New York does not recognize a private cause of action for the violation of state securities laws. Only the Attorney General may bring such claims. Article 23-A Fraudulent Practices In Respect To Stocks, Bonds and Other Securities, provides that:

§ 352. Investigation by attorney-general. 1. Whenever it shall appear to the attorney-general, either upon complaint or otherwise, that in the advertisement, investment advice, purchase or sale within this state of any commodity dealt in on any exchange within the United States of America or the delivery of which is contemplated by transfer of negotiable documents of title all of which are hereinafter called commodities, or that in the issuance, exchange, purchase, sale, promotion, negotiation, advertisement, investment advice or distribution within or from this state.

NY GBS Law 352 Investigation by attorney-general. (Laws of New York (2016 Edition)).

Under the FINRA Code of Arbitration Procedure, the FINRA Securities Arbitration hearing locations will selected based upon the hearing location closest to your residence at the time of the events giving rise to the dispute.

In New York, FINRA Arbitration hearings are held in New York City, Buffalo, Albany, and Rochester

Additional New York Investor Resources:

Office of the Attorney General
Investor Protection Bureau
120 Broadway, 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10271

Chad Johnson
Bureau Chief
(212) 416-8222
(212) 416-8816 (Fax)

Guiliano Law Group – Securities Arbitration & Investment Fraud Lawyers

Our practice is limited to the representation of investors. We accept representation on a contingent fee basis, meaning there is no cost to you unless we make a recovery for you. There is never any charge for a consultation or an evaluation of your claim.  All consultations are confidential. For more information, contact us at (877) SEC-ATTY.

If you have been the victim of securities fraud or investment fraud you should contact a lawyer. Our services are offered on a contingent fee basis. We will receive payment for services in connection with your case only if there is a recovery.  You will not be required to advance any fees to the firm during the course of the litigation. 
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All claims arising under state and federal securities laws must be brought within a specified time from the discovery of these claims, or within the occurrence of the events giving rise to your claims, whichever is shorter.  If you fail to do file an action within this period, your claim may be potentially barred by the statute of limitations.

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