Partner Eric J. Benink Named by Superior Court as Receiver Over Accused Investment Advisers

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On January 10, 2012, the San Diego Superior Court appointed KKBS partner Eric J. Benink as a receiver over licensed investment adviser Burgess Hallums of Ramona, CA, who was accused by the state securities regulator of operating a “ponzi-like” scheme.  Mr. Benink has been asked to conduct an investigation and determine whether assets can be recovered for the receivership estate.  The case was reported in the San Diego Reader.