Securities Investigation: Hawkeye Village Finance I LLC
The White Law Group is investigating potential securities claims involving broker dealers who may have improperly recommended Hawkeye Village Finance I LLC to investors.
According to filings with the SEC, Hawkeye Village Finance I LLC filed a Reg D to raise capital from investors for a real estate fund in 2016. The total offering amount was purportedly $11,000,000.
The Problem with Private Placement Investments
The problem with private placement investments such as Hawkeye Village Finance I, is that they involve a high degree of risk. They are typically sold as unregistered securities which lack the same regulatory oversight as more traditional investment products like stocks or bonds.
Private placements are typically sold to a limited number of accredited investors, such as high-net-worth individuals, institutions, or sophisticated investors.
Lack of liquidity can also be a problem for investors since the shares are not sold on any exchange. Often, when you are ready to sell you won’t be able to find a buyer, or if there is a buyer available, you may sell at a significant loss. See What is a Mini-Tender Offer?
Investments such as these are typically sold by brokerage firms in exchange for a large up-front commission. High fees can range from 7-10%, as well as additional “due diligence fees” that can range from 1-3%.
Recovery of Investment Losses – Hawkeye Village Finance I LLC
Despite the risks of investing in private placement investments, brokerage firms continue to push this type of investment because of the high commissions associated with their sale and creation.
If a brokerage firm makes unsuitable investment recommendations or fails to adequately disclose the risks associated with an investment, they may be liable for investment losses through FINRA arbitration.
FINRA operates the largest securities dispute resolution forum in the United States, and has extensive experience in providing a fair, efficient and effective venue to handle a securities-related dispute.
Experienced securities attorneys can help you through the FINRA arbitration process. FINRA arbitration can be challenging to navigate, and a skilled attorney with expertise in securities law can significantly enhance your prospects of a successful outcome.
FINRA Attorneys – The White Law Group
The White Law Group is investigating the liability that FINRA registered brokerage firms may have for improperly recommending high-risk private placements like Hawkeye Village Finance 1 to investors.
Our firm can help you evaluate the strength of your case, draft a well-structured statement of claim that accurately presents your allegations of fraud and desired damages, and provide representation during the arbitration hearing by presenting evidence and making compelling arguments on your behalf. Additionally, an attorney can engage in negotiation efforts for a potential settlement before the arbitration process begins. Opting for a securities attorney ensures that your rights are safeguarded throughout the arbitration process, maximizing your likelihood of achieving a favorable resolution.
Free Consultation with a Securities Attorney
If you have concerns regarding your investment in Hawkeye Village Finance I or another private placement offering, The White Law Group may be able to help you. To speak with a securities attorney about your options, please call the office at 888-637-5510 for a free consultation.
The White Law Group, LLC is a national securities fraud, securities arbitration, investor protection, and securities regulation/compliance law firm with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Seattle, Washington.
For more information on The White Law Group and its representation of investors in FINRA arbitration claims, visit https://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com.
Tags: Hawkeye Village Finance I LLC, private placement investments Last modified: August 16, 2023