ARIES LEGAL is passionate about helping victims of investor fraud, financial abuse, consumer fraud, and other wrongful acts causing financial harm. We pursue lawsuits and arbitrations against stockbrokers, investment advisors, investment firms, and other fiduciaries to recover your losses. We have a special interest in protecting elderly investors, who are particularly vulnerable to investment fraud and financial exploitation. We will zealously advocate on your behalf, in court, mediation, or FINRA arbitration, as your case may require.
In addition to investment/consumer claims, ARIES LEGAL handles claims for employer misconduct, such as discrimination, sexual harassment, hostile work environment, and wrongful termination. We also defend employees on claims that they violated a non-competition or trade-secret agreement. We will also pursue your claims for defamation or human rights violations, both inside and outside the employment context.
Additionally, ARIES LEGAL has significant experience litigating business disputes, including claims for professional negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and shareholder-partnership disputes.
If you believe you are the victim of investor/consumer fraud, employer misconduct, or have suffered economic harm due to the unlawful conduct of others, click here to contact ARIES LEGAL. The initial consultation is free.
Protecting Investors / Consumers / Employees for 30 Years
F. Chet Taylor
Chet Taylor is uniquely qualified to pursue your claims against brokers/advisors, investment firms, fiduciaries, employers, and others who might have harmed you financially. Not only does he have 30 years experience litigating those types of claims, but for a significant part of his career, Chet worked as an attorney inside the financial services industry. That experience gave him tremendous insight into how investment firms are supposed to operate – and how they actually operate. Chet now uses that insight to your advantage in pursuing claims against investment firms and other large corporations.
Investment fraud may take many forms, including unauthorized trading, misrepresentations and omissions, selling away, churning, and Ponzi schemes. Investment firms sometimes engage in other serious violations that, while perhaps not technically “fraudulent,” may still result in substantial losses. Examples of those violations are the sale unsuitable investments, breach of fiduciary duty, failure to diversity, broker/advisor negligence, and failure to supervise. We have significant experience handling all of those types of cases, and more. Contact us if you are the victim of broker misconduct.
Investors of any age may be victimized by unscrupulous brokers or other fiduciaries. But when the victim is elderly, the harm is especially devastating. Older investors typically are not employed and have no means to recreate wealth that has been squandered - wealth that took years of hard work to build, and which was intended to last a lifetime. At ARIES LEGAL, we are particularly sensitive to the unique needs of older investors.
In some circumstances, a close relative or a trusted friend could be exploiting the elderly person. Regardless of whether the fraud is perpetrated by a friend, relative, or financial professional, we are dedicated to doing everything in our power to return seniors to the same financial place they were in before the fraudulent conduct.
Consumers are the lifeblood of the U.S. economy. Yet too often, large corporations use misleading and fraudulent tactics to sell their goods and services to consumers. These corporations might include banks, mortgage companies, investment firms, insurance companies, car dealers, home contractors, and online or for-profit colleges. Most states have enacted tough laws providing broad protections for consumers, and imposing significant sanctions against those who violate the laws. Special statutory protections are typically available for the elderly and vulnerable/disabled persons. If you believe you are the victim of consumer-directed misconduct, contact us to learn more about your rights.
Employers typically wield significant power over their employees. Rarely does the average worker stand on equal ground with the employer. That said, when employers exercise their power fairly, the employment relationship can be mutually beneficial for employer and employee. But all too frequently, this imbalance of power leads to unfair treatment of employees. Such unfair treatment might take the form of sexual harassment, offensive behavior, hostile work environment, discrimination, retaliation, or even failure to properly pay wages and benefits. You have the right to a workplace free from any of those violations. We are here to empower you when your employer is attempting to take advantage of you.
ARIES LEGAL has broad experience handling all manner of business-related disputes. We pursue (and defend) claims for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, professional negligence, common law fraud, non-compete and trade secret violations, tortious interference, and deceptive trade practices. We also handle shareholder/partnership disputes, defamation claims, and Human Rights Act violations. And, unlike many attorneys who profess to be litigators, we actually try cases. ARIES LEGAL ’s owner, F. Chet Taylor, has served as lead counsel on about 35 cases that went to trial or binding arbitration and resulted in a final judgment. That number does not include several other trials/arbitrations early in his career that Chet tried as “second chair.” In addition, Chet has handled many other cases, too numerous to count, that settled or were resolved by motion practice before going to trial.