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Filing a FINRA Lawsuit May Help Investors Recoup Private REIT Losses

Texas Investor Alleges Unsuitability and Other Broker Misconduct Against Calton and Associates

Once again, Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas (investorlawyers.com) have filed a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration claim on behalf of an investor who has suffered losses in Private REITs. The claimant is a Texas resident nearing retirement.

Our Seasoned Securities Lawyers Continue to Fight For GWG L Bond Investors

Resignations of GWG Holdings CEO and CFO Are Latest Upset To Hit Beleaguered Alternative Asset Firm

GWG Holdings, Inc. CEO/President Murray T. Holland and CFO/Treasurer Timothy L. Evans recently resigned as the company’s executives. The two men stepped down in mid-November 2022 after an internal review found that other ex-board members’ worries about one investment were allegedly disregarded. Holland and Evans, however, remain on the alternative asset firm’s board.

SSEK Ponzi Fraud Lawyers

What Should You Do If You Suffered Losses in This Alleged $110M Investment Fraud?

More than 400 investors have suffered losses in the alleged Horizon Private Equity Ponzi Scam involving ex-Oppenheimer & Co. broker John Woods. A few months ago, a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority panel ordered the broker-dealer to pay a number of investors $36.7M for allegedly failing to properly supervise Woods and for other, purported related broker-dealer negligence.

Reg D Securities Losses Can Be Caused by Broker Negligence

Our Brokerage Firm Arbitration Lawyers Are Investigating Herbert J. Sims (HJ Sims) After Regulation D Offerings Fail

Regulation D (Reg D) private placements are private securities offerings. These alternative investments are risky, often illiquid investments and exempt from having to  register with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Reg D offerings are primarily suitable for sophisticated, high-net-worth individual investors and institutional clients.

What You Should Know To Make Sure Your Brokers Are Properly Managing Your Assets

Any time you invest, you are taking on a degree of risk. Some investments are significantly more high-risk than others. Just because a financial product comes with risks doesn’t necessarily mean you should stay away. Many High-Risk Investments vehicles can increase your returns much more than conservative, low-to-no-risk investments.

However, high-risk investments are not suitable for every investor, including most retail customers, conservative investors, retirees who are dependent on their life savings, and inexperienced investors. Most of these individuals don’t qualify as “accredited investors,” which is what you need to be if you want to get involved in many risky investment products. One of the main reasons for this is that with the opportunity for higher returns often comes a greater risk to your money and not everyone can handle huge financial losses. (Unfortunately, there are financial advisors who will still opt to recommend and sell certain risky investment products to investors, including non-accredited investors, even when they are unsuitable for them. The incentive of high commissions and fees has been known to override some brokers’ fiduciary obligation to look out for clients’ best interests.)

Northstar Financial Services (Bermuda) Investors Receive New Liquidation Update

On November 15, 2022, Northstar (Bermuda) policyholders were sent an update regarding the liquidation proceedings involving the offshore company, which filed for bankruptcy in December 2020. Many investors are still struggling to recoup their losses.

The letter stated that the Joint Provisional Liquidators (JPLs) are continuing to look into “loan assets and settlements of loan/preferred equity in affiliated entities,” and also at “assets and potential claims” against US-based parties. The JPLs have needed more time to investigate Northstar Financial Services (Bermuda)’s financial affairs.

Many Appear To Have Lost Over 50% of Their Investment in Alleged Non-Traded REIT Scam

Our non-traded real estate investment trust (non-traded REIT) investor losses attorneys are investigating The Parking REIT (now called Mobile Infrastructure Corp.) for possible investment fraud. If you are a The Parking REIT investor who would like to explore your legal options, contact Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas (investorlawyers.com) today.

The name change to Mobile Infrastructure Corp. occurred in late 2021. The Parking REIT is no longer a real estate investment trust nor does it have to distribute funds to stockholders any longer.

Some Investors Are Paying The Price for Conservation Easements As Regulation D Private Placements

Experienced Private Placement Investor Loss Lawyers Can Help

If you are an investor whose brokerage firm recommended that you invest in conservation easements as Regulation D private placements, and you’ve since been informed that you are in violation of tax laws, you will want to speak with skilled Private Placement Investor Loss Lawyer right away.

$500M of This Risky Private Placement Investment May Have Been Sold By Brokerage Firms 

More than two years after the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it had filed an emergency action against Complete Business Solutions (d/b/a Par Funding), many of those who collectively invested up to $500M in its alternative investment offerings are still grappling with how to recover their investor losses.

The Broker Misconduct Lawyer teams of Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas (investorlawyers.com) are speaking with these investors, many of whom may have been unsuitably sold these risky unregistered securities by brokers. If this is the case for you, then you may have grounds for filing a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) lawsuit against your broker-dealer for damages.

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