According to records kept by The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) financial advisor Joseph Hain (Hain), currently employed by Noble Capital Markets, Inc. has been subject to at least two customer complaints during the course of his career. Hain’s customer complaints alleges that Hain misrepresented private placement investments among other allegations of misconduct relating to the handling of their accounts.
At Gana Weinstein LLP, we often hear from investors who were recommended by their advisors to purchase high risk private placement investments and suffered substantial – often crushing losses as a result. Our firm regularly represents these investors in disputes with the advisors and brokers who sold these products without adequate disclosure. Brokers have a responsibility to conduct due diligence on all private placement offerings. Due diligence includes an investigation into the investment’s properties including its benefits, risks, tax consequences, issuer, history, and other relevant factors.
In January 2020 a customer complained that Hain violated the securities laws by alleging that Hain made investments recommendations that were materially misrepresented concerning an investment in a private placement. The claim alleges $500,000 in damages and is currently pending.