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Ronald Birnbaum (Ronald David Birnbaum CRD# 238250) is a broker and investment advisor currently registered with Advisory Group Equity Services Ltd. and Trust Advisory Group Ltd. In Newton, Massachusetts. Ronald Birnbaum sold his clients private placements in GPB Capital, which Massachusetts securities regulators accuse of violating securities laws by misleading investors. Silver Law Group represents investors in claims to recover GPB investment losses. Contact us today at (800) 975-4345 for a no-cost consultation. GPB Capital Investments Holdings GPB Capital Holdings, an alternative asset management company founded in 2013 by Scientologist David Gentile, raised $1.8 billion by using broker-dealers across the country to sell private placement investments to investors. GPB is in the business of buying and managing companies such as car dealerships and garbage companies. A private placement in GPB couldn’t be sold, but investors liked the high dividends it paid.Ronald Birnbaum (Ronald David Birnbaum CRD# 238250) is a broker and investment advisor currently registered with Advisory Group Equity Services Ltd. and Trust Advisory Group Ltd. In Newton, Massachusetts. Ronald Birnbaum sold his clients private placements in GPB Capital, which Massachusetts securities regulators accuse of violating securities laws by misleading investors. Continue reading ›

New York City REIT Inc. (NYC) has lost significant value since its public listing in August, 2020. Managed by AR Global, a partnership led by investor Nicholas Schorsch, many investors in the REIT have seen their investment decline by as much as 80%.  Started in 2013, New York City REIT, which invests in commercial real estate in New York, was one of many nontraded real estate investment trusts (REITS) managed by AR Global and Schorsch.  New York City REIT (NYC) Public Listing  Nontraded REITS are illiquid, which means they can’t be easily sold. However, they often pay a high dividend, and the selling brokers sometimes tell investors that a liquidity event (public listing) could happen in the future that will allow them to get their principal out.  Sometimes with nontraded REITS the liquidity event doesn’t happen, as in the case of The Parking REIT, which stopped paying distributions and told investors that a liquidity event may never occur.New York City REIT Inc. (NYC) has lost significant value since its public listing in August, 2020. Managed by AR Global, a partnership led by investor Nicholas Schorsch, many investors in the REIT have seen their investment decline by as much as 80%.

Started in 2013, New York City REIT, which invests in commercial real estate in New York, was one of many nontraded real estate investment trusts (REITS) managed by AR Global and Schorsch. Continue reading ›

It’s happened again—a startup company that touted revolutionary changes to an industry is being accused of fraud. After Elizabeth Holmes and her blood-testing company, Theranos, had a reputation later discovered as built on falsehoods, a Canadian recycling company is being accused of misrepresentations.  Similar to Theranos, Montreal-based plastic recycler Loop Industries claims to have “revolutionary technology.” Now, Loop has been outed by a report from Hindenburg Research that reports more than what’s been told. Hindenburg culled information from various sources, including industrial experts, company partners, competitors, company documents, as well as former employees of the company. They also submitted their findings to regulators. After the Hindenburg report’s release, shares of the company have dropped nearly 40%. Silver Law Group is a securities fraud law firm that represents investors in class action lawsuits. This blog may be considered advertising. Solving A Recycling Problem Although plastic recycling is more widespread than ever before, the practice isn’t without faults. Not every type of plastic is recyclable, and some are more difficult than others. PET, or polyethylene terephthalate, is the plastic that’s ubiquitous in bottled water, as well as packaging for foods and other beverages. Just last month, the company released 1,880,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $12.75 per share. Roth Capital Partners was acting as the sole manager for the offering.It’s happened again—a startup company that touted revolutionary changes to an industry is being accused of fraud.

After Elizabeth Holmes and her blood-testing company, Theranos, had a reputation later discovered as built on falsehoods, a Canadian recycling company is being accused of misrepresentations. Similar to Theranos, Montreal-based plastic recycler Loop Industries claims to have “revolutionary technology.” Now, Loop has been outed by a report from Hindenburg Research that reports more than what’s been told. Continue reading ›

In June 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued an opinion in the case Isaiah v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. This landmark decision narrowly defines which claims can be brought by a court-appointed receiver for entities that perpetrated a Ponzi scheme, leaving a broad category of claims to the investor-victims to be litigated either individually or on a class action basis. Ponzi Scheme Background This case arose out of a Ponzi scheme in which two fraudsters used business entities they controlled to bilk millions of dollars from more than 2,000 investors. According to the 11th Circuit opinion, “the Ponzi schemers solicited investors by promising astronomical returns on investments supposedly involving the trade of Venezuelan and U.S. currency.” Unfortunately, in true Ponzi scheme fashion, the perpetrators were paying so-called “distributions” to existing investors using money continuously being raised from new investors. The scheme ultimately was uncovered and fell apart, and a court-appointed receiver was put in place to stand in the shoes of the fraudulent entities to protect the creditors’ (the victims’) rights. When a Ponzi scheme is uncovered, a court-appointed receiver is often put in place to unravel the financial misconduct committed by the fraudsters.In June 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued an opinion in the case Isaiah v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. This landmark decision narrowly defines which claims can be brought by a court-appointed receiver for entities that perpetrated a Ponzi scheme, leaving a broad category of claims to the investor-victims to be litigated either individually or on a class action basis. Continue reading ›

Gary Ginsberg (Gary David Ginsberg, CRD# 1175258) is a currently registered broker working for Ameriprise Financial Services (CRD# 6363) in New Jersey. Before working at Ameriprise, Ginsberg worked for Royal Alliance Associates (CRD# 23131) from 1992 to 2020. Gary Ginsberg has sold his customers private placement investments in GPB Capital, which has been accused of being a Ponzi Scheme.  Silver Law Group represents investors in claims to recover GPB investment losses. Contact us today at (800) 975-4345 for a no-cost consultation.  GPB Capital Investments Don’t Perform For Investors  GPB Capital Holdings is an alternative asset management company founded in 2013 by Scientologist David Gentile. The company raised $1.8 billion by having broker-dealers across the country sell private placement investments to retail investors.  GPB said it would deliver returns to investors by buying and managing income producing companies such as car dealerships and garbage companies. The investment was illiquid, meaning it couldn’t be sold, but investors were drawn to the high dividends.  Owning GPB has not gone the way investors had hoped. The attractive dividend is no longer being paid. The company is being sued by a former business partner and investors, and investigated by FINRA, the SEC, and the New York Business Integrity Commission. In November, 2019, GPB’s Chief Compliance Officer and Managing Director was criminally indicted for obstruction of justice.Gary Ginsberg (Gary David Ginsberg, CRD# 1175258) is a currently registered broker working for Ameriprise Financial Services (CRD# 6363) in New Jersey. Before working at Ameriprise, Ginsberg worked for Royal Alliance Associates (CRD# 23131) from 1992 to 2020. Gary Ginsberg has sold his customers private placement investments in GPB Capital, which has been accused of being a Ponzi Scheme. Continue reading ›

PIABA is the Public Investors Advocate Bar Association, a bar association of some of the best securities litigation lawyers in the country who represent investors in claims for investment fraud, stockbroker misconduct, and Ponzi schemes.  Scott Silver, Silver Law Group’s managing partner, is a proud member of PIABA since 2002. Scott routinely presents on various issues of stockbroker misconduct at the annual meeting and delivered a presentation on variable annuity fraud at the 28th PIABA annual meeting in Austin, Texas. Silver Law Group also published a securities arbitration primer in Trial magazine.  PIABA Name Change Reflects Changing Securities Landscape  Traditionally, many cases of investment fraud were against stockbrokers working at major Wall Street brokerage firms and involved FINRA arbitration. Over the years, Scott has represented investors in claims against stockbrokers for churning, unsuitable recommendations, theft, failure to supervise, Ponzi schemes, and many other claims.PIABA is the Public Investors Advocate Bar Association, a bar association of some of the best securities litigation lawyers in the country who represent investors in claims for investment fraud, stockbroker misconduct, and Ponzi schemes.

Scott Silver, Silver Law Group’s managing partner, is a proud member of PIABA since 2002. Scott routinely presents on various issues of stockbroker misconduct at the annual meeting and delivered a presentation on variable annuity fraud at the 28th PIABA annual meeting in Austin, Texas. Silver Law Group also published a securities arbitration primer in Trial magazine. Continue reading ›

Silver Law Group is investigating Golar LNG Limited (GLNG) (“Golar” or the “Company”) for potential violations of the federal securities laws. On September 24, 2020, media outlets reported that Eduardo Navarro Antonello, Chief Executive Officer of Golar’s joint-venture subsidiary Hygo Energy Transition Ltd., had been implicated in a bribery network investigated in connection with the ongoing Brazilian criminal investigation Operation Car Wash. On this news, Golar’s stock price fell $3.28 per share, or approximately 32%, to close at $6.86 per share on September 24, 2020.  As the world focuses on cleaner forms of energy, Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) has become a frontrunner. As of 2019, the US is the third-largest importer of LNG. This growing interest means that LNG’s increased value is another avenue for investors.Silver Law Group is investigating Golar LNG Limited (GLNG) (“Golar” or the “Company”) for potential violations of the federal securities laws. On September 24, 2020, media outlets reported that Eduardo Navarro Antonello, Chief Executive Officer of Golar’s joint-venture subsidiary Hygo Energy Transition Ltd., had been implicated in a bribery network investigated in connection with the ongoing Brazilian criminal investigation Operation Car Wash. On this news, Golar’s stock price fell $3.28 per share, or approximately 32%, to close at $6.86 per share on September 24, 2020. Continue reading ›

“FINRA Office of Dispute Resolution” (a/k/a ODR or DR) has changed its name to “FINRA Dispute Resolution Services”. A newsletter from FINRA says the name change “highlights our focus on customer service and helps distinguish FINRA Dispute Resolution Services from FINRA Enforcement for our external stakeholders, lawmakers and the media. The name change also highlights our unique functions and speaks to our role as a neutral administrator of FINRA’s arbitration and mediation forum.”  Richard Berry, FINRA’s Executive Vice President and Director of Dispute Resolution, says the name change represents that his office administers disputes, rather than resolves them.  FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, is a government-authorized non-profit organization that works under the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to protect investors and ensure market integrity. Authorized by Congress, FINRA oversees over 4,200 broker-dealers and more than 624,000 brokers.“FINRA Office of Dispute Resolution” (a/k/a ODR or DR) has changed its name to “FINRA Dispute Resolution Services”. A newsletter from FINRA says the name change “highlights our focus on customer service and helps distinguish FINRA Dispute Resolution Services from FINRA Enforcement for our external stakeholders, lawmakers and the media. The name change also highlights our unique functions and speaks to our role as a neutral administrator of FINRA’s arbitration and mediation forum.” Continue reading ›

Silver Law Group is investigating Aquestive Therapeutics, Inc. (AQST) regarding potential violations of federal securities laws. If you have losses from investing in Aquestive Therapeutics, Inc. (AQST) stock, contact Silver Law Group for consultation at no cost at (800) 975-4345 or by email at ssilver@silverlaw.com. Aquestive Therapeutics, Inc. (AQST) Drug Libervant Aquestive Therapeutics, Inc. (AQST) is a specialty pharmaceutical company based out of New Jersey that “focuses on identifying, developing, and commercializing various products to address unmet medical needs.” On September 25, 2020, Aquestive said that it had received a Complete Response Letter (CRL) from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its New Drug Application for Libervant Buccal Film. Libervant is a drug being developed to manage seizure clusters.Silver Law Group is investigating Aquestive Therapeutics, Inc. (AQST) regarding potential violations of federal securities laws.

If you have losses from investing in Aquestive Therapeutics, Inc. (AQST) stock, contact Silver Law Group for consultation at no cost at (800) 975-4345 or by email at ssilver@silverlaw.com. Continue reading ›

Timothy Touloukian (CRD: #2803832) is a previously registered broker who was last registered with Paulson Investment Company LLC (CRD#:5670) of New York, NY. His previous employers include John Carris Investments LLC (CRD#:145767, expelled by FINRA in 2014) of Hoboken, NJ, Forefront Capital Markets LLC (CRD#:151812) and Advanced Equities, Inc. (CRD#:35545, expelled by FINRA in 2014), both of New York, NY.  Another previous employer, Ehrenkrantz King Nussbaum, Inc. (CRD#:113525), of Melville, NY, was also expelled by FINRA in 2012.  He has been in the industry since 1997.  Two customer disputes filed against Timothy Touloukian on 1/23/2020 contain the same allegations of “material misrepresentations concerning an investment in a private placement.” One requests damages of $500,000, the second requests $200,000. These disputes are currently “pending.”  Private placements are also known as an “unregistered offering.” These are shares and/or bonds that are sold to wealthier institutions and frequently to accredited individuals. For companies who are seeking capital for an expansion, it’s a more effective way of keeping a private company private, especially a small and less-established business such as a startup or family-owned business.Timothy Touloukian (CRD: #2803832) is a previously registered broker who was last registered with Paulson Investment Company LLC (CRD#:5670) of New York, NY. His previous employers include John Carris Investments LLC (CRD#:145767, expelled by FINRA in 2014) of Hoboken, NJ, Forefront Capital Markets LLC (CRD#:151812) and Advanced Equities, Inc. (CRD#:35545, expelled by FINRA in 2014), both of New York, NY.  Another previous employer, Ehrenkrantz King Nussbaum, Inc. (CRD#:113525), of Melville, NY, was also expelled by FINRA in 2012.  He has been in the industry since 1997. Continue reading ›

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