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Investor Alert

We are currently investigating investor claims relating to Mark McMahon, formerly of Puritan Financial Group. If you made any investments through the recommendation of Mark McMahon, you may have information relevant to our investigation. Please call (412) 780-5240 if you wish to share any information which you may have.

My Promise to You.

Many investors do not realize that they may have recourse for investment losses caused by another. While most stockbrokers are honest and competent, in some situations, bad actors can be held liable for those damages if they are the result of incompetence, negligence or the breach of a duty owed to you.

I have dedicated my career to protecting investors as both a securities regulator and in private practice. I will evaluate your potential claim in an honest and forthright manner; and if you have a legitimate claim I will zealously represent your interests.

 

My Promise to You.

Many investors do not realize that they may have recourse for investment losses caused by another. While most stockbrokers are honest and competent, in some situations, bad actors can be held liable for those damages if they are the result of incompetence, negligence or the breach of a duty owed to you.

I have dedicated my career to protecting investors as both a securities regulator and in private practice. I will evaluate your potential claim in an honest and forthright manner; and if you have a legitimate claim I will zealously represent your interests.

About Attorney Scott Lane

Attorney Scott Lane concentrates his practice primarily on representing individual, retail and institutional investors in arbitration before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and in civil court. Mr. Lane approaches this practice with a wide range of experience in securities regulation and litigation.

Mr. Lane began his legal career in 1987 as a litigation attorney with Buchanan Ingersoll P.C. (now Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney), representing a wide range of parties in the litigation process. In 1990, he joined the staff of the Pennsylvania Securities Commission, beginning as Enforcement Counsel and later as Assistant Director of the Enforcement Division. He remained in that position until 2003, when he joined Edgar Snyder & Associates as Manager of the Securities Litigation Practice. There, Mr. Lane represented investors in actions against broker-dealers, stockbrokers and financial advisers before FINRA, as well as before state and federal courts.

Mr. Lane rejoined the Pennsylvania Securities Commission in 2007 as Deputy Chief Counsel and became Senior Deputy Chief Counsel upon the merger of the Pennsylvania Securities Commission and the Department of Banking in 2012. He retired from the Department of Banking and Securities in March 2018 after 23 years of public service to open The Law Office of Scott A. Lane.

Throughout his regulatory career, Mr. Lane has been dedicated to protecting investors from some of the largest investment scams in history. Now in private practice, Mr. Lane represents individual, retail and institutional investors in recouping their losses as a result of investment scams and unsuitable investments.

 Areas of Investor Representation

Attorney Scott Lane represents victims of securities fraud or broker misconduct through Securities Arbitration, Litigation and Mediation.

Education

James Madison University, B.A. in English, 1980

West Virginia University School of Law, J.D. 1987

Bar/Court Admissions

Pennsylvania West Virginia

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia

Publications

Wasn’t My Broker Always Looking Out for My Best Interests? The Road to Become a Fiduciary.
Steven D. Irwin, Scott A. Lane, Carolyn W. Mendelson. 12 Duq. Bus. L.J. 41 (Winter 2009)

Self-Regulation of the American Retail Securities Markets — An Oxymoron for What is Best for Investors?
Steve Irwin, Scott A. Lane, Carolyn Mendelson, Tara Tighe. 14 U. PA. J. Bus. L. 4 (Summer 2012)
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