You have worked a lifetime to secure your family’s financial future. When a trusted investment advisor undermines the confidence and trust expected of them, the results can be devastating. This breach of trust not only costs you money, it also costs you the loss of a secure future built upon a lifetime of hard work, planning and sacrifice.
When a trusted advisor abuses their relationship with an investor, the Anton Legal Group has the knowledge, experience and technical tools to remedy a financial catastrophe.
Located in Tampa, Florida, S. David Anton, Esquire of the Anton Legal Group is qualified to practice securities arbitrations throughout most of the U.S., and is licensed to practice law anywhere in the state of Florida, and also in certain federal courts.
S. David Anton, Esquire is a Certified Arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), formerly the NASD, which is the national organization responsible for overseeing the securities industry. He has served as a Judge/Panelist and rendered decisions in many securities arbitrations, giving him a unique perspective on his client’s cases.
S. David Anton, Esquire is also a member of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA), the preeminent national legal organization dedicated to the representation of public investors in disputes in the securities industry.
As both an experienced Advocate for your rights and an experienced Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), formerly NASD, Arbitration Panel Member, Mr. Anton is uniquely qualified to represent investors in securities disputes.
The Anton Legal Group offers each potential securities client a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION with an attorney who will give you a comprehensive assessment of your case.
Solving disputes with stock brokers and investment advisors
to protect your family’s financial future.
OUR STRAIGHTFORWARD APPROACH
At the Anton Legal Group we begin with a FREE INITIAL ASSESSMENT of your securities case to get a complete picture of your situation, including the following steps:
- STEP 1: Understanding the facts relevant to your case;
- STEP 2: Analyzing probable outcomes and developing realistic expectations for your case;
- STEP 3: Explaining the arbitration process; and
- STEP 4: Providing a breakdown of the estimated costs and timelines.
Our law firm focuses on quality over quantity. To ensure that our clients receive the time and attention they deserve, we intentionally keep our case load at a sensible level.
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING TO YOUR FIRST CONSULTATION
The more specific the information you can provide during your FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION, the more specific the advice your attorney can provide about the available options, strategies, and expectations for your case. Having specific information allows you and your attorney to craft an efficient and effective strategy for your case. Providing each and every item listed below at your FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION is often impractical or even impossible for most people. A comprehensive consultation can still be conducted with only a partial set of these documents. A typical securities arbitration case involving the unsuitable investment of a client’s money can best be analyzed if the client brings with them to their initial attorney consultation as many of the following documents as possible:
- All account statements for the account(s) in question;
- All documents provided by the investment/brokerage firm that YOU signed;
- All personalized (non-form letter) correspondence sent by the brokerage firm;
- All letters that you have sent to your brokerage firm; and
- Your federal income tax returns for all years in which the alleged abuse took place.
THIS INITIAL CONSULTATION WILL BE MOST EFFECTIVE IF YOU CAN ALSO PROVIDE US WITH AN ESTIMATE OF THE AMOUNT OF YOUR LOSSES AND A GENERAL UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT MIGHT HAVE GONE WRONG. DEPENDENT UPON THE PARTICULAR TYPE OF CASE, IT WILL SOMETIMES BE MOST APPROPRIATE FOR THE ATTORNEY TO HAVE A BRIEF TELEPHONE DISCUSSION WITH THE CLIENT PRIOR TO ANY FORMAL INITIAL CONSULTATION. THIS WILL HELP ENSURE THAT THE INITIAL CONSULTATION WILL BE MOST PRODUCTIVE.
WHAT YOUR CASE MAY COST
We provide a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION to potential securities arbitration clients. Once you have made the decision to go forward with your case, we will openly discuss with you the anticipated fees and costs associated with the services you need. Although fees and costs vary case by case, securities arbitration cases may be accepted on either an hourly charge basis or a contingency fee basis. In a contingency fee case, you pay no attorney fees unless and until you receive a money award. Contingency fees typically range from 33% to 40% of the gross amount of monies recovered. In an hourly fee case you pay an hourly rate for the attorney and staff member working on your case. Securities arbitration costs and expenses can sometimes include Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) filing fees, arbitrator compensation, expert witness costs and mediator costs. You can expect to pay these costs at the time they become due during your case. The total amount of costs varies on a case by case basis and will partly depend on the complexity of the matter and the length of the required process. A more precise costs analysis will be provided at the FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION.