Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey FINRA Securities Arbitration Attorney

Did Louise Jones Cause You Investment Losses? Louise Jones of Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in which she was fined $5,000 and suspended from association with any FINRA member in all capacities for a period of two months. The sanctions were based on findings that she allegedly engaged in outside business activities in violation of FINRA Rules 3270 and 2010.  The suspension was in effect from March 15, 2021, through May 14, 2021. From January 2017 through January 2020, Louise Jones was registered with three different FINRA member firms. According to FINRA, one of the associated firms, Craft Capital, filed a Uniform Termination for Securities Industry Registration (Form U5) terminating Jones’s registration due to alleged misconduct. The findings state that while associated with all three firms, Jones also worked for a publicly traded company and served as the Chief Executive Officer and a board member without providing notice to any of the firms. The findings further state that Jones did not disclose her involvement with the company in her new employee paperwork or in an annual compliance questionnaire submitted to Craft Capital and received approximately $41,000 in compensation from the company. Although Louise Jones no longer registered or associated with a FINRA member firm she remains subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction. NASD Rule 2510(b) prohibits registered representatives from “exercising any discretionary power in a customer’s account” unless the customer has provided prior written authorization to the representative and the account has been accepted as a discretionary account, in writing, by the representative’s member firm. A violation of NASD Rule 2510(b) is also a violation of FINRA Rule 2010, to “observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade.”. Do You Need a New Jersey FINRA Securities Arbitration Attorney? Are you an Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey investor who has suffered significant losses in your stock brokerage and investment accounts?  Did your New Jersey 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.  Free Initial Consultation With Experienced FINRA Securities Arbitration Attorneys Serving Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey Residents In FINRA Arbitration Proceedings 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 New Jersey, 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 New Jersey citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail.

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Jersey City, New Jersey Stockbroker Fraud Attorney

Did Kishan Parikh Cause You Investment Losses? Kishan Parikh of Jersey City, New Jersey was named a Respondent in a FINRA complaint alleging that he made unsuitable recommendations and excessively traded in his customers’ accounts in violation of FINRA Rules 2111 and 2010. In May 2012, Kishan Parikh joined Aegis Capital Corp. while registered as a General Securities Representative. The firm later filed a Uniform Termination Notice for Securities Industry Registration (Form U5) reporting Parikh’s voluntary termination. According to the FINRA complaint, Kishan allegedly executed 442 trades with a principal value of approximately $31.1 million in five customers’ accounts. The FINRA allegations state that the excessive and unsuitable trading in the customers’ accounts resulted in annualized turnover rates ranging from 10.9 to 199.8 and annualized cost-to-equity ratios ranging from 27.5% to 59.7%. The complaint further states that Parikh’s alleged excessive and unsuitable trading caused combined losses of $33,000 while he received commission of at least $89,000. FINRA Rule 2111(a) provides in pertinent part that “[a] member or an associated person must have a reasonable basis to believe that a recommended transaction or investment strategy involving a security or securities is suitable for the customer, based on the information obtained through the reasonable diligence of the member or associated person to ascertain the customer’s investment profile.” FINRA Rule 2010 requires registered representatives to “observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade.” Do You Need a New Jersey Stockbroker Fraud Attorney? Are you a Jersey City, New Jersey investor who has suffered significant losses your stock brokerage and investment accounts?  Did your New Jersey 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 attorney — an attorney who knows FINRA rules and procedures and how to handle these FINRA arbitration cases as well as other complex legal issues.  Free Initial Consultation With Experienced Securities Misrepresentation and Stockbroker Fraud Lawyers Serving Jersey City, New Jersey Residents in FINRA Securities Arbitrations 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 New Jersey, 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 New Jersey citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail.

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Englewood, New Jersey Private Placement Investment Dispute Attorney

Did Tonya Nicole Smoake Cause You Investment Losses? Tonya Nicole Smoake of Englewood, New Jersey submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in which she was fined $5,000 and suspended from association with any FINRA member in all capacities for a period of 12 months. The sanctions were based on findings that she participated in private securities transactions in violation of FINRA Rules 3280 and 2010. The suspension is in effect from April 5, 2021, through April 4, 2022. In March 2017, Tonya Nicole Smoake joined Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments while registered as a General Securities Representative. The firm later filed a Uniform Termination Notice for Securities Industry Registration (Form U5) disclosing that she had voluntarily resigned due to alleged misconduct. According to FINRA’s findings, Smoake allegedly participated in private securities transactions involving approximately $1.6 million without providing prior written notice to the firm. The findings state that Smoake distributed offering documents to the investors, gathered the signed documents, answered the investors questions, and coordinated all payments. In addition to the findings, Smoake did not receive any commissions from the sales and falsely attested her involvement in any private securities transactions on the firm’s annual compliance questionnaires . Although Tonya Nicole Smoake is not currently registered or associated with a FINRA member, she remains subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction. Do You Need a New Jersey Private Placement Investment Attorney? FINRA Rule 3280(b) states that “prior to participating in any private securities transaction, an associated person shall provide written notice to the member with which he is associated describing in detail the proposed transaction and the person’s proposed role therein and stating whether he has received or may receive selling compensation in connection with the transaction.” FINRA Rule 3280(e) defines “private securities transaction” as “any securities transaction outside the regular course or scope of an associated person’s employment with a member.” A violation of FINRA Rule 3280 is also a violation of FINRA Rule 2010, which provides that representatives of member firms “shall observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade.” Are you a New Jersey investor who has suffered significant losses in your stock brokerage and investment accounts?  Did your New Jersey stockbroker or investment advisor misrepresent or mislead you about an investment in a Private Placement or make an unsuitable recommendation that you invest in a Private Placement like GPB Capital Holdings or EquiAlt or otherwise mismanage your investment account? If so, you will need to have representation by an experienced, highly rated and nationally recognized FINRA securities arbitration law attorney—an attorney who understands these highly complex and risky Private Placement investments. You need an experienced lawyer who knows FINRA rules and procedures inside and out and how to handle these FINRA arbitration cases and other complex legal issues.  Free Initial Consultation With Experienced Private Placement Investment Attorneys Serving Englewood, New Jersey Residents In FINRA Arbitration Proceedings 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 New Jersey, 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 New Jersey citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail.

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Livingston, New Jersey Securities Account Churning Attorney

Did Anthony Tricarico Cause You Investment Losses? Anthony Tricarico of Livingston, New Jersey submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in which he was fined $5,000 and suspended from association with any FINRA member for a period of six months. The sanctions were based on findings that he allegedly engaged in excessive and unsuitable trading in violation of FINRA Rules 2111 and 2010. The suspension is in effect from February 1, 2021, through July 31, 2021. In March 2010, Anthony Tricarico joined Aegis Capital Corp. while registered as a General Securities Representative. The firm later filed a Uniform Termination Notice (Form U5), disclosing Tricarico’s voluntary termination. According to FINRA’s findings, Tricarico allegedly engaged in excessive and unsuitable trading in three firm customers’ accounts. The findings state that while Tricario exercised de facto control over the accounts, his trading generated high cost-to-equity ratios and turnover rates. In addition to the findings, the customers paid a total of $44,733 in commissions and fees while incurring losses totaling $39,848. Although Anthony Tricarico is no longer registered through or associated with a FINRA member firm, he remains subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction. Do You Need a New Jersey Securities Account Churning Attorney? FINRA Rule 2111, requires, among other things, an associated person “to have a reasonable basis for believing that a series of recommended transactions, even if suitable when viewed in isolation, are not excessive and unsuitable for the customer when taken together” in light of the customer’s investment profile. Excessive trading occurs, and is unsuitable, when a registered representative has actual or de facto control over trading in a customer’s account and the level of activity in that account is inconsistent with the customer’s investment needs and objectives. A violation of FINRA Rule 2111 is also a violation of FINRA Rule 2010, which requires associated persons to observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade. Are you a Livingston, New Jersey investor who has suffered significant losses in your stock brokerage and investment accounts?  Did your New Jersey stockbroker or investment advisor excessively trade or churn or otherwise mismanage your investment account? If so, you will need to have representation from an experienced, highly-rated and nationally recognized FINRA arbitration securities churning law attorney—an attorney who knows FINRA rules and procedures inside and out and how to handle these FINRA arbitration cases as well as other complex legal issues.  Free Initial Consultation With Experienced Securities Churning Attorneys Serving Livingston, New Jersey Residents In FINRA Arbitrations 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 New Jersey, 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 New Jersey citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via email. 

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Summit, New Jersey Lawyer Who Sues Stockbrokers For Selling Away (Selling Unauthorized Investments)

Did Andrew Joseph LeBlanc Cause You Investment Losses? Andrew Joseph LeBlanc II of Summit, New Jersey was fined $20,000 and suspended from association with any FINRA member for a period of six months. The sanctions were based on findings that he participated in private securities transactions without notice or approval from his firm in violation of NASD Rule 3040 and FINRA Rule 2010. The suspension is in effect from November 16, 2020, through May 15, 2021.  In 1995, Andrew Joseph LeBlanc II joined Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. and became registered as a General Securities Representative. The firm later filed a Uniform Termination Notice (Form U5) disclosing that LeBlanc had been terminated due to alleged misconduct. According to the FINRA findings, LeBlanc allegedly participated in two private transactions totaling $1.75 million without notifying his firm. The findings state that LeBlanc did not receive compensation for participating in the transactions and the customers are unlikely to receive any return. In addition, LeBlanc allegedly failed to report the private transactions on his firm’s annual compliance questionnaires. NASD Rule 3040 prohibits any person associated with a member from “participating in any manner in a private securities transaction” without first providing written notice to his member firm.1 NASD Rule 3040(e) defines a private securities transaction as any securities transaction outside of the regular course or scope of an associated person’s employment with a member. Participation in a private securities transaction includes not only making the sale, but also, for example, “referring customers, introducing customers to the issuer, [and] arranging and/or participating in meetings between customers and the issuer.”2 A violation of NASD Rule 3040 is also a violation of FINRA Rule 2010. Do You Need a New Jersey FINRA Securities Arbitration Attorney? Did your New Jersey stockbroker or investment advisor recommend an investment that turned out to be an investment that was 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. Free Initial Consultation With  Experienced Selling Away Lawyers Representing Summit, New Jersey Residents in FINRA Arbitrations 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 New Jersey, 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 New Jersey citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail. 

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Collingswood, New Jersey FINRA 8210 Defense Lawyer

You may have read that Sean Michael Refsnider of Collingswood, New Jersey was permanently barred by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) from working in the securities industry because he failed to comply with FINRA Rule 8210 and 2010. Do You Need a FINRA 8210 Defense Attorney? In February 2004, Sean Michael Refsnider joined Ameriprise and became registered as a General Securities Representative. Ameriprise later filed a Uniform Termination Notice (Form U5) disclosing that he had been terminated due to alleged misconduct. According to the findings, FINRA began an investigation into whether Refsnider had converted an elderly customers funds in the amount of $42,000 and used the funds for his personal expenses. The findings state that on three separate occasions, FINRA sent a request to Refsnider for documents and information in connection with the investigation, however, he failed to timely respond or request an extension to the deadline. Although Refsnider is no longer registered or associated with a FINRA member firm, he remains subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction. FINRA Rule 8210(a) requires a “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 [an] investigation” FINRA Rule 8210(c) similarly provides that “[n]o member or person shall fail to provide information or testimony pursuant to this Rule.” A failure to comply with a request for information pursuant to FINRA Rule 8210 is also a violation of FINRA Rule 2010. Unfortunately, Sean Michael Refsnider 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 Collingswood, New Jersey 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 New Jersey 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 New Jersey citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889, or via e-mail.

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Asbury Park, New Jersey FINRA 8210 Defense Lawyer

You may have read that Mamoun Chater of Asbury Park, New Jersey was permanently barred by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) from working in the securities industry because he failed to comply with FINRA Rule 8210 and 2010. Do You Need a FINRA 8210 Defense Attorney? In September 2019, Mamoun Chater joined Merrill Lynch and was registered as General Securities Representative and as an Investment Company and Variable Contracts Products Representative. Merrill Lynch later filed a Uniform Termination Notice (Form U5) in February 2020, disclosing Chater’s termination for allegedly failing registration requirements. According to the findings, FINRA sent a request to Chater to produce documents and information in connection with their investigation regarding the termination. The findings stated that Chater responded to FINRA in an email stating that he had received the request but refused to provide the documents or information at any time. Although Mamoun Chater is no longer registered or associated with a FINRA member firm he remains subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction. FINRA Rule 8210(a)(1) states, in relevant part, that FINRA may require a person subject to its jurisdiction “to provide information orally, in writing, or electronically and to testify at a location specified by FINRA staff with respect to any matter involved in [a FINRA] investigation [or] examination.” FINRA Rule 8210(c) further states that “[n]o person shall fail to provide information or testimony  pursuant to this Rule.” A violation of FINRA Rule 8210 is also a violation of FINRA Rule 2010. Unfortunately, Mamoun Chatermight 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 Asbury Park, New Jersey 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 FINRAdefense skills are highly regarded throughout New Jersey 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 New Jersey citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889, or via e-mail. 

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Barnegat, New Jersey FINRA 8210 Defense Lawyers

Do You Need a FINRA 8210 Defense Attorney? You may have read that Jeffrey Allan Broten of Barnegat, New Jersey was permanently barred by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) from working in the securities industry because he failed to comply with FINRA Rule 8210 and 2010. From February 2018 to August 2019, Jeffrey Allan Broten was registered with First Standard as a General Securities Representative. The firm later filed a Uniform Termination Notice (Form U5) disclosing that Broten had voluntarily terminated his registration. According to the findings, FINRA sent a request to Broten for on-the-record testimony in connection to alleged unsuitable and unauthorized trading. The findings state that Broten responded to FINRA through email stating that he allegedly received, acknowledged, and refused to provide the on-the-record testimony at any given time. Although Jeffrey Allan Broten is no longer registered or associated with a FINRA member firm he remains subject to FINRA’s jurisdiction. FINRA Rule 8210(a)(1) states, in relevant part, that FINRA may require a person subject to its jurisdiction “to provide information orally, in writing, or electronically and to testify at a location specified by FINRA staff with respect to any matter involved in a FINRA investigation or examination.” FINRA Rule 8210(c) further states that “no  person shall fail to provide information or testimony pursuant to this Rule.” A violation of FINRA Rule 8210 is also a violation of FINRA Rule 2010. Unfortunately, Jeffrey Allan Broten 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 Barnegat, New Jersey 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 New Jersey 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 New Jersey citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889, or via e-mail. 

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Long Beach, New Jersey Lawyer Who Sues Stockbrokers For Unsuitable Investment Recommendations

Did Michael Rubel Cause You Investment Losses? Michael Rubel of Long Beach, New Jersey submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in which he was suspended for a period of 45 days. The sanction was based on findings that he allegedly engaged in unsuitable trading in violation of FINRA Rules 2111 and 2010. The suspension was in effect from October 5, 2020, through November 18, 2020. In June 2015, Michael Rubel joined Capitol Securities Management, Inc. and was registered as a General Securities Representative. The firm later filed a Uniform Termination Notice (Form U5) disclosing that Rubel had resigned. According to the FINRA findings, Michael Rubel allegedly recommended to customers that they roll over unit investment trusts (UIT’s) 100 days prior to maturity and to sell them after holding them for only 244 days, using the proceeds to purchase a new UIT. The findings also stated that the purchase of the new UIT series were unsuitable because they generally had the same or similar objectives as the prior series, which caused his customers to incur unnecessary sales charges. In addition, FINRA stated that the customers received reimbursement in connection with a settlement with the firm. FINRA Rule 2111(a) provides in pertinent part that “[a] member or an associated person must have a reasonable basis to believe that a recommended transaction or investment strategy involving a security or securities is suitable for the customer, based on the information obtained through the reasonable diligence of the member or associated person to ascertain the customer’s investment profile.” Recommended securities transactions may be unsuitable if, when taken together, they are excessive, the level of trading is inconsistent with the customer’s investment profile, and the registered representative exercises control over the customer’s account. No single test defines when trading is excessive, but factors such as the turnover rate and the cost-to-equity ratio are considered in determining whether a member firm or associated person has violated FINRA’s suitability rule. Do you need a New Jersey FINRA Securities Arbitration Attorney? Are you a Long Beach, New Jersey investor who has suffered significant losses in your stock brokerage and investment accounts?  Did they recommend unsuitable securities transactions or strategies? 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. Free Initial Consultation With Experienced Lawyers Serving Long Beach, New Jersey Residents in FINRA Securities Arbitrations Involving Unsuitable Investment Claims 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 New Jersey, 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 New Jersey citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail.

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Clark, New Jersey Securities Arbitration Attorney Who Sues Stockbrokers For Selling Away (Selling Unauthorized Investments)

Did David Panetta Cause You Investment Losses? David Panetta, a representative formerly employed with Allstate Financial Services, LLC (Allstate), submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent (AWC) in which he agreed, without admitting or denying, to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) findings that he engaged in outside business activities without his firm’s authorization. According to FINRA, while employed by Allstate, David M. Panetta of Clark, New Jersey sold nine unapproved insurance products through an entity unaffiliated with Allstate; that is, he engaged in “selling away.”  Mr. Panetta allegedly received $12,000 in compensation for the prohibited sales, but did not disclose the sales or his compensation to his member firm.  FINRA’s findings stated that Mr. Panetta falsely answered “no” on the firm annual attestations to questions asking if he had any outside business activities or accepted compensation from any unapproved entity.  Consequently, Mr. Panetta was assessed a deferred fine of $7,500 and suspended from association with any FINRA member in any capacity for two months. Do You Need A Securities Arbitration Attorney Who Sues Stockbrokers For Selling Away? New Jersey has hundreds 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 New Jersey securities laws, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rules as well as stock brokerage firms policies and procedures.  Experienced Securities Lawyers Who Represent Investors Sold Unauthorized Investments (Selling Away) In FINRA Arbitrations Throughout New Jersey and Nationwide. Did your New Jersey 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 areas such as stockbroker fraud and securities misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, failure to supervise, and unsuitable recommendations.  Attorney Pearce and his staff represent investors throughout New Jersey, 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 Selling Away Attorney Representing New Jersey Residents in FINRA Arbitrations The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A.  are highly experienced attorneys who successfully handle Selling Away and other securities investment cases in FINRA arbitration proceedings, and who work tirelessly to secure the best possible result for you and your case.  For dedicated representation by a lawyer with over 40 years of experience and success in all kinds of securities law and investment disputes in FINRA arbitrations serving New Jersey citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail. 

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