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Marc Reda (Marc Augustus Reda CRD:#2757330) is a registered broker currently employed with SPARTAN CAPITAL SECURITIES, LLC (CRD# 146251) of New York, NY. His previous employers include First Standard Financial Company LLC (CRD#:168340) of Staten Island, NY, PHX Financial, Inc. (CRD#:144403) and Laidlaw & Company (UK) Ltd. (CRD#:119037) also of New York City.  FINRA expelled three of his previous employers:  John Thomas Financial (CRD#:40982) of New York, NY, on 10/31/2013 Prestige Financial Center, Inc. (CRD#:30407), also of New York, NY, on 5/23/2011 Clark Street Capital, Inc. (CRD#:38304) of Levittown, NY, on 2/24/2005  He has been in the industry since 1999.Marc Reda (Marc Augustus Reda CRD:#2757330) is a registered broker currently employed with SPARTAN CAPITAL SECURITIES, LLC (CRD# 146251) of New York, NY. His previous employers include First Standard Financial Company LLC (CRD#:168340) of Staten Island, NY, PHX Financial, Inc. (CRD#:144403) and Laidlaw & Company (UK) Ltd. (CRD#:119037) also of New York City. Continue reading ›

Cynthia Komarek & Grant Birkley, two brokers formerly registered with SagePoint Financial of Barrington, IL, were terminated on the same day after the firm discovered that they were engaged in making referrals to an outside asset manager who was not approved by the board.  Cynthia Komarek (CRD#: 1188714, aka (Cynthia Ann Brown, Cynthia Brown-Komarek, Cynthia Brown Komarek, Cynthia Brown Pearson) is a former registered broker and investment advisor last employed with SagePoint. Her previous employers include Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC (CRD#:19616) of Woodstock, IL., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (CRD#:7691) of Crystal Lake, IL., and Lehman Brothers Inc. (CRD#:7506), of New York, NY. She has been in the industry since 1983.  Grant Birkley (Grant Christopher Birkley CRD#: 2933533) is also formerly registered with SagePoint, Wells Fargo, and Merrill Lynch at the same time as Komarek. He has been in the industry since 1998.   Two client disputes were filed on the same day for both Komarek and Birkley. In Komarek’s case, they total $2,330,000:Cynthia Komarek & Grant Birkley, two brokers formerly registered with SagePoint Financial of Barrington, IL, were terminated on the same day after the firm discovered that they were engaged in making referrals to an outside asset manager who was not approved by the board. Continue reading ›

A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of shareholders of stock in Vipshop Holdings Ltd. (VIPS), regarding alleged violations of federal securities laws.  If you purchased or acquired shares of Vipshop Holdings Ltd. (VIPS) between March, 22, 2021 and March 29, 2021, please contact Scott Silver of Silver Law Group at (800) 975-4345 or at ssilver@silverlaw.com. The deadline to apply to be lead plaintiff (class representative) is December 13, 2021.  Vipshop Holdings Limited is a Chinese e-commerce company that operates Vip.com and other segments. The company sells apparel, skin care products, accessories, home furnishings, and more.  Class Action Allegations  According to the class action lawsuit, which was filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley (Defendants) traded with non-public material information.A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of shareholders of stock in Vipshop Holdings Ltd. (VIPS), regarding alleged violations of federal securities laws.

If you purchased or acquired shares of Vipshop Holdings Ltd. (VIPS) between March, 22, 2021 and March 29, 2021, please contact Scott Silver of Silver Law Group at (800) 975-4345 or at ssilver@silverlaw.com. The deadline to apply to be lead plaintiff (class representative) is December 13, 2021. Continue reading ›

Daniel O’Neil and Douglas Szempruch, two brokers working for Aegis Capital Corp. (CRD#:15007) in Melville, NY, have faced disciplinary action FINRA after both were separately involved in improper activities.  Daniel O’Neil (Daniel James O’Neil CRD#:1358245) is a former registered broker with Aegis, who discharged him on 7/29/2021 for failing to notify the firm about a “pending enforcement investigation” by FINRA. The investigation focused on “conduct inconsistent with firm standards.”Daniel O’Neil and Douglas Szempruch, two brokers working for Aegis Capital Corp. (CRD#:15007) in Melville, NY, have faced disciplinary action FINRA after both were separately involved in improper activities.

Daniel O’Neil (Daniel James O’Neil CRD#:1358245) is a former registered broker with Aegis, who discharged him on 7/29/2021 for failing to notify the firm about a “pending enforcement investigation” by FINRA. The investigation focused on “conduct inconsistent with firm standards.” Continue reading ›

Paul Vizanko (Paul Warren Vizanko CRD:#2572222) is a former broker and investment advisor last employed with  Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC (CRD#:19616) of Duluth, MN. He was previously employed with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (CRD#:7691), also of Duluth, MN, Wells Fargo Investments, LLC (CRD#:10582) of Grand Rapids, MN, and Miller Johnson Steichen Kinnard, Inc. (CRD#:694) He has been in the industry since 1995.  Wells Fargo discharged Vizanko on 1/26/2021 after he borrowed money from a client. Additionally, Vizanko received a cash gift from a different client, and was also named a beneficiary of the second client’s trust. Vizanko failed to notify the firm of these funds, then misappropriated those funds.  After FINRA requested information related to his termination, Vizanko failed to respond to two letters dated May 26, 2021 and June 21, 2021. FINRA issued a suspension from any association with a FINRA member, which Vizanko failed to address by requesting within three months of the date. As of August 30, 2021, Vizanko is indefinitely barred from any affiliation with a FINRA member. This ruling is final.  On August 12, 2021, a customer filed a dispute alleging that from September 23, 2015 through December 22, 2020, Vizanko cashed checks that were made out to him but intended for the client. No damage amount is listed, and no other information is available. This claim is pending.Paul Vizanko (Paul Warren Vizanko CRD:#2572222) is a former broker and investment advisor last employed with  Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC (CRD#:19616) of Duluth, MN. He was previously employed with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (CRD#:7691), also of Duluth, MN, Wells Fargo Investments, LLC (CRD#:10582) of Grand Rapids, MN, and Miller Johnson Steichen Kinnard, Inc. (CRD#:694) He has been in the industry since 1995. Continue reading ›

Silver Law Group’s Coral Springs headquarters serves as home base for many of our attorneys and support staff. Scott Silver, managing partner of Silver Law Group, is licensed to practice in Florida and New York and is proud to establish a leading securities and investment fraud law firm in Coral Springs.  Centrally located between Palm Beach and Miami, our attorney’s have easy access to the federal courts throughout south Florida. We represent investors in securities and investment fraud cases to recover losses due to stockbroker misconduct, fraud, and Ponzi schemes. Our work is frequently featured in the Palm Beach Post, Sun Sentinel and other Florida publications and we are proud to help ponzi scheme victims throughout Florida.  Our firm takes most cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning clients don’t have to pay us up front and nothing is owed unless we recover your money for you. If you have investment losses, call us toll free at (800) 975-4345 or email ssilver@silverlaw.com.  Silver Law Group helps investors in south Florida and around the country. We have satellite offices in Boca Raton and New York, and our main office is in Coral Springs, Florida. Scott Silver, Silver Law Group’s managing partner, is a graduate of the University of Miami Law School.  A popular guest lecturer, Scott frequently speaks at Law Schools, trial bar functions and elsewhere about preventing Ponzi schemes. Scott currently serves as Chairman of the American Association of Justice Chair for Securities and Financial Fraud.Silver Law Group’s Coral Springs headquarters serves as home base for many of our attorneys and support staff. Scott Silver, managing partner of Silver Law Group, is licensed to practice in Florida and New York and is proud to establish a leading securities and investment fraud law firm in Coral Springs. Continue reading ›

The SEC announced that it has filed a temporary restraining order against Ron Harrison (Ron K. Harrison), a former registered broker and investment advisor (CRD#: 1785805) to freeze the assets of his company, Global Trading Institute, and his girlfriend since 2017, Irina Parfyonova. She is named as a relief defendant after receiving more than $279,000 from Harrison’s fraudulent activities, using the funds for their own living expenses.  The US District Court in the Central District of California granted the SEC’s restraining order on September 30, 2021, freezing assets and requiring a full accounting of all funds. The court also set another hearing on October 14th to extend the emergency relief with a preliminary injunction.   The complaint states that Harrison and Parfyonova live in Ladera Ranch, CA. Harrison was unregistered, and ran his company, Global Trading Institute (GTI) since 2016 and the now-defunct Trading Advisement Program, LLC (TAP.) Neither were ever registered with the SEC. Harrison charged 22 clients $900,000 based on alleged gains he’d made trading options in the client’s accounts.The SEC announced that it has filed a temporary restraining order against Ron Harrison (Ron K. Harrison), a former registered broker and investment advisor (CRD#: 1785805) to freeze the assets of his company, Global Trading Institute, and his girlfriend since 2017, Irina Parfyonova. She is named as a relief defendant after receiving more than $279,000 from Harrison’s fraudulent activities, using the funds for their own living expenses. Continue reading ›

Silver Law Group is investigating Safeguard Metals on behalf of investors that have losses with the company’s precious metals IRAs or other accounts.  Safeguard Metals is a Southern California-based company that sells investors self-directed retirement accounts that hold gold and silver. The company’s website pitches precious metals investing as a way to “hedge against uncontrolled government spending and dizzying money printing by the Federal Reserve.”  Though precious metals investors hope to earn a return, or at least preserve their assets, they often suffer incredible losses. Silver Law Group has been contacted by Safeguard Metals investors who have lost more than 60% of their money in less than two years.Silver Law Group is investigating Safeguard Metals on behalf of investors that have losses with the company’s precious metals IRAs or other accounts.

Safeguard Metals is a Southern California-based company that sells investors self-directed retirement accounts that hold gold and silver. The company’s website pitches precious metals investing as a way to “hedge against uncontrolled government spending and dizzying money printing by the Federal Reserve.” Continue reading ›

Scott Silver was interviewed by The Palm Beach Post for an article about Seeman Holtz, a Boca Raton insurance company accused of swindling over 1,000 investors out of hundreds of millions of dollars with the sale of unregistered promissory notes.  Seeman Holtz is alleged to be a Ponzi scheme, is unable to pay its obligations, and has liabilities that exceed its assets. The company is now under the control of a corporate monitor and Scott Silver’s firm, Silver Law Group, represents investors who purchased the promissory notes, many of whom are South Florida-based retirees.  The Florida Office of Financial Regulation has investigated Seeman Holtz and filed a lawsuit in Palm Beach County Circuit Court. Co-founder Marshal Seeman, chief financial officer Brian Schwartz, and Seeman Holtz and related companies are accused of misconduct such as securities fraud.Scott Silver was interviewed by The Palm Beach Post for an article about Seeman Holtz, a Boca Raton insurance company accused of swindling over 1,000 investors out of hundreds of millions of dollars with the sale of unregistered promissory notes.

Seeman Holtz is alleged to be a Ponzi scheme, is unable to pay its obligations, and has liabilities that exceed its assets. The company is now under the control of a corporate monitor and Scott Silver’s firm, Silver Law Group, represents investors who purchased the promissory notes, many of whom are South Florida-based retirees. Continue reading ›

Adam Feierstein (Adam S Feierstein, CRD# 6033082) is a barred broker who was last registered with Proequities Inc and Woodbury Financial Services, Inc. in Redondo Beach, California. He had been in the industry since 2011. Woodbury has been the subject of recent arbitration claims by investors who were sold GPB Capital Holdings investments.Adam Feierstein (Adam S Feierstein, CRD# 6033082) is a barred broker who was last registered with Proequities Inc and Woodbury Financial Services, Inc. in Redondo Beach, California. He had been in the industry since 2011. Woodbury has been the subject of recent arbitration claims by investors who were sold GPB Capital Holdings investments. Continue reading ›

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