Publicly available records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on November 26, 2018 indicate that Washington-based LPL Financial Services broker/adviser Kirk Balin has received a pending customer dispute. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Balin (CRD# 4590715).
Kirk Balin has spent 15 years in the securities industry and has been registered with LPL Financial in Seattle and Bellevue, Washington since 2013. Previous registrations include Securities Service Network in Seattle, Washington (2009-2013); Sagepoint Financial in Seattle, Washington (2005-2009); SunAmerica Securities in Phoenix, Arizona (2003-2005); and Edward Jones in St. Louis, Missouri (2002-2003). He has passed five securities industry examinations: Series 66 (Uniform Combined State Law Examination), which he obtained on January 8, 2004; Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination), which he obtained on December 19, 2002; SIE (Securities Industry Essentials Examination), which he obtained on October 1, 2018; Series 7 (General Securities Representative Examination), which he obtained on November 25, 2002; and Series 24 (General Securities Principal Examination), which he obtained on July 7, 2005. He is a registered broker and investment adviser with 16 US states and territories: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington.
According to his BrokerCheck report, he has received one pending customer complaint.
In September 2018 a customer alleged Kirk Balin, while employed at LPL Financial, recommended unsuitable investments and breached his fiduciary duty in connection to investments including non-traded real estate investment trusts, direct investments, and a non-traded business development corporation. The customer is seeking $60,000 in damages in the pending complaint.
If you or someone you know has lost money investing with Kirk Balin, 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.