Articles Posted in Arbitration

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In an arbitration proceeding against UBS Financial Services, Inc. (UBS) and UBS Financial Services, Inc. of Puerto Rico (UBS-PR), the Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P. A. won a $1.45 million plus interest award for one of the firm’s clients this week.

The case arose from a series of unsuitable investment recommendations made by a UBS and a UBS-PR financial advisor that our client purchase and hold an excessive concentration of UBS-PR closed-end bond funds in a leveraged UBS-PR account. Because of the financial advisors’ unsuitable recommendations, our client’s investment was not diversified from an asset allocation standpoint and also from a concentration standpoint, as the portfolio was overconcentrated in a single geographic area, namely, Puerto Rico. Continue reading →

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In this year’s Florida edition of Super Lawyers magazine, Harris Meyer wrote a featured article entitled “No Excuses – How Robert Wayne Pearce Stared Down Personal Disaster.” I am humbled to be recognized by the Florida Super Lawyers editorial staff and grateful to Harris Meyer for his talent in capturing some of the highlights of my career. Finally, I want to thank those of you who were interviewed and contributed to the story.

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