Georgia Securities Attorney Who Sues Stockbrokers For Their Negligence

Did Geoffrey Colin Turner Cause You Investment Losses? Geoffrey Colin Turner of Tybee Island, Georgia, submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in which he received a fine and suspension for recommending certain L-share variable annuities. Mr. Turner joined BB&T as a General Securities Principal in October 2006.  During the relevant time period, Mr. Turner allegedly made recommendations of certain L-share variable annuities to 15 customers without sufficient knowledge that these recommendations were suitable.  FINRA found that Mr. Turner made recommendations to his customers to purchase higher-cost share class contracts without understanding the costs and benefits.  According to FINRA, Mr. Turner did not understand that the L-share class would be more expensive than the B-share class for customers who held their annuities for at least seven years.  FINRA’s findings also stated that due to Mr. Turner’s lack of understanding the L-share class annuities, he was unable to educate his customers about the various features of the products. Mr. Turner, without admitting or denying FINRA’s findings, was fined $7,500, suspended for 30 days and required to attend and satisfactorily complete eight hours of continuing education relating to the sale of variable annuities and the factors for consideration in determining when such products are suitable.  Georgia has thousands of stock brokerage firms and investment advisory offices.  With so many stock brokerage firms and investment advisory offices, comes the potential for their stockbrokers, financial advisors, and other representatives to fail to use reasonable care or commit negligence in speaking with you, making recommendations, failing to follow your instructions and to engage in many other kinds of negligent stockbroker misconduct which violates Federal and Georgia securities laws and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rules and stock brokerage firms policies and procedures.  Experienced Securities Lawyers Who Arbitrate Stockbroker Negligence Claims In FINRA Arbitrations Throughout Georgia and Nationwide. Are you a Georgia investor who has suffered significant losses in your stock brokerage and investment accounts?  Did your Georgia stockbroker or investment advisor commit negligence by failing to use due care in representing facts about the securities, investments or strategies? Did they recommend unsuitable securities transactions or strategies? Were they negligent in the management of your securities account? Under common law, every stockbroker owes one or more of the following duties of reasonable care in dealing with you and your securities account, including the duty to: not misrepresent facts; disclose all relevant and material facts; execute your orders promptly; follow your instructions; only recommend suitable investments and strategies; and manage your account reasonably when they take control of your account. If you believe that your stockbroker or investment advisor acted in breach of their duty of reasonable care, you will need an attorney who knows the law and exactly what duties are owed by the stockbroker and/or investment advisor. More importantly, you will need the representation of an experienced, highly rated and nationally recognized FINRA arbitration attorney — an attorney who knows FINRA rules and procedures and how to handle these FINRA arbitration cases and other complex legal issues.  By hiring a top rated securities attorney like Robert Wayne Pearce with over 40 years of experience on both sides of the table in FINRA arbitration proceedings, you will clearly see that Attorney Pearce doesn’t just handle cases—he aggressively represents investors and one of the best securities attorneys to recover your investment losses for negligence and all types of stockbroker misconduct in FINRA arbitration proceedings! At The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A., we represent investors with stockbroker negligence claims and many other kinds of securities law and investment disputes in FINRA arbitration and mediation proceedings. We handle a wide range of practice areas besides stockbroker negligence, such as claims involving securities misrepresentation and stockbroker fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, failure to supervise, and unsuitable recommendations by stockbrokers and investment advisors.  Attorney Pearce and his staff represent investors throughout Georgia, 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. Se habla español Free Initial Consultation With An Experienced Securities Attorney Serving Georgia Residents in FINRA Arbitrations Involving Stockbroker Negligence Claims The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A.  are highly experienced lawyers who successfully handle stockbroker negligence claims and other investment disputes in FINRA arbitration proceedings, and who work tirelessly to secure the best possible result for you and your case.  For dedicated representation by an attorney with over 40 years of experience and success in all kinds of securities law and investment disputes in FINRA arbitrations serving Georgia citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail. 

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Georgia Securities Misrepresentation Attorney

Huel Cox Jr., a former broker at Duluth, Georgia based PFS Investments, Inc., submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent in which he agreed to, without admitting or denying, the described sanction and the entry of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) findings that he misappropriated a customer’s funds for his own personal use.  According to FINRA, Mr. Cox solicited a friend, who was also a customer of his member firm, to make various investments in real estate and a casino.  The customer consented to make the investments and, over several years, wrote personal checks payable to Mr. Cox.  FINRA’s findings stated that Mr. Cox did not make any of the promised real estate investments for the customer.  Further, FINRA found that Mr. Cox misappropriated at least $206,398.89 of the customer’s funds for his own personal use without the customer’s consent.  Mr. Cox, of Phoenix, Arizona, was prohibited from associating with any FINRA member in any capacity. Georgia has thousands of stock brokerage firms and investment advisory offices.  With so many stock brokerage firms and investment advisory offices, comes the potential for their stockbrokers, financial advisors, and other representatives to make misrepresentations about investing in securities (stocks, bonds, options, mutual funds, REITs, Junk Bonds, Hedge Funds, Structured Products, etc.) they are selling, the strategies they are recommending (margin, short selling, option) and to engage in many other kinds of stockbroker fraud and stockbroker misconduct which violates Federal and Georgia securities laws and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rules and stock brokerage firms policies and procedures.  Experienced Securities Lawyers Who Represent Investors With Misrepresentation Claims In FINRA Arbitrations Throughout Georgia and Nationwide. Are you a Georgia investor who has suffered significant losses in your stock brokerage and investment accounts?  Did your Georgia stockbroker or investment advisor, misrepresent facts about the securities, investments or strategies they were recommending or otherwise mismanage your investment account? If so, you need representation by experienced, highly-rated and nationally recognized FINRA arbitration attorneys who know FINRA rules and procedures and how to handle these FINRA arbitration cases and other complex legal issues.  By hiring a top rated securities attorney like Robert Wayne Pearce with over 40 years of experience with investment misrepresentation claims on both sides of the table in FINRA arbitration proceedings, you will clearly see that Attorney Pearce doesn’t just handle cases—he aggressively represents investors and one of the best securities attorneys to recover your investment losses for all types of stockbroker fraud and stockbroker misconduct in FINRA arbitration proceedings! At The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A., we represent investors with securities misrepresentation claims and many other kinds of securities law and investment disputes in FINRA arbitration and mediation proceedings. We handle a wide range of practice areas besides securities misrepresentation and stockbroker fraud claims such as stockbroker breach of fiduciary duty, stockbroker negligence, failure to supervise stockbrokers, and unsuitable recommendations by stockbrokers.  Attorney Pearce and his staff represent investors throughout Georgia, 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. Se habla español Free Initial Consultation With Experienced Securities Misrepresentation and Stockbroker Fraud Lawyers Serving Georgia Residents in FINRA Arbitrations The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A.  are highly experienced lawyers who successfully handle securities misrepresentation, stockbroker fraud, stockbroker misconduct and other investment disputes in FINRA arbitration proceedings, and who work tirelessly to secure the best possible result for you and your case.  For dedicated representation by an attorney with over 40 years of experience and success in all kinds of securities law and investment disputes in FINRA arbitrations serving Georgia citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail. 

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Georgia Attorney Who Sues Stockbrokers Who Made Unsuitable Investment Recommendations

Gary Saitowitz of Marietta, Georgia submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for several alleged violations in connection with the sale of non-traded real estate investment trusts (REITs). Formerly registered with Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. (Transmerica), Mr. Saitowitz allegedly recommended four customers to invest an unsuitable amount of their assets in REITs. The FINRA investigation found that Mr. Saitowitz’s recommendations were unsuitable in light of his customers’ investment goals and risk tolerances. Without admitting or denying the FINRA findings, Mr. Saitowitz was assessed a deferred fine of $10,000, suspended from association with any FINRA member for 12 months and ordered to pay $11,455 in restitution to the customer. Georgia has thousands of stock brokerage firms and investment advisory offices.  With so many stock brokerage firms and investment advisory offices, comes the potential for their stockbrokers, financial advisors, and other representatives to recommend unsuitable securities investments in light of the customers stated investment objectives, risk tolerance, financial condition, time horizon and other important factors and to engage in many other kinds of stockbroker fraud and stockbroker misconduct which violates Federal and Georgia securities laws and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rules and stock brokerage firms policies and procedures.  Experienced Unsuitable Investment Lawyers Who Handle FINRA Arbitrations Throughout Georgia and Nationwide. Are you a Georgia investor who has suffered significant losses in your stock brokerage and investment accounts?  Did they recommend unsuitable securities transactions or strategies? Broker-Dealer attorneys always argue to the arbitration panel the securities transactions (buy, sell or hold) and/or strategies to engage in short selling, trade on margin, use securities based lending and complex option or futures trading strategies were suitable for the customer. They routinely misrepresent the customers’ investment objectives, risk tolerance and financial condition on account documents. Suitability claims can be based upon the stockbroker or investment advisor’s fiduciary duty, duty to use reasonable care, or FINRA Rule 2111. If you believe that your stockbroker or investment advisor made unsuitable recommendations, you need a skilled securities arbitration attorney who knows all the investments, investment strategies and stockbroker tricks of the trade. More importantly, you will need the representation of an experienced, top rated and nationally recognized FINRA arbitration attorney — a lawyer who knows FINRA rules and procedures and how to handle these FINRA arbitration cases and other complex legal issues.  By hiring a top rated securities attorney like Robert Wayne Pearce with over 40 years of experience on both sides of the table in FINRA arbitration proceedings, you will clearly see that Attorney Pearce doesn’t just handle cases—he aggressively represents investors and is one of the best securities attorneys to recover your investment losses for unsuitable recommendations and all types of stockbroker fraud and stockbroker misconduct in FINRA arbitration proceedings! At The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A., we represent investors with securities breach of fiduciary duty claims and many other kinds of securities law and investment disputes in FINRA arbitration and mediation proceedings. We handle a wide range of practice areas besides breach of fiduciary duty, such as claims involving securities misrepresentation and stockbroker fraud, negligence, failure to supervise, and unsuitable recommendations by stockbrokers and investment advisors.  Attorney Pearce and his staff represent investors throughout Georgia, 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. Se habla español Free Initial Consultation With An Experienced Attorney Serving Georgia Residents in FINRA Arbitrations Involving Unsuitable Investment Claims The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A.  are highly experienced lawyers who successfully handle unsuitable investment claims and other investment disputes in FINRA arbitration proceedings, and who work tirelessly to secure the best possible result for you and your case.  For dedicated representation by an attorney with over 40 years of experience and success in all kinds of securities law and investment disputes in FINRA arbitrations serving Georgia citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail.

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Georgia Stockbroker Fraud Attorney

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) sanctioned Kenneth Andrew Mauchin, a former broker at Atlanta, Georgia based SunTrust Investment Services, Inc., based on findings that Mr. Mauchin withdrew $23,750 from customer accounts and used the funds to buy cashier’s checks that he deposited into an account that he controlled.  Mr. Mauchin falsely listed his work address as the mailing address for customer accounts, which prevented the customers from discovering Mr. Mauchin’s misappropriation of funds.  FINRA found that as a result, Mr. Mauchin caused his firm to have false books and records.  FINRA’s findings also stated that Mr. Mauchin did not appear for a FINRA on-the-record testimony.  FINRA’s Enforcement Department did not seek restitution because the member firm reimbursed the customers.  Mr. Mauchin of Sanford, Florida was prohibited from association with any FINRA member in any capacity. Georgia has thousands of stock brokerage firms and investment advisory offices.  With so many stock brokerage firms and investment advisory offices, comes the potential for their stockbrokers, financial advisors, and other representatives to engage in one or more kinds of stockbroker fraud. They could make misrepresentations about investing in securities (stocks, bonds, options, mutual funds, REITs, Junk Bonds, Hedge Funds, Structured Products, etc.) they are selling. Unsuitable recommendations of the strategies they recommend (margin, short selling, option) is another kind of stockbroker fraud.  They can engage in many other kinds of stockbroker fraud and stockbroker misconduct which violates Federal and Georgia securities laws and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rules and stock brokerage firms policies and procedures.  Experienced Stockbroker Fraud Lawyers Who Handle FINRA Arbitrations Throughout Georgia and Nationwide. Are you a Georgia investor who has suffered significant losses in your stock brokerage and investment accounts?  Did your Georgia stockbroker or investment advisor, misrepresent facts about the securities, investments or strategies they were recommending or otherwise mismanage your investment account? If so, you need representation by an experienced, highly-rated and nationally recognized FINRA arbitration lawyer — an attorney who knows FINRA rules and procedures and how to handle these FINRA arbitration cases as well as other complex legal issues.  By hiring a top rated stockbroker fraud attorney like Robert Wayne Pearce with over 40 years of experience on both sides of the table in FINRA arbitration proceedings,  you will clearly see that Attorney Pearce doesn’t just handle cases—he aggressively represents investors and is one of the best securities attorneys to recover your investment losses for all types of stockbroker fraud and stockbroker misconduct in FINRA arbitration proceedings! At The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A., we represent investors with securities misrepresentation claims and many other kinds of securities law and investment disputes in FINRA arbitration and mediation proceedings. We handle a wide range of practice areas besides securities misrepresentation and stockbroker fraud claims such as stockbroker breach of fiduciary duty, stockbroker negligence, failure to supervise stockbrokers, and unsuitable recommendations by stockbrokers.  Attorney Pearce and his staff represent investors throughout Georgia, 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. Se habla español Free Initial Consultation With An Experienced Stockbroker Fraud Lawyer Serving Georgia Residents in FINRA Arbitrations The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A.  are highly experienced lawyers who successfully handle securities misrepresentation, stockbroker fraud, stockbroker misconduct and other investment disputes in FINRA arbitration proceedings, and who work tirelessly to secure the best possible result for you and your case.  For dedicated representation by an attorney with over 40 years of experience and success in all kinds of securities law and investment disputes in FINRA arbitrations serving Georgia citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail. 

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Georgia Securities Arbitration Attorneys Who Represents Investors

Jeremy Gerald Tintle, a former broker in Atlanta, Georgia and previously employed at Memphis, Tennessee-based Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc. and New York, New York-based Oppenheimer & Co., Inc., was named a respondent in a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) complaint claiming that he participated in a private securities transaction outside the scope of his association with his firm.  He allegedly did not provide the firm with prior written notice of the proposed transaction, his proposed role in it, or the selling compensation he might obtain from the transaction.  FINRA found that the firm never approved the limited partnership for sale through the firm.  Mr. Tintle submitted the firm’s annual compliance questionnaire wherein he falsely represented that he did not participate in private securities transactions away from the firm without the firm’s prior approval.  FINRA also found that Mr. Tintle recommended an investment in the entity to a customer without researching that the recommendation was suitable, as its speculative and illiquid nature was inconsistent with the customer’s other security holdings, financial situation, and needs.  The customer invested $1 million in the entity, which included more than 70 percent of her liquid net worth, resulting in an unsuitable concentration of the customer’s liquid assets.  The customer’s unsuitable, concentrated position in the entity exposed her to a loss of approximately $153,396 on her investment in the entity.  Further, FINRA found that at various times and while with separate member firms, Mr. Tintle misused and converted customers’ funds by inducing the customers to withdraw and wire funds from their brokerage accounts to third-parties.  The funds were not applied to the purchase of securities as the customers had instructed but were retained by the transferees. We are top rated securities arbitration attorneys and highly ranked lawyers by our peers in Martindale Hubble and Thomson Reuters SuperLawyers who represent investors in securities arbitrations conducted by the Financial Industry Authority (FINRA), American Arbitration Association (AAA) and JAMS alternative dispute resolution forums serving Georgia investors. This state has thousands 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 engage in all kinds of stockbroker misconduct which violates Federal and Georgia securities laws and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rules and stock brokerage firms’ policies and procedures.  Experienced Securities Arbitration Lawyers Who Handle FINRA, AAA Or JAMS Arbitrations Throughout Georgia And Nationwide. Are you a Georgia investor who has suffered significant losses in your stock brokerage and investment accounts?  Did your Georgia stockbroker or investment advisor, misrepresent facts, fail to disclose facts making the statements made false and misleading, recommend unsuitable investments or strategies, excessively trade or churn or otherwise mismanage your investment account? Depending upon the terms of your arbitration agreement you will need to have representation from an experienced, highly-rated and nationally recognized FINRA, AAA or JAMS arbitration securities law attorney—an attorney who knows the FINRA, AAA or JAMS rules and procedures inside and out and how to handle these FINRA, AAA or JAMS  arbitration cases and other 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, AAA and JAMS arbitration proceedings, you will clearly see that Attorney Pearce doesn’t just handle cases—he aggressively represents investors and is one of the best securities arbitration attorney to recover your investment losses for all types of stockbroker misconduct in FINRA, AAA and JAMS arbitration proceedings! At The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A., we represent investors in all kinds of securities law and investment disputes in FINRA, AAA and JAMS arbitration and mediation proceedings. We handle a wide range of practice areas such as fraud and misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, failure to supervise, and unsuitable recommendations.  Attorney Pearce and his staff represent investors throughout Georgia, 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. Se habla español Free Initial Consultation With An Experienced FINRA, AAA and JAMS Securities Arbitration Attorneys Serving Georgia Residents The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A.  are highly experienced lawyers who successfully handle securities law matters and investment disputes in FINRA, AAA and JAMS arbitration proceedings, and who work tirelessly to secure the best possible result for you and your case.  For dedicated representation by an attorney with over 40 years of experience and success in all kinds of securities law and investment disputes in FINRA, AAA and JAMS arbitrations serving Georgia citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail. 

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