Category Archives: Unsuitable Investments

Maria Hendershott-Raymond James Financial Advisor-Discloses Numerous Customer Suits-Houston, Texas

May 2019- Houston, Texas

According to publicly available records Maria E. Hendershott (CRD#818681) , a  stockbroker who is currently registered Raymond James & Associates,  disclose 1 pending and 3 final customer disputes.

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the agency that licenses and regulates stockbrokers and brokerage firms. FINRA requires brokers and brokerage firms to report customer complaints and disputes as well as regulatory sanctions. In addition brokers are required to disclose certain financial matters such as personal bankruptcies, judgments and liens.

The prior disputes include:

  • FINRA Case 17-2601 in which a Raymond James customer alleged that Hendershott grossly mismanaged and churned his account. The case was settled in 9/2018 for $75,000.
  • FINRA Case 16-0784 in which a Raymond James customer alleged that Hendershott made unsuitable recommendations, over concentrated the account, was negligent and violated the Texas Securities Act. The case was settle for $285,000 in 2/2017.

In the pending matter, FINRA Case 18-4029, a customer of Raymond James alleges that Hendershott violated the Texas Securities Act, Texas Fraud Statutes and the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act and is seeking damages of $500,000.

Hendershott has been employed by Raymond James since 2/2006.

If you have questions about an investment account handled by Maria Hendershott contact us for a no charge consultation to learn how you may be able to recover damages through FINRA arbitration.

Rex Securities Law , with offices in Boca Raton, FL,  and  Austin, TX,   provides representation to  investors  nationwide who are seeking recovery of investment losses due to the negligence or fraud of stockbrokers and broker dealers. If you have questions about how your account has been handled, call to speak with an experienced securities attorney.

Most cases handled on a contingent fee basis meaning that you do not pay legal fees unless we are successful.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Robert Rotunno-Laidlaw/Tigress Financial Broker-Subject of Numerous Customer Suits Over Private Placements-New York

May 2019 – New York

According to publicly available records, former Laidlaw & Company financial advisor Robert N. Rotunno discloses 3 pending and 8 prior customer disputes most of which allege the sale of unsuitable private placement investments.

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the agency that licenses and regulates stockbrokers and brokerage firms. FINRA requires brokers and brokerage firms to report customer complaints and disputes as well as regulatory sanctions. In addition brokers are required to disclose certain financial matters such as personal bankruptcies, judgments and liens.

The pending customer suits involving Rotunno include:

  • FINRA Case 19-614 in which a customer of National Securities Corp. seeks damages of $150,000 for unsuitable investments.
  • FINRA Case 18-3992 in which a customer of Laidlaw & Co. seeks damages of $558,624 for unsuitable investments and excessive  trading in private placements.
  • FINRA Case 18-2628 in which a customer of Laidlaw & Co. seeks damages of $228,128 for unsuitable recommendations and excessive trading  in private placements and equities.

In the prior 8 customer disputes nearly $700,000 was paid to Rotunno’s customers to resolve allegations of unauthorized trading, unauthorized use of margin, unsuitable recommendations and account churning.

Robert Rotunno  was with Laidlaw & Company from 8/2004-2/2016. He is currently registered with Tigress Financial Partners.

If you have losses on private placement investments or other unsuitable investments in an account handled by Robert Rotunno, call to learn how you may be able to recover damages through FINRA arbitration.

Rex Securities Law , with offices in Boca Raton, FL,  and  Austin, TX,   provides representation to  investors  nationwide who are seeking recovery of investment losses due to the negligence or fraud of stockbrokers and broker dealers. If you have questions about how your account has been handled, call to speak with an experienced securities attorney.

Most cases handled on a contingent fee basis meaning that you do not pay legal fees unless we are successful.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Kevin R. Wilson-Former Laidlaw & Co. Financial Advisor-Subject of Millions in Claims for Private Placement Losses-New York

May 2019 – New York

According to publicly available records, former Laidlaw & Company financial advisor Kevin R. Wilson discloses 6 pending customer disputes all of which allege the sale of unsuitable private placement investments.

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the agency that licenses and regulates stockbrokers and brokerage firms. FINRA requires brokers and brokerage firms to report customer complaints and disputes as well as regulatory sanctions. In addition brokers are required to disclose certain financial matters such as personal bankruptcies, judgments and liens.

The pending customer suits involving Wilson include:

  • FINRA Case 19-1035 in which a customer of Laidlaw & Co. seeks damages of $300,000 for unsuitable investments in private placements.
  • FINRA Case 19-0842 in which a customer of Laidlaw & Co. seeks damages of $440,000 for unsuitable investments in private placements.
  • FINRA Case 18-3970 in which a customer of Laidlaw & Co. seeks damages of $500,000 for unsuitable recommendations to invest in private placements and equities.
  • FINRA Case 18-3062 in which Laidlaw & Co. customer seeks damages of $2 million for unsuitable private placement investments.

Kevin Wilson  was with Laidlaw & Company from 10/2010-9/2017. He is currently registered with National Securities Corporation.

If you have losses on private placement investments or other unsuitable investments, call to learn how you may be able to recover damages from Wilson’s employer through FINRA arbitration.

Rex Securities Law , with offices in Boca Raton, FL,  and  Austin, TX,   provides representation to  investors  nationwide who are seeking recovery of investment losses due to the negligence or fraud of stockbrokers and broker dealers. If you have questions about how your account has been handled, call to speak with an experienced securities attorney.

Most cases handled on a contingent fee basis meaning that you do not pay legal fees unless we are successful.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Laidlaw & Company Discloses Regulatory Matters & Customer Disputes

May 2019

According to publicly available records  Laidlaw & Company (UK) Ltd.  , a FINRA registered broker dealer discloses 5 prior regulatory events and 2 prior customer arbitrations.

The Financial Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the agency that licenses and regulates stockbrokers and brokerage firms.   FINRA requires brokers and brokerage firms to report customer complaints and disputes as well as regulatory sanctions.   In addition brokers are required to disclose certain financial matters such as personal bankruptcies, judgments and liens.

The prior regulatory matters include:

  • In May 2018 FINRA censured Laidlaw and assessed a fine of $25,000 to resolve allegations that the firm’s supervisory system related to the recommendation of leveraged and inverse traded funds was inadequate.
  • In February 2012 FINRA censured Laidlaw and assessed a fine of $65,000 to resolve allegations that the firm’s policies and procedures related to the Bank Secrecy Act  were inadequate.

In FINRA arbitration #17-0880 a customer was awarded $297,000 to resolve allegations that Laidlaw failed to properly supervise the management of an account resulting in unsuitable investment recommendations.

Laidlaw & Company

Laidlaw & Company has their main office in London, England, with branch offices in New York City, San Francisco, CA, Boca Raton, FL, Greenwich, CT, Melville, NY and Boston, MA.

According to FINRA records current owners and executive officers are:

  • Laidlaw Holdings, Owner
  • John Coolong, CCO/CFO
  • Matthew Eitner, CEO
  • Michael S. Marino, FINOP
  • Hugh Regan, Director
  • Alex Shtaynberger, National Branch Manager
  • Peter Silverman, SEO/ Branch Manager

If you have questions about an investment account at Laidlaw & Company, contact us for a no charge consultation to learn about your legal options.

Rex Securities Law , with offices in Boca Raton, FL,  and  Austin, TX,   provides representation to  investors  nationwide who are seeking recovery of investment losses due to the negligence or fraud of stockbrokers and broker dealers. If you have questions about how your account has been handled, call to speak with an experienced securities attorney.

Most cases handled on a contingent fee basis meaning that you do not pay legal fees unless we are successful.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870`