Risk of Investor Fraud in Atlanta

One of the twenty largest economies in the world and home to Coca-Cola and the Home Depot, Atlanta was greatly affected by the recent economic downturn. Many investors found out the hard way that they had been victimized, duped by their advisors into investing in high risk investments. Then there are those who intentionally misguide their clients and misrepresent their financial products, luring them into self-serving schemes. Stafford S. Maxwell, the former owner of Millennium Capital Exchange Inc. in Atlanta has been indicted for allegedly running a foreign exchange trade scam, where he raised $1 million by reportedly promising 48% to 72% returns to investors by trading through his accounts in Geneva. He posed to be an expert forex trader and assured his investors that he would keep “reserve” funds to protect them from losses, neither of which turned out to be accurate claims according to the reports.

Frauds and questionable financial schemes are more rampant than we think and no individual or community is too far from it. Securities Fraud occurs in many forms from unsuitable investments, misrepresentation and omission to breach of contract and fiduciary duty, and only seasoned securities attorneys are equipped to handle these complex cases. The Securities Fraud lawyers of Malecki Law have been representing clients nationally and internationally, who are victims of securities fraud, since 1999. Malecki Law has handled a wide variety of securities cases, including

  • Securities fraud, Defective Securities Products and Unsuitability claims
  • Commercial Litigation and Appeals
  • Arbitration and mediations
  • Audits and investigations
  • Whistleblower representation and claims
  • Business and Employment Contract Negotiations and Reporting Issues
  • Governmental, Regulatory, and Self-Regulatory Proceedings
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Regulatory Authority (FINRA), state securities division and other agency, regulatory and self-regulatory complaints.

Malecki Law brings a keen understanding of the complexities of securities and commodities markets, the investment industry framework, and how investment strategies work and fail. Since Jenice Malecki and her team represent both plaintiffs and claimants in civil matters and defendants and respondents in administrative and regulatory matters, they are familiar with both sides of the relevant legal arguments. Ms. Malecki’s extensive experience as a securities arbitration attorney, whistleblower lawyer, and a securities fraud litigator has proven critical to her success in reaching favorable results for her clients.

Malecki Law is “AV Preeminent Rated” by Martindale Hubbell, indicating “very high to preeminent legal ability and very high ethical standards as established by confidential opinions from members of the bar.” Since 2012, Ms. Malecki has been named as a Top Attorney by Super Lawyers and the National Law Journal, and has been featured in the New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, National Law Journal and other related publications.

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