HOSPITALITY INVESTORS TRUST INVESTOR ALERT: KlaymanToskes Investigates Investor Losses in Light of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Filing

HOSPITALITY INVESTORS TRUST INVESTOR ALERT: KlaymanToskes Investigates Investor Losses in Light of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Filing

National investor fraud law firm, KlaymanToskes (“KT”), announces an investigation on behalf of investors in Hospitality Investors Trust (“HIT REIT”), formerly known as American Realty Trust, following the filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (Case No. 21-10831).  Hospitality Investors Trust is classified as a Non-Traded Real Estate Investment Trust (“REIT”) that was touted as offering current income to investors with a conservative to moderate risk tolerance. Non-Traded REITs tend to have high expenses and fees, along with limited liquidity which make this type of investment unsuitable for most investors.…

BDC INVESTOR ALERT: Medley Capital Corp Files for Bankruptcy Protection in the Wake of Portfolio Loan Losses Attributed to the COVID Pandemic

BDC INVESTOR ALERT: Medley Capital Corp Files for Bankruptcy Protection in the Wake of Portfolio Loan Losses Attributed to the COVID Pandemic

On March 7, 2021, Medley Capital Corp. (NYSE: MCC), a direct subsidiary of Medley Management Inc. (NYSE: MDLY), filed for Bankruptcy Protection from creditors – mostly investors.  Medley Management Inc., is an “alternative asset management firm offering yield solutions to retail and institutional investors” through two Business Development Companies (“BDCs”), Medley Capital and Sierra Income Corp., a non-traded BDC. Medley Capital Corp and Sierra Income Corp, invested in non-public companies, under the direction and advice of Medley Management’s affiliate SIC Advisors, LLC.  The two BDCs made loans to non-public companies that did not have access to the traditional publicly traded…

DAVID LERNER INVESTOR ALERT: KlaymanToskes Announces Preparation to File FINRA Arbitration Claim seeking more than $1,000,000 on Behalf of Investor who Purchased Spirit of America Fund

DAVID LERNER INVESTOR ALERT: KlaymanToskes Announces Preparation to File FINRA Arbitration Claim seeking more than $1,000,000 on Behalf of Investor who Purchased Spirit of America Fund

KlaymanToskes (“KT”) announces that it is preparing to file a claim against David Lerner Associates (“David Lerner”) on behalf of an investor who sustained losses due to investment and sector concentrations in proprietary products invested in non-traded Oil & Gas Investments offered exclusively to David Lerner clients.  Specifically, this case focuses on Spirit of America Fund (NASDAQ:SOAEX), one of three David Lerner proprietary funds that have recently seen a precipitous decline. According to the claim, the investor was seeking to preserve his investment principal, while earning supplemental income to provide for his growing family, including his children’s educations and other…

DAVID LERNER INVESTOR ALERT: KlaymanToskes Investigates Unsuitable Concentration in Proprietary Products Invested in Energy 11 LP, Energy Resource 12 LP and Spirit of America Fund Which Resulted in Losses in Excess of $250,000

DAVID LERNER INVESTOR ALERT: KlaymanToskes Investigates Unsuitable Concentration in Proprietary Products Invested in Energy 11 LP, Energy Resource 12 LP and Spirit of America Fund Which Resulted in Losses in Excess of $250,000

National securities fraud law firm, KlaymanToskes (“KT”), announces  its investigation into David Lerner Associates for the unsuitable concentration in proprietary products invested in non-traded Oil & Gas Investments offered exclusively to its clients.  The concentrated investments include the Energy 11 LP, Energy Resource 12 LP, and Spirit of America Fund (NASDAQ:SOAEX).  In addition to the precipitous loss in value, most of the interest payments received by investors are now considered return of capital. According to securities attorney, Lawrence L. Klayman, “David Lerner Associates recommended proprietary products that were unsuitable for most conservative or retired investors.”  According to the Energy 11…

KlaymanToskes Investigates David Lerner Associates Recommended Investments in Proprietary Non-Traded Investments Concentrated in Energy Sector

KlaymanToskes Investigates David Lerner Associates Recommended Investments in Proprietary Non-Traded Investments Concentrated in Energy Sector

National securities fraud law firm, KlaymanToskes (“KT”), announces  its investigation into David Lerner Associates for the unsuitable concentration in proprietary products invested non-traded Oil & Gas Investments offered exclusively to its clients.  The concentrated investments include the Energy 11 LP, Energy Resource 12 LP and Spirit of America Fund (SOAEX).  In addition to the precipitous loss in value, the majority of the interest payments received by investors are now considered, return of capital. According to securities attorney, Lawrence L. Klayman, “David Lerner Associates recommended proprietary products that were unsuitable for most conservative or retired investors”.  According to the Energy 11…

FINRA Barred, NPB Financial Group Ex-Broker, Cynthia Diane Cowden for Unsuitable Investment Recommendations in Illiquid Non-Traded Securities

FINRA Barred, NPB Financial Group Ex-Broker, Cynthia Diane Cowden for Unsuitable Investment Recommendations in Illiquid Non-Traded Securities

The securities industry watchdog, the Financial Regulatory Industry Authority (“FINRA”) barred, NPB Financial Group’s, Ex-Broker Cynthia Diane Cowden, for Unsuitable Investment Recommendations to a retired couple and an individual senior investor.  The recommended investments at issue were illiquid non-traded REITs and non-traded closed end funds.  According to FINRA, the barred broker’s recommendations resulted in unsuitable, securities concentration in illiquid securities that exceeded concentration limits established by the California State Regulations designed to protect investors. FINRA required that Cynthia Diane Cowden’s investment advice should have had reasonable basis for her recommendations, based on the investor’s “age, other investments, financial situation and…

FSKR INVESTOR ALERT: KlaymanToskes Continues Investigation into Full-Service Brokerage Firms for Recommended Investments in Excess of $250,000 in Franklin Square KKR Capital II Fund Predecessors Prior to the IPO

FSKR INVESTOR ALERT: KlaymanToskes Continues Investigation into Full-Service Brokerage Firms for Recommended Investments in Excess of $250,000 in Franklin Square KKR Capital II Fund Predecessors Prior to the IPO

New York–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National investment fraud law firm, KlaymanToskes (“KT”), continues its investigation into full-service brokerage firms for the unsuitable recommendations to purchase non-traded Business Development Companies (“BDCs”) including:  FS Investment Corp II (“FSIC II”), FS Investment Corp III (“FSIC III”), FS Investment Corp IV (“FSIC IV”), and Corporate Capital Trust (“CCTII”).  These four BDCs merged into the Franklin Square KKR Capital II Fund (NYSE:FSKR) on December 18, 2019.   On June 17, 2020, FSKR announced the listing on the NYSE.  These investments, and other non-traded BDCs, may have been marketed and sold to investors who were risk averse, such as retirees…

FSKR INVESTOR ALERT: KlaymanToskes Investigates Full-Service Brokerage Firms for Unsuitable Investment Recommendations Regarding Franklin Square KKR Capital II Fund

FSKR INVESTOR ALERT: KlaymanToskes Investigates Full-Service Brokerage Firms for Unsuitable Investment Recommendations Regarding Franklin Square KKR Capital II Fund

National investment fraud law firm, KlaymanToskes (“KT”), announces an investigation into full-service brokerage firms for the unsuitable recommendations to purchase non-traded Business Development Companies (“BDCs”) including:  FS Investment Corp II (“FSIC II”), FS Investment Corp III (“FSIC III”), FS Investment Corp IV (“FSIC IV”), and Corporate Capital Trust (“CCTII”).  These four BDCs merged into the Franklin Square KKR Capital II Fund (NYSE:FSKR) on December 18, 2019.   On June 17, 2020, FSKR announced the listing on the NYSE and that “J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, A Stifel Company, and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey are serving as lead advisors to…

NOTICE TO FRANKLIN SQUARE ENERGY & POWER FUND INVESTORS: KlaymanToskes Announces Investigation into Investor Losses at Full-Service Brokerage Firms

NOTICE TO FRANKLIN SQUARE ENERGY & POWER FUND INVESTORS: KlaymanToskes Announces Investigation into Investor Losses at Full-Service Brokerage Firms

KlaymanToskes (“KT”) announces an investigation of full-service brokerage firm sales practice violations of Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) rules and regulations related to recommended investments in Franklin Square Energy & Power Fund.  According to securities attorney, Lawrence L. Klayman, “our investigation relates to whether brokerage firms’ recommendations represented unsuitable investment advice, and whether financial advisors failed to disclose all relevant facts, including the risks associated with concentrated investments in the energy sector.” According to Franklin Square Energy & Power Fund (FSEP), “FSEP is a non-traded business development company (BDC). The fund invests primarily in the debt and, to a lesser…

NOTICE TO SIERRA INCOME FUND INVESTORS: Investment Fraud Lawyers KlaymanToskes Comment on Recent Temporary Suspension of Distributions Payments to Investors

NOTICE TO SIERRA INCOME FUND INVESTORS: Investment Fraud Lawyers KlaymanToskes Comment on Recent Temporary Suspension of Distributions Payments to Investors

KlaymanToskes (“KT”), comments on recent Sierra Income Corporation (“Sierra”) announcement of the “temporary suspension” of cash and reinvestment plan distributions beginning with the month ending April 30, 2020.  According to securities attorney, Lawrence L. Klayman, “The suspension of cash distributions to investors has occurred after a prolonged decline in the quality of Sierra Income Fund’s investment loan portfolio, which is evidenced by the drop in the Fund’s Net Asset Value.”  On May 5, 2020, Sierra announced the merger agreement between Sierra and Medley Capital (NYSE:MCC) was terminated citing “the changed circumstances and the unpredictable economic conditions resulting from the global…

NOTICE TO UBS CUSTOMERS – KlaymanToskes Announces Investigation into UBS ETRACS ETNs:  WTIU, HOML, MLPZ, SMHD, BDCL, HDLV, LBDC, LMLP, MORL, MRRL, and DVHL for Investors that Sustained Losses in Excess of $100,000

NOTICE TO UBS CUSTOMERS – KlaymanToskes Announces Investigation into UBS ETRACS ETNs: WTIU, HOML, MLPZ, SMHD, BDCL, HDLV, LBDC, LMLP, MORL, MRRL, and DVHL for Investors that Sustained Losses in Excess of $100,000

KlaymanToskes (“KT”), www.klaymantoskes.com, announces an investigation into UBS ETRACS ETNs: (NYSE Arca:WTIU, HOML, MLPZ, SMHD, BDCL, HDLV, LBDC, LMLP, MORL, MRRL, and DVHL).  These exchange traded notes (“ETNs”) all suffered significant declines along with the fall of the market due to COVID-19.  These products were created by UBS and may have been marketed and sold to UBS customers who were risk averse, such as retirees or other conservative investors, that were seeking income and capital preservation and were not explained the potential risks. As of March 24, 2020, UBS announced that it would suspend further sales of the WTIU and…

Department of Labor Fiduciary 60-Day Rule Delays Financial Industry Crunch Time

Department of Labor Fiduciary 60-Day Rule Delays Financial Industry Crunch Time

The new Department of Labor (DOL) Fiduciary Rule that was enacted and scheduled to begin this month on April 10th has been postponed 60 days to June 9th.  Brokerage Firms and Financial Advisors are responsible for compliance with the rules as they are now written.  Keeping in mind that the requirements may be modified or eliminated based on the what happens during the 60-day delay. Klayman & Toskes, P.A. is monitoring the developments and will keep investors posted and provide further updates as they become available. Best Interest Contract (BIC) Brokerage firms and financial advisors who recommend investment of retirement funds…