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 

Texas-512-329-2870

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

Terry Lee Brodt Jr.-Garden State Securities Broker-Discloses Customer Complaints-Boise, Idaho

January 2019 – Boise, Idaho

According to publicly available records  Terry Lee Brodt, Jr. (CRD#2033812) , a stockbroker currently registered with Garden State Securities, Inc. , disclose a regulatory event , five prior customer disputes, a pending customer dispute and 11 outstanding judgment/liens.

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 2017 FINRA entered into an agreement with  Terry Lee Brodt, Jr.  resulting in a $10,000 fine and a two month suspension.   According to the agreement,  “Without admitting or denying the findings, Brodt consented to the sanctions and to the entry of findings that he exercised discretion in accounts maintained by customers without written authorization from these customers and without having obtained approval from his member firm to treat these customer accounts as discretionary.   The findings stated that Brodt provided inaccurate responses about his use of discretion in connection with his firm’s annual compliance documents.”

Prior customer disputes include:

  • FINRA Case 16-1108- a dispute was filed by Garden State Securities, Inc.  customer alleging churning, excessive losses and commissions.   The case was settled for $120,000 with Brodt being personally responsible for $45,000.
  • FINRA Case 12-3841- a Garden State Securities customer filed a dispute alleging unauthorized trading and unsuitable investments.   The case settled for $24,900 with Brodt being personally responsible for the entire amount of the settlement.

In a pending matter, FINRA case 17-2793, a customer of Garden State Securities alleges that Brodt made unsuitable investments and traded the account excessively from 2009-2013. The customer is seeking damages of $500,000.

Brodt has been  employed with Garden State Securities, Inc. since August of 2010 and discloses a business affiliation with Brodt Capital Management in Boise.

Brodt discloses the filing of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Boise, Idaho in 2012 that was dismissed and filing of a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in 7/2016 that is currently pending. Brodt discloses a total of 11 outstanding liens, including several to the Internal Revenue Service.

If you have questions about losses in an account handled by Terry Lee Brodt, Jr., contact us for a no charge consultation 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.

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870

Terry Lee Brodt-Garden State Securities Broker-Discloses Regulatory Suspension/Customer Disputes-Boise, Idaho

August 2017 – Red Bank, NJ

According to publicly available records  Terry Lee Brodt, Jr. (CRD#2033812) , a stockbroker currently registered with Garden State Securities, Inc. , disclose a regulatory event , five prior customer disputes and 10 outstanding judgment/liens.

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 2017 FINRA entered into an agreement with  Terry Lee Brodt, Jr.  resulting in a $10,000 fine and a two month suspension.   According to the agreement,  “Without admitting or denying the findings, Brodt consented to the sanctions and to the entry of findings that he exercised discretion in accounts maintained by customers without written authorization from these customers and without having obtained approval from his member firm to treat these customer accounts as discretionary.   The findings stated that Brodt provided inaccurate responses about his use of discretion in connection with his firm’s annual compliance documents.”

Prior customer disputes include:

  • FINRA Case 16-1108- a dispute was filed by Garden State Securities, Inc.  customer alleging churning, excessive losses and commissions.   The case was settled for $120,000 with Brodt being personally responsible for $45,000.
  • FINRA Case 12-3841- a Garden State Securities customer filed a dispute alleging unauthorized trading and unsuitable investments.   The case settled for $24,900 with Brodt being personally responsible for the entire amount of the settlement.

Brodt has been  employed with Garden State Securities, Inc. since August of 2010.

Brodt discloses the filing of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Boise, Idaho in 2012 that was dismissed and filing of a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in 7/2016 that is currently pending.

If you have questions about losses in an account handled by Terry Lee Brodt, Jr., 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