The Investor Protection Bureau of the State of New York is a division of the New York State Attorney General’s Office. This Bureau is charged with enforcing the Martin Act, New York State’s statutory securities laws.
The Martin Act empowers the New York State Attorney General’s Office to investigate suspected fraudulent activities in the offer, sale or purchase of securities. Additionally, the Martin Act confers jurisdiction upon the New York State Attorney General’s Office to commence civil and/or criminal prosecutions to protect investors. The Investor Protection Bureau also oversees the required registration of brokers, dealers, securities sales persons and investment advisors.
It is important for New York State investors to understand that the Investor Protection Bureau is not required to pursue all leads relative to possible fraudulent activities in the sale of securities. We offer a free initial consultation to investors who feel they have been victimized with the wrongful sale of securities, investments, variable annuities and other financial products.
The Law Offices of Timothy J. O’Connor is one of the only law firms practicing securities law in the Tri-City Capital District of Albany, Schenectady and Troy. We also represent victimized investors throughout the rest of New York State, including Buffalo, Binghamton, Syracuse, Watertown, Utica, Kingston, New York City/Manhattan, Long Island, and everywhere in between, as well as in the surrounding states of Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and New Jersey.