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CFP Board Discloses Bankruptcies by CFP® Professionals

February 02, 2017

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. announces today the names of CFP® professionals who (i) have filed for protection or been named as a debtor in an involuntary bankruptcy  petition that has not been dismissed under the United States Bankruptcy Code within the last five years and (ii) have (a) obtained confirmation of a plan under Chapter 11 or Chapter 13 of the United States Bankruptcy Code or (b) received a discharge under the United States Bankruptcy Code.  Under the CFP Board rules that took effect July 1, 2012, these CFP® professionals 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 only a single bankruptcy. Rather, CFP Board verifies the CFP® professional has filed a petition for bankruptcy within the last five years and that the bankruptcy court has adjudicated the bankruptcy.  CFP Board then discloses the bankruptcy 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 was the subject of a bankruptcy petition. All disclosures regarding a CFP® professional’s bankruptcy 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, 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, third and fourth quarters of 2016. 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.

NAME

LOCATION

STATE

BANKRUPTCY TYPE

FILING DATE

Mr. Nicholas M. Argol, CFP®

Chicago

Illinois

Personal

June 2014

Ms. Ursula S. Auger, CFP®

West Palm Beach

Florida

Personal

September 2014

Mr. Scott R. Barlow, CFP®

Tampa

Florida

Personal

February 2015

Mr. Alan H. Blecker, CFP®

Newark

New Jersey

Personal

December 2015

Mr. Eric J. Checketts, CFP®

Salt Lake City

Utah

Personal

October 2015

Ms. Diane Daniels, CFP®

Brooklyn

New York

Personal

October 2014

Mr. Sandy Hatch, CFP®

Salt Lake City

Utah

Personal

December 2012

Ms. Catherine A. Kipling, CFP®

Butte

Montana

Personal

January 2016

Ms. Kristin M. Kotsakis, CFP®

Chicago

Illinois

Personal

April 2016

Mr. Matthew M. Kunst, CFP®

Chicago

Illinois

Personal

November 2014

Mr. James K. Ostrove, CFP®

Los Angeles

California

Personal

July 2015

Mr. David J. Palmer, CFP®

Atlanta

Georgia

Personal

January 2012

Ms. Ho Min Park, CFP®

Los Angeles

California

Personal

January 2012

Ms. Margaret Patrick, CFP®

White Plains

New York

Personal

February 2014

Mr. Kevin J. Roberg, CFP®

Phoenix

Arizona

Personal

August 2015

Mr. Robert M. Rose, CFP®

St. Louis

Missouri

Personal

January 2015

Ms. Heather Sebastian, CFP®

Denver

Colorado

Personal

January 2013

Ms. Denisa Tova, CFP®

Denver

Colorado

Personal

March 2014

Mr. Bruce M. Weinstein

West Palm Beach

Florida

Personal

May 2016

Ms. Amy Winchester, CFP®

New Orleans

Louisiana

Personal

June 2013