It is not uncommon for foreign investors to seek to establish an investing relationship with a United States based broker-dealer (either because the client is seeking the security of investing in U.S. investments, or because these firms provide the client with the ability to discreetly invest their assets outside of their home country).
Whether the client realized it or not when establishing their account with these U.S. broker-dealers, the client likely signed an arbitration agreement requiring them to submit to FINRA arbitration in the event of a dispute. In so doing, the client agreed to resolve any dispute (including a claim related to investment losses) through FINRA’s Dispute Resolution process.
The White Law Group, LLC is a national securities fraud, securities arbitration, investor protection, and securities regulation/compliance law firm with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Boca Raton, Florida. The firm represents foreign investors in claims against their U.S. brokerage firm in such FINRA arbitrations.
The Firm has its offices in Chicago, Illinois and Boca Raton, Florida because of the obvious benefits of being located so close to the FINRA Dispute Resolutions offices in those cities (FINRA’s Southeast headquarters is located at Boca Center Tower 1, 5200 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton, FL 33486- less than one mile from our office, and FINRA’s Midwest headquarters is located at 55 West Monroe Street, Suite 2600, Chicago, IL 60603-1002- close to the firm’s Chicago office).
Having our offices located so close to FINRA’s regional headquarters has its advantages, particularly since FINRA assigns cases to the FINRA office closest to where the client resides. For example, an investor residing in Central or South America will typically have their case assigned to FINRA’s Boca Raton, Florida Dispute Resolution office with the hearing conducted in Miami. As such, having our office located in Boca Raton has huge benefits in administering these cases. Additionally, Rose M. Schindler, who is Of Counsel to The White Law Group, is the former Regional Director of FINRA Dispute Resolution’s Boca Raton office.
We have reviewed cases on behalf of many foreign investors with claims against United States brokerage firms, including reviewing claims on behalf of investors residing in Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Chile. These claims often involve large American brokerage firms servicing Latin American investors from their offices in Miami, firms such as Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Wachovia, Wells Fargo, Ameriprise, and UBS.
With over 30 years of securities law experience, including experience working at FINRA (f/k/a the NASD) and the SEC, The White Law Group has the expertise to help investors defrauded in securities, investment and financial business transactions.
To contact The White Law Group, please call 312-238-9650. Or, for more information about The White Law Group or securities fraud, you can also visit our website at http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com.