Did Scott Manson Cause You Investment Losses?
Scott Manson of DeBary Florida was sanctioned by FINRA for the alleged sale of limited partnerships without his firm’s approval. Mr. Manson was previously a member of 1st Worldwide as a contracts products representative. FINRA found that while Mr. Manson was a member of 1st Worldwide, he established a hedge fund: Sterling Advisor Fund LP (Sterling), a Florida limited partnership. The purpose of Sterling was to pool investors’ funds to then be invested and traded in a variety of securities. As managing member of Sterling, Mr. Manson had eight investors, two of whom were clients of 1st Worldwide and received management fees for managing sterling investments. FINRA found that Mr. Manson rose over $1 million from the sale of limited partnership units outside his authority. 1st Worldwide did not give written approval for Manson’s sale of Sterling limited partnership units. In addition, FINRA found that 1st Worldwide advised Mr. Manson that he was not appropriately registered. He needed Series 62 (corporate securities representative) and Series 82 (limited representative-private securities offerings) licenses. Mr. Manson agreed to settle FINRA’s allegations, without admitting or denying them, and was suspended from association with any FINRA member firm for a period of 18 months.
DeBary Florida has scores of stock brokerage firms and investment advisory offices. With so many stock brokerage firms and investment advisor offices, comes the potential for their stockbrokers, financial advisors, and other representatives to recommend investments that were never reviewed nor authorized by their employers and engage in many other types of misconduct which violates Federal and Florida securities laws, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rules as well as stock brokerage firms policies and procedures.
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Did your DeBary Florida stockbroker or investment advisor recommend an investment that turned out to be an investment never reviewed or approved by their stockbrokerage firm employer. The stockbrokers who stoop to that level are usually insolvent or uncollectible. And so, the investor’s only recourse is against the brokerage firm employer. But stockbrokerage firms always claim ignorance of the stockbroker’s activities and deny liability for the sale of unauthorized investments which they call Selling Away as if that was an absolute defense. Not so! You will definitely need an experienced attorney who knows the securities laws and how to hold the stockbrokerage firm responsible for their employees Selling Away under legal principles of actual authority, apparent authority, estoppel and failure to supervise. If your attorney knows where to look he/she can often find Red Flags of the alleged unauthorized sales that the firm did not look for, missed or saw and just ignored.
You also need a lawyer knowledgeable of FINRA rules and procedures to handle these FINRA arbitration Selling Away cases involving complex legal issues. By hiring a top rated attorney like Robert Wayne Pearce with over 40 years of experience practicing securities law on both sides of the table in FINRA arbitration proceedings, you will clearly see that Attorney Pearce aggressively represents investors and is one of the best attorneys to help you recover your unauthorized investment losses from stockbrokers, investment advisors and their employers in FINRA arbitration proceedings!
At The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A., we represent investors in not just Selling Away cases but all kinds of securities law and investment disputes in FINRA arbitration and mediation proceedings. We handle a wide range of practice areassuch asstockbrokerfraud and securities misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, failure to supervise, and unsuitable recommendations. Attorney Pearce and his staff represent investors throughout DeBary Florida, and across the United States on a CONTINGENCY FEE basis which means you pay nothing – NO FEES-NO COSTS – unless we put money in your pocket after receiving a settlement or FINRA arbitration award.
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