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Kevin R. Wilson-Former Laidlaw & Co. Financial Advisor-Subject of Millions in Claims for Private Placement Losses-New York

May 2019 – New York

According to publicly available records, former Laidlaw & Company financial advisor Kevin R. Wilson discloses 6 pending customer disputes all of which allege the sale of unsuitable private placement investments.

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.

The pending customer suits involving Wilson include:

  • FINRA Case 19-1035 in which a customer of Laidlaw & Co. seeks damages of $300,000 for unsuitable investments in private placements.
  • FINRA Case 19-0842 in which a customer of Laidlaw & Co. seeks damages of $440,000 for unsuitable investments in private placements.
  • FINRA Case 18-3970 in which a customer of Laidlaw & Co. seeks damages of $500,000 for unsuitable recommendations to invest in private placements and equities.
  • FINRA Case 18-3062 in which Laidlaw & Co. customer seeks damages of $2 million for unsuitable private placement investments.

Kevin Wilson  was with Laidlaw & Company from 10/2010-9/2017. He is currently registered with National Securities Corporation.

If you have losses on private placement investments or other unsuitable investments, call to learn how you may be able to recover damages from Wilson’s employer 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.

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TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

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Laidlaw & Company Discloses Regulatory Matters & Customer Disputes

May 2019

According to publicly available records  Laidlaw & Company (UK) Ltd.  , a FINRA registered broker dealer discloses 5 prior regulatory events and 2 prior customer arbitrations.

The Financial 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.

The prior regulatory matters include:

  • In May 2018 FINRA censured Laidlaw and assessed a fine of $25,000 to resolve allegations that the firm’s supervisory system related to the recommendation of leveraged and inverse traded funds was inadequate.
  • In February 2012 FINRA censured Laidlaw and assessed a fine of $65,000 to resolve allegations that the firm’s policies and procedures related to the Bank Secrecy Act  were inadequate.

In FINRA arbitration #17-0880 a customer was awarded $297,000 to resolve allegations that Laidlaw failed to properly supervise the management of an account resulting in unsuitable investment recommendations.

Laidlaw & Company

Laidlaw & Company has their main office in London, England, with branch offices in New York City, San Francisco, CA, Boca Raton, FL, Greenwich, CT, Melville, NY and Boston, MA.

According to FINRA records current owners and executive officers are:

  • Laidlaw Holdings, Owner
  • John Coolong, CCO/CFO
  • Matthew Eitner, CEO
  • Michael S. Marino, FINOP
  • Hugh Regan, Director
  • Alex Shtaynberger, National Branch Manager
  • Peter Silverman, SEO/ Branch Manager

If you have questions about an investment account at Laidlaw & Company, contact us for a no charge consultation to learn 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.

Nationwide Representation

Rex Securities Law

TollFree: 877-224-3199

Florida-561 391 1900 

Texas-512-329-2870`

Jeffrey L. Offen-Craft Capital Management Broker-Discloses Customer Disputes & Judgements-Garden City, NY

February 2019- Garden City, NY

According to publicly available records Jeffrey L. Offen  , (CRD# 2893980) ,  a  stockbroker who is not currently employed as a stockbroker and who was last employed by  Craft Capital Management  discloses:

  • 2  prior regulatory events
  • 2 prior customer disputes
  • 12 currently outstanding liens/judgments

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 2018 FINRA suspended Offen for three months for failing to respond to information in connection with a FINRA investigation.

In December 2016 Offen was fined $5,000 and suspended for 60 days by FINRA for failing to timely disclose reportable information. FINRA Case 2016048415301.

In FINRA Case 9-5377 a customer of New Castle Financial Services alleged damages of $98,000 for breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and negligence. That case was settled for $60,000 in 1/2011.

The 12 outstanding judgment/liens against Offen include:

  • $4,970 to Sharton T. McLaughlin, MD
  • $17,049 to Daimler Chrysler
  • $58,970 to the Internal Revenue Service
  • $35,621 to the Family Court of the State of New York
  • $6,117 to Salvatore Albanese & Co.

Offen was employed by Craft Capital Management since 10/2016-9/2017. His prior employment includes Salomon Whitney Financial, Network 1 Financial Securities, Laidlaw & Company and Obsidian Financial Group. 

If you have questions about an account handled by Jeffrey L. Offen, call for a no charge consultation to discuss your situation 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