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Scott Starr and Shannon Starr will be giving a presentation on securities law at the annual Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (”ACFE”) Professional Development Conference on September 17, 2014 from 9:10am-11:05am. The conference will take place at the following location: PATCtech 5325 Decatur Boulevard Indianapolis, IN 46241 You may register for the conference here. The [...]
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Indianapolis-based accounting firm DeWitt & Shrader PC agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by a receiver appointed for Samex Capital Partners, LLC involving the way it provided services for convicted Ponzi schemer Keenan Hauke. The suit alleged that DeWitt & Shrader violated the Indiana Securities Act and committed negligence and fraud, as well as breach [...]
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Scott Starr was recently featured in the “Leader in Litigation” series by Wilson, Kehoe & Winingham, a well-known law firm that recognizes some of Indiana’s most interesting and accomplished lawyers. The article introduces you to one of Scott’s favorite former clients, a librarian known as “Jean” who invested in a small startup company that developed [...]
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CPAs should be on the front line alerting their clients to securities fraud much more frequently than they presently do. Why do I say that? Because CPAs meet with their clients each year to prepare taxes and the common “client questionnaire” or “client organizer” which accountants routinely send to clients to fill out for tax [...]
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Live Webinar held on April 16, 2014 This webinar is designed for attorneys, estate planners, accountants, presidents, vice presidents, directors, financial planners, trust administrators, finance directors, business owners and managers. Presented by: Polly J. Dobbs, Attorney, Starr Austen & Miller, LLP Polly is a farm girl and estate planning attorney with a passion for helping farm families efficiently [...]
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March 24, 2014 9:30 am - 4:30 pm Location: Capital Conference Center 201 North Illinois Street, Suite 200 Indianapolis, IN 46204 This is a basic to intermediate level seminar. It is designed for attorneys, estate and financial planners, trust officers, accounting and tax professionals, and paralegals. Course Contents: 1. Elder Law vs. Estate: Learn how the [...]
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If you believe you were defrauded by a brokerage firm connected with the 2007/2008 housing market crash and resulting economic recession, you need to file claims against your brokerage firm for recovery now. According to Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) rules, defrauded investors have a six-year eligibility window in which to file a claim [...]
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Share prices of nontraded real estate investment trusts (REIT) quoted by your broker will more accurately reflect what it costs to buy shares, if the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approves the rule changes recently presented by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). The proposed rule would require brokers to factor in fees and commissions [...]
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Participants can earn 4.0 credits in Regulatory ethics – SEC law September 27, 2013 9:30 am – 2:00 pm Dessert First Catering and More 516 E. Broadway, Logansport, IN 46947 For more information go here.

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Mark S. Fryman, of the Indiana law firm of Starr Austen & Miller, LLP, announced today that the firm, along with the firm of McNeely Stephenson Thopy & Harrold, have commenced a lawsuit against New England Compounding Pharmacy, Inc., d/b/a New England Compounding Center (“NECC”), and two of its closely related companies, as well as [...]
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