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Fera Shivaee Faces Two Pending Complaints

Fera ShivaeeCalifornia-based Centaurus Financial broker/adviser Fera Shivaee, also known as Fereshteh Fera and Fereshteh Nahavandi, is the subject of pending customer complaints. The securiteis and investment fraud law firm Fitapelli Kurta is investigating allegations of misconduct against Ms. Shivaee (CRD# 2271590).

Fera Shivaee has spent 22 years in the securities industry and has been registered with Centaurus Financial in Laguna Niguel, California since 1997. Previous registrations include: SunAmerica Securities in Phoenix, Arizona (1996-1997); Finance 500 in Irvine, California (1995-1996); Centaurus Financial in Anaheim, California (1993-1996); and Mariner Financial Services in Largo, Florida (1993). She is a registered broker and investment adviser with six US states: Arizona, California, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, and North Carolina.

According to his BrokerCheck report, Fera Shivaee is the subject of two pending customer complaints.

In September 2015 a customer alleged Fera Shivaee, while employed at Centaurus Financial, failed to supervise representatives or accounts, breached her fiduciary duty, and made unsuitable investment recommendations. The complaint is currently pending arbitration with FINRA.

In 2013 a customer alleged Fera Shivaee, while employed at Centaurus Financial, made unsuitable recommendations, misrepresented material facts, breached contract, committed fraud, and violated both state laws and FINRA rules in connection to investments in tenant-in-common interests and non-traded real estate investment trusts. The customer is seeking $1,000,000 in damages in the pending complaint.

A real estate investment trust, or REIT, is an entity that owns assorted forms of  real estate, or interests in real estate. As an investment product, REITs use the combined funds from a pool of investors to purchase real estate property; they can be publicly traded or privately held, traded on the stock market or not traded at all. As such, they are highly illiquid investments. While they have the benefit of extending new opportunities to investors who otherwise could not access certain real estate investments, non-traded REITs may be particularly risky for short-term investors and even long-term investors. They are taxed on an individual level and can lead to property taxes as high as 25% of the sum operating expenses.

If you have complaints regarding or have lost money investing with alleged Fera Shivaee, you may be entitled to recover your losses. Call the securities and investment fraud law firm Fitapelli Kurta at 877-238-4175 for a free consultation. Fitapelli Kurta takes every case on a contingency basis, which means Fitapelli Kurta only gets paid if and when you collect money. By law there may be a limited window to file your claim, so we recommend you avoid delay. Call 877-238-4175 now to speak to an attorney for free.

This information is based on publicly available information provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on March 8, 2016.