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The proven Houston securities lawyers at Stephenson Fournier are experienced in the effective resolution of securities lawsuits as related to stocks, bonds and debentures in Texas. Houston securities attorneys are knowledgeable in all areas of general securities law, including but not limited to the Blue Sky Law, securities fraud claims and SEC enforcement in Houston, Texas. Clients will have the confidence of knowing that their case is being handled by an experienced and knowledgeable Houston securities lawyer.
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Texas securities law is the area of law dealing with securities, which is the generic term for shares of stock, bonds and debentures issued by corporations and governments to evidence ownership and terms of payment of dividends or final pay-off. They are called securities because the assets and/or the profits of the corporation or the credit of the government stand as security for payment. However, unlike secured transactions in which specific property is pledged (like a mortgage or car); securities are only as good as the future profitability of the corporation or the management of the governmental agency.
Both federal and state laws regulate securities. Federal securities laws are generally administrated by the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) which was established by the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The other two main federal laws are the Investment Company Act of 1940 (“Investment Company Act”), and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (“Advisers Act”). In addition to the federal laws, there are also state laws that govern securities. These laws are commonly known as Blue Sky Laws, which typically give the investor who loses money or is defrauded in the securities markets far greater protections than are available under the federal laws.
An experienced Houston securities lawyer is knowledgeable in understanding the details, facts, complications, and circumstances that arise in a securities case.
The Houston securities attorneys at Stephenson Fournier are distinguished by a history of successful securities claim recoveries. For experienced representation in a securities dispute, contact the Houston securities lawyers at Stephenson Fournier in Texas.