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Darrell Duane Smith & Energae / I-Lenders

We are investigating financial advisor Darrell Duane Smith for sales of Energae/I-Lenders. Mr. Smith in March of 2012 was “permitted to resign” after “a client alleged he signed a variable annuity application with the client’s consent, in violation of the firm’s policies.” Darrell Smith also has at least three customer complaints on his CRD report. According to a recently filed FINRA arbitration claim, Smith allegedly misled investors to believe he would invest their savings safely for high returns and tax benefits in an North Dakota ethanol production program called Energae/I-Lenders. His former employer, Cetera Advisors formerly known as Multi-Financial Securities Corp. (from February 2001 until March of 2012) was responsible for supervising his activities during the time he was affiliated with them. Often in these sorts of cases, there are red flags of potential misconduct that should have alerted the brokerage firm to his wrongdoing. For clients of Darrell Smith who wish to sue him, Multi-Financial Securities might be the best target due to their supervisory obligations over him. To learn about ALL legal options, please call us at 312-332-4200 for a no cost obligation review of your case by a lawyer.

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Working with Joe was an absolute pleasure considering the unfortunate situation I was dealing with! He’s very knowledgeable and easy to communicate with. He kept me informed in all aspects of my case in a timely manner. Whenever I contacted him with a question he responded quickly. His expertise came through for me! I would highly recommend him! Joanne
I hired Joe and his firm Stoltmann Law office to represent me in a case where my investment guy had lost a substantial amount of money in my account. He invested in some very speculative energy stocks which should not have been in my portfolio due to my request for a very conservative investment portfolio. I was very impressed and satisfied with the representation and negotiations on my behalf by Joe and Stoltmann Law offices and I would definitely recommend them to anyone who would be in need of a very fine firm. Anonymous
Never having a need to file suit against anyone, let alone a major multi-national brokerage firm, I was at a loss to find a legal firm to assist me. After much searching, I found Stoltmann Law Offices, PC. They were very diligent and professional in the handling of my case and I am glad that I retained their services. I would definitely refer them to anyone seeking similar help. Donald F.