Springfield, Illinois FINRA 8210 Defense Lawyer

Do You Need a FINRA 8210 Defense Attorney? You may have read that Dustin Paul Shafer of Springfield, Illinois was permanently barred by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) from working in the securities industry because he failed to comply with FINRA Rules 8210 and 2010. In September 2019, Dustin Paul Shafer joined Newbridge Securities Corporation while registered as a General Securities Representative. The firm later filed a Uniform Termination Notice (Form U5), disclosing that Shafer had been terminated due to alleged misconduct. According to the findings, FINRA sent Shafer a request to appear for an on-the-record testimony in connection with their investigation into whether he borrowed money from a customer without approval, in contradiction of firm policies. The findings state that Shafer responded to FINRA through email stating that he allegedly received, acknowledged, and refused to appear at any time. Although Dustin Paul Shafer is no longer associated with any FINRA member firm, he remains subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction. FINRA Rule 8210(a)(1) states, in relevant part, that FINRA staff shall have the right to “require a member, person associated with a member, or any other person subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction to provide information orally, in writing, or electronically…with respect to any matter involved in the investigation, complaint, examination, or proceeding.” A failure to comply with a request for documents and information issued pursuant to FINRA Rule 8210 is a violation of FINRA Rule 2010, which requires associated persons to “observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade.” Unfortunately, Dustin Paul Shafer might have avoided that FINRA 8210 bar from the securities industry with a skilled and experienced FINRA 8210 defense attorney. It is important, early on, to have a FINRA defense attorney advise you on how not to make matters worse and resolve the dispute with the least amount of sanctions which could range from censures to fines, suspensions, permanent bars, and/or referrals to federal or state prosecutors. You will need an experienced FINRA defense lawyer who not only has knowledge of FINRA rules and procedures, the securities laws and the appropriate sanction for the alleged misconduct but also has an excellent reputation and credibility with the FINRA attorneys to negotiate the best outcome. Free Initial Consultation With FINRA 8210 Defense Attorney Serving Financial Advisors Throughout Springfield, Illinois And Nationwide The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A. understands what is at stake in FINRA securities law matters and works tirelessly to secure the best possible result for you and your case.  Attorney Pearce’s FINRA defense skills are highly regarded throughout Illinois and across the nation.  For dedicated representation by an attorney with over 40 years of experience and success in all kinds of FINRA disputes serving Illinois citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889, or via e-mail. 

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Joliet, Illinois Securities Arbitration Attorney Who Represents Investors

Did Julian Jay Piekarczyk Cause You Investment Losses? An Office of Hearing Officers decision became final in which Julian Jay Piekarczyk of Joliet, Illinois was barred from association from any FINRA member in all capacities. The sanction was based on findings that he allegedly violated his firms policies which is in violation of FINRA Rule 2010.  In May 1978, Julian Jay Piekarczyk joined Pruco Securities LLC (Pruco) and was registered as an Investment Company and Variable Contracts Products Representative. The firm later filed a Uniform Termination Notice (Form U5) in August 2018, disclosing that Piekarczyk had been terminated due to alleged misconduct. According to the FINRA findings, Piekarczyk allegedly induced a customer to make his wife beneficiary of financial products bought and personally maintained joint control of the customers bank account without approval from his firm. The findings state that Piekarczyk notified his firm that the customer intended to make him beneficiary of his life insurance policy, however, he was not family so Pruco denied the request for approval and Piekarczyk’s wife was made beneficiary instead. The FINRA findings also state that Piekarczyk allegedly recommended the customer open and deposit $76,977  into an interest-bearing joint bank account with a right of survivorship. Additionally, once the customer died, Piekarczyk withdrew $69,512 from the account and deposited them into his personal account and his wife received checks totaling $76,540 as beneficiary for the financial products. Although Julian Jay Piekarczyk is no longer registered or associated with a FINRA member, he remains subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction and sanctions. FINRA Rule 2010 provides that “[a] member, in the conduct of its business, shall observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade.” FINRA Rule 2010 encompasses all unethical, business-related conduct, even if that conduct does not involve a security or a securities transaction. Conduct that reflects negatively on an associated person’s ability to comply with regulatory requirements fundamental to the securities industry is inconsistent with just and equitable principles of trade. A violation of an employer firm’s policies can violate just and equitable principles of trade. Do You Need an Illinois FINRA Securities Arbitration Attorney? Are you a Joliet, Illinois investor who has suffered significant losses in your stock brokerage and investment accounts?  Did your Joliet, Illinois 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.  Free Initial Consultation With Experienced FINRA, AAA and JAMS Securities Arbitration Attorneys Serving Joliet, Illinois Residents At The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A.  we represent investors in all kinds of securities, commodities and investment law disputes in FINRA, AAA and JAMS arbitration and mediation proceedings. Attorney Pearce and his staff represent investors throughout Illinois, 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 For dedicated representation by Attorney Pearce with over 40 years of experience and success in all kinds of securities, commodities and investment law disputes serving Illinois citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail. 

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Chicago, Illinois FINRA Securities Arbitration Attorney

FOG Equities LLC of Chicago, Illinois, Scott Epstein, and David Spack submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent (AWC) to the Financial Industry National Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for allegedly failing to establish, implement and maintain an adequate supervisory system and written supervisory procedures for the FOG’s low-priced securities business that were reasonably designed to achieve compliance with Section 5 of the Securities Act of 1933. FINRA investigators found that FOG, Epstein, and Spack failed to establish, maintain and implement anti-money laundering (AML) procedures reasonably designed to detect and report suspicious transactions related to low-priced securities transactions. The Respondents failed to detect and investigate ”red flags” indicative of potentially suspicious account activity in violation of FINRA Rules 3310(a) and 2010. Epstein, who was the designated principal for FOG, was responsible for the daily supervision of the firm and ensuring proper policies and procedures were in place while Spack was responsible for maintaining the firm’s procedures. Do You Need an Attorney for a FINRA Securities Arbitration? FINRA found that FOG’s procedures were not designed adequately to assess whether securities were registered or appropriately exempt from registration with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). FINRA alleged that due to this lack of supervision, penny stock liquidations FOG facilitated occurred without any review for compliance with Section 5. The investigation further revealed that Epstein and Spack relied on their customers to do all due diligence with respect to penny stocks investments. Without admitting or denying the FINRA allegations, the Respondents, in submitting an AWC accepted the sanctions. FOG was ordered to pay a $60,000 fine. Epstein was fined $5,000 and suspended from association with any FINRA member for 30 days. Spack was ordered to pay a $5,000 fine and was suspended from association with any FINRA member in any capacity for 15 days. Illinois 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 Illinois securities laws and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rules and stock brokerage firms policies and procedures.  Experienced Lawyers Who Handle Securities Claims In FINRA Arbitrations Throughout Illinois and Nationwide. Are you an Illinois investor who has suffered significant losses in your stock brokerage and investment accounts?  Did your Illinois 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, mismanage your investment account or engage in other kinds of stockbroker misconduct? If so, you need representation by an experienced, highly-rated and nationally recognized FINRA securities arbitration attorney—a lawyer who knows FINRA rules and procedures inside and out and how to handle these FINRA arbitration cases as well as 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 arbitration proceedings, you will clearly see that Attorney Pearce doesn’t just handle cases—he aggressively represents investors and is one of the best attorneys to recover your investment losses for all types of stockbroker misconduct in FINRA 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 arbitration and mediation proceedings. We handle a wide range of practice areas such asfraud and misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, failure to supervise, and unsuitable recommendations.  Attorney Pearce and his staff represent investors throughout Illinois, 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 FINRA Securities Arbitration Lawyers Serving Illinois Residents In FINRA Arbitration Proceedings The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A.  are highly experienced lawyers who successfully handle securities law matters and 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 Illinois citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail. 

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