SHEPHERD SMITH EDWARDS & KANTAS LLP INVESTIGATING CLAIMS INVOLVING William A. HIGHTOWER, UBS FINANCIAL SERVICES INC. and Legacy Asset Securities, INC.
Baytown, Texas – September 6, 2018
Lawyers with the Securities Law Firm of SHEPHERD SMITH EDWARDS & KANTAS LLP, www.sseklaw.com, are investigating claims involving William A. Hightower, UBS Financial Services Inc. and Legacy Asset Securities, Inc. Hightower worked as a broker throughout Texas for almost two decades, with his most recent two positions at UBS and Legacy starting in 2007. It appears that, starting in 2009, Hightower engaged in a series of improper private securities transactions including sales of stock in Hightower Capital and “private annuities” between Hightower and his customers. In 2015, Hightower was barred from the financial services industry by FINRA for failing to cooperate with an investigation and is currently under criminal investigation for securities fraud.