TUSCON, Ariz., June 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lawyers with the Securities Law Firm of Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas LLP, www.sseklaw.com, are investigating claims involving Barry George Hartman ("Hartman"), Rocky Mountain Financial, L.L.C. ("Rocky Mountain"), and FSC Securities Corporation. Hartman does business under the Rocky Mountain company name and is a registered representative of FSC Securities Corporation. Hartman has been involved in a regulatory investigation and multiple customer complaints over his career in the financial services industry.
Recent customer complaints include sales practice violations pertaining to the sale of risky and illiquid Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). Additionally, other clients of Hartman are alleging that Hartman made improper and unsuitable recommendations to purchase high risk securities, including AIG stock, which caused significant losses to the client accounts.
Typically, customer complaints like these are indicative of much more widespread problems, where many of Hartman's other clients may have been mistreated, misled, or otherwise harmed, and may not even realize that they have potential legal rights. As such, present and former clients of Barry Hartman should carefully review their accounts to ensure that they have not suffered losses from similar improper recommendations or other wrongful conduct. If you are or were a client of Barry Hartman and believe that Hartman may have acted improperly with your account, contact the law firm of Shepherd, Smith, Edwards & Kantas LLP for a free, confidential evaluation of your account.
Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas LLP has a team of attorneys, consultants and staff with more than 100 years of combined experience in the securities industry and in securities law. For more than two decades, our firm has represented thousands of investors nationwide to recover losses. We have represented clients in Federal and state courts and in arbitration through the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the New York Stock Exchange Inc. (NYSE), the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and in private arbitration actions.