Margin Call Lawyer

Struggling to cope with investment losses after a margin call? Blaming your broker for their part in your loss? If so, a respected lawyer with experience with margin calls may be able to help you get your money back.

Margin calls are known for resulting in losses; that’s part of how they work, actually. But when a margin call is issued and your stockbroker or financial institution is responsible for your investment losses, you may be able to initiate a complaint with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and get your money back.

Wolper Law Firm is dedicated to helping victims of stockbroker fraud and misconduct. If your broker failed you, you may be able to hold them accountable with the help of a qualified margin call lawyer. Read on to learn more about what margin calls are and how you could go about recovering your investment losses.

What Are Margin Calls?

Margin calls are issued by financial institutions when the value of a person’s stock diminishes in value. This can happen due to simple fluctuations in the stock market or because of more serious events, as was the case with the COVID-19 global pandemic.

When a margin call is issued, investors will have to take action to raise the value of their financial instruments, usually by making a deposit to the account. If the investor is unable to do so, the brokerage firm can then sell the investor’s stock in order to make up the difference.

Although purchasing on margin has its benefits, it is not a suitable recommendation for every investor. If your broker failed to inform you of the risks of purchasing on margin, misled you, or is otherwise responsible for your losses, they could be compelled to repay you by a panel of FINRA arbitrators.

Recovering Losses Caused by Margin Calls

One of the most common ways that wronged investors seek to recover their losses is by filing a FINRA arbitration complaint. This is similar to litigation in process, but there are many differences.

You will start by filing your complaint. If FINRA agrees to hear your case, you will have a chance to plead your case and have your irresponsible broker explain their reasoning for suggesting that you invest on margin. The arbitrators will then carefully review the evidence and determine if negligence or misconduct occurred and whether you should be awarded restitution.

If the arbitrators come down in your favor, they can then order the liable party to repay you within thirty days of the decision. What’s more, many FINRA arbitration claims can be resolved in as little as eighteen months.

Contact a Lawyer About Your Margin Call Losses

If you endured devastating losses after a margin call and you believe your broker may be responsible for your losses, reach out to a qualified margin call lawyer at Wolper Law Firm for help with your FINRA arbitration complaint. You can give us a call at 800.931.8452 or complete the online contact form below to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.

Attorney Matthew Wolper

Attorney Matthew WolperMatt Wolper is a trial lawyer who focuses exclusively on securities litigation and arbitration. Mr. Wolper has handled hundreds of securities matters nationwide before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), JAMS, and in state and federal court. Mr. Wolper has handled and tried cases involving complex financial products and strategies ranging from traditional stocks and bonds to options, margin and other securities-based lending products, closed/open-end mutual funds, structured products, hedge funds, and penny stocks. [Attorney Bio]