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Spartan Capital Securities, LLC (“Spartan Capital Securities”) (CRD# 146251) has many different complaints filed by FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority), state regulatory organizations, and investors such as yourself. At the Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, we have investigated Spartan Capital Securities, its regulatory and customer complaints, and have also represented investors with claims of fraud, negligence, and breach of fiduciary duty against this organization and its financial advisors.

If you believe you have a claim against Spartan Capital Securities, you should strongly consider hiring an investment fraud lawyer. You should not wait until it’s too late to file a claim. The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A., offers free consultations. Give us a call at 800-732-2889. Let’s discuss your case and see what we can do to help you get the compensation you need and deserve.

Can I Sue Spartan Capital Securities?

If you’ve lost money caused by Spartan Capital Securities and/or its employees’ misconduct then the answer is, YES, you can sue Spartan Capital Securities but the odds are you signed away your right to sue in court and agreed to resolve your dispute in a FINRA arbitration proceeding. Attorney Robert Wayne Pearce has over 40 years of personal experience in FINRA arbitration proceedings and knows very well how you can not only sue Spartan Capital Securities in FINRA arbitration proceedings, but WIN that arbitration. The easiest way to know if you have a viable case against Spartan Capital Securities is to call Attorney Pearce at our office at 800-732-2889.

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What is Spartan Capital Securities?

Spartan Capital Securities (CRD# 146251) is a registered broker-dealer. It operates as a full-service independent broker-dealer, providing a range of financial products and services to individual investors and financial advisors.

As a registered broker-dealer, Spartan Capital Securities is subject to regulations and oversight by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). It is required to comply with industry standards and regulations to ensure the protection of its clients’ interests.

A failure to comply with industry standards by either its brokers or the firm itself can result in disciplinary actions, fines, or other penalties imposed by regulatory authorities.

Spartan Capital Securities Has Many Different Regulatory Problems 

Spartan Capital Securities’ rapid growth has not been without consequences. There have been approximately 6 state and self-regulatory body disclosure events; that is, final and formal proceedings initiated by a regulatory authority (e.g., a state or federal securities agency like the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or self-regulatory body like the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for a violation(s) of investment-related rules or regulations. In addition, there have been hundreds of customer complaints filed against Spartan Capital Securities for misconduct by its securities sales and investment advisory representatives that are not reported by the firm on its Central Depository Record. 

We have reported and written about these regulatory problems and customer complaints over many years. Spartan Capital Securities is a repeat offender: there are over 6 FINRA-reported disciplinary proceedings citing the firm with one form of supervisory lapses or another.

A Brief Overview of Some of the Regulatory Problems Spartan Capital Securities Has Faced Over the Years*

Spartan Capital Securities has been repeatedly censured, warned, and fined multi-millions of dollars for its own misconduct and failure to supervise its army of financial advisors.* A few of the notable FINRA Sanctions for its Supervisory Failures are below:

Hearing Panel Decision Imposes Sanctions on Firm for Failure to Disclose Customer Arbitrations and Dispositions

Brief overview: On March 28, 2023, a hearing panel rendered a decision in which the firm was censured and fined $600,000. The firm is also required to engage an independent consultant to review its supervisory procedures and to amend the Forms U4 and Forms U5 of its registered persons, including its executive officers, to accurately reflect the filing and disposition of customer arbitrations and written complaints. Additionally, the firm is ordered to pay joint and several hearing costs amounting to $17,768.31. The sanctions were imposed based on findings that the firm failed to timely amend the Forms U4 and Forms U5 of its registered representatives, including its executive officers, to disclose the filing and disposition of arbitrations as well as financial events. It was determined that the firm willfully neglected to disclose or timely disclose customer arbitrations and their dispositions involving its executive officers. The undisclosed arbitration-related information was considered material and should have been disclosed on the Forms U4. On April 19, 2023, the firm appealed the decision to the NAC, and the sanctions are currently pending review, not yet in effect.


*Above are only some of the regulatory disciplinary actions filed against Spartan Capital Securities by FINRA. NASSA and other state securities regulator investigations and enforcement actions account for another 8 BrokerCheck disclosures.

Spartan Capital Securities Customer Complaints

There have been scores of customer complaints filed against Spartan Capital Securities stockbrokers and investment advisors over the years. We have launched many investigations of current and former Spartan Capital Securities advisors:

  1. Yann Faho of Aegis Capital Corp
  2. Joseph Kelly of Spartan Capital Securities, LLC
  3. Patrick Perugino of Craft Capital Management, LLC
  4. Albert Foronda of Spartan Capital Securities, LLC
  5. Ahmad Maklouf of Spartan Capital Securities, LLC
  6. Anthony Shelby of Spartan Capital Securities
  7. Fernely Filpo of J.P. Morgan Securities
  8. Samuel Girgiss of Spartan Capital Securities
  9. Joseph Fuller of Arive Capital Markets
  10. Arthur McQuaide of Spartan Capital Securities
  11. Robert Tractenberg of Spartan Capital Securities
  12. Troy Orlando of Joseph Stone Capital
  13. John Phillips formerly with Spartan Capital Securities
  14. Gregory Patrick of Spartan Capital Securities
  15. Eric Baron of Spartan Capital Securities
  16. Juan Alejos Formerly With Spartan Capital Securities
  17. Pratul Agnihotri Of SW Financial
  18. Eugene Glabik Formerly With Spartan Capital Securities
  19. Michael Hill of SagePoint Financial
  20. Timothy Higgins formerly with Spartan Capital Securities
  21. Kieran Loughran of Spartan Capital Securities
  22. Tariq Sales of Spartan Capital Securities
  23. James Pecoraro of Spartan Capital Securities
  24. Marc Reda of Spartan Capital Securities
  25. Stephen Sullivan of Spartan Capital Securities
  26. John Cullen of Spartan Capital Securities
  27. David Cohen of Craft Capital Management LLC
  28. Dennis Hanrahan of Spartan Capital Securities, LLC
  29. Donald Nestler formerly with Infinex Investments, Inc.
  30. Gary Demetri Formerly of SW Financial
  31. John Stapleton of Spartan Capital Securities, LLC
  32. Justin Deiter of Spartan Capital Securities, LLC
  33. Kyle Manning formerly with Spartan Capital Securities, LLC
  34. Kostas Tsamos formerly with Spartan Capital Securities, LLC
  35. Manuel Paredes formerly with First Standard Financial Company LLC
  36. Michael Venturino formerly with Spartan Capital Securities, LLC
  37. Michael Freeman formerly with Spartan Capital Securities, LLC
  38. Michael Giovannelli formerly with Spartan Capital Securities, LLC
  39. Nicholas Schiano of Spartan Capital Securities, LLC
  40. Ralph Metz Jr. of Spartan Capital Securities, LLC
  41. Thomas Baumann formerly with Spartan Capital Securities, LLC
  42. John Lowry of Spartan Capital Securities
  43. Travis Lippmann of Spartan Capital Securities, LLC
  44. Sean Sullivan of Sovereign Global Advisors LLC
  45. Tory Duggins formerly Spartan Capital Securities, LLC

If you have lost money investing with any of these Spartan Capital Securities advisors or others within this brokerage firm, it’s important that you reach out to an investment loss attorney quickly because the statutes of limitations can bar your claims. Call us at 800-732-2889.

Spartan Capital Securities Customer Complaints

There have been scores of customer complaints filed against Spartan Capital Securities stockbrokers and investment advisors over the years. We have launched many investigations of current and former Spartan Capital Securities advisors:

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If you have lost money investing with any of these Spartan Capital Securities advisors or others within this brokerage firm, it’s important that you reach out to an investment loss attorney quickly because the statutes of limitations can bar your claims. Call us at 800-732-2889.

Why Does Spartan Capital Securities Have So Many Regulatory Problems And Customer Complaints?

Independent broker-dealers are notorious for their lax supervisory practices and procedures. The business model of these franchise type operations is to open many offices nationwide for steady growth of fixed monthly revenues without the costs attendant to a full-service branch office with on-site manager, compliance officer and operation personnel. The registered representatives of these independent broker-dealers generally operate as separately incorporated businesses. They are not employees of the broker-dealer and therefore not controlled in the same manner as full-service brokerage firm representatives. The registered representatives control their structure and costs to maximize profits and often leave the protection of investors’ rights and interests as their lowest priority.

The typical supervisory organization of independent broker-dealer operations is to have other independent contractors operate Offices of Supervisory Jurisdiction (OSJs) to monitor the registered representatives from geographically remote offices and then report to the main franchisor’s compliance office at national headquarters. The supervisors at the OSJs are not employees of the franchisor and often run their own brokerage, insurance and other businesses. They are not devoted full-time supervisors of the smaller branch offices. Consequently, OSJ managers cannot and do not supervise the day-to-day operations of the registered representatives of these Independent broker-dealers. 

Generally, there is no immediate review of new accounts opened, securities transactions, business records, cash or securities receipts and deliveries, correspondence and business activities unrelated to the securities brokerage operation at these independent brokerage firms. The lax supervision leaves investors who have transferred their accounts to the smaller independent broker-dealer vulnerable to sales of securities that have not been reviewed or authorized by anyone other than the sales representative earning a commission. There may be no one onsite to detect forgeries of clients’ signatures on documents, the placement of inaccurate information about a client’s investment objectives and financial condition to document the suitability of a particular investment recommendation. Oftentimes there is no daily review of sales literature and client correspondence to protect against misrepresentations and misleading statements being made to investors. In fact, it is not unusual for there to be only one compliance audit visit per year at many of these offices.

These Independent brokerage business operations are worrisome to the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), which has documented more instances of sales abuse and consequently investor losses at these firms than the traditional brokerage firms with branch offices with on-site managers and compliance personnel.

Did Spartan Capital Securities Advisor Misconduct Cause You Investment Losses?

When financial advisor misconduct has caused you to lose substantial value to your investment accounts, you have the right to seek reimbursement from the responsible parties. Spartan Capital Securities is responsible like any employer for its financial advisors acts and omissions. In addition, it has an independent duty to supervise its stockbrokers and investment advisors. These cases can be extremely complex, and so having the support of a reputable attorney who is experienced in recovering investment losses for investors is key to your success. Many customers make the mistake of contacting Spartan Capital Securities without representation with an attorney about their complaints and have their complaints denied.

Related Read: Can You Sue Your Brokerage Firm?

Investment Losses? We Can Help

Discuss your legal options with an attorney at The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A.

Get A Free Consultation

or, give us a ring at (800) 732-2889.

Robert Pearce

Consult With An Attorney Who Recovers Investment Losses Caused By Spartan Capital Securities Today!

The investment loss attorneys at The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A., have helped countless investors over the last 40 years recover the losses from their investment accounts that were caused by broker negligence or misconduct. The firm has extensive experience with Spartan Capital Securities cases, and Attorney Pearce is committed to seeing that those responsible for the losses you have suffered are held fully accountable.

Give us a call at 800-732-2889. Let’s discuss your case and see what we can do to help you get the compensation you need and deserve.

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Robert Wayne Pearce

Robert Wayne Pearce of The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A. has been a trial attorney for more than 40 years and has helped recover over $170 million dollars for his clients. During that time, he developed a well-respected and highly accomplished legal career representing investors and brokers in disputes with one another and the government and industry regulators. To speak with Attorney Pearce, call (800) 732-2889 or Contact Us online for a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION with Attorney Pearce about your case.

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