For stockbrokers, commodity brokers, business directors and other corporate professionals, a positive reputation is of the utmost importance. Allegations of or investigations into potential business impropriety can present a significant distraction from one's professional and personal lives; the specter of fines and even imprisonment only adds to anxiety.
The Law Offices of James A. McGurk is committed to providing business professionals with legal representation of the highest caliber. Mr. McGurk has four decades of experience: He has worked as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, as an associate at a high-profile Chicago law firm and as counsel for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). In his 40 years of experience, he has handled complex securities litigation, represented clients in securities arbitration and provided white collar criminal defense to brokers, traders and other professionals being prosecuted or targeted by a grand jury.
Cook County White Collar Defense Attorney
In his white collar criminal defense practice, Mr. McGurk handles every aspect of his clients' representation needs, from navigating the grand jury process to advising them on the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. Whether a client has been accused of fraud, market manipulation or violation of one of the many statutes and regulations in the realm of finance, Mr. McGurk's considerable experience provides his clients with the skilled representation necessary to minimize the impact of criminal prosecution and maintain a positive reputation.
Securities Arbitration Services
Investors who believe their investments have been mismanaged require an experienced lawyer to pursue every available avenue for legal redress. Mr. McGurk has extensive experience working within the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration process, which governs many disputes between investors and brokerage firms. When clients have a viable claim against a brokerage dealer, Mr. McGurk pursues arbitration through FINRA to make investors whole again.
Legal Counsel For Registration And Disciplinary Concerns
Individual brokers and brokerage firms alike are subject to regulation and oversight by multiple governmental agencies. Registration issues or disciplinary actions by regulatory bodies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), National Futures Association (NFA) or others can affect brokers' ability to remain in business. The Law Offices of James A. McGurk represents clients in these high-stakes situations, working with the relevant agency to reach a positive solution.
Contact The Law Offices Of James A. McGurk
Chicago securities law attorney James McGurk is available to discuss your legal needs. Contact him via email or call 312-236-8900 to schedule a free, confidential consultation.