Q: Starting an equities investment club in California. Will create a CA LLC and an online brokerage account for trading.
We are going to pool our money into a single brokerage account. The account will be managed by one person who does not have a securities license. Is this ok?
Also, the members of the club would like to compensate the person who will be managing the account, keeping the records, etc. Is there a way to do this legally?
A: Unless everything you are planning to do can be fit under the statutory heading of "Investment Clubs" (assuming California allows them) you and the trader who is making money are looking for big-time trouble.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.