Aidikoff, Uhl & Bakhtiari is an “AV” rated law firm with a worldwide practice representing individuals and institutions in disputes with Wall Street and the financial services industry. Attorneys for the firm regularly appear before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) which was created in 2007 through the consolidation of the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) enforcement and arbitration divisions, as well as in numerous state and federal courts to resolve financial disputes between customers, employees, banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies and other members of the financial services industry.

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Recent News

Interview with Phil Aidikoff – A Plaintiff’s Attorney for Investors
The following is the second in a series of interviews that will feature plaintiffs’ attorneys who represent claimants pursuing securities fraud claims against financial services firms. NSCP member Richard Szuch sat down with Phil Aidikoff for this interview. Richard is a principal with Bressler Amery & Ross; he has defended the financial services ...
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Chatham, Owner of National Enquirer, Adds Ex-SEC Lawyer Amid Review
Chatham Asset Management, a hedge fund operator that owns the National Enquirer and is under review by securities regulators, is adding a general counsel who was previously a government enforcement attorney, according to a company memo. Daniel A Goldfried, a white-collar litigator at McGuireWoods LLP, will soon join Chatham as its only in-house lawyer, ...
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Widow of Merrill FA Seeks $30 Mln for Value of His ‘Book’
The widow of a Merrill Lynch broker who allegedly specialized in helping employees at Facebook and other “high-technology” firms invest proceeds of their stock options has sued Merrill for $30 million, claiming its distribution of his “book” without paying him or his estate violated his contract and the Family and Medical Leave Act. Richard ...
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Current Investigations

Asset Allocation
Asset allocation involves dividing an investment portfolio among different asset categories, such as stocks, bonds, and cash. The recent market volatility has exposed imprudent allocations in accounts that have resulted in significant losses to many investors. When asked about why account values have dropped, brokers often respond by blaming it on the market instead of recognizing that inappropriate allocations are actually to blame.
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Oil and Gas Investment Schemes
Oil and gas investment scams are alive and well. High oil prices have created a heightened interest in investments in energy-related business ventures. Most oil and gas investment opportunities, while involving varying degrees of risks to the investor, are legitimate in their marketing and responsible in their operations. However, as in many other investment opportunities, it is not unusual for unscrupulous promoters to attempt to take advantage of investors by engaging in fraudulent practices.
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UBS Yield Enhancement Strategy
Aidikoff, Uhl & Bakhtiari is investigating the sale of the Yield Enhancement Strategy (“YES”) recommended by financial advisors to UBS customers. The investigation focuses on UBS sales practices and representations made in connection with the recommendation of the UBS YES program for fixed income customers.
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