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Customer Alleged Joel Lansat Misrepresented Material Facts Related to a Variable Annuity Product

Joel Lansat

Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on January 29, 2018 indicate that Florida-based Merrill Lynch broker/adviser Joel Lansat has been involved in several resolved or pending customer disputes. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in speaking to investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Lansat (CRD# 1623241).

Joel Lansat has spent 30 years in the securities industry and has been registered with Merrill Lynch in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida since 2014. Previous registrations include Morgan Stanley in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida (2009-2014); Citigroup Global Markets in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida (1993-2009); Lehman Brothers in New York, New York (1988-1993); and EF Hutton & Company (1987-1988). He has passed three securities industry examinations: Series 65 (Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination), which he obtained on June 4, 1992; Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination), which he obtained on March 16, 1987; and Series 7 (General Securities Representative Examination), which he obtained on February 21, 1987. He is a registered broker and investment adviser with 22 US states and territories: Arizona, California, Colorado, California, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

According to his BrokerCheck report, he has received two customer complaints and one pending customer complaint.

In December 2017 a customer alleged Joel Lansat, while employed at Merrill Lynch, misrepresented material facts with respect to investments in variable annuity products. The customer is seeking unspecified damages in the pending complaint.

In 2014 a party of customers alleged Joel Lansat, while employed at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, failed to inform them of breakpoints they could receive by investing within a single mutual fund family. The complaint settled for $3,500.

In 2006 a customer alleged Joel Lansat, while employed at Citigroup Global Markets, recommended unsuitable investments and executed unauthorized transactions. The complaint settled for $24,900.

If you or someone you know has lost money investing with Joel Lansat, call Fitapelli Kurta at 877-238-4175 for a free consultation. You may be eligible to recoup your losses. Fitapelli Kurta accepts all cases on a contingency basis: we only get paid if and when you collect money. 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.