Dallas Securities Fraud Attorney

Bob Goodman, Attorney Ted Anderson, Attorney

Bob Goodman, Attorney
Ted Anderson, Attorney

Securities fraud claims are more often the subject of arbitration through FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) and the AAA (American Arbitration Association), where shareholder rights claims face a higher risk of failure than ever before. As Texas securities fraud lawyers, we have a depth of experience representing a range of clients such as high net-worth individuals, family estates, founding shareholders, minority shareholders, institutional investors and hedge funds partners, to name a few.

We have been involved in matters such as minority shareholder rights abuse, controlling shareholders attempting to manipulate a company, freeze-out tactics or other minority shareholder oppression, breach of fiduciary relationship, investment suitability, account churning, securities fraud, shareholder separations and securities dealer employment law claims involving defamation and disparagement. In these and other matters, Kilgore & Kilgore attorneys served as lead or liaison counsel before FINRA, the AAA and in state and federal courts.

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We Protect Our Investor, Shareholder, Investment Advisor and Broker Clients

Some recent case examples include:

  • Representing founding shareholders as they separate from their companies;
  • Representing a hedge funds partner in recovering investments and compensation;
  • Assisting shareholders and employee groups in class action litigation in recovering large dollar amounts from organizations that committed securities fraud or were found to be in violation of the ERISA Act or other federal guidelines;
  • Assisting individuals in investment advisor disputes, investment suitability cases, churning and breaches of fiduciary relationship;
  • Representing investors in derivative lawsuits, Ponzi schemes, market manipulation, conspiracy to defraud and other securities fraud claims; and
  • Making FINRA claims on behalf of a broker terminated from a securities dealer involving defamation and disparagement.

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Kilgore & Kilgore respects established relationships with corporate counsel and frequently joint ventures with other lawyers representing companies wishing to create legal teams with adequate resources. We receive most of our business referrals from other lawyers. When a conflict arises or there is a need for local or trial counsel, we stand ready to support the team in whatever configuration makes the most sense for achieving the best outcome.

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We are especially keen to control legal costs and align ourselves with the economic interests of clients. We use a variety of strategies to fit different situations, such as flat rate fees, contingency fees, reverse contingent fees and modified hourly rates. When contingency fee scenarios come into play, we apply legal fees, court costs and other reimbursable expenses to the client’s portion of the settlement amount.

Reach Out to Us

To learn more about our securities litigation practice or to schedule an appointment to discuss matters in confidence with a securities fraud lawyer at our Dallas office, contact us. We offer a free review of the facts of your case with a Kilgore & Kilgore attorney to help you understand your situation from a legal perspective and whether or how to proceed with an action.

“I met resistance when I contacted my former employer about the defamation on my FINRA Form U-5. I had to take legal action. I needed a FINRA attorney. After an extensive search I found Bob Thornton of Kilgore & Kilgore. He helped me navigate this difficult process and provided emotional support. Bob was focused and compassionate. He led my FINRA arbitration hearing to a successful conclusion. This included expunging the false and defamatory information they put on my FINRA Form U-5 and receiving compensatory damages.”
– CC, Former Bank Vice President, FINRA Arbitration Process and FINRA Form U5 Defamation Expungement, 2018

“Thank you for preparing me for my husband’s FINRA Arbitration concerning his FINRA Form U-5 report with defamatory information. That was way out of my comfort zone. All along, we knew we were aligned with the best team! Thank you to Bill Masterson and Bess Masterson.”
– NK, 2018, re Husband’s FINRA Arbitration, Defamation and Expungement Case Against a Major Insurance Company

“Conflict is never easy. I found myself cross-wise with a huge investment bank with thousands of employees and teams of lawyers. A former colleague suggested I get the Kilgore & Kilgore team on my side. Robert Thornton and Ted Anderson built and captained their team while walking me through a multi-year process with my head held high. They guided me with expert legal and practical business advice. They didn’t stretch, fabricate or over-reach. Their hard work and skilled navigation of the FINRA arbitration process allowed us to prevail and gave me confidence and peace during this grueling marathon.”
– TMW, Private Wealth Manager, Wrongful Termination and Forfeiture of Deferred Compensation, 2014

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