Buffington Law Firm's breach of contract and investment fraud attorneys have successfully handled numerous cases involving investment fraud. Last week we described the nature of a typical fraudulent investment scheme. The red flag indicator that one's investment is fraudulently invested is when the investor seeks to legitimately cash in all or part of the investment, and the investment manager delays or balks at honoring the request. After working many such schemes over the past two decades, we have learned that this is an unfailingly accurate "red flag" that fraud may be present.
Buffington Law Firm's breach of contract and investment fraud attorneys have represented numerous clients who have been victimized by investment fraud. Regrettably, these cases tend to fall into a familiar pattern - a person entrusts his or her investment portfolio, which frequently represents the bulk of the client's life's savings, to a purported investment manager. The investment manager/advisor then promises to manage the client's portfolio as a fiduciary. A fiduciary is someone who is entrusted with the assets of another who promises to put their client's interests ahead of their own and act with diligence and skill for the client's best interests.
Investment disputes can arise in the purchase and sale of collectible "numismatic" coins. Buffington Law Firm's investment dispute litigation team has successfully tried numerous cases involving investment fraud. In last week's Blog article we began a discussion of investment fraud in the context of collectible coins and precious metals.
Investment disputes are an important part of our litigation practice. Buffington Law Firm's Orange County business trial attorneys have broad experience in litigating investment disputes arising from investment frauds of various types. In this Blog article we will discuss how investment fraud sometimes arises in the context of collectible coins. With the US Government holding interest rates to effectively zero, and Governments around the world printing money at an immoderate pace, many people have sought to find a refuge for their life's savings that irresponsible Government monetary policies cannot destroy. One cannot turn on a television set without hearing advertisements for gold, silver, and rare coins being offered as such a solution. And indeed, precious metals and similar investments can indeed be an intelligent addition to one's investment portfolio -- for some people.