Eccleston Law News and Updates

CFP Board is the New Sheriff and it Is Not Your Friend

October 24th, 2020 at 10:04 AM
CFPs beware!  As CFP Board has become “a much more partisan organization that markets itself as a credentialing firm...and moves towards its politicization of personal financial planning” (Forbes 9/17/19), CFP Board is enforcing its rules and publicizing its discipline imposed like never before.
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Defending Against a Customer Complaint First Requires Selecting Correct Legal Counsel

October 15th, 2020 at 10:02 AM
Customer complaints and arbitration claims never are good news for financial advisors. But too often advisors go “from the frying pan to the fire” by agreeing to be represented by the legal counsel that their firm recommends or refers.
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GPB Capital Holdings: Special Alert for Your Clients Who Invested

October 3rd, 2020 at 9:58 AM
GPB Capital Holdings, LLC (“GPB Capital”) has come under intense scrutiny and regulatory accusations that it perpetrated a $1.8 billion Ponzi scheme in selling numerous GPB “Funds”.
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America’s Most Honored Lawyers for 2020

September 28th, 2020 at 9:03 AM
James Joseph Eccleston is one of America's Most Honored Lawyers for 2020. 
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James Joseph Eccleston 2020 AV Preeminent® Rating Judicial Edition

September 16th, 2020 at 12:37 PM
James Eccleston achieved the highest rating in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards from Martindale Hubbell for 2020.
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James Eccleston Achieves Highest Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards for 2020

July 8th, 2020 at 4:18 PM
James Eccleston achieved the highest rating in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards from Martindale Hubbell for 2020. This is a reflection of the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary.
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James Eccleston Achieves Highest Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards for 2020

April 20th, 2020 at 3:47 PM
James Eccleston achieved the highest rating in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards from Martindale Hubbell for 2020.
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James Eccleston Named Illinois Super Lawyer for 2020

April 14th, 2020 at 5:08 PM
We are pleased to announce that James Eccleston has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer for 2020 in the area of Securities Litigation
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Business Losses Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

April 14th, 2020 at 4:43 PM
Most businesses have bought a suite of policies to cover their business operations.  Business interruption insurance coverage is part of that suite of policies.
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JPMorgan wins round in fight over client contacts with Merrill broker

March 31st, 2020 at 9:07 AM
A broker who left JPMorgan's banking channel to join Merrill Lynch has agreed to a preliminary injunction barring him from soliciting his former clients as the parties await a FINRA arbitration proceeding.
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LATEST NEWS AND ARTICLES

June 30, 2022
FINRA Fines United Planners Over GPB Private Placement Sales

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has fined United Planners’ Financial Services of America over negligent sales of private placements issued by GPB Capital Holdings.

June 29, 2022
J.P. Morgan Advisors Ordered To Pay Former Partner $620,000

A Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration panel has ordered a J.P. Morgan team to pay their former partner at least $620,000 over the dissolution of a partnership.

June 28, 2022
JP Morgan Manager Reveals Issues Regarding ESG Loan Pitches

The market for sustainability-linked loans is still severely prone to “greenwashing”, or investing more time and effort into marketing itself as environmentally friendly rather than actually minimizing its environmental impact, according to one of J.P. Morgan’s managers who often helps to sort through debt that is pitched to the company.