CFP Board Discloses Bankruptcies by CFP® Professionals

Dec 29, 2015, 15:00 ET from Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. announces today the names of CFP® professionals who have declared bankruptcy within the last five years and, under rules that took effect July 1, 2012, are not subject to disciplinary procedures but will have their bankruptcy disclosed.

CFP Board does not investigate, and the Disciplinary and Ethics Commission does not adjudicate, matters involving a single bankruptcy filing. Rather, CFP Board verifies the bankruptcy and notes the bankruptcy filing on the CFP® professional's public profile, which is available through the search functions on CFP Board's website. CFP Board will also share with consumers and other stakeholders who contact CFP Board regarding a CFP® professional's certification status the information in the CFP® professional's public profile, including identifying whether the CFP® professional has filed bankruptcy. All disclosures regarding a bankruptcy filed by a CFP® professional will remain on CFP Board's website for 10 years from the earlier of the date the CFP® professional disclosed the bankruptcy to CFP Board or the date CFP Board became aware of the bankruptcy.

The public may review an individual's bankruptcy information and certification status with CFP Board at www.CFP.net/search. For more detail regarding a CFP® professional's bankruptcy filing, please visit the U.S. Court's Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) website, which can be found at https://pacer.login.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl?court_id=00pcl. Please note that you will be required to register and pay a nominal fee to view the information.

This disclosure of these names is made pursuant to CFP Board's rules regarding single-bankruptcy cases and covers the second and third quarters of 2015. The release of the information below does not constitute discipline of these individuals and is provided only for purposes of providing consumers with adequate information to make an informed decision with regard to engaging a CFP® professional to assist with financial decisions.

Second Quarter 2015

NAME

LOCATION

STATE

BANKRUPTCY TYPE

FILING DATE

Mr. Kevin R. Bonner, CFP®

Seattle

Washington

Personal

December 2014

Mr. James L. De Tar, CFP®

Knoxville

Tennessee

Personal

January 2014

Mr. Jeffrey Stephen Fidel, CFP®

San Diego

California

Personal

December 2012

Mr. Jeffrey Alan Hamilton, CFP®

Baltimore

Maryland

Personal

November 2011

Mr. William Lee Harrington, CFP®

Milwaukee

Wisconsin

Personal

February 2014

Mr. Michael L. Jones, CFP®

Louisville

Kentucky

Personal

April 2015

Mr. Scott M. Miller, CFP®

Chicago

Illinois

Personal

June 2010

Mr. Marc A. Perna, CFP®

Central Islip

New York

Personal

May 2011

Ms. Cindy I. Szerlip, CFP®

Los Angeles

California

Personal

March 2013

Mrs. Brandy K. Wright, CFP®

Atlanta

Georgia

Personal

April 2011

Third Quarter 2015

NAME

LOCATION

STATE

BANKRUPTCY TYPE

FILING DATE

Mr. Stephen P. Barnier, Jr., CFP®

Orlando

Florida

Personal

February 2011

Mr. Peter A. Carnathan, CFP®

Greenbelt

Maryland

Personal

February 2015

Ms. Kristin L. Donahue, CFP®

Denver

Colorado

Personal

November 2013

Mr. Robert R. Franskousky, CFP®

Jacksonville

Florida

Personal

April 2015

Mr. Alan D. Holman, CFP®

Denver

Colorado

Personal

August 2013

Mr. Donald L. Hower, CFP®

Chicago

Illinois

Personal

September 2013

Mr. Richard D. Jefford, III, CFP®

Indianapolis

Indiana

Personal

June 2015

Mr. Ryan D. Martin, CFP®

St. Louis

Missouri

Personal

January 2014

Mr. Varick D. Martin, CFP®

Newark

New Jersey

Personal

August 2012

Mr. Richard A. Wright, CFP®

Mobile

Alabama

Personal

April 2014

Mr. David Tolkin, CFP®

Central Islip

New York

Personal

September 2011

ABOUT CFP BOARD

The mission of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. is to benefit the public by granting the CFP® certification and upholding it as the recognized standard of excellence for competent and ethical personal financial planning. The Board of Directors, in furthering CFP Board's mission, acts on behalf of the public, CFP® professionals and other stakeholders. CFP Board owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.  CFP Board currently authorizes approximately 73,000 individuals to use these marks in the U.S.

 

SOURCE Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.



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