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Securities Law

Securities law generally covers an assortment of legal issues related to the purchase or sale of products like mutual funds, stocks, and bonds. Chicago securities lawyers can assist with an assortment of legal issues arising companies wishing to increase funding.

Help with Securities Disputes

As a private investor when you have a dispute you may have the choice of where you actually settle or litigate your claim. The decision whether to bring your case in the FINRA arbitration forum, a private arbitration forum, a court of law, or through ADR should best be left to an experienced securities attorney.

If you're involved in a company that's seeking additional funding you should speak with a Securities Attorney who can assist you with finding investors, or even going public.

How an Attorney Can Help

An attorney can often resolve your particular legal issue faster and better than trying to do it alone. A lawyer can help you navigate the legal system, while avoiding costly mistakes or procedural errors. You should seek out an attorney whose practice focuses on the area of law most relevant to your issue.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney's experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

How much does it cost to hire an attorney?

In general, how much an attorney costs will often depend on these four factors: billing method and pricing structure, type of legal work performed, law firm prestige, and attorney experience. Depending on the legal issue you are facing, an attorney may bill you by the hour, settle on a flat fee, or enter into a contingency fee agreement. The type of legal work you need help with will also play a role in cost incurred.

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