Partner Paul Lieberman Quoted in ACA Insights Regarding Unearned Advisory Fee Refunds

September 10, 2018
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Advisory firms receiving requests from clients to refund their advisory fees need to do so on time and in accordance with their advisory contracts, policies and procedures, and other disclosures. Failure to do so, whatever the reason, may draw attention from SEC examiners and possibly the Division of Enforcement.

ACA Inishgts

ACA Insights, a weekly newsletter for investment management legal and compliance professions, ran a story on advisory firms receiving requests from clients to refund unearned advisory fees. Scarinci Hollenbeck partner Paul Lieberman was quoted in the article run for the August 2018 issue. An excerpt of Mr. Lieberman’s comments and a link to the entire newsletter are below.


“Advisory firm managers are fiduciaries running a business. Financial matters should be carefully monitored in order to prevent financial problems cascading to the point of insolvency. An adviser should not have to make a Hobson’s choice between the client’s interests or a creditor’s,” said Scarinci Hollenbeck partner Paul Lieberman.

– Paul Lieberman ACA Insights, August 13, 2018


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