Teams have disputes.  Some disputes can be resolved easily. Others need a third party involved to help. And some disputes cause partners to conclude, like spouses in a marriage, to go their separate ways. 

Too often, branch office politics or incompetent managers dictate the result, and arrive at decisions or compromises that make little sense or are unfair. Attorneys at Eccleston Law work nationwide to assist financial advisors who have team / partnership disputes. Considerations may include:

Whether it is consulting behind the scenes, conferences or meetings with managers or partners, filing in-house grievance / mediation requests, or filing FINRA arbitration claims to seek a fair resolution, we guide financial advisors through this difficult time in their careers.




If the regulators are after you, and are trying to make a case against you, and you are going to contest their allegations against you, make sure you have the best securities industry defense lawyers, Eccleston Law Firm. My case was spun into a combination of penalties including fines, cash settlements, CE courses and suspension. They were the best I have seen in action. When all was said and done, they had done their magic, my situation was negotiated and settled with a simple "letter of caution" and a case closed without action. It is the most important legal business decision you will ever make, make it Eccleston Law.

Rick R.


October 27, 2021
Former LPL Advisor Suspended For Completing 22 Trades Absent Client Consent

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has suspended and fined a former LPL advisor who allegedly completed 22 trades on behalf of a client without obtaining written consent. FINRA has issued a $5,000 fine and has suspended Michael Hartlett for 10 days.

October 26, 2021
Former Advisor Fails To Reverse Bar After Alleged $1 Million Theft From RBC

A former RBC Wealth Management advisor lost his bid to reverse an industry bar, according to an appellate decision issued by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

October 25, 2021
Firms Walk Thin Regulatory Line In Referring Self-Directed Clients To Advisors

While online trading platforms have surged in popularity during the pandemic, brokerage firms view self-directed investors as a source of new clients.