities & stock broker fraud cases we have handled for our clients. Our attorneys have represented hundreds of clients nationwide who were victims of misrepresentations, commissions churnings, unsuitable investments, disappearing funds, unauthorized transactions, botched transfers, unregistered brokers, unregistered securities, improper margin liquidations, fraudulent research, “boiler room” sales practices and other wrongful acts. Our firm has experience handling cases concerning stocks, bonds, “penny” stocks, “junk” bonds, commodities, mutual funds and other investments.

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 fraud issue, please do not hesitate to contact our office.