Malecki Law, a New York securities law firm based in Manhattan, is currently investigating claims against IRA Services Trust Company and Fiserv, Inc. arising out of investments solicited and promissory notes issued through the Van Zandt Agency in relation to real estate investments in the Bronx, New York and elsewhere.
The Attorney General of the State of New York is currently investigating the practices of the Van Zandts and on April 6, 2011, filed an application in the Supreme Court of the State of New York for an order of discovery and preliminary injunction against the Van Zandts and other related agencies.
Based on the initial inquiry of the securities fraud lawyers of Malecki Law and the Attorney General's investigation, there are questions about whether or not the Van Zandt Agency broke the law by engaging in the fraudulent issuance, promotion offer and sale of securities to the public in the State of New York. It is believed that hundreds and possibly thousands of investors may have lost money invested with the Van Zandts.
There may be claims against IRA Services and Fiserv for failing in their due diligence, supervision and providing a facility for an alleged fraud by an unregistered investment advisor that was also not a broker dealer. The lawyers at Malecki Law are focusing on potential claims against IRA Services and Fiserv, who may have breached various duties to individual investors, as they may be the only hope of a recovery for those who lost money.
Investors who believe they may have suffered losses can contact our offices to explore their legal rights and options. So, if you or a family member invested with the Van Zandts, the Van Zandt Agency, or other related agencies, you can contact the securities fraud lawyers of Malecki Law for a free consultation and case evaluation.