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J. Graydon Coghlan: $50K-$100K REIT Complaint Against CFG Advisor

San Diego financial advisor J. Graydon Coghlan (CRD# 2281065) is involved in an investor complaint stemming from an investment in a non-traded REIT. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority records show that he is a broker and an investment advisor with Securities America. He is also the President and CEO of Coghlan Financial Group.

Mr. Coghlan’s BrokerCheck report discloses one investor complaint. Filed in March 2023, it alleges that as a representative of Securities America, he unsuitable recommended a non-traded real estate investment trust (REIT) and did not make full disclosures regarding the investment. The pending complaint alleges damages between $50,000 and $100,000.

A second disclosure on Mr. Coghlan’s BrokerCheck report describes his 2002 departure from Merrill Lynch, one of his former member firms. According to the disclosure, he voluntarily resigned from the firm “during the course of an internal review for violating firm policy by distributing marketing material not yet approved by the firm.” It notes further that he “had been previously advised by management not to distribute this material.”

According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, J. Graydon Coghlan holds 30 years of securities industry experience. Based in San Diego, California, he has been registered as a broker and an investment advisor with Securities America since 2002. He is also registered with the firm’s offices in El Segundo, California, and serves as President and CEO of Coghlan Financial Group. His past registrations include Merrill Lynch (San Diego, California; 1997-2002), Smith Barney (New York, New York; 1993-1997), and Lehman Brothers (New York, New York; 1992-1993). His credentials include the passage of four securities industry qualifying exams: the General Securities Representative Examination, or Series 7; the Securities Industry Essentials Examination, or SIE; the Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination, or Series 63; and the Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination, or Series 65. He is licensed in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington. (Information current as of April 8, 2023.)

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