The White Law Group is investigating potential claims against the broker dealers that sold high risk oil and gas investments such as Atlas Resources Series 28-2010 L.P., onto unsuspecting investors.
Atlas Resource Partners is an oil and gas company that often raises money for investments through Reg D private placement offerings. Atlas Resources Series 28-2010 is a private placements offering. Investments such as these are typically sold by brokerage firms in exchange for a large up front commission. High fees can range from 7-10%, as well as additional “due diligence fees” that can range from 1-3%.
The problem with private placement investments such as Atlas Resources Series 28-2010 L.P. is that they involve a high degree of risk. They are typically sold as unregistered securities which lack the same regulatory oversight as more traditional investment products like stocks or bonds. These investments may seem wise at first, until the dramatic drop in distributions.
Are High Risk Oil and Gas Private Placements Suitable for you?
Broker dealers are required to perform adequate due diligence on all investment recommendations. They must ensure that each investment recommendation that is made is suitable for the investor in light of the investor’s age, risk tolerance, net worth, financial needs, and investment experience.
Often brokers will misrepresent the basic features of the products – usually focusing on the income potential and tax benefits while downplaying the risks.
A broker or brokerage firm can be held liable if they make an unsuitable investment recommendation or fail to adequately disclose the risks. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) provides an arbitration forum for investors to resolve such disputes.
If you are concerned about investment losses in Atlas Resources Series 28-2010 L.P., call for a free consultation with a securities attorney. Please contact The White Law Group at 1-888-637-5510.
The White Law Group is a national securities fraud, securities arbitration, and investor protection law firm with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Vero Beach, Florida. The firm represents investors throughout the country in claims against their brokerage firm.
For more information on the firm and its representation of investors, visit www.WhiteSecuritiesLaw.com.