Notice to Bernard Madoff Investors Who Invested Through Banco Santader, HSBC, BNP Paribas or Other Banks, Brokerage Firm, Investment Advisory Firm or Hedge Fund: Former SEC Prosecutors Investigating Potential Claims

PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 5, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Law Firms of Sallah & Cox, LLC, Blum & Silver, LLP and David R. Chase, P.A. (the "Firms") announce that they are collectively investigating claims of Bernard Madoff investors who invested through a bank, brokerage firm, investment advisory firm or hedge fund.

Those investors who invested with Madoff Investments through an intermediary, such as a bank, securities brokerage firm, investment advisory firm or hedge fund, may have legal remedies available depending upon the facts of the particular case.

The Firms have spoken with several Madoff investors and are investigating to determine if any third-party intermediary that recommended and facilitated investments in Madoff Investments has legal liability for purposes of recovering investment losses.

Sallah & Cox, LLC is located in Boca Raton, Florida. The firm consists of former SEC Enforcement attorneys who represent clients throughout the United States and Latin America in stockbroker misconduct and investment fraud cases. This firm has represented investors against most major Wall Street brokerage firms in claims involving stocks, options, auction rate securities, hedge funds, mutual funds, and bonds.

Blum & Silver, LLP is a nationally-recognized securities law firm headquartered in South Florida, with a satellite office in New York, representing investors worldwide with their claims for losses due to stockbroker misconduct and brokerage firm negligence in securities litigation and arbitration matters. The firm has successfully recovered multi-million dollar awards for its clients against the country's top brokerage houses.

The Law Firm of David R. Chase, P.A., has extensive experience representing defrauded investors nationwide in securities litigation matters. The Firm's principal, David R. Chase, has sixteen (16) years of experience, is AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell (its highest rating), and previously served as Senior Counsel in the Enforcement Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission and as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Economic Crimes Division of the United States Attorney's Office in the Southern District of Florida.

The Firms are pooling their resources, collective knowledge and experience to investigate these claims, and will handle these cases on a flexible fee structure, including contingency fee arrangements.

If you suffered losses in Madoff Investments and invested through an intermediary such as a bank, brokerage firm, investment advisory firm or hedge fund, call now for a free and confidential consultation.

For additional information or to further discuss these matters, investors should contact either:

 James D. Sallah, Esq.                 Scott L. Silver, Esq.
 Sallah & Cox, LLC                     Blum & Silver, LLP
 1-888-SEC-ATTY (1-888-732-2889)       1-877-STOCKLAW (1-877-786-2552)   
 David R. Chase, Esq.
 Law Office of David R. Chase, P.A.


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