Erez Law’s mission is to recover investment losses from brokerage firms. Erez Law has recovered investment losses of over $175 million from brokerage firms and has successfully represented over 1000 clients. We have the experience, strategies and resources to maximize recoveries for defrauded investors through trial or negotiation. Erez Law has tried over 40 cases to verdict and consistently achieved exceptional results for its clients and is regarded as a preeminent trial firm.
CASE NO. 00-02317
Net losses were just $16,000
$190,000 verdict in a fraud case where the net losses were just $16,000.
Recovered $180,000 for losses in Northstar (Bermuda)
Recovered $180,000 from a brokerage firm for a Chinese client who sustained losses in Northstar (Bermuda) when Northstar (Bermuda) was placed in liquidation in Bermuda. The claim was based on the brokerage firm’s lack of due diligence and sales practice violations. The case was filed with FINRA Dispute Resolution.
CASE NO. 12-01384
Mary Robin Tipton v. Merrimac Corporate Securities, Inc.
Erez Law represented Mary Robin Tipton, an Orlando area investor, in a FINRA arbitration proceeding against Merrimac Corporate Securities, Inc. (“Merrimac”) in which the FINRA arbitration panel ordered Merrimac to pay more than $143,000 in damages, including $60,000 in punitive damages, in connection with an illicit selling away scheme orchestrated by two former Merrimac employees. Selling away is a prohibited practice whereby a broker sells an investment that was not vetted or approved by the brokerage firm
Recovered $143,000 from a major brokerage firm
Recovered $143,000 from a major brokerage firm for a U.S. based investor that invested in Puerto Rico bonds. Erez Law brought claims based upon the unsuitability of the investments, misrepresentations and failure to make adequate disclosures, amongst other things. The case was filed with FINRA Dispute Resolution and was settled very close to the start of the trial date.
CASE NO. 11-00726
Antietam Industries, Inc., William Warfel and Janice Warfel v. Morgan Keegan & Co., Inc.
Erez Law recovered punitive damages of $100,000, compensatory damages in the amount of $100,000, costs of $32,735 and the entitlement to attorneys’ fees against Morgan Keegan in connection with the sale of the RMK Funds. The award of punitive damages was based upon a finding that Morgan Keegan “was guilty if intentional misconduct or gross negligence in its communication to its broker and the Claimants [investors] of the true nature of the RMK Investments…” The arbitrators also awarded our clients the right to obtain attorneys’ fees under F.S. 57.105, because Morgan Keegan’s contract with all of its clients provides that Morgan Keegan is entitled to attorneys’ fees if it successfully defends a claim by its clients. Florida law renders Morgan Keegan’s one way attorneys’ fee provision reciprocal.
CASE NO. 10-02738 (2012 WL 188971)
Gubman v. GMS Group, LLC
The Firm obtained an award against GMS Group, LLC in the amount of $69,865.93, for an investor who suffered a principal loss of $55,231 in Main Street Natural Gas Ser 2008A Proj Rev bonds. The award represented 100% of the investor’s principal loss ($55,231) plus the interest payments the investor would have received from the Main Street bonds if they had not defaulted. The Main Street bonds were closely linked to to the credit risk of Lehman Brothers. The FINRA arbitrator found that the brokerage firm was liable for breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, and breach of contract for failing to disclose the extent to which the investor would be exposed to the credit risk of Lehman Brothers.