Financial Advisor Misrepresentation

In a securities fraud lawsuit, Stoll Berne represented clients alleging their financial advisor misrepresented his credentials and lied to them about their investments. The firm obtained a $2.3 million default judgment against the financial advisor and his company on claims including securities fraud, breach of contract, elder abuse, and breach of fiduciary duty.

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Stoll Berne Investigating LPL Financial

Stoll Berne is investigating LPL Financial in connection with selling Real Estate Investment Trusts, Business Development Companies and other alternative investments to individual investors and retirees.

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Aequitas Securities Litigation

A team of Stoll Berne attorneys are currently representing investors in the various Aequitas companies in a proposed securities class action asserting Oregon Securities Law claims against parties who participated or aided in Aequitas’ sales of securities.

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Melridge Securities Litigation

Robert Stoll, Gary Berne, and Steve Larson obtained an $88 million jury verdict, on behalf of investors in a class action for violations of the federal securities laws.

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Investor vs. Morgan Stanley

Josh Ross successfully represented a former NBA basketball player who filed claims against his broker/investment advisor and firm that employed the broker, alleging the broker defrauded him by misrepresenting facts about an investment, by taking the client’s investment for his personal use, and ultimately by stealing the investment property and selling it for his own use.

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Investors Investment Recovery

Cody Berne and Josh Ross represented Southern Oregon investors who were seeking to recover their investments in a privately held consumer products company. Our investigation, including a shareholder records inspection, uncovered evidence of fraud and mismanagement. The case resolved while our clients’ request for additional corporate records was pending.

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Retirement Savings Recovery

Cody Berne recovered retirement savings on behalf of an individual investor from an out of state real estate investment fund. The fund had violated the Oregon securities laws in selling membership interests and wrongfully withheld the investor’s funds in violation of Oregon’s financial elder abuse laws.

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Representation of Victims of Financial Fraud

Gary Berne has represented victims of financial fraud in individual cases and class actions, ranging from claims against brokerage firms to matters involving derivative securities, real estate, TICs, annuities, tax shelters, and offshore scams.

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Regional Bank and Broker-Dealer Securities Fraud

Keith Ketterling and Yoona Park sued a regional bank and broker-dealer for securities fraud on behalf of a group of individual investors who were targeted by defendants for the sale of speculative, illiquid investments in spite of plaintiffs’ lack of sophistication and limited investment horizons.

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Control Person Liability

Rob Shlachter obtained summary judgment on behalf of an individual sued for $25 million under the control person fraud provision of the Oregon Securities Act.

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Financial Advisor Misrepresentation

In a securities fraud lawsuit, Stoll Berne represented clients alleging their financial advisor misrepresented his credentials and lied to them about their investments. The firm obtained a $2.3 million default judgment against the financial advisor and his company on claims including securities fraud, breach of contract, elder abuse, and breach of fiduciary duty.

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Stoll Berne Investigating LPL Financial

Stoll Berne is investigating LPL Financial in connection with selling Real Estate Investment Trusts, Business Development Companies and other alternative investments to individual investors and retirees.

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Stoll Berne Investigating Broker & Financial Advisor Ronald Hannes and Woodbury Financial

Stoll Berne is currently investigating claims on behalf of individual investors who may have lost money with Spokane-based financial advisor, Ronald Hannes of Woodbury Financial. Hannes’ was a financial advisor with the Spokane-based Woodbury Financial Services from 1994 through 2019 and he also held his own practices under the names Hannes Financial Services and Ronald W. Hannes & Associates.

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Aequitas Securities Litigation

Stoll Berne is co-lead counsel for the investors in the case arising out of the Aequitas Ponzi scheme, asserting claims against Aequitas’ auditors, lawyers, and others for participant/aider liability under the Oregon Securities Law.

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Bank of New York Mellon Securities Class Action

Keith Ketterling, Keith Dubanevich, and Keil Mueller obtained a $180 million settlement on behalf of Bank of New York Mellon investors in a lawsuit alleging that the bank operated a deceptive foreign currency exchange program.

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Melridge Securities Litigation

Robert Stoll, Gary Berne, and Steve Larson obtained an $88 million jury verdict, on behalf of investors in a class action for violations of the federal securities laws.

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Investor vs. Morgan Stanley

Josh Ross successfully represented a former NBA basketball player who filed claims against his broker/investment advisor and firm that employed the broker, alleging the broker defrauded him by misrepresenting facts about an investment, by taking the client’s investment for his personal use, and ultimately by stealing the investment property and selling it for his own use.

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Investors Investment Recovery

Cody Berne and Josh Ross represented Southern Oregon investors who were seeking to recover their investments in a privately held consumer products company.

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Retirement Savings Recovery

Cody Berne recovered retirement savings on behalf of an individual investor from an out of state real estate investment fund. The fund had violated the Oregon securities laws in selling membership interests and wrongfully withheld the investor’s funds in violation of Oregon’s financial elder abuse laws.

Read More »

Representation of Victims of Financial Fraud

Gary Berne has represented victims of financial fraud in individual cases and class actions, ranging from claims against brokerage firms to matters involving derivative securities, real estate, TICs, annuities, tax shelters, and offshore scams.

Read More »

Regional Bank and Broker-Dealer Securities Fraud

Keith Ketterling and Yoona Park sued a regional bank and broker-dealer for securities fraud on behalf of a group of individual investors who were targeted by defendants for the sale of speculative, illiquid investments in spite of plaintiffs’ lack of sophistication and limited investment horizons.

Read More »

Control Person Liability

Rob Shlachter obtained summary judgment on behalf of an individual sued for $25 million under the control person fraud provision of the Oregon Securities Act.

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