Silver Law Group is investigating Kingwood, Texas-based brokerage firm D.H. Hill Securities, LLLP (CRD# 41528) (“D.H. Hill”) after FINRA sanctioned the firm for its conduct concerning the firm’s role as underwriter of a real estate investment trust (“REIT”).
D.H. Hill Securities Enters into a Settlement with FINRA
D.H. Hill entered into an Acceptance, Waiver & Consent (“AWC”), signed in November 2016, with FINRA. The AWC alleged that, between February 2012 through April 2013, D.H. Hill participated as a dealer manager of a REIT offering, replacing another firm in the process. When D.H. Hill replaced the previous brokerage firm, it failed to seek or obtain authorization from FINRA’s Corporate Financing Department to proceed with the offering, a requirement under FINRA Rule 5110.