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Robert W. Pearce

Robert W. Pearce

Robert W. Pearce, Serving Clients Nationwide For Over 40 Years
  • Stockbroker & Investment Fraud, Securities Law, Arbitration & Mediation
  • Florida, New York
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Anyone facing a potential securities, commodities, and/or investment fraud dispute should not hire an attorney without first consulting Robert Pearce about the matter, plain and simple.
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Biography

By hiring Robert w. Pearce, you will have the benefit of 43 years experience gained in complex securities, commodities and investment fraud disputes on both sides of the table. He is one of the most experienced Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration attorneys winning his first investor case in 1983 after working 3 years with the SEC in NYC and moving to Florida.

He has earned a peer rating of AV Preeminent continuously since 1996 through the Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating process, the highest available rating through that program. Mr. Pearce has been one of Thomson Reuters Florida Super Lawyers for Securities Litigation (Top 5) continuously since 2013. Read the feature article about him in the Florida 2014 Super Lawyers magazine entitled "No Excuses - How Robert Wayne Pearce Stared Down Personal Disaster".

In the last 20 years (since he started counting), Mr. Pearce has single handedly recovered over $160 million for investors. He has a nationwide U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) and U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) defense law practice to include commodities law and the defense of investigations

Attorney Pearce is one of the few attorneys who has not only single handedly beat the SEC's team of lawyers, but recovered over $500,000 attorney fees and litigation expenses that his client incurred in the defense of the government's flawed investigation and enforcement action. Federal Court Judge's have appointed him as a Receiver and published opinions about his expertise.

Attorney Pearce represents stockbrokers, commodities brokers and advisors and other investment advisors in not only SEC and CFTC court and administrative proceedings but FINRA, NFA, CME and other self-regulatory agency proceedings as well as in disputes with their employers, including but not limited to contract disputes, promissory note and forgivable loan collection matters, Form U-5 and other defamation issues.

Practice Areas
Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
Securities Law
Arbitration & Mediation
Business - Arbitration/Mediation, Consumer - Arbitration/Mediation, Family - Arbitration/Mediation
Additional Practice Areas
  • Commodities Law
  • SEC, CFTC, Fla-OFR, and FINRA Enforcement Defense
  • Mismanagement of Trust, Estate and Guardianship Assets
  • FINRA Securities Arbitration and Mediation
Video Conferencing
  • Zoom
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Depending on the case, we may structure our fees on hourly, flat fee or contingency fee basis to satisfaction of our client and firm
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
The Florida Bar
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
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2nd Circuit
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11th Circuit
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U.S. District Courts, Southern & Eastern Districts of New York
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U.S. District Courts, Northern, Southern & Middle Districts of Florida
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney, Principal
Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce
- Current
Attorney, Vice-President
Lerner & Pearce, P.A.
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Attorney, Treasurer
Lerner, Harris, Pearce, P.A.
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Attorney-Enforcement Division
U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
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Education
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
J.D. (1979)
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Hofstra University School of Business
MBA (1979)
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Florida Tech
B.S. (1973)
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Awards
AV Preeminent Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
1996-2024
Florida Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
2013-2024
Excellent Rating
Avvo
Member
Million & Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Most Effective Lawyer finalist - Mediation and Arbitration
Daily Business Review
Most Effective Lawyer Finalist
Daily Business Review
Professional Associations
American Association for Justice
Member
Current
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Florida Justice Association
Member
Current
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Broward County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Broward County Justice Association
Member
Current
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Palm Beach County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Palm Beach County Justice Association
Member
Current
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Public Investor Arbitration Bar Association
Member
Current
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South Palm Beach County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Speaking Engagements
Puerto Rico Investments, Public Investors Bar Association 27th Annual Meeting, Bonita Springs, Florida
Failure to Supervise, Public Investors Bar Association 25th Annual Meeting, San Diego, California
Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
UBS Bond Funds, Public Investors Arbitration Bond Fund 24th Annual Meeting, Ponte Vedra, Florida
Broker v Broker-Dealers (Employment Law), Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association 22nd Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida
Spoliation of Evidence, Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association 14th Annual Meeting, Carlsbad, California
Certifications
Florida Circuit Court Civil Mediator
Florida State Court Dispute Resolution Center
Websites & Blogs
Website
Robert W. Pearce's Website Profile
Website
Robert Wayne Pearce Website
Blog
The Investor's Rights Law Blog
Blog
News & Articles – Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce
Videos
Attorney Pearce explains, Why should I hire you to represent me in a FINRA arbitration? Make Contact: For more information, please visit https://www.secatty.com/ or call (561) 338-0037 to arrange a... Why should I hire you to represent me in a FINRA arbitration? - Robert Pearce

Attorney Pearce explains, Why should I hire you to represent me in a FINRA arbitration? Make Contact: For more information, please visit https://www.secatty.com/ or call (561) 338-0037 to arrange a...

How do I clean up my CRD or BrokerCheck record? How do I clean up my CRD or BrokerCheck record?

How do I clean up my CRD or BrokerCheck record?

Can I sue my stockbroker? Can I Sue My Stockbroker?

Can I sue my stockbroker?

What are the different stages of a FINRA investigation and disciplinary proceeding? What are the different stages of a FINRA investigation and disciplinary proceeding?

What are the different stages of a FINRA investigation and disciplinary proceeding?

What is your experience with FINRA arbitrations? What is your experience with FINRA arbitrations?

What is your experience with FINRA arbitrations?

Attorney Robert Pearce explains, Can I file a Form U-5 Defamation claim? Make Contact: For more information, please visit https://www.secatty.com/ or call (561) 338-0037 to arrange a complimentary consultation to... Can I file a Form U-5 Defamation claim?

Attorney Robert Pearce explains, Can I file a Form U-5 Defamation claim? Make Contact: For more information, please visit https://www.secatty.com/ or call (561) 338-0037 to arrange a complimentary consultation to...

Attorney Pearce explains, Can investors win FINRA arbitrations? Make Contact: For more information, please visit https://www.secatty.com/ or call (561) 338-0037 to arrange a complimentary consultation to discuss your case. About... Can investors win FINRA arbitrations?

Attorney Pearce explains, Can investors win FINRA arbitrations? Make Contact: For more information, please visit https://www.secatty.com/ or call (561) 338-0037 to arrange a complimentary consultation to discuss your case. About...

Attorney Robert Pearce explains, How can I avoid repaying my up-front signing bonus? Make Contact: For more information, please visit https://www.secatty.com/ or call (561) 338-0037 to arrange a complimentary consultation... How can I avoid repaying my up-front signing bonus?

Attorney Robert Pearce explains, How can I avoid repaying my up-front signing bonus? Make Contact: For more information, please visit https://www.secatty.com/ or call (561) 338-0037 to arrange a complimentary consultation...

Robert Pearce explains, How can I protect my CRD or BrokerCheck record? Make Contact: For more information, please visit https://www.secatty.com/ or call (561) 338-0037 to arrange a complimentary consultation to... How can I protect my CRD or BrokerCheck record?

Robert Pearce explains, How can I protect my CRD or BrokerCheck record? Make Contact: For more information, please visit https://www.secatty.com/ or call (561) 338-0037 to arrange a complimentary consultation to...

Attorney Pearce explains, What are a stockbroker What are a stockbroker

Attorney Pearce explains, What are a stockbroker

Attorney Robert Pearce explains, What are stock broker raiding cases? Make Contact: For more information, please visit https://www.secatty.com/ or call (561) 338-0037 to arrange a complimentary consultation to discuss your... What are stockbroker raiding cases?

Attorney Robert Pearce explains, What are stock broker raiding cases? Make Contact: For more information, please visit https://www.secatty.com/ or call (561) 338-0037 to arrange a complimentary consultation to discuss your...

Attorney Pearce explains, What are the different stages of a FINRA investigation and disciplinary proceeding? Make Contact: For more information, please visit https://www.secatty.com/ or call (561) 338-0037 to arrange a... What are the different stages of a FINRA investigation and disciplinary proceeding?

Attorney Pearce explains, What are the different stages of a FINRA investigation and disciplinary proceeding? Make Contact: For more information, please visit https://www.secatty.com/ or call (561) 338-0037 to arrange a...

Attorney Pearce explains, What are the different types of stockbroker misconduct? Make Contact: For more information, please visit https://www.secatty.com/ or call (561) 338-0037 to arrange a complimentary consultation to discuss... What are the different types of stockbroker misconduct?

Attorney Pearce explains, What are the different types of stockbroker misconduct? Make Contact: For more information, please visit https://www.secatty.com/ or call (561) 338-0037 to arrange a complimentary consultation to discuss...

Attorney Pearce explains, What is a FINRA 8210 letter? Make Contact: For more information, please visit https://www.secatty.com/ or call (561) 338-0037 to arrange a complimentary consultation to discuss your case.... What is a FINRA 8210 letter?

Attorney Pearce explains, What is a FINRA 8210 letter? Make Contact: For more information, please visit https://www.secatty.com/ or call (561) 338-0037 to arrange a complimentary consultation to discuss your case....

Attorney Robert Pearce explains, What is an AWC? Make Contact: For more information, please visit https://www.secatty.com/ or call (561) 338-0037 to arrange a complimentary consultation to discuss your case. About... What is an AWC?

Attorney Robert Pearce explains, What is an AWC? Make Contact: For more information, please visit https://www.secatty.com/ or call (561) 338-0037 to arrange a complimentary consultation to discuss your case. About...

Attorney Pearce explains, What is an OTR examination? Make Contact: For more information, please visit https://www.secatty.com/ or call (561) 338-0037 to arrange a complimentary consultation to discuss your case. About... What is an OTR examination?

Attorney Pearce explains, What is an OTR examination? Make Contact: For more information, please visit https://www.secatty.com/ or call (561) 338-0037 to arrange a complimentary consultation to discuss your case. About...

Attorney Robert Pearce explains, What is the protocol for recruiting brokers? Make Contact: For more information, please visit https://www.secatty.com/ or call (561) 338-0037 to arrange a complimentary consultation to discuss... What Is The Protocol For Recruiting Brokers?

Attorney Robert Pearce explains, What is the protocol for recruiting brokers? Make Contact: For more information, please visit https://www.secatty.com/ or call (561) 338-0037 to arrange a complimentary consultation to discuss...

Attorney Robert Pearce explains, What kind of remedies are available to investors who win FINRA arbitrations? Make Contact: For more information, please visit https://www.secatty.com/ or call (561) 338-0037 to arrange... What kind of remedies are available to investors who win FINRA arbitrations?

Attorney Robert Pearce explains, What kind of remedies are available to investors who win FINRA arbitrations? Make Contact: For more information, please visit https://www.secatty.com/ or call (561) 338-0037 to arrange...

Attorney Robert Pearce explains, What kind of stockbroker fraud cases are you working on today? Make Contact: For more information, please visit https://www.secatty.com/ or call (561) 338-0037 to arrange a... What kind of stockbroker fraud cases are you working on today?

Attorney Robert Pearce explains, What kind of stockbroker fraud cases are you working on today? Make Contact: For more information, please visit https://www.secatty.com/ or call (561) 338-0037 to arrange a...

Attorney Pearce explains, What type of investments and strategies are frequently the subject of stockbroker fraud? Make Contact: For more information, please visit https://www.secatty.com/ or call (561) 338-0037 to arrange... What type of investments and strategies are frequently the subject of stockbroker fraud?

Attorney Pearce explains, What type of investments and strategies are frequently the subject of stockbroker fraud? Make Contact: For more information, please visit https://www.secatty.com/ or call (561) 338-0037 to arrange...

Why do I have to go to a FINRA arbitration to resolve my stockbroker dispute? - Explained by FINRA arbitration lawyer, Robert Pearce. Make Contact: For more information, please visit... Why do I have to go to FINRA arbitration to resolve my stockbroker dispute?

Why do I have to go to a FINRA arbitration to resolve my stockbroker dispute? - Explained by FINRA arbitration lawyer, Robert Pearce. Make Contact: For more information, please visit...

Legal Answers
14 Questions Answered
Q. Do the State Courts have power to compel the company to lift restrictions on its stock?
A: Unless an arbitration agreement is tied to your father's shares you can file in court.

With a proper demand on the corporation, compliance with applicable exemptions from registration, and an opinion letter, restrictive legends can be ordered to be removed by a state or federal court with jurisdiction.
Q. Can non-accredited investor, invest in a private fund registered under Rule 506(c) offering by forming an LLC?
A: Either you are accredited or not! The issuer is not going to risk losing a safe-harbor exemption for registration to take on an unaccredited investor. And they it tells you otherwise, watch out!!
Q. What is the citation for securities offered and sold within Alaska being exempt from federal securities registration?
A: Read 45.56.100, 45.56.110, and 45.56.120
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Robert Wayne Pearce
1499 W Palmetto Park Rd #400
Boca Raton, FL 33486
Toll-Free: (800) 732-2889
Telephone: (561) 338-0037
Fax: (561) 338-9310
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