Are you a financial adviser who has been terminated unfairly? Well, if you are, you are not alone. The attorneys at Cosgrove Law Group, LLC have represented advisers all over the country who have fallen prey to a system very unique to the financial services industry – the internet publication of involuntary termination justifications via the Form U-5. And while the regulators thought this system would be a good thing for investors, it has proven to be a devastating system for many innocent advisers. We refer to it as “the weaponization of the U-5.”
You will not obtain a new position with a Broker-Dealer or hybrid until your U-5 is filed. And you probably will not get hired if it contains a negative narrative or one of the answers to question #7 (a) – (f) is marked in the affirmative. Nor will your home state or FINRA register you until they are done investigating the purported reasons for termination. If you are in this horrible situation, call us for help today.