Category Archives: Brokerage Firms

Jeffrey Alan Blutstein-Former Kestra Broker-Permanently Barred From FINRA-Holbrook, NY

December  2020- Holbrook, NY

According to publicly available records  Jeffrey Alan Blutstein (CRD#1398688), a  former stockbroker who last worked for American Portfolios Financial Services,  discloses a regulatory event 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 July of 2019,  Blutstein was permanently barred after FINRA case #2018057785901 alleged that he refused to provide documents and information requested by FINRA in connection with an investigation into whether he potentially violated FINRA rules by engaging in undisclosed outside business activities wile associated with a member firm.

In March 2018,  Blutstein was discharged by his employer, Kestra Investment Services after allegations of failure to follow firm policy.

Blutstein worked with American Portfolios Financial Services from April 2018 until July 2019.   Before that he was with Kestra Investment Services, 1717  and Capital Management Company.

If you had an account with Jeffrey Blutstein 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.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Charles Burchard-Former Allstate Financial Broker-Barred from Securities Industry-Spring, TX

December 2020-Spring, TX

According to publicly available records, former Allstate Financial Services, Inc.  financial advisor Charles Don Burchard has been barred from the securities industry.

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 September of 2020, in case # 201906282501, FINRA alleged that Burchard refused to produce information and documents requested by FINRA during the course of its investigation into his termination from his member firm.   The findings stated that the firm filed a Form U5 reporting that Burchard was terminated because it’s parent insurance company terminated him in light of allegations that he had engaged in undisclosed outside business activity and had disclosed confidential customer information to an unaffiliated third party.    Burchard was permanently barred from FINRA in all capacities.

Burchard was employed with Allstate Financial Services, Inc. from August of 2011 until May of 2019 when he was discharged after termination by parent property and casualty insurance company following allegations that he was engaging in undisclosed outside business activity and disclosure of confidential customer information to unaffiliated third party in violation of firm policies.

If you have losses in an account handled by Charles Burchard, 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

Spenser Sullivant- Former Waddell & Reed Broker-Suspended for 18 Months -St. Louis, MO

December 2020-St. Louis, MO

According to publicly available records of Spenser William Sullivant (CRD#6524062) ,  a  former stockbroker who is currently unregistered who worked for Waddell & Reed,  discloses a regulatory event and a termination.

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 May of 2020 FINRA case #2019064078501 was filed alleging that while taking qualification examination, Sullivant hid study materials for the exam in the testing center’s restroom, then visited the restroom during unscheduled breaks from the exam.   The findings stated that the materials were later discovered and confiscated by an exam proctor.   By hiding study materials where they were available during the exam, Sullivant did not comply with the rules of conduct governing the Series 24 qualification examination.   He received an 18 month suspension from May 2020 until November of 2021 and was fined $5,000.

Sullivant began working for Waddell & Reed in 10/2015. After leaving Waddell & Reed in 1/2020, he took a job with Edward Jones. In February of 2020 Sullivant was discharged from Edward Jones as a result of concerns related to his Series 24 examination.

If you have questions about  an account handled by Spenser Sullivant  call to discuss your options 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.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Mark Alex Reffett- Former Triad Advisors Broker- Discloses $1.5 Million Customer Dispute- Atlanta, GA

November 2020- Atlanta, GA

According to publicly available records, former Triad Advisors broker Mark Alex Reffett  discloses a pending 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 April of 2020, a customer of Triad Advisors, –a previous employer of Reffett-  filed FINRA case #20-01341 alleging claims of unsuitable investment strategy in alternative investments beginning in 2014 and continuing through 2016 with alleged damages of $1,575,881.   The case is still pending.

Reffett was  employed by Triad Advisors from 6/2013-3/2017.  He is currently registered with ACG Wealth, Arkadios Capital and EPG Wealth Management. Reffett discloses business affiliations with Stratford Capital LLC and RCM Capital Holdings.  

If you have losses in an account handled by Mark Alex Reffett , call to learn how you may be able to recover damages through FINRA arbitration.

Alternative Investments

Investors owning non publicly traded alternative investments, such as real estate investment trusts (REITs) and oil and gas partnerships may not have been aware of the meaning of illiquid when  the investments were recommended to them by a financial advisor or stockbroker.

These  investments generated high commissions for the firm and broker and were typically sold to unsuspecting with the promise of a steady dependable stream of income, a promise of steady or increasing value and with little discussion of the fact that the investment cannot be sold on any conventional exchange should a need for cash arise.

Many investors made the decision to purchase these investments without a clear understanding of the risks associated with them. Many purchased them not aware that they are illiquid.

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