Articles Tagged with broker negligence

If You’ve Joined A Class Action Securities Fraud Lawsuit Against GWG Holdings Can You Still Sue Your Broker?

Our Broker Negligence Law Firm Represents GWG Investors Against Broker-Dealers

At the end of March, the legal team for GWG Holdings told a Texas bankruptcy judge that it needed another two weeks to provide more disclosures related to creditor recovery. The life insurance-backed bond seller, which is accused of running a more than $1.6B Ponzi scam, filed for Chapter 11 protection last year.

Northstar Financial Services (Bermuda) Were Unsuitably Recommended to Retirees and Seniors

Over the past two years, our experienced investor loss attorneys have been astounded to discover how many US-based brokerage firms committed broker negligence by unsuitably recommending and selling Northstar (Bermuda) investments to foreign nationals seeking a safe haven for their assets. One can only assume that these broker-dealers and their financial advisors were lured in by the high commissions and fees they could earn from selling products from this obscure, offshore entity to clients who had been clear from the start about wanting to take on little-to-no risk.

Mexico Investor Files Seven-Figure FINRA Lawsuit Against Infinex Investments

Why You Should Contact A Seasoned Retirement Loss Attorney Right Away

Unfortunately, retirees and older investors are especially vulnerable to significant investment losses. This is why it is so important that your broker only markets products or investment strategies to you that are suitable for you given your investing profile, risk tolerance level, financial goals, age, and other criteria. Yet that does not always happen. Some of the investments and products that have been the largest cause of investor losses in recent years were backed by retirees and seniors who would have never gotten involved in them were it not for the unsuitable recommendation of their brokerage firm and financial advisor. Here are a few examples: 

Ohio Financial Advisor Andrew Elsoffer Named in Multiple Customer Disputes

Andrew Bruce Elsoffer, who Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. fired in 2018, is suspended by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for two years, beginning March 7, 2022. The suspension comes in the wake of customer allegations that he exercised discretion in their accounts without their written authorization. 

He also allegedly lent money to one client, his personal friend, for home renovations without the firm’s approval. The friend later repaid him. 

Corpus Christi Financial Advisor is Accused of Negligence, Misrepresentations

Our Texas broker misconduct lawyers are looking into claims of losses by customers of Mark Alan Kemp, who is currently a McNally Financial Services registered representative. Mark Kemp, who has been in the industry for 30 years, has been named in nearly a dozen customer disputes, three of which are still pending.

If you are one of these investors, please contact us at Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas (SSEK Law Firm at today. We can determine whether you have grounds for a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration claim to pursue damages.

Ohio Financial Advisor is Accused of Negligence and Unsuitability

Daniel James Lauletta, an MML Investors Services stockbroker and investment advisor, is currently named in three pending customer disputes, including one in which the claimant is requesting $1M in damages. The Broadview, Ohio financial advisor has worked in the industry for 25 years.

Our broker misconduct attorneys are looking into further claims of losses by current and former customers of Daniel Lauletta. Please contact Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas (SSEK Law Firm at so that we can help you determine whether you have grounds for a FINRA arbitration case to recover damages.

Ex-New York Financial Advisor Has 15 Customer Disputes on BrokerCheck  

If you suffered investment losses while working with ex-Worden Capital Management stockbroker Allan Perry Montalbano, contact our New York financial advisor misconduct attorneys at Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas (SSEK Law Firm at Montalbano, who is no longer a registered broker or investment advisor, has 16 disclosures on BrokerCheck. Out of these, 15 are customer disputes. 

Call our New York broker misconduct attorneys at  (716) 261-3529. Throughout the US call SSEK Law Firm at (800) 259-2010. 

Unsuitability, Misrepresentations and Omissions Are Among the Other Allegations

Ray Gene Reese, a Money Concepts Capital stockbroker and investment advisor based in Farmington, Missouri, is currently named in two pending Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration claims seeking $600K in damages. Reese has been in the securities industry for 32 years. 

At Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas (SSEK Law Firm at, we represent investors with FINRA arbitration claims against the broker-dealers and registered representatives responsible for the financial harm they have suffered. 

Family Trust to Receive Compensatory Damages From Broker-Dealer 

In its Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration claim against Raymond James & Associates and former broker Paul Anthony Steffany, the Angelina J. Cuccaro Family Trusted was awarded $320K in compensatory damages. 

The claimant contends that it was the victim of broker negligence and the firm’s failure to supervise.  The former Connecticut broker was barred by the self-regulatory organization (SRO) in 2015.  

Former National Securities Stockbroker Named in Over 12 Customer Disputes

Thomas Edison Kelly, Jr., an Aegis Capital broker, has been the subject of a number of customer complaints between 2013 and 2020, three of which are still pending. 

Prior to working for Aegis Capital in 2018, Kelly was a National Securities broker for 10 years. Before that, he was with First Republic Group from 1998 to 2008. First Republic was expelled by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in 2019. According to a 2017 Reuters report analyzing FINRA data, National Securities is one of 48 firms that hire brokers with red flags on their record.

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