Category Archives: Garden State Securities

Jason Zwibel-Garden State Securities Broker-Named in $2.6M Customer Suit-Wellington, FL

May 2018 -Wellington, FL

According to FINRA records, Jason Eric Zwibel,  a   stockbroker who is  employed by Garden State Securities  , disclose  a pending dispute by a former customer who is seeking damages of over $2.6 million.

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 17-02864 a customer of Garden State Securities alleges that Zwibel made unsuitable investments and breached his fiduciary duty causing damages of $2,670,750. With regard to the arbitration claim, Zwibel makes the following statement on his FINRA record: “Customer’s allegations are entirely baseless, without merit, and disingenuous as substantiated by their claims for damages in excess of nine times the actual losses realized in the accounts.”

Zwibel has been employed by Garden State Securities since 1/2010. Prior to that he was employed by GunnAllen Financial.

If you have questions about an account handled by Jason E. Zwibel contact us for a no charge consultation.

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 

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Raymond Pirrello, Jr.-Former Garden State Securities Stockbroker-Subject of Churning Suits-Sparta, NJ

Updated November  2018-Sparta, New Jersey

The FINRA records of Raymond J. PIrrello, Jr. , a stockbroker who was last employed by Garden State Securities, disclose 2 final regulatory events , 1 pending  and 10 prior customer disputes. Pirrello is the subject of a civil suit filed the the Securities and Exchange Commission charging him and two others with insider trading in the securities of Radiant Systems, Midas Incorporated and Brightpoint.

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 pending FINRA case 18-0728 filed in 2/2018, a customer of Garden State Securities alleges damages of $400,000 for unauthorized trading, negligence and  unsuitable investments for the time period 10/2012-10/2016 .

In  FINRA case 17-0365 , a customer of Garden State Securities alleged that Pirrello caused damages of $1 million due to  unauthorized trading, unsuitable investments, churning and negligence. That case was settled for $300,000 in 4/2018.

In 11/2018 Pirrello was suspended by FINRA for 18 months and fined $20,000 to resolve allegations that he used text messaging in violation of firm policy and then provided misleading on the record testimony to FINRA. In addition, FINRA alleged that Pirrello paid two customers in an attempt to settle complaints over losses in their accounts and hid the settlements from his firm.

On July 7, 2016, the U S Securities and Exchange Commission filed an insider trading injunction against former  Pirrello, Jr.,Thomas W. Avent, Jr. , 63,  of Atlanta, who is a tax partner with KPMG LLP, one of the world’s largest accounting firms, and Lawrence J. Penna, age 72, of Edgewater, New Jersey, a long time friend of Pirrello– filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. SEC v. Pirello, et al, Case 1:16-cv-02459-SCJ.

Pirrello was employed by Garden State Securities in Hackensack, New Jersey, from 8/2008- 5/2016. He was previously employed by The Concord Equity Group and J.P. Turner & Co. Pirrello discloses business affiliations with Valeo Capital Markets, Valeo Financial Group and Valeo Consulting.

We are currently evaluating potential cases for investors who suffered losses in accounts handled by Raymond J. Pirrello. Call for a no charge consultation to discuss your options for recovery.

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

Glenn R. King- Prior Buckman, Buckman & Reid, Inc. Broker- Discloses FINRA Sanction, Numerous Customer Disputes – Shrewsbury, NJ

August 2017 – Shrewsbury, NJ

According to publicly available records  Glenn Robert King (CRD#2191091) , a former stockbroker who was last registered with Buckman, Buckman & Reid, Inc. disclose a regulatory event, 20 customer disputes, a  separation from employment and an outstanding judgment/lien.

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.

In2015 , FINRA commenced an investigation into a complaint alleging that King  made fraudulent misrepresentations and omissions to his retiree customers , promising that he would use their investment funds to purchase safe and no-risk bonds and that he wouldn’t charge fees or commissions.

In reality, according to FINRA,  King used the customers’ funds to purchase UITs resulting in approximately $17,000 in realized losses to customers and approximately $43,000 in unrealized losses and approximately $38,000 in commissions to him.   The complaint also alleges that King engaged in a pattern of short-term trading in long-term investments products in accounts of customers.   This pattern of trading was excessive and unsuitable and resulted in approximately $163,000 in customer losses and gross commissions to King of approximately $210.000.   The complaint further alleges that King exercised discretion in the accounts of customers without the ir written authority or the approval of his firm.   In 8/2017  Glenn King was permanently barred from FINRA.

In FINRA Case 15-01027 , a Buckman, Buckman & Reid, Inc. customer alleged  misrepresentation in connection with an investment in a Unit Investment Trust. That case was settled for $75,000.

In currently pending FINRA Case 15-3462, a Buckman, Buckman & Reid, Inc., customer alleges unauthorized trading and unsuitability in connection with an investment in a Unit Investment Trust (UIT) and seeks damages of $150,000.

In FINRA Case 15-3259 , a  Buckman, Buckman & Reid, Inc. customer alleges unauthorized trading and unsuitability in connection with a UIT investment and seeks damages of $428,000.

In June of 2011, Royal Alliance, Associates allowed King to “voluntarily resign”  while he was under an internal review regarding the sale of investment products such as UITs and mutual funds to certain customers because of misrepresentation and failure to deliver a product prospectus.

 

King  was employed with Royal Alliance, Associates from January 2005 to June 2011.  He was employed with Saxony Securities, Inc. from June 2011 to October 2011 and with Garden State Securities, Inc. October 2011 to November of 2011 before going to work for in Buckman, Buckman & Reid, Inc. in January of 2012.

King discloses an outstanding lien to the Internal Revenue Service of $234,400.

If you have questions about an account handled by Glenn Robert King contact us 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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TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Dave Nicolas-Garden State Securities Broker-Discloses Customer Dispute-Hackensack, NJ

August 2017 – Hackensack, NJ

According to publicly available records  Dave Nicolas (CRD#5176405) , a former stockbroker  registered with Garden State Securities, Inc. , disclose a 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 June of 2016,  FINRA case #16-01623 was filed by a Garden State Securities, Inc. customer alleging damages of $100,000 due to unsuitable investments, churning and failure to supervise. That case was settled in 8/2017 for $10,000.

 Nicolas has been employed with Garden State Securities, Inc. since 12/2008.

If you have questions about an account handled by Dave Nicolas, contact us 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.

International Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870