Another good article on Sunday, August 21st, by Jeff Manning in the Sunday Oregonian about the Aequitas debacle. Our latest case that we filed in Seattle last week for a group of investors that lost $11 million is discussed. You can read it here: ttps://lnkd.in/emsMpNs .
It is tragic to consider the number of people impacted by the Aequitas situation. We have received calls from all around the world from people who have lost significant amounts of money. We have posted (below) a partial list of financial advisors and firms mentioned in our conversations with victims. We encourage anyone with financial losses or information about this situation to contact us at 800-647-8130 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’ve lost money in this situation, it is important for you to take make choices about your actions soon. Please read our posts about your choices and contact our office to discuss the specifics of your situation.
Portland Securities Attorney Robert Banks was quoted today in an Oregonian article that offers one of the first inside looks at the Aequitas situation.
“It is absolutely outrageous that a financial adviser would put important client retirement money into promissory notes issued by a company that was already on the ropes,” Banks said.
Jeff Manning of The Oregonian, who has been following the Aequitas story closely for some time, reports that Chris Bean, a 41-year-old investment adviser with Private Advisory Group, had 330 clients invested in Aequitas, more than any other financial adviser in the country. Bean and his firm were part of a national network of investment advisers who raised money for Aequitas.
Manning’s article reports that an Aequitas affiliate bought a controlling interest in Bean’s firm in July of 2014 and investors were encouraged to continue putting money into funds even after Aequitas showed signs of financial trouble. Mr. Bean insists that Aequitas executives misleadingly led him and his firm to believe that Aequitas presented a strong financial position.
Investor Defender attorneys Bob Banks and Darlene Pasieczny are representing clients who may have claims against Aequitas. The law generally provides that a licensed financial adviser cannot successfully solicit or sell an investment to a client by use of misrepresentations or omissions of material fact. If that law is violated, investors are entitled to a return of their investment proceeds upon tender of their investment back to the sellers. To see how that law might apply to the unique purchase circumstances of individual or institutional investors, you may call our office at 800.647.8130 or contact securities attorneys Bob Banks and Darlene Pasieczny by e-mail at email@example.com.
Investor Defenders is a practice group of Samules Yoelin Kantor LLPfocused on representing investors in situations where professional misconduct resulted in a financial loss. Lead securities attorney Bob Banks has earned a national reputation for his success fighting on behalf of investors in FINRA arbitration and in court for 33 years. Consultations are complimentary and most cases are done on contingency fee, meaning that our clients do not pay any attorney fees unless we recover losses.
If you have money invested with Aequitas Capital Management, you have reason to be concerned. Please check back for updates as we continue our investigation. We are interested in speaking with investors as we gather information. Please call our office at 800.647.8130.
Among The Aequitas Entities Are The Following:
Aequitas Investment Management, LLC
Aequitas Capital Management, Inc.
Aequitas Holdings, LLC
Aequitas Commercial Finance, LLC
Care Payment, LLC
Aequitas Consumer Credit, LLC
MotoLease Financial, LLC
Aequitas Equipment Finance LLC
DC Equipment Finance, LLC
Aequitas ETC Founders Fund
Aequitas Income Opportunity Fund, LLC
Aequitas Income Opportunity Fund II, LLC
Aequitas WRFF I, LLC
Aequitas Capital Opportunities Fund
Robert Banks is a nationally recognized securities attorney who fights on behalf or investors in FINRA arbitration and in court. Review his credentials and contact us for a complimentary evaluation.
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