California Securities Attorney for Private Placement Investment Dispute
California has thousands of stock brokerage firms and investment advisory offices. With so many stock brokerage firms and investment advisory offices, comes the potential for their stockbrokers, financial advisors, and other representatives to misrepresent and mislead investors about investing in Private Placements of securities issued by small undercapitalized start-ups, their own companies and other dubious companies and engage in all kinds of stockbroker misconduct which violates Federal and California securities laws and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rules and stock brokerage firms policies and procedures.
For example, Robert Russel Tweed of Glendale, California appealed an Office of Hearing Officers (OHO) decision to the National Adjudicatory Council (NAC) in which he was fined $50,000 and prohibited from association with any FINRA member in all capacities for allegedly violating FINRA Rule 2010 and Sections 17(a)(2) and (3) of the Securities Act of 1933. The sanctions are not yet effective, pending review of the OHO decision by the NAC.
Since 1992, Robert Tweed owned and controlled an investment advisory firm called Tweed Financial Services, Inc. that served as the general partner of Athenian Fund LP (Athenian), the hedge fund also owned and controlled by Mr. Tweed. FINRA’s findings stated that between November 2009 and March 2010, through a false and misleading private placement memorandum (PPM), Mr. Tweed obtained $1.6 million from 23 retail customers. The OHO found that Mr. Tweed used the PPM to offer and sell interests in Athenian. Mr. Tweed allegedly did not disclose that he incurred losses by using the fund’s money in investments instead of a fund that would use a quantitative stock trading algorithm. FINRA’s OHO also found that Mr. Tweed failed to disclose that he replaced the entity that would trade the hedge fund’s capital with another entity controlled by another person managing the assets, and Mr. Tweed received a share of the fees that lowered the return on investors’ money.Experienced Securities Lawyers for Investors with Private Placement Investment Claims in FINRA Arbitrations Throughout California and Nationwide
Are you a California investor who has suffered significant losses in your stock brokerage and investment accounts? Did your California stockbroker or investment advisor misrepresent or mislead you about an investment in a Private Placement or make an unsuitable recommendation that you invest in a Private Placement like GPB Capital Holdings or EquiAlt or otherwise mismanage your investment account? If so, you will need to hire an experienced, highly rated and nationally recognized FINRA securities arbitration law attorney who understands these highly complex and risky Private Placement investments. You need an experienced lawyer knows FINRA rules and procedures inside and out and how to handle these FINRA arbitration cases and other complex legal issues.
By hiring a top rated and highly successful attorney like Robert Wayne Pearce with over 40 years of experience practicing securities law on both sides of the table in FINRA arbitration proceedings, you will clearly see that Attorney Pearce doesn’t just handle cases—he aggressively represents investors and is one of the best attorneys to recover your investment losses in Private Placements and all types of stockbroker misconduct in FINRA arbitration proceedings!
At The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A., we represent investors in all kinds of Private Placement of securities in FINRA arbitration and mediation proceedings. We handle a wide range of practice areas such as fraud and misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, failure to supervise, and unsuitable recommendations of Private Placements. Attorney Pearce and his staff represent investors throughout California, and across the United States on a CONTINGENCY FEE basis, which means you pay nothing - NO FEES-NO COSTS - unless we put money in your pocket after receiving a settlement or FINRA arbitration award.
The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A. are highly experienced attorneys who successfully handle Private Placement cases and other securities law matters and investment disputes in FINRA arbitration proceedings, and who work tirelessly to secure the best possible result for you and your case. For dedicated representation by a lawyer with over 40 years of experience and success in Private Placements and all kinds of securities law and investment disputes serving California citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail.