Tracy Stoneman - Stoneman Law
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North Dakota

Because North Dakota is close to Colorado, where I live, I am more familiar with its securities laws and regulations and North Dakota arbitrators. Because arbitrators are from the state or region where the investor resides, my familiarity with the arbitrator roster and individual arbitrators in North Dakota and surrounding states is a significant benefit. And remember that I do not need to be licensed in the state of North Dakota in order to represent North Dakota investors in securities arbitrations. I don’t even need to affiliate with local counsel. I also have the benefit of the knowledge of my husband Douglas Schulz ( Invest Securities Consulting ), who has been hired in over 1,140 securities related matters and testified in over 637 FINRA arbitrations and civil cases regarding investment and brokerage disputes. Because the majority of his expert work is also in Colorado and surrounding states, he too is very familiar with North Dakota securities arbitrators and arbitrations.

Clients often wonder how long they have to bring a claim, but the answer is not a black and white one. Investors should let a qualified lawyer evaluate the case. The good news is that there are many different remedies for the same violation, and they each have different statutes of limitations. In addition, many causes of action have what is called a “discovery rule”, allowing investors to bring very old claims because they didn’t discover the violation until more recently or because the stockbroker concealed the wrongdoing.

Investors in North Dakota are protected by legislative laws and statutes together with industry rules that prohibit brokers from engaging in fraud, unsuitable sales, churning, unauthorized trading, failure to supervise, breach of fiduciary duty, or negligence. Below are useful links and resources covering some of the investor protections available in the State of Texas:

  • The North Dakota Securities Department is responsible for the enforcement of the North Dakota securities laws that protect citizens from dishonest investment practices, and regulate the people and companies offering investment opportunities.
  • The North Dakota Securities Act is a state law regulating the securities industry. The Act contains provisions for the registration of securities, exemptions and sanctions for violations. FINRA is an independent regulatory agency that regulates all broker-dealers in the United States.
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) also creates and enforces the securities laws.

Stoneman Law represents investors in all major North Dakota cities including Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Minot, West Fargo, Williston, and Dickinson. Consultations are free of charge and the firm is only compensated if you recover.

Where Do FINRA Arbitrations Take Place in North Dakota?

All arbitrations for North Dakota residents take place in Bismarck. And remember that arbitrations take place in the state where the investor resides, NOT where the brokerage firm or stockbroker office is located!!

North Dakota Securities News

December 20, 2017. Authorities say a second Minnesota broker has agreed to pay back money to victims of an investment fraud scheme allegedly operated by a North Dakota man.

North Dakota Securities Commissioner Karen Tyler says Kevin Wanner, of Bismarck, is accused of bilking 66 investors from North Dakota over 15 years. Wanner has reached a plea agreement in federal court on charges of mail fraud and money laundering.

Tyler says Woodbury Financial Services Inc., of Oakdale, Minnesota, will pay nearly $600,000 to people who were victimized while Wanner worked there as a registered securities agent.

It's the second settlement involving Wanner. Tyler says Questar Capital Corporation, of Minneapolis, agreed earlier to pay $2.4 million to investors.

Client Reviews
If you suspect securities or brokerage fraud against your hard-earned investments and need an advocate, call Tracy Pride Stoneman - NOW! I was a victim of churning, improper sale of unsuitable private placements, compliance violations, and more. I blamed myself at first and didn't think I had a case, but I was referred to Tracy after another lawyer balked, thinking all was lost. She took the emotion out of it, got down to the facts, made the case, and in hands-on fashion worked hard for the best result possible. She's an excellent communicator and the kind of experienced securities arbitration lawyer you need in your corner. Ms. Stoneman achieved a settlement for me that far exceeded expectations. She has my highest recommendation. Jeffrey B.
Tracy was a wonderful lawyer in my and my husband's huge case against Prudential Securities. She was relentless in going after the stockbroker and firm, determined to obtain all of the documents that helped our case and hurt theirs (that's why the firm didn't want to produce them!). No matter what curve ball the brokerage firm threw, Tracy came up with an angle to overcome it. My husband always commented how smart Tracy was in handling our case. Throughout it all, Tracy was extremely cheerful and easy to work with - unlike most lawyers I know! Carolyn W.
I think that you did a great job for the Tylers, and I believe you are one of the most organized and effective attorneys I have worked with. John B.