Securities and Fraud Litigation
Galbut Beabeau's attorneys have decades of experience pursuing and defending all types of fraud litigation, including fraudulent inducement of contracts; misrepresentations and omissions in the purchase and sale of real estate; or investment in corporations, LLCs, partnerships, joint ventures, or other investment contracts. Our business lawyers regularly bring these claims in an array of tribunals, including the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the American Arbitration Association (AAA), and state and federal courts throughout the country.
Our firm has also represented mortgage brokers (e.g., Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan Chase, and Deutsche Bank), national broker dealers, and investment banks in a wide range of disputes, including representation of a national brokerage firm and underwriter in a case involving claims in excess of one billion dollars.
Founding Partner Martin Galbut is the head of the firm’s securities team, and is a regionally and nationally recognized expert in the field. He has also served as an arbitrator for the NASD and FINRA, as well as lectured extensively on securities laws and the arbitration and mediation of securities cases.
The firm’s Phoenix business attorneys have also represented numerous institutional and individual investors who have brought securities litigation claims against brokerage firms, unlicensed securities broker-dealers and sales representatives, investment managers and advisors. Commonly involved claims include churning of stock brokerage accounts; unauthorized trading; unsuitable investments; negligent portfolio management; lack of supervision; and other state, federal, common law, and regulatory violations. Our firm has obtained several multi-million-dollar judgments for our clients in such business litigation cases.
We have also represented numerous investors who have become ensnared in Ponzi schemes, and have worked hard to successfully recover investments through pursuit of the scheme’s promoters, participants, and aiders and abettors.