Investigating Potential Claims Involving Atlas Resource Partners
Have you suffered losses in an Atlas Resource investment program? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover some of your losses through a FINRA dispute resolution claim against the brokerage firm that recommended the investment.
Many oil and gas LPs have high expense ratios, and due to the decline in the overall health of the oil and gas market, are suffering. Some are on the brink of default, or worse yet, bankruptcy. Such an outcome is extreme, but not unforeseen. It only highlights the unsuitability of these investments for most retail investors – particularly in large concentrations.
According to their website, Pittsburgh-based Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. is a fully integrated energy drilling and production company. The company has operations in basins across 16 different states.
The White Law Group is investigating the liability that brokerage firms have for recommending high-risk oil and gas programs. The firm has handled a number of claims involving Atlas.
In those claims, the firm has alleged, among other things, that the Atlas investments were (1) high-risk and unsuitable for our clients given their financial situation, needs and investment objectives, (2) that the risks of the investment were not fully disclosed to them, and (3) that the brokerage firms that sold the investments failed to conduct the proper due diligence with respect to the Atlas investments (as the firms are required to do by FINRA Rules).
The problem with oil and gas limited partnerships like those offered by Atlas are they are exempt from registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). They lack the same regulatory oversight as other investment products. These types of limited partnerships are also high-risk, speculative ventures that often lack liquidity. In addition, limited partnerships offer extremely high commission fees that are often 3-4x higher than more traditional investments, like mutual funds or bonds.
Specifically, The White Law Group is investigating potential claims involving the following Atlas offerings:
Atlas Resources Series 30-2011 L.P.
Atlas Resources Series 31-2011 L.P.
Atlas Resources Series 32-2012 L.P.
Atlas Resources Series 33-2013 L.P.
Atlas Resources Series 34-2014 L.P.
If you invested in an Atlas Resources offering and would like to discuss your litigation options, please call The White Law Group at 888-637-5510 for a free consultation.
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 Franklin, Tennessee. The firm represents investors in FINRA arbitration claims throughout the country. Visit our homepage to learn more about the firm.