- August 22, 2018
- Broker Discipline
- Summit Brokerage Services
The Wolper Law Firm is currently investigating claims against Linda Zara, a Financial Advisor at Summit Brokerage Services in Boca Raton, FL. Linda Zara has been in the securities industry since 1993.
According to publicly available records released by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), on December 7, 2017, Linda Zara was terminated by Wells Fargo Advisors for “entering into a loan agreement with a customer in contravention of firm policy.” Both FINRA rules and the internal rules of every brokerage firm prohibit Financial Advisors from entering into these types of transactions with customers.
Prior to her termination, Linda Zara was also the subject of a customer complaint regarding the sale of an annuity in which the customer alleged unsuitability and breach of fiduciary duty. The matter was settled for $52,500.
To review a full copy of Linda Zara’s FINRA disclosure report, click https://brokercheck.finra.org/individual/summary/2322009#disclosuresSection.
Financial advisors have a legal and regulatory obligation to recommend only suitable investments that are appropriate for their clients’ needs and objectives. Trading long-term investment vehicles in short duration is per se improper as it presents very little benefit to the customer and only benefits the Financial Advisor, who earns commissions. Their employing brokerage firm has a legal and regulatory obligation to supervise the Financial Advisors’ sales practices and dealings with clients. To the extent any of these duties are breached, the customer may be entitled to a recovery of his or her investment losses.
If you or someone you know was a customer of Linda Zara and you experienced investment losses, please contact the Wolper Law Firm at 800.931.8452 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your specific situation and the legal options available. The Wolper Law Firm represents investors nationwide in securities litigation and arbitration.
Matt Wolper, the Managing Principal of the Wolper Law Firm, is a trial lawyer who has handled hundreds of securities cases during his career involving a wide range of products, strategies and securities. Prior to representing investors, he was a partner with a national law firm, where he represented some of the largest banks and brokerage firms in the world in securities matters.