Did you suffer losses in a KBS offering?
Galvin Legal is launching an investigation on behalf of investors who suffered losses investing in private placements offered by KBS at the recommendation of their financial advisor. If you suffered losses investing in a KBS private placement, then Galvin Legal may be able to help you recover your losses in a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA“) arbitration claim against the brokerage firm that recommended the investment.
Understanding the Investments: KBS
According to its website, KBS is one of the largest owners of premier commercial real estate in the nation. As a private equity real estate company and an SEC-registered investment adviser, KBS and its affiliated companies have completed transactional activity exceeding $41 billion on behalf of private and institutional investors globally. KBS acquires and operates prime commercial real estate in some of the most successful markets in the country.
Your Brokerage Firm May Be Liable for Unsuitable Investment Guidance
FINRA requires brokerage firms to conduct due diligence on investments and to conduct a suitability analysis when recommending securities to a customer that takes into account the customer’s knowledge and experience. One of the most important securities regulations is FINRA Rule 2111. Under this rule, often referred to simply as the suitability rule, financial advisors and broker-dealers must only recommend and sell securities that are reasonably appropriate for the investment experience, needs, and objectives of each individual client. Brokerage firms that fail to conduct adequate due diligence or that make unsuitable recommendations can be held responsible for the customer’s losses in a FINRA arbitration claim.
Filing a FINRA Arbitration Claim
If your broker or brokerage firm recommended or offered KBS investments, and you suffered significant investment losses as a result, you may be eligible to recover compensation through a FINRA arbitration claim. In most cases, investors are required to sign customer agreements that mandate arbitration as the exclusive legal remedy.
Our securities fraud lawyers have a deep understanding of the FINRA arbitration process. To initiate arbitration — no matter what state you live in — you must prepare and submit a Statement of Claim. While this is merely the first step in the claims process, it is imperative that you get this step right. Your Statement of Claim should be comprehensive: it should contain the allegations you are raising, the dates the violation occurred, the specific cause of action, a basic accounting of the evidence, and the damages being requested.
What Our Investor Losses Lawyers Can Do For You
At Galvin Legal, PLLC, we offer free, fully confidential case evaluation to investors nationwide. If you sustained serious investment losses in KBS investments or any other private placement, we are prepared to help. Our legal team will start by carefully reviewing the facts and strength of your claim.
We will vigorously investigate your case and help you understand and assess all of your available options. Our securities fraud lawyer knows how to hold negligent investment advisors and investment advisory firms liable for their misconduct and we will fight tirelessly to protect your rights.
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