Seattle

Securities Fraud in the Great Northwest

Most-notably recognized for the national coffee giant, Starbucks and an explosion of Silicon Valley companies, Seattle has also been the home to some significant financial frauds. It has been recently reported that Donald "Ski" Johnson has been charged with developing several schemes over the years to steal from charity fund raisers and events.

In a widely reported and televised case, Frederick Darren Berg was sentenced to 18 years in prison for defrauding hundreds of investors of more than $100 million through the Meridian Mortgage investment funds he ran for roughly over a decade. This is the largest case of fraud in Washington State but definitely not the only reported instance securities fraud. The team of Securities Fraud lawyers at Malecki Law have been representing clients nationally and internationally, who are victims of securities fraud, since 1999. Based in New York City, the lawyers of Malecki Law are consummate and trust-worthy professionals, working hard to protect their clients’ interests.

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.” Jenice Malecki, whose career has been the subject of several legal articles, her cases are continually cited in numerous industry publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes and Newsweek. Ms. Malecki, a well-known Securities Attorney, firmly advocates for positive change in securities law and regulations through a variety of industry associations, and as a NY whistleblower lawyer. Her insights, formally filed comments and opinions on current issues and changes in securities law have been used by the Securities and Exchange Commission and FINRA, as well as sought by both television and print media.

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.
  • Real Estate Investments

To schedule a free initial consultation with Malecki Law, please call 212-943-1233, or email jenice@maleckilaw.com

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