Indiana Securities Attorney for Variable Annuities Investment Disputes
Indiana 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 make unsuitable recommendations and misrepresent and/or mislead investors about the risks of owning variable annuities, their features including surrender fees before investing in Variable Annuities and engage in all kinds of stockbroker misconduct which violates Federal and Indiana securities laws and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rules and stock brokerage firms policies and procedures.
For example, Christopher Michael Herrmann of Greenwood, Indiana submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent (AWC) to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in which he was assessed a deferred fine of $10,000 and received a suspension.
Mr. Herrmann was employed with Key Investment Services (KIS) as a General Securities Representative from September 2011 through May 2015. According to FINRA’s findings, during the period September 2013 through October 2014, Mr. Herrmann recommended annuity transactions to retired and elderly customers. FINRA’s investigation involved allegations that Mr. Herrmann failed to facilitate the transactions as a tax free 1035 exchange, which resulted in significant tax liability to the customers. FINRA found that Mr. Herrmann allegedly circumvented KIS's compliance procedures and supervision by hiding these switch transactions and providing fictitious information. Due to the above referenced conduct, FINRA determined that Christopher Herrmann was in violation of FINRA Rules 4511, 2111 and 2010.
Without admitting or denying FINRA’s allegations, Christopher Herrmann agreed to the sanctions and received a suspension from associating with any FINRA member in all capacities for nine months. The suspension was in effect from November 5, 2018 through August 4, 2019.Experienced Lawyers With Claims by Investors Who Purchased Variable Annuities In FINRA Arbitrations Throughout Indiana and Nationwide
Are you an Indiana investor who has suffered significant losses in your stock brokerage and investment accounts? Did your Indiana stockbroker or investment advisor misrepresent or mislead you about a Variable Annuity investment or make an unsuitable recommendation that you invest in a Variable Annuity or otherwise mismanage your investment account? If so, you need representation by an experienced, highly-rated and nationally recognized FINRA securities arbitration lawyer — an attorney who understands these highly complex and risky Variable Annuity investments.
You will also need an experienced lawyer who 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 with variable annuities by 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 Variable Annuity investment losses 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 Variable Annuities and securities law and investment disputes 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 Index Annuities. Attorney Pearce and his staff represent investors throughout Indiana, 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 Variable Annuities 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 representing investors who were sold Variable Annuities and all kinds of securities and investments serving Indiana citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail.