Independent Brokerage Firms Put Schorsch in Penalty Box

Posted on November 21st, 2014 at 9:18 AM

From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices:

According to numerous reports, independent broker dealers are suspending sales of products from the sprawling Schorsch following news of a $23 million fraud at American Realty Capital Properties (ARCP).

The product suspension applies to not only the ARCP REIT but also to the offerings from the Shorsch parent company.

The executive-search consultant Mark Elzweig said in an interview that” the scandal has tarnished the entire Schorsch brand. In other words, although these are two separate corporate entities, their brands are linked in terms of their public image.”

“This is unfortunate,”  Elzweig said, “considering that ARCP had built up a very strong brand and strong relationships with advisors who valued  what the company had brought to the non-traded REIT niche”.

The attorneys of Eccleston Law Offices represent investors and advisers nationwide in securities and employment matters. Our attorneys draw on a combined experience of nearly 50 years in delivering the highest quality legal services.

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Tags: American Realty Capital, REIT, Mark Elzweig Company LTD

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