About H&C’s Securities Litigation Team

free-penny-stocks-picks1The Securities Lawyers” are made up of the attorneys in the Securities Litigation and Arbitration Team for Halling & Cayo, S.C.; a mid-size Milwaukee firm located in the Third Ward in downtown Milwaukee. Its attorneys, since 1970, have focused on providing quality representation for their clients.

Wikipedia offers a succinct definition of Securities Fraud as,

Securities fraud, also known as stock fraud and investment fraud, is a deceptive practice in the stock or commodities markets that induces investors to make purchase or sale decisions on the basis of false information, frequently resulting in losses, in violation of securities laws.

The Securities and Exchange Commission on its website warns about a number of forms of Securities Fraud:

  • Affinity Fraud: Investment scams that prey upon members of identifiable groups, such as religious or ethnic communities, the elderly, or professional groups.
  • Broken Promises: Promissory Note Fraud. While promissory notes can be legitimate investments, those that are marketed broadly to individual investors often turn out to be scams.
  • The Fleecing of Foreign Investors:  An increasing number of “reload” and “advance fee” scams target non-U.S. investors who lost money buying low-priced, thinly traded over-the-counter stocks and who seek to recover their losses. This brochure describes how some of these scams work, provides tips on how to avoid them, and tells you where to find help.
  • Pump & Dump con: One of the most common Internet frauds, the classic “pump and dump” scheme where a seller artificially pumps up the price of a security before dumping it for a big profit leaving the investors to suffer the losses.
  • “Wrong Numbers” and Stock Tips on Your Answering Machine. It is never a good idea to put your hard earned money into a stock on the basis of a hot tip from somebody you do not know. This publication offers guidance on what to do if you receive that anonymous tip on your telephone answering machine. http://www.sec.gov/investor/pubs/wrongnumberscam.htm


WE ONLY GET PAID IF WE WIN. Our fee is a % of what we actually recover for you. No fee upfront. If you have been a victim of Securities Fraud, contact one of the attorneys in Halling & Cayo’s Securities Litigation and Arbitration practice group at 414-755-5020 or securities@hallingcayo.com.