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If an individual investor has a dispute with a FINRA brokerage firm or stock broker, he/she most likely will have to arbitrate through FINRAs Dispute Resolution system.  FINRA Arbitration holds arbitration hearings in Atlanta, Georgia. 

The Georgia Secretary of State and Securities Commissioner in Macon, Georgia regulates the sales of securities in the state of Georgia.  Its websiteprovides information on consumer protection, state securities Statutes and Rules, and other securities resources.

Georgias Uniform Securities Act is similar to many states Acts with regard to providing for civil liability for the commission of securities fraud in the sale of securities (including untrue statements of material fact or omissions of material fact).  The statute provides for rescission (or damages if the investor no longer owns the security), reasonable attorneys fees, and interest.

Official Code of Georgia, O.C.G.A. § 10-5-58 Enforcement of civil liability; damages

(a) Enforcement of civil liability under this Code section is subject to the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act of 1998, 112 Stat. 3227.
(b) A person is liable to the purchaser if the person sells a security in violation of Code Section 10-5-20, or, by means of an untrue statement of a material fact or an omission to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statement made, in light of the circumstances under which it is made, not misleading, the purchaser not knowing the untruth or omission and the seller not sustaining the burden of proof that the seller did not know and, in the exercise of reasonable care, could not have known of the untruth or omission. An action under this subsection is governed by the following:
(1) The purchaser may maintain an action to recover the consideration paid for the security, less the amount of any income received on the security, and interest at the legal rate of interest from the date of the purchase, costs, and reasonable attorney fees determined by the court upon the tender of the security or for actual damages as provided in paragraph (3) of this subsection;
(2) The tender referred to in paragraph (1) of this subsection may be made any time before entry of judgment. Tender requires only notice in a record of ownership of the security and willingness to exchange the security for the amount specified. A purchaser that no longer owns the security may recover actual damages as provided in paragraph (3) of this subsection; and
(3) Actual damages in an action arising under this subsection are the amount that would be recoverable upon a tender less the value of the security when the purchaser disposed of it and interest at the legal rate of interest from the date of the purchase, costs, and reasonable attorney fees determined by the court.
(c) A person is liable to the seller if the person buys a security by means of an untrue statement of a material fact or omission to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statement made, in light of the circumstances under which it is made, not misleading, the seller not knowing of the untruth or omission, and the purchaser not sustaining the burden of proof that the purchaser did not know, and in the exercise of reasonable care, could not have known of the untruth or omission. An action under this subsection is governed by the following:
(1) The seller may maintain an action to recover the security and any income received on the security, costs, and reasonable attorney fees determined by the court upon the tender of the purchase price or for actual damages as provided in paragraph (3) of this subsection;
(2) The tender referred to in paragraph (1) of this subsection may be made any time before entry of judgment. Tender requires only notice in a record of the present ability to pay the amount tendered and willingness to take delivery of the security for the amount specified. If the purchaser no longer owns the security, the seller may recover actual damages as provided in paragraph (3) of this subsection; and
(3) Actual damages in an action arising under this subsection are the difference between the price at which the security was sold and the value the security would have had at the time of the sale in the absence of the purchaser's conduct causing liability and interest at the legal rate of interest from the date of the sale of the security, costs, and reasonable attorney fees determined by the court.
(d) A person acting as a broker-dealer or agent that sells or buys a security in violation of subsection (a) of Code Section 10-5-30, subsection (a) of Code Section 10-5-31, or Code Section 10-5-55 is liable to the customer. The customer, if a purchaser, may maintain an action for recovery of actual damages as specified in subsection (b) of this Code section, or, if a seller, for a remedy as specified in subsection (c) of this Code section.
(e) A person acting as an investment adviser or investment adviser representative that provides investment advice for compensation in violation of subsection (a) of Code Section 10-5-32, subsection (a) of Code Section 10-5-33, or Code Section 10-5-55 is liable to the client. The client may maintain an action to recover the consideration paid for the advice, interest from the date of payment, costs, and reasonable attorney fees determined by the court.
(f) A person that receives directly or indirectly any consideration for providing investment advice to another person and that employs a device, scheme, or artifice to defraud the other person or engages in an act, practice, or course of business that operates or would operate as a fraud or deceit on the other person is liable to the other person. An action under this subsection is governed by the following:
(1) The person defrauded may maintain an action to recover the consideration paid for the advice and the amount of any actual damages caused by the fraudulent conduct, interest from the date of the fraudulent conduct, costs, and reasonable attorney fees determined by the court, less the amount of any income received as a result of the fraudulent conduct; and
(2) This subsection does not apply to a broker-dealer or its agents if the investment advice provided is solely incidental to transacting business as a broker-dealer and no special compensation is received for the investment advice.
(g) The following persons are liable jointly and severally with and to the same extent as persons liable under subsections (b) through (f) of this Code section:
(1) A person that directly or indirectly controls a person liable under subsections (b) through (f) of this Code section, unless the controlling person sustains the burden of proof that the person did not know, and in the exercise of reasonable care could not have known, of the existence of conduct by reason of which the liability is alleged to exist;
(2) An individual who is a managing partner, executive officer, or director of a person liable under subsections (b) through (f) of this Code section, including an individual having a similar status or performing similar functions, unless the individual sustains the burden of proof that the individual did not know and, in the exercise of reasonable care could not have known, of the existence of conduct by reason of which the liability is alleged to exist;
(3) An individual who is an employee of or associated with a person liable under subsections (b) through (f) of this Code section and who materially aids the conduct giving rise to the liability, unless the individual sustains the burden of proof that the individual did not know and, in the exercise of reasonable care could not have known, of the existence of conduct by reason of which the liability is alleged to exist; and
(4) A person that is a broker-dealer, agent, investment adviser, or investment adviser representative that materially aids the conduct giving rise to the liability under subsections (b) through (f) of this Code section, unless the person sustains the burden of proof that the person did not know and, in the exercise of reasonable care could not have known, of the existence of conduct by reason of which liability is alleged to exist.
(h) A person liable under this Code section has a right of contribution as in cases of contract against any other person liable under this Code section for the same conduct.
(i) A cause of action under this Code section survives the death of an individual who might have been a plaintiff or defendant.
(j) A person may not obtain relief under subsection (b) of this Code section:
(1) For a violation of Code Section 10-5-20 or for a violation of subsection (d) or (e) of this Code section, unless he action is instituted within two years after the violation occurred; or
(2) Other than for a violation of Code Section 10-5-20 or for a violation of subsection (c) or (f) of this Code section, unless the action is instituted within the earlier of two years after discovery of the facts constituting the violation or five years after the violation occurred.
(k) A person that has made or has engaged in the performance of a contract in violation of this chapter or a rule adopted or order issued under this chapter or that has acquired a purported right under the contract with knowledge of conduct by reason of which its making or performance was in violation of this chapter may not base an action on the contract.
(l) A condition, stipulation, or provision binding a person purchasing or selling a security or receiving investment advice to waive compliance with this chapter or a rule adopted or order issued under this chapter is void.
(m) The rights and remedies provided by this chapter are in addition to any other rights or remedies that may exist, but this chapter does not create a cause of action not specified in this Code section or subsection (e) of Code Section 10-5-40.

FINRA securities brokerage firms with their main offices in Georgia:

1ST WORLDWIDE FINANCIAL PARTNERS, LLC
6030 BETHELVIEW ROAD, SUITE 102, CUMMING, GA 30040
 
A & M SECURITIES, LLC
2475 NORTHWINDS PKWY, SUITE 200, ALPHARETTA, GA 30004

ALLEN, MOONEY & BARNES BROKERAGE SERVICES, LLC
135 S. MADISON STREET, THOMASVILLE, GA 31792
Mailing Address: POST OFFICE BOX 1116, THOMASVILLE, GA 31799

AMERICAN WEALTH MANAGEMENT, INC.
1050 CROWN POINTE PARKWAY SUITE 1230, ATLANTA, GA 30338

ANOVEST FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.
3225 SHALLOWFORD ROAD, SUITE 220, MARIETTA, GA 30062

ARROWHEAD SECURITIES, INC.
6030 BETHELVIEW ROAD SUITE101, CUMMING, GA 30040

ASPEN RIVER SECURITIES, LLC
415 WATERFORD DRIVE, CARTERSVILLE, GA 30120

BLOCK-KELLY COMPANY
304 NORTH BROAD STREET, MONROE, GA 30655
Mailing Address: P.O. BOX 1005, MONROE, GA 30655

BRECKENRIDGE SECURITIES CORP.
945 E. PACES FERRY RD., STE. 1250, ATLANTA, GA 30326

BRIDGE CAPITAL ASSOCIATES, INC.
127 MAIN STREET, LILBURN, GA 30047

BROOKWOOD ASSOCIATES, L.L.C.
15 PIEDMONT CENTER SUITE 820, ATLANTA, GA 30305

C C F INVESTMENTS, INC.
320 N. BROAD ST, THOMASVILLE, GA 31792

CANNON SECURITIES, INC.
649 SOUTH MILLEDGE AVE., SUITE 6, ATHENS, GA 30605
Mailing Address: 16 SOUTH STRATFORD DR., ATHENS, GA 30605

CAPE SECURITIES INC.
2005 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, MCDONOUGH, GA 30253

CARTER, TERRY & COMPANY, INC.
3060 PEACHTREE ROAD SUITE 1400, ATLANTA, GA 30305

CAYMUS SECURITIES LLC
3490 PIEDMONT ROAD, SUITE 1040, ATLANTA, GA 30305

CHILDS ADVISORY PARTNERS LLC
10 GLENLAKE PARKWAY SUITE 375, ATLANTA, GA 30328

CHURCH, GREGORY, ADAMS SECURITIES CORPORATION
658 CLAIREMONT AVENUE, DECATUR, GA 30030

COLONY PARK FINANCIAL SERVICES LLC.
4350 GEORGETOWN SQUARE, SUITE 757, DUNWOODY, GA 30338

COMMONWEALTH CHURCH FINANCE, INC.
677 JONESBORO ROAD, MCDONOUGH, GA 30253
Mailing Address: P.O. BOX 1620, STOCKBRIDGE, GA 30281

CROFT & BENDER, LLC
4200 NORTHSIDE PKWY, BUILDING ONE, SUITE 100, ATLANTA, GA 30327

DAVIS, MENDEL & REGENSTEIN, INC.
2100 RIVEREDGE PARKWAY, SUITE 750, ATLANTA, GA 30328-4656

DEMPSEY FINANCIAL NETWORK, INC.
2951 PIEDMONT ROAD NE, SUITE 200, ATLANTA, GA 30305-2786

DEMPSEY LORD SMITH, LLC
901 N BROAD STREET, SUITE 400, ROME, GA 30161

ECLYPSE SECURITIES LLC
3424 PEACHTREE ROAD NE, SUITE 1725, ATLANTA, GA 30326

EDGE CORPORATE FINANCE, LLC
1380 W. PACES FERRY RD., SUITE 1000, ATLANTA, GA 30327
Mailing Address: 1380 W. PACES FERRY RD., SUITE 1000, ATLANTA, GA 30327

EXECUTIVE SERVICES SECURITIES, LLC
3445 PEACHTREE ROAD NE, SUITE 200, ATLANTA, GA 30326-1156

FD CAPITAL ADVISORS BD, LLC
600 PEACHTREE STREET, NE, SUITE 1950, ATLANTA, GA 30308

FIG PARTNERS, LLC
1175 PEACHTREE ST NE, SUITE 2250, ATLANTA, GA 30361

FINTECH SECURITIES
6849 PEACHTREE DUNWOODY ROAD, BLDG. B-1, SUITE 250, ATLANTA, GA 30328

FIRST BEVERAGE ADVISORS, LLC
305 WEST WIEUCA ROAD NE, ATLANTA, GA 30342

FIRST SOUTHERN SECURITIES, LLC.
1091 CAMBRIDGE SQUARE STE. D, ALPHARETTA, GA 30009

FOCUS SECURITIES LLC
3353 PEACHTREE ROAD, NE, SUITE 1160, ATLANTA, GA 30326

FORTRESS GROUP, INC.
3379 PEACHTREE ROAD N.E.-SUITE 272, ATLANTA, GA 30326-1020

FRONTIER SOLUTIONS, LLC
4200 NORTHSIDE PARKWAY, BUILDING 11, SUITE 200, ATLANTA, GA 30327

FSC SECURITIES CORPORATION
2300 WINDY RIDGE PKWY, SUITE 1100, ATLANTA, GA 30339

FT GLOBAL CAPITAL, INC.
1200 ABERNATHY ROAD, BLDG 600, SUITE 1700, ATLANTA, GA 30328

GENESIS CAPITAL, LLC
3414 PEACHTREE ROAD, NE, SUITE 700, ATLANTA, GA 30326

GLOVER CAPITAL, INC.
506 INTERNATIONAL TOWER, 229 PEACHTREE ST N.E., ATLANTA, GA 30303
Mailing Address: 506 INTERNATIONAL TOWER, 229 PEACHTREE ST NE, ATLANTA, GA 30303

GPC SECURITIES, INC.
600 PEACHTREE ST NE, 2ND FL, GA1-006-02-54, ATLANTA, GA 30308
Mailing Address: 101 S TRYON ST, NC1-002-19-44, CHARLOTTE, NC 28255

GS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC
1100 PEACHTREE ST. NE, SUITE 1480, ATLANTA, GA 30309

H & L EQUITIES, LLC
1175 PEACHTREE ST., N.E., SUITE 2120, ATLANTA, GA 30361-6206

HA&W STRATEGIC PARTNERS, LLC
FIVE CONCOURSE PARKWAY, SUITE 600, ATLANTA, GA 30328

INTELLIVEST SECURITIES, INC.
1540 CHASE COURT, RIVERDALE, GA 30296-2610

INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS, INC.
303 PERIMETER CENTER N. SUITE 300, ATLANTA, GA 30346

INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS, INC.
303 PERIMETER CENTER N. SUITE 300, ATLANTA, GA 30346

JACKSON MCDANIEL FINANCIAL
191 PEACHTREE NE, SUITE 3300, ATLANTA, GA 30303

JACKSON SECURITIES LLC
HERNDON PLAZA, 100 AUBURN AVENUE, ATLANTA, GA 30303-6801


JSL SECURITIES, INC.
300 WEST 10TH STREET, WEST POINT, GA 31833
Mailing Address: P.O. BOX 70, WEST POINT, GA 31833

JULIAN LECRAW REALTY ADVISORS, INC.
1575 NORTHSIDE DRIVE N.W., BUILDING 100, SUITE 200, ATLANTA, GA 30318-4208

KALOS CAPITAL, INC.
3780 MANSELL RD, STE. 150, ALPHARETTA, GA 30022
Mailing Address: 3780 MANSELL RD. STE. 150, ALPHARETTA, GA 30022

KURT SALMON CAPITAL ADVISORS, INC.
1355 PEACHTREE ST., SUITE 900, ATLANTA, GA 30309

LAMON & STERN, INC.
1950 NORTH PARK PLACE, STE.100, ATLANTA, GA 30339

LB GROUP LLC
1380 WEST PACES FERRY RD., SUITE 2240, ATLANTA, GA 30327

MAGNER SECURITIES, LLC
3414 PEACHTREE ROAD, NE, SUITE 1020, ATLANTA, GA 30326

MAZZONE & ASSOCIATES, INC.
8 PIEDMONT CENTER, SUITE 510, 3525 PIEDMONT RD., NE, ATLANTA, GA 30305

MENSURA SECURITIES, LLC
3060 PEACHTREE ROAD NW, SUITE 1600, ATLANTA, GA 30305

MIDSOUTH CAPITAL, INC.
1050 CROWN POINTE PARKWAY, SUITE 200, ATLANTA, GA 30338

MOFFAT CAPITAL, LLC
765 NORTH ISLAND DR. NW, ATLANTA, GA 30327-4619

MOODY CAPITAL SOLUTIONS, INC
208 SUMMITRAIL LANE, DAWSONVILLE, GA 30534

MORALES & CO. CAPITAL MARKETS, LLC
7878 STRATFORD LANE, ATLANTA, GA 30350

NORTHPOINT TRADING PARTNERS, LLC
11175 CICERO DRIVE, 200 MILTON PARK, SUITE 575, ALPHARETTA, GA 30022

PACES BATTLE GROUP, INC.
4414 PACES BATTLE, ATLANTA, GA 30327

PEACHTREE CAPITAL CORPORATION
3060 PEACHTREE ROAD N.W., ONE BUCKHEAD PLAZA SUITE 1830, ATLANTA, GA 30305

PEAK BROKERAGE SERVICES, LLC
597 WEST CROSSVILLE RD, SUITE 200, ROSWELL, GA 30075

PFS INVESTMENTS INC.
3120 BRECKINRIDGE BLVD, BLDG 700, DULUTH, GA 30099-0001

PPA INVESTMENTS, INC.
500 COLONIAL CENTER PARKWAY, SUITE 600, ROSWELL, GA 30076

PREMIER SECURITIES OF AMERICA, INC.
4411 SUWANEE DAM ROAD, SUITE 710, SUWANEE, GA 30024

REDROCK TRADING PARTNERS, LLC
2605 WALTON WAY, AUGUSTA, GA 30904

REGISTER FINANCIAL ASSOCIATES, INC.
3500 LENOX ROAD, SUITE 1700, ATLANTA, GA 30326

RESORT SECURITIES AND INVESTMENTS, INC.
11030 JONES BRIDGE ROAD, SUITE 300, ALPHARETTA, GA 30022

RESOURCE HORIZONS GROUP LLC
1350 CHURCH ST EXT, THIRD FLOOR, MARIETTA, GA 30060
Mailing Address: 1350 CHURCH ST. EXT, THIRD FLOOR, MARIETTA, GA 30060

SAGE SOUTHEASTERN SECURITIES, INC.
1100 ABERNATHY ROAD, 500 NORTHPARK, SUITE 400, ATLANTA, GA 30328

SECURITY CAPITAL BROKERAGE, INC.
260 PEACHTREE STREET, SUITE 2200, ATLANTA, GA 30303

SEQUOIA INVESTMENTS, INC.
3301 CHIMNEY LANE, N.E., ROSWELL, GA 30075

SMITH, BROWN & GROOVER, INC.
4001 VINEVILLE AVENUE, MACON, GA 31210-5039

SOUTHEASTERN ADVISORY GROUP, INC.
TWELVE PIEDMONT CENTER STE 202, ATLANTA, GA 30305-1737

SOUTHEASTERN CAPITAL PARTNERS BD, INC.
3251 LEMONS RIDGE DR., ATLANTA, GA 30339

STATESIDE SECURITIES, LLC
3560 LENOX ROAD, SUITE 2800, ATLANTA, GA 30326-4276

STREETCAPITAL, INC
200 MANSELL COURT EAST, STE430, ROSWELL, GA 30076
Mailing Address: 200 MANSELL COURT EAST, STE 430, ROSWELL, GA 30076

SUNTRUST INVESTMENT SERVICES, INC.
303 PEACHTREE CENTER AVE, SUITE 140, ATLANTA, GA 30303

SUNTRUST ROBINSON HUMPHREY, INC.
303 PEACHTREE STREET NE, SUITE 2300, ATLANTA, GA 30308

SYNOVUS SECURITIES, INC.
1137 FIRST AVENUE - 2ND FLOOR, COLUMBUS, GA 31901
Mailing Address: P.O. BOX 2628, COLUMBUS, GA 31902-2628

TAYLOR CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INC.
2230 TOWNE LAKE PKWY, BLDG 800-STE 130, WOODSTOCK, GA 30189

TERMINUS SECURITIES, LLC
3715 NORTHSIDE PKWY NW, SUITE 4-220, ATLANTA, GA 30327

THE STRATEGIC FINANCIAL ALLIANCE, INC.
2200 CENTURY PARKWAY, SUITE 500, ATLANTA, GA 30345
Mailing Address: 2200 CENTURY PARKWAY, SUITE 500, ATLANTA, GA 30345

TLG LENOX, LLC
3384 PEACHTREE ROAD NE, SUITE 300, ATLANTA, GA 30326

TRESTLE POINT, LLC
1861 AMERICAN WALK, SUITE 1660, LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30043

TRIAD ADVISORS, INC.
5185 PEACHTREE PARKWAY, SUITE 280, NORCROSS, GA 30092

VISIONQUEST SECURITIES, LLC.
5205 CAMDEN LAKE PARKWAY, ACWORTH, GA 30101

VRA PARTNERS, LLC
3630 PEACHTREE ROAD, SUITE 1000, ATLANTA, GA 30326

WALNUT CREEK CAPITAL ADVISORS, LLC
616 ELLIOTT ROAD, MCDONOUGH, GA 30252

WELLS INVESTMENT SECURITIES,INC.
6200 THE CORNERS PARKWAY, SUITE 250, NORCROSS, GA 30092

WOODSTOCK FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.
117 TOWNE LAKE PARKWAY, WOODSTOCK, GA 30188
Mailing Address: 117 TOWNE LAKE PARKWAY, SUITE 200, WOODSTOCK, GA 30188

WORLD GROUP SECURITIES, INC.
11315 JOHNS CREEK PARKWAY, DULUTH, GA 30097-1517

YIELDQUEST SECURITIES, LLC
3280 PEACHTREE ROAD, SUITE 2600, ATLANTA, GA 30305