Category Archives: Unsuitable Investments

Jason Zwibel-Garden State Securities Financial Advisor-Discloses Customer Disputes-Wellington, FL

January 2020 – Wellington, FL

The FINRA records of Jason Eric Zwibel, a stockbroker who is currently  employed by  Garden State Securities, disclose a pending customer dispute,  4 prior customer disputes and a termination from employment.

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.

In currently pending  FINRA Case 19-2086 a customer of Garden State Securities seeks unspecified damages and alleges unsuitable investments and breach of fiduciary duty.

In 11/2018 a customer of Garden State Securities was paid $110,000 to settle allegations that Zwibel made unsuitable investments. FINRA Case 17-2864

Zwibel   has been employed by Garden State Securities since 1/2010.

If you have questions about an account  handled by Jason E. Zwibel  call for a no charge consultation to learn more 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.

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TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

David H. Miller-Broker with Peachcap Securities- Discloses Multiple Customer Disputes- Atlanta, GA

January 2020 – Atlanta, GA

The FINRA records of of David Harrison Miller , a stockbroker with Peachcap Securities, discloses 5 prior customer disputes and 2 pending 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.

In June of 2019, a customer of PeachCap Securities Inc., and PeachCap Tax & Advisory customer was unhappy with the performance of his investment .   The alleged damages were $150,000.   That case settled for $50,000.

In April of 2019, a PeachCap Securities, Inc. and PeachCap Tax & Advisory customer was unhappy with the performance of their investment with an affiliated firm.   The alleged damages were $315,000.   The case settled for $315,000.

In February of 2019, another PeachCap Securities Inc., and PeachCap Tax & Advisory customer was unhappy with the performance of his investment and an affiliated firm.  This case settled for $100,000.

In October of 2019, a PeachCap Securities Inc., and PeachCap Tax & Advisory customer filed FINRA case #19-03001 alleging sales practice violations related to mismanagement of her accounts from October 2015 until October 2016 with alleged damages of $43,541.   This case is still pending.

In August of 2019, a PeachCap Securities Inc., and PeachCap Tax & Advisory customer filed FINRA case #19-02045 alleging damages of $1,200,000 on direct investments and LPs.   This case is still pending.

Miller has been  employed with Peachcap Securities since 10/2015.    He also discloses business affiliations with Miller Wealth Financial since August of 2008.

If you have problems in an account  handled by David Harrison Miller call for a no charge consultation with an experienced securities attorney .

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.

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Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Michael S. Sims-Former Wedbush Securities Broker- Discloses 4 Prior Customer Disputes and 1 Pending Customer Dispute- Santa Rosa, CA

January 2020 – Santa Rosa, CA

The FINRA records of Michael Stevan Sims, a stockbroker who was last employed by  Wedbush Securities, Inc., disclose   4 prior 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.

In 11/2019 a  customer of Wedbush Securities, Inc. was paid $702,600  to  resolve allegations of unsuitability, breach of fiduciary duty, duty of loyalty, negligence, negligent misrepresentation, breach of contract, material omissions and misrepresentation in connection with the sale of securities, fraud and deceit based concealment and violations of Federal statutes,    Sims was personally responsible for $250,000 of this settlement.

In 11/2018, a customer of Wedbush Securities, Inc. settled a claim and was paid $26,604 to resolve allegations that she had losses in her account.

In 12/2019  a customer of  Wedbush Securities, Inc.,  was paid $71,519 to resolve allegations of  excessive trading, inappropriate investments, mismanagement of account, excessive commissions and lack of supervision .

Michael Stevan Sims  was employed by Wedbush Securities, Inc.  from April 2005 until July of 2019.

If you have questions about an account  handled by Michael Stevan Sims  call for a no charge consultation to learn more 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.

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Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Robert Edward Burns- Cetera Broker-Discloses Customer Disputes-Greenwood Village, CO

January 2020- Greenwood Village, CO

The FINRA records of Robert Edward Burns, a stockbroker employed by  Cetera Advisor Networks disclose a pending customer dispute and  a prior customer dispute.

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.

In August 2018 a  customer of Burns’ prior employer ,VSR Financial Services, Inc.; Summit Brokerage Services, was paid $150,000 in FINRA case #18-02447 to  resolve allegations that Burns made unsuitable investments in real estate securities and UDF IV.

In pending FINRA case #19-02163,  a VSR Financial Services, Inc.; Summit Brokerage Services, customer alleges overconcentration and unsuitable investments in alternative products as well as alleging that the firm failed to do due diligence on the alternative investments and is seeking $500,000 in damages.

For more information regarding the recovery of losses on alternative investments purchased from the now defunct VSR Financial Services, see this. 

Burns  has been employed by Cetera Advisors since September of 2019.   From September of 2016 until September of 2019, he was with Summit Brokerage Services and from September of 2016 until November 2016 he was with VSR Financial Services.

If you have questions about an account  handled by Robert Edward Burns Summit Brokerage, VSR Financial or Cetera Advisor Networks call for a no charge consultation to learn more 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.

International Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Joseph A Likens-former LPL Financial Advisor-Discloses 15 Customer Disputes-Des Peres, MO

January 2020-Des Peres, MO

According to publicly available records of Joseph Alan Likens (CRD#3084903) ,  a  former stockbroker who previously worked for LPL FInancial discloses 2 regulatory events, 15 customer disputes, a termination from employment and a financial event.

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.

In 12/2017 FINRA permanently barred Likens from the securities industry to resolve allegations that he engaged in dishonest and unethical practices.

Liken’s official FINRA record discloses 13 prior settlements with customers of his prior employer Merrill Lynch. All of the claims allege that customers were sold non firm approved promissory notes. Total settlements exceed $1.3 million.

Likens was employed by LPL FInancial from 1/2015-5/2015. Prior to that he was employed by Merrill Lynch from 4/2009-1/2015.

If you had an account with Joseph Likens that suffered losses, you may be entitled to collect damages from his prior employer. Call to discuss your 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.

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Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870