Eccleston Law News and Updates

Jim Eccleston Awarded Prestigious Recognition

February 26th, 2021 at 9:13 AM
Jim Eccleston has recived the highest recognition by Martindal Hubbell! 
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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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LATEST NEWS AND ARTICLES

December 9, 2022
FINRA Reminds Firm To Monitor For “Red Flags” In Options Trading Applications

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has released an announcement reminding firms that recommend options trading for clients to be constantly monitoring for “red flags” on customer applications.

December 8, 2022
FINRA Orders Morgan Stanley to Pay $697,897 Over Failure to Supervise Nine Advisors

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has ordered Morgan Stanley to pay $697,897, including a $200,000 fine and $497,897 in restitution, for failing to adhere to its own procedures for supervising its advisors’ high-risk recommendations. 

December 7, 2022
FINRA Bars Former Northwestern Mutual Advisor For Allegedly Cheating on CFP Exam

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has barred a former Northwestern Mutual advisor after he failed to cooperate with the regulator’s probe into the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards’ (CFP Board’s) decision to bar the advisor for alleged “exam misconduct.”