(December 5, 2017, San Diego, CA) The securities fraud and elder financial abuse law firm of Richard A. Nervig, P.C. has launched an investigation on behalf of note, equity holders and private placement investors of the Woodbridge Group of Companies, L.L.C..
On December 4, 2017, the Woodbridge Group of Companies, L.L.C. (“Woodbridge”) and its affiliates filed for bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. See, In re: Woodbridge Group of Companies, L.L.C., U.S. Bankruptcy Court District of Delaware, Case 17-12560-KJC. Woodbridge has been under formal investigation from the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) since September 2016 and which is looking at the company for potential violations relating to the offer and sale of unregistered securities, the sale of securities by unregistered brokers, and the commission of fraud in connection with the offer, purchase, and sale of securities. According to the SEC, Woodbridge has raised more than $1 billion from several thousand investors nationwide through multiple investment offerings using various forms and structures. See, SEC v. Woodbridge Group of Companies, LLC, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Case 1:17-mc-22665-CMA
Although the SEC’s investigation and action against Woodbridge is warranted, the harsh reality is that most securities and investment scheme victims usually receive little if any meaningful recovery of funds from such actions and/or from subsequent bankruptcy proceedings filed by the issuer of the securities. Instead, most meaningful recoveries for investors typically come from the pursuit of third party liability claims against the banks, brokers, brokerage firms and other financial service providers who may have either aided and abetted or assisted the unlawful schemes and/or who negligently failed to detect and prevent such schemes in the face of suspicious circumstances.
If you are a Woodbridge note, equity holder or private placement investor and are interested in learning more about your legal rights and remedies, please contact Richard A. Nervig (firstname.lastname@example.org) at (800) 837-0441 or (760) 451-2300. If you email, please include your phone number. Also see our website at www.nerviglaw.com.
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