On August 26, 2015 the Arizona Corporations Commission issued a temporary restraining order based on allegations that Robert Kerrigan, USA Barcelona Realty Advisors, LLC, and USA Barcelona Hotel Land Company I, LLC had engaged in, acts and practices that constitute violations of A.R.S. Q 44-1801, et seq., the Arizona Securities Act, and that the public welfare required immediate action.
The Commission alleged that from at least October 26, 2012 until at least November 25, 2013, Barcelona Advisors offered and sold promissory notes issued by Barcelona Advisors and investment contracts in the form of membership interests in Barcelona Advisors within and from Arizona, and that since at least October 2, 2013, Kerrigan offered or sold the October, 2012 Offering within or from Arizona.
Robert Kerrigan’s registration and disciplinary history
According to FINRA’s CRD disclosure report, Robert Kerrigan has been the subject of four customer complaints and one regulatory investigations.
The Law Office of David Liebrader practices exclusively in the field of investment loss recovery and our securities attorneys have successfully resolved over 1000 investment loss cases over the past 20 years. Recoveries for clients top $40 million. The types of claims we have successfully handled include those involving unsuitable investments (suitability claims), excessive trading or “churning”, misrepresentations and omissions, unauthorized trading, over-concentration of illiquid or overly risky investments, pump and dump scams involving “penny stocks”, direct participation programs (private placements) involving real estate investment trusts (REITS), oil and gas exploration programs, leasing equipment deals and receivable financing, promissory notes whether sold through a broker dealer or as part of the outside business activities of a registered representative, ponzi scheme losses, failure on the part of the broker dealer to perform due diligence, state securities law (blue sky) violations and failure to supervise.
Investment losses can be recovered through a process known as FINRA arbitration. FINRA regulates broker dealers that sell investments, and provides an arbitration forum to resolve investor disputes. Investors can pursue claims against their brokerage firms in the FINRA arbitration forum. Common claims in the forum are those for suitability, breach of fiduciary duty, misrepresentations and omissions, negligence, violation of FINRA rules, state and federal securities laws violations, elder abuse, breach of contract and failure to supervise. On average, the recovery process takes approximately a year, from start to finish.
FINRA’s rules require that all investment recommendations made by licensed financial advisors be suitable in light of a customer’s needs, objectives and risk tolerance. In addition, all registered representatives are required to be properly supervised, with periodic inspections and reviews by qualified supervisors, whose job it is to vigorously investigate suspicions of wrongdoing (red flags).
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