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Former First Standard Financial Advisor, Debra Bourne, Has Five Customer Complaints, Alleging Unsuitable Investment Recommendations and Excessive Trading

Debra Bourne was a Financial Advisor at First Standard Financial Company LLC in Red Bank, NJ.  Debra Bourne has been in the securities industry since 1999 and previously worked at National Securities Corporation, Oppenheimer & Co., Janney Montgomery Scott, Morgan Stanley and First Union.   

According to publicly available records released by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Debra Bourne has five customer complaints alleging the following sales practice violations:

  • April 2019 – Two separate customer complaints alleging “SUITABILITY & EXCESSIVE TRADING.”  Both customers alleges $2,000,000 in damages, and the matters are currently pending.
  • March 2019 – “SUITABILITY, EXCESSIVE TRADING, BREACH OF FIDUCIARY DUTY AND NEGLIGENCE.”  The customer alleges $300,000 in damages, and the matter is currently pending.
  • February 2019 – “UNAUTHORIZED TRADING & SUITABILITY.”  The customer alleges $668,000 in damages, and the matter is currently pending.
  • July 2015 – “BREACH OF FIDUCIARY DUTY, SUITABILITY, NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF CONTRACT.”  The customer alleged $100,000 in damages, and the matter settled for $90,000. 

For a copy of Debra Bourne’s CRD, click https://brokercheck.finra.org/individual/summary/1352344.

Financial advisors have a legal and regulatory obligation to recommend only suitable investments that are appropriate for their clients’ needs and objectives. 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.

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Attorney Matthew WolperMatt Wolper is a trial lawyer who focuses exclusively on securities litigation and arbitration. Mr. Wolper has handled hundreds of securities matters nationwide before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), JAMS, and in state and federal court. Mr. Wolper has handled and tried cases involving complex financial products and strategies ranging from traditional stocks and bonds to options, margin and other securities-based lending products, closed/open-end mutual funds, structured products, hedge funds, and penny stocks. [Attorney Bio]