If you have recently decided that you want to start investing your money in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or other types of investment opportunities, then you have a great deal to think about and consider. While you may think that you can and should go about the process of investing on your own, there are many good reasons that you may want to hire a securities attorney from a firm like Carter West Law to help you out through the process. Get to know some of the reasons you should hire a securities attorney as you begin your investments so you can be sure you are doing the right thing for your financial security.
A Securities Attorney Can Help You Wisely Choose Investments
Your securities attorney is an expert in securities laws and investment procedures. Because of this, you can rely on them to help you determine whether or not an investment is the right choice for you. For example, if a broker recommends an investment to you that you are unsure about, you can talk to your securities lawyer about the investment.
Your securities attorney has a duty to help you figure out if an investment is appropriate for you and your financial needs and means. They can also help you investigate the company or fund that you would be investing in to ensure that the company or fund are reputable and seem to be following all of the necessary laws and regulations.
A Securities Attorney Can Help You Recognize and Deal with Potential Securities Fraud
With major securities fraud issues regularly hitting the news and many people losing their lifetimes worth of investments because of such scandals (Enron, Martin Shkreli, and Bernie Madoff to name a few), it is important when you invest in any funds or stocks that you have an expert by your side that can help protect your interests. Securities attorneys know the financial game and markets well and can tell the difference between a healthy, legally run investment and one that may be defrauding its investors.
Your attorney can help you keep track of or check in on your investments to make sure that your broker is not defrauding you to receive more fees (a process known as churning), the funds you have invested in are diversifying and managed as they should be, and your investments are being done legally and legitimately. If something were to be off-kilter in your investments, your attorney could then act on your behalf in any legal proceedings regarding the issues.