Q. Can I work it out with the brokerage firm without involving attorneys?
A. You can try, but investors who have qualified legal representation consistently do better in arbitration proceedings. If you are going to hire an attorney, do so as soon as possible. DO NOT talk to the brokerage firm except through an attorney. This includes e-mails. Talking to the brokerage firm is one of the biggest mistakes investors make. Click here to read about common mistakes investors make when dealing with brokerage firms. Click here to learn why we recommend hiring an attorney.