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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Recent News

Regulators Beat Around Wedbush
Wedbush Securities Inc., capitalized in 1955 with $10,000 from its co-founders, has grown over the last 60 years to have more than $4 billion under management. Its 82-year-old namesake founder still shows up at the office before dawn, putting in a full day on the trading floor. But the firm’s rise and the dogged work […]
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Terminated $2.5 billion Merrill Lynch team plans to fight back
An elite private banking duo formerly with Bank of America Merrill Lynch is considering legal action against the firm after being terminated last month, according to an attorney for the team. “We believe that Merrill Lynch acted inappropriately and we look forward to testing the actions of Merrill lynch,” said Thomas Lewis of Stevens & Lee. ...
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Former executives of defunct IBD hit with $1.05 million arbitration award
Three brokerage executives who formerly worked at a now-defunct midsize independent broker-dealer were ordered by a three-person arbitration panel to pay $1.05 million, plus interest, to a family that had invested in high risk private placements that turned out to be Ponzi schemes. The complaint has been an albatross around the necks of the three […]
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Current Investigations

LPL Financial terminates Houston based broker, James “Jeb” Bashaw
Former LPL Financial branch manager James “Jeb” Bashaw was fired on September 24, 2014 for several allegations, including participating in private securities transactions without providing written disclosure to and obtaining written approval from LPL Financial, according to his report on CRD (Central Registration Depository).
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Municipal Fixed Income Investments Containing Puerto Rican Bonds
Aidikoff, Uhl & Bakhtiari is currently investigating certain municipal fixed income funds containing significant percentages of Puerto Rican bonds. The presence of these bonds in many mutual funds appears to have led the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to launch an investigation.
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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.
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