The securities industry is specialized, with its own rules, standards and industry customs and practices. Moulton & Wilson, LLP represents financial advisors in a wide variety of matters. These include:
- Employment Transitions. Regarding transitions between brokerage firms, a commentator has cautioned: “First, Hire the Lawyers.” Another listed as one of the top ten reasons broker-dealer transitions fail: “Not hiring an attorney.” When a financial advisor considers changing brokerage firms (or going independent), a variety of questions can arise. read more . . .
- Employment Agreements – Review & Negotiation. An experienced lawyer can be a financial advisor’s greatest asset before, during and after moving to a new firm. We can review your existing contracts and advise you regarding negotiation of your new contracts. read more . . .
- Promissory Note & Forgivable Loan Claims. Many financial advisors, registered representatives, securities brokers, and investment advisors owe money on a promissory note or employee forgivable loan (“EFL”). You may have defenses and not be required to pay the entire balance due. read more . . .
- Form U5 Expungement & Defamation. The Uniform Termination Notice for Securities Industries Registration (Form U5) lists all registrations, securities licenses, amendments, and customer complaints for a registered representative or investment advisor. A firm must also report a “Reason for Termination” when it terminates a financial advisor. read more . . .
- Disciplinary Action & Investigations. For a financial advisor, registered representative, investment advisor, or securities broker, a disciplinary investigation is a very serious matter. Violations of FINRA or SEC rules can lead to sanctions such as monetary fines, suspension of an advisor’s license, or even a bar from the industry. read more . . .
We represent financial advisors, registered representatives, investment advisors and securities brokers nationwide in disciplinary investigations, employment claims and disputes, and transition issues.
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-David Rhodes, CFP
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-Kelley J. Douglas, Stonebridge Wealth Management, LLC