Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on November 2, 2017 indicate that former Arizona-based Coastal Equities broker/adviser Luke Johnson is involved in a pending customer dispute. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Johnson (CRD# 3257008).
Luke Johnson has spent thirteen years in the securities industry and has been registered with Coastal Equities in Scottdale, Arizona since 2012. Previous registrations include Summit Brokerage Services in Scottsdale, Arizona (2006-2009); Carillon Investments in Cincinnati, Ohio (2005-2006); Northwestern Mutual Investment Services in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (2000-2005); and Robert W. Baird & Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (2000-2002). He has passed five securities industry examinations: Series 66 (Uniform Combined State Law Examination), which he obtained on April 24, 2012; Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination), which he obtained on March 13, 2001; Series 7 (General Securities Representative Examination), which he obtained on April 2, 2012; Series 6 (Investment Company Products/Variable Contracts Representative Examination), which he obtained on November 10, 2000; and Series 26 (Investment Company Products/Variable Contracts Principal Examination), which he obtained on October 18, 2007. He is a registered broker and investment adviser with eleven US states and territories: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nevada and Texas.
According to his BrokerCheck report, Luke Johnson has received one pending customer complaint and resigned from a former employer in connection to alleged rule violations.
In August 2017 a customer alleged Luke Johnson, while employed at Coastal Equities, recommended unsuitable investments in real estate securities and direct investments. The customer is seeking $56,000 in damages in the pending complaint.
In 2005 he was “permitted to resign” from his position at Northwestern Mutual Investment Services after an internal review revealed, and he admitted, signing the name of his office’s designated supervisor on four applications for variable life insurance policies.
If you have lost money investing with Luke Johnson, call Fitapelli Kurta at 877-238-4175 without delay. You may be entitled to recoup your losses. We accept all cases on contingency: Fitapelli Kurta only gets paid if and when you collect money. Time to file your claim may be limited by law, so we recommend you avoid delay. Call 877-238-4175 now to speak to an attorney for free.