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Research Foundation Awarded More Than $7.3M In Their FINRA Lawsuit Against Principal Securities. Our Institutional Investment Fraud Lawyers are Representing Nonprofits, Charitable Organizations, Endowment Funds, And Institutional investors   

Churning, Unsuitability, and Supervisory Failures Alleged in Nonprofit’s Broker Fraud Claim

A Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration panel has awarded over $7.3 million to the Rosenau Family Research Foundation (formerly known as The Legacy of Angels Foundation) in their stockbroker fraud claim against Principal Securities. The 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, which helps promote awareness and education around Cystic Fibrosis and Krabbe disease, accused the brokerage firm of allegedly excessive trading in variable annuities, making unsuitable investment recommendations, supervisory failures, negligence, and other acts of broker misconduct.

Did Ex-International Assets Advisory Stockbroker Sean Casterline Sell You Tuscan Gardens Growth and Income Fund Securities?

Our Skilled Broker Fraud Attorneys Are Investigating Investor Losses in This Reg D Offering

Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas ( is continuing to speak to former customers of former Florida financial advisor Sean Casterline who suffered losses in the Tuscan Gardens Growth and Income Fund. Casterline, was most recently a Delta Securities broker, and before that he was registered with International Assets Advisory. He worked in the industry for 19 years but was suspended by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for 18 months in December 2021 for allegedly selling away what is believed to be about $1.5M of membership units in this Fund to customers. Casterline purportedly did this without obtaining his broker dealer’s written approval.

Why Colorado Bankers Life Insurance And Bankers Life Insurance Investors Should Continue To Explore Their Legal Options 

Greg Lindberg’s Proposal To Buy Policies From Investors Is Not A Guarantee of Financial Recovery 

Beleaguered insurer Greg Lindberg—the owner of Colorado Bankers Life Insurance, Bankers Life Insurance Company (BLIC), Northstar Financial Services (Bermuda), and a number of other insurance companies—is now asking a North Carolina court to allow him to use the $40M meant to cover his personal tax liabilities from the sale of one of his companies to buy annuities from CBLI and BLIC policyholders who are having financial problems. Currently, tens of thousands of investors, many of them retirees, and seniors, have been unable to access their funds in these annuities over the past few years.

Investors Sue David Lerner Associates Over Spirit of America Energy Fund Losses

Our Skilled Oil and Gas Investment Fraud Lawyers Filed Claimants’ Six-Figure FINRA Lawsuit

Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas ( continue to investigate claims of losses involving David Lerner Associates’ Spirit of America Energy Fund (SOAEX). Recently, this has included filing a securities fraud lawsuit against the brokerage firm on behalf of two investors.

Colorado Bankers Life Insurance Investors Continue To Explore Their Legal Options

Our Annuity Investor Loss Lawyers Are Filing Broker Fraud Lawsuits

Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas ( are continuing to speak with annuity investors who have suffered losses in a number of Greg Lindberg-owned entities, including Colorado Bankers Life Insurance, Bankers Life Insurance, Southland National Insurance Corp., Southland National Reinsurance Corp., PB Investment Holdings, and Northstar Financial Services (Bermuda). All of these companies are under scrutiny and in some kind of financial trouble with many of them in liquidation.

Houston Investor Sues Oak Harvest Financial Group Over Annuity Losses

How Our Colorado Bankers Life Insurance Fraud Lawyers Can Help You

A Texas investor has filed a seven-figure securities fraud lawsuit against registered investment adviser Oak Harvest Financial Group and its principal Troy Robert Sharpe. The plaintiff contends that the RIA allegedly unsuitably recommended that he invest his savings in annuities from Western Bankers Life Insurance, which is a Bankers Financial Corp. subsidiary, Colorado Bankers Life Insurance, and Upstream Life Insurance Company.

Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas Non-Traded REIT Fraud Lawyers Represent Lightstone Real Estate Income Trust Investors Against Brokerage Firms 

Our Skilled Non-Traded REIT Fraud Lawyers Go After Negligent Broker-Dealers 

If you are someone who invested in Lightstone Real Estate Income Trust, now called Lightstone Value Plus REIT IV, Inc., Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas ( can help you determine whether you have grounds for a securities fraud lawsuit against your broker-dealer. This non-traded REIT is an illiquid, privately traded unregistered security. It should only have been recommended to experienced, accredited investors. Yet there continues to be growing concern that Lightstone Real Estate Income Trust may have been allegedly unsuitably recommended to many retail investors, including older retirees.

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