Minneapolis is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota with scores of registered stock and commodities brokerage firms and investment advisory offices. With so many brokerage firms comes the potential for stockbrokers, financial advisors, and representatives who may engage in conduct which violates securities and commodities industry rules and procedures.
For example, Feltl & Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota submitted a AWC to FINRA for allegedly failing to apply sales-charge discounts to certain customers' eligible purchases of unit investment trusts (UITs) and for failing to establish, maintain, and enforce a proper supervisory system. UITs are generally issued by a firm representative that assembles the UIT's portfolio of securities, deposits the securities in a trust, and sells units of the UIT in a public offering. FINRA investigators alleged that Feltl, between May 1, 2009 and April 30, 2014, failed to identify and apply sales charge discounts to certain customers' eligible purchases of UITs. FINRA found that Feltl failed to apply sales-charge discounts to more than 1,100 eligible UIT purchases resulting in customers paying excessive sales charges of approximately $261,873. Additionally, customers paid a combined total of nearly $65,000 in commissions and sustained additional losses on the unsuitable trades. FINRA alleged that the forgoing conduct shows that Feltl failed to establish, maintain, and enforce a supervisory system and written supervisory procedures reasonably designed to ensure that customers received sales-charge discounts to which they were entitled on UIT purchases. The alleged conduct violates NASD Conduct Rules 3010(a) and (b) and FINRA Rule 2010. Without admitting or denying the FINRA allegations, Feltl agreed to the sanctions and was ordered to pay a $250,000 fine.Representing Clients in Minneapolis, Throughout Minnesota and Nationwide
Are you a Minneapolis-based investor who has had significant losses in your investment accounts? Did your Minneapolis investment advisor make unsuitable recommendations or otherwise mismanage your investment account? Are you a stockbroker, commodities broker, financial advisor or individual from the Minneapolis area who is the subject of a government or industry regulatory investigation or lawsuit? If so, you will need to have representation from an experienced, highly rated and nationally recognized securities and commodities law attorney—an attorney who knows how to handle these complex legal issues. By hiring an attorney with over 40 years of experience practicing securities and commodities law on both sides of the table, you will clearly see that Attorney Pearce doesn’t just handle cases—he represents clients!
At The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A., we represent clients on all sides of securities and commodities law and investment disputes in courtroom litigation, arbitration and mediation proceedings, and in a wide range of practice areas such as fraud and misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, failure to supervise, and unsuitable recommendations. Attorney Pearce and his staff represent clients in Minneapolis, throughout Minnesota, and across the United States.
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The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and Florida Office of Financial Regulation (FL-OFR) have filed many disciplinary actions and/or complaints against Minneapolis-based stockbrokers, financial advisors and/or representatives.
Attorney Pearce’s trial lawyer defense skills are highly regarded in Minneapolis, throughout Minnesota and across the nation. He began his career with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in 1980. Thereafter he moved to Fort Lauderdale and has expanded his nationwide SEC defense law practice to include commodities law and the defense of United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and Florida Office of Financial Regulation (FL-OFR) investigations and enforcement proceedings, including registration issues, expungement proceedings, and Form U-5 abuses and defamation.
Attorney Pearce is one of the few attorneys who has not only single handedly beat the SEC's team of lawyers, but recovered his clients' attorney fees and litigation costs incurred in the defense of the government's flawed investigation and enforcement action.Free Initial Consultation With Securities, Commodities and Investment Dispute Lawyers Serving Minneapolis Minnesota Residents
The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A. understands what is at stake in securities and commodities law matters and investment disputes, and works tirelessly to secure the best possible result for you and your case. Mr. Pearce provides a complete case review, identifies the strengths and weaknesses of your case, and fully explains all of your legal options. The entire law firm works to ensure that you completely understand the ins and outs of the legal process to give you complete peace of mind knowing that you have chosen the best possible representation for your case
For dedicated representation by a law firm with over 40 years of experience and success in all kinds of securities and commodities law and investment disputes serving Minneapolis citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail.