Category Archives: Merrill Lynch

Jacquin P. Fink-Former Merrill Lynch Broker-Discloses almost $3.9M in Settlements and a Pending Customer Dispute-New York

June 2020-New York

According to publicly available records.  Jacquin P. Fink (CRD#207807), a  stockbroker who last worked for Merrill Lynch,  discloses 10 prior customer disputes and 1 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.

From July of 1994 until December of 2019, 10 customers of Merrill, Lynch, , filed customer disputes alleging that Fink made unsuitable investment recommendations,  and other wrongdoing, including omission of material facts, misrepresentation, excessive trading, aggressive trading, unauthorized trading and churning.    These cases were settled for a cumulative amount of about $3.9 million.

In February of 2020 FINRA case #20-00416 was filed by a Merrill Lynch customer alleging unsuitable investment recommendations by Fink and seeks damages of $43,434.   This case is still pending.

Fink was employed by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. from March of 1968 until January of 2020. He is not currently registered with any FINRA broker dealer.

If you had an account with Jacquin P. Fink  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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Daniel Rebmann-UBS Broker-Discloses Customer Disputes-San Antonio, TX

June 2020- San Antonio, TX

The FINRA records of Daniel Rebmann, a broker currently employed  by UBS Financial Servicesdisclose two 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 March of 2016 FINRA case 16-00648 was filed by a customer  UBS Financial Services  alleging that structured products were purchased in their accounts without authorization.     This case settled for $25,000.

In February 2014 a customer of  Merrill Lynch, Rebmann’s previous employer, filed FINRA case 14-00517 alleging unsuitable investment recommendations and misrepresentation and omission of material facts.   The case settled for $35,000.

Rebmann has been employed with UBS Financial Services since March of 2011.   Before that time he was with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith. If you have questions about an account  handled by Daniel Rebmann ,call 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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Sofia T. Gonzalez-Former Merrill LynchBroker- Discloses 2 Regulatory Events and Termination-Houston, TX

April 2020-Houston, TX

According to publicly available records.  Sofia T. Gonzalez (CRD#6243469), a  former stockbroker who last worked for Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated discloses 2 regulatory events,  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 March 2020 FINRA suspended Gonzalez for two months and fined her $5,000 after findings that she shared in losses incurred by two member firm customers, without the firm’s prior knowledge or approval . In October 2019 FINRA suspended Gonzalez for a month after failing to respond to FINRA request for information.

Gonzalez was employed by Merrill Lynch from July 2014 until she was discharged in 2/2019 as a result of allegations of conduct including failure to adhere to Firm standards related to client complaints and business communications.    Before that time she had been employed with Coastal Securities

If you have questions about an account handled by  Sofia T. Gonzalez that suffered losses, 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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Linan Abrego-Former Merrill Lynch Broker-Barred from FINRA-Misappropriation of Client Funds- McAllen, TX

April 2020- McAllen, TX

The FINRA records of Ma Rosa Linan Abrego, a broker previously employed  by  Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Incorporated disclose a regulatory event resulting in a termination from employment and a  bar 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 November  2019, Abrego was permanently barred from the securities industry by FINRA after  she refused to appear for on-the-record testimony as requested by FINRA in connection with an investigations that she had engaged in misappropriation of client funds.

Abrego was employed with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Incorporated  from March of 2012 until 6/2019 when she was discharged for allegations that she  misappropriated client funds.

If you have problems in an account  handled by Ma Rosa Linan Abrego,  call 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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Jose Casellas-Merrill Lynch Broker- Subject of $3 Million Customer Dispute- Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

January 2020- Guaynabo, Puerto Rico/Miami, FL

According to publicly available records Jose Alberto Casellas (CRD# 2638747) ,  a  stockbroker who is employed by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith  disclose 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 pending FINRA Case 19-1218, a customer of Merrill Lynch alleges that Casellas made unsuitable recommendations and traded without authority. Damages of $3 million are sought.

Casellas  has been registered with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith since September 2010.

If you have questions about an account in an account handled by Jose Alberto Casellas , contact us for a no charge consultation to discuss 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