Aidikoff, Uhl & Bakhtiari is an “AV” rated law firm with a worldwide practice representing individuals and institutions in disputes with Wall Street and the financial services industry. Attorneys for the firm regularly appear before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) which was created in 2007 through the consolidation of the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) enforcement and arbitration divisions, as well as in numerous state and federal courts to resolve financial disputes between customers, employees, banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies and other members of the financial services industry.
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- Vonnegut: ‘Harrowing’ Fight for Brokers Who Take On the Firm
- “When can we expect payment?” asks the soulless lawyer in a cadaverous monotone. He’s from the broker-dealer you used to work for, and he’s talking about the unpaid balance on your Employee Forgivable Loan. You go ballistic. Those clowns broke their promises. They almost destroyed your business, which is taking forever to rebuild. Now what? ...
- 50 “Litigation Trailblazers & Pioneers” Recognized by ALM’s The National Law Journal
- Fifty of the top legal professionals in the U.S. have been recognized in the National Law Journal’s inaugural “Litigation Trailblazers & Pioneers” special supplement. Released on December 22nd, the list honors individuals who have changed the practice of litigation through the use of innovative legal strategies. Each of the professionals ...
- Wall Street’s Watchdog Doesn’t Disclose All Regulatory Red Flags
- Wall Street’s own national watchdog doesn’t make public all the regulatory red flags it has about brokers, prompting calls from state regulators for more expansive disclosure. Investors checking disciplinary records from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, or Finra, can see that in Bennett Broad ’s 35-year career as a stockbroker, he ...
- LPL Financial, LLC Non-Traded REITs
- Aidikoff, Uhl & Bakhtiari announces the launch of an investigation of the sales practices of LPL Financial, LLC in recommending non-traded REITs to their clients. The investigation follows the recently filed complaint by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Securities Division into similar non-traded REIT sales practices. The Massachusetts complaint charged LPL with dishonest and unethical business practices.
- Behringer Harvard
- Many investors purchased Behringer Harvard REIT funds at the recommendation of their financial advisor. The Behringer Harvard funds were sold to customers as suitable low risk, fixed income investments. On August 23, 2012 reliable news sources reported that Behringer Harvard Strategic Opportunity Fund I and II would report catastrophic losses to investors.
- REITs - Real Estate Investment Trusts
- With the collapse of the housing markets and real estate sector, REIT fraud has become more apparent. Investors are bringing claims against their brokerage firm or financial advisors that recommended unsuitable or fraudulent REITs that were Ponzi schemes or for failing to disclose the high fees and commissions associated with the sale of REIT investments.