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We fight for compensation on behalf of individual investors who are victims of broker misconduct or investment fraud. Broker misconduct or outright fraud take many forms.  Some are easy to detect, and others require careful investigation and analysis.  The Austin Dutton Lawsuit Lawyers, as well as the securities litigators at Peiffer Wolf,  represent investors who were victims of activities included but not limited to:


  • Excessive trading or account “churning”;
  • Unsuitable investment recommendations;
  • Lack of diversification or over-concentration;
  • Recommendations that lack reasonable basis;
  • Unauthorized trading;
  • Sales of fraudulent investments;
  • Misrepresentations or false promises;
  • Failure to disclose risks;
  • Unvetted investment products;
  • Sales of unapproved investments;
  • Theft of customer funds; and
  • Sales of Ponzi scheme investments.


Most investment professionals are honest and take their duties very seriously.  In fact, we are sometimes contacted by investment professionals who bring questionable transactions to our attention. The few financial advisors who are dishonest, however, can wreak havoc with an investor’s life savings. If you are concerned that you have experienced broker misconduct or investment fraud, Contact the Austin Dutton Lawsuit Lawyers at Peiffer Wolf by filling out an online Contact Form or by calling 585-310-5410 for a FREE Consultation.


We often see one or more of these products or transactions in cases that involve broker misconduct and investment fraud:


  • Oil and gas investments;
  • Real estate investment trusts (“REITs”);
  • Variable annuities;
  • Investments in real estate;
  • Tenant-in-common (“TICs”) programs;
  • Collateralized mortgage obligations (“CMO”);
  • Collateralized debt obligations (“CDO”);
  • Auction rate securities;
  • Asset backed obligations;
  • Private placements;
  • Hedge funds;
  • Algorithmic trading (“formula-based” trading);
  • “Alternative investments”;
  • High-yield bonds;
  • Commodities;
  • Options and margin trading;
  • Offshore funds; and
  • Promissory notes.


These products are not necessarily fraudulent, but inappropriate conduct by investment professionals often involves some or many of these products. We represent individual and institutional investors that were victim to broker misconduct and investment fraud.  In our experience, most fraudulent investment schemes have one thing in common: they are crimes of confidence.  Investors are usually persuaded to invest their money because they trust either the professional (broker/advisor) or the financial institution that recommended the investment.


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If you believe that you were a victim of investment fraud, financial advisor misconduct, broker misconduct, or abusive practices by your financial institution, please Contact Us by filling out an online Contact Form or by calling 585-310-5140 for a FREE Case Evaluation. Specifically, if you believe you were a victim of Mr. Dutton, Contact our Austin Dutton Broker Misconduct Lawyers Today.

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