Options are special investment products that work as contracts between a buyer and a seller for an asset at a set price. The buyer may opt to purchase stocks, bonds, real estate properties or other assets before a specific date at a given price, or decline to purchase. There is typically a set cost associated with an option, and failure to follow through on an option purchase forfeits the cost of the option. Employee stock options are common as benefits to employment, and other option products are available through a variety of channels.
Options are considered to be high risk investments in large part because of the many stipulations that may come into play in an agreement. Stockbrokers, brokerage firms or investment advisors who facilitate these transactions must demonstrate due-diligence when reviewing the terms of an option to buy contract, as negligence in this critical area can result in profound loss for the investor. Industry professionals may gain high commission rates from this type of transaction, which is an incentive that some may strive to achieve through any means necessary. Misconduct and fraud are commonplace in situations like this as brokers often sell these unsuitable securities through misrepresentation and omission of critical details, terms, fees and more.
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The Law Offices of Jonathan W. Evans & Associates focuses on helping public investors to recover investments that have been lost as a result of broker negligence or misconduct. We are adept at recognizing investment losses as they occur, and our in-depth understanding of securities arbitration, securities mediationand securities litigation allows us to provide actionable advice that clients can use to pursue their claims. Our firm represents clients throughout California, the United States and around the world. With over 35 years of experience in the field, lead attorney Jonathan W. Evans has represented hundreds in their pursuit of damage recovery. We are dedicated to the task of achieving a favorable settlement in your dispute, and our firm will explore every possible option to see that your claim is a success.
Contact a California options attorney if you have lost a substantial amount of your investment due to misconduct, negligence or fraud.
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