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Joe Birkinbine Has 11 Customer Complaints

Joe BirkinbinePublicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on August 16, 2016 indicate that Colorado-based American Portfolios Financial Services broker/adviser Joe Birkinbine has received numerous customer complaints. The securities and investment fraud law firm Fitapelli Kurta is interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Birkinbine (CRD# 2691590).

Joe Birkinbine has spent 20 years in the securities industry and has been registered with American Portfolios Financial Services in Steamboat Springs, Colorado since 2007. Previous registrations include United Securities Alliance in Steamboat Springs, Colorado; Primevest Financial Services in St. Cloud, Minnesota; Invest Financial Corporation in Tampa, Florida; and Lutheran Brotherhood Securities Corporation in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is a registered broker and investment adviser with eight US states and territories: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, New York, Texas, and Wisconsin.

According to his BrokerCheck report, Joe Birkinbine has received 11 customer complaints.

In 2013, a customer alleged Joe Birkinbine, while employed at United Securities Alliance, committed fraud, recommended unsuitable investments, misrepresented and omitted material facts, acted negligently, breached his fiduciary duty, and breached contract. The complaint resulted in an award to the customer of $37,000, to which Mr. Birkinbine individually contributed $37,000.

In 2013, a customer alleged Joe Birkinbine, while employed at American Portfolios Financial Securities, recommended unsuitable investments. The complaint settled for $100,000, to which Mr. Birkinbine individually contributed $25,000.

In 2013, a customer alleged Joe Birkinbine, while employed at American Portfolios Financial Securities and Royal Alliance Associates, misrepresented and omitted material facts, breached his fiduciary duty, breached contract, and recommended unsuitable high risk securities. The complaint settled in 2014 for $75,000.

In 2012, a customer alleged Joe Birkinbine, while employed at United Securities Alliance, misrepresented and recommended unsuitable investments. The complaint settled for $17,000, to which Mr. Birkinbine individually contributed $2,000.

In 2011, a customer alleged Joe Birkinbine, while employed at American Portfolios Financial Securities, recommended an unsuitable Desert Capital real estate investment trust. The complaint settled in 2012 for $200,000.

In 2011, a customer alleged Joe Birkinbine, while employed at American Portfolios Financial Securities, recommended unsuitable investments. The complaint settled in 2012 for $88,955.

In 2011, a customer alleged Joe Birkinbine, while employed at American Portfolios Financial Securities and Royal Alliance Associates, recommended unsuitable investments. The complaint settled in 2012 for $222,500.

If you have lost money investing with Joe Birkinbine, you may be able to recover your losses. Call the securities and investment fraud law firm Fitapelli Kurta at 877-238-4175 for a free consultation. All cases are taken on a contingency basis: Fitapelli Kurta only gets paid if and when you collect funds.  Time to file your claim may be limited, so we encourage you to avoid delay. Call 877-238-4175 now to speak to an attorney for free.

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