Peiffer Wolf is currently investigating potential claims against Stephen Lawler of First Allied Securities and Lawler Financial for his recommendation of ARC NYC REIT and other unsuitable investments.
According to our research and analysis of Stephen Lawler’s clients, we have found that Lawler has been placing retirement-age investors in untraded REITs like American Realty NYC REIT. If your investment portfolio consists of REITs, Contact Us Today.
Pitched as a way to provide investors with income and appreciation, ARC NYC REIT is promoted as “high-quality commercial real estate located within the five boroughs of New York City, particularly Manhattan.” Initially, NYC REIT was a non-traded REIT. Because it was not initially traded on an exchange, ARC NYC REIT was even less liquid than other REITs that trade on open exchanges. Investors believed that returns would be greater than 10% annually, but distributions stopped and there was a reverse stock split. To make matter worse, the initial public offering price was $25 per share, but that valuation has now plummeted below $12 per share.
According to FINRA’s BrokerCheck website for Public Disclosures, Stephen Lawler is the subject of 4 disclosures, two of which are still pending:
Prior to First Allied Securities, Stephen Lawler was a broker registered with Investacorp, Integrated Resources Equity Corporation, FSC Securities Corporation, and Home Life Equity Sales Corp. Prior to Cetera Investment Advisers, Lawler was an investment adviser registered with Lawler Financial Advisory Corporation.
If you invested with Stephen Lawler of First Allied Securities and Lawler Financial, contact Peiffer Wolf immediately for a FREE Consultation.
To review Stephen Lawler’s BrokerCheck report, click here:
*BrokerCheck is run by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA)
Financial advisors (brokers) have a legal obligation and regulatory obligation to recommend only suitable investments that are appropriate for their individual clients. Their broker-dealer (employing brokerage firm) has a legal obligation and regulatory obligation to supervise the financial advisor’s sales practices and dealings with clients. To the extent that any of these duties are breached, the customer may be entitled to a recovery of his or her investment losses.
Based on our experience, we believe that there are more investors who have been the victims of Lawler’s alleged broker misconduct and investment fraud. If you invested with Stephen Lawler of First Allied Securities and Lawler Financial, contact Peiffer Wolf immediately for a FREE Consultation. 585-310-5140.
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Peiffer Wolf is currently investigating claims for anyone who has invested with Stephen Curtis Lawler of First Allied Securities and Lawler Financial. If you or someone you know invested with Stephen Lawler, Contact Us Today by calling 585-310-5140 or by filling out an online Contact Form for a FREE Consultation.