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Expert Consulting and Witnessing on the Uniform Prudent Investor Act

Testifying expert in cases involving the Uniform Prudent Investor Act

With over 25 years experience as a financial advisor, Mr. Stanley, a partner in WorthPointe, LLC, a Wealth Management firm with offices in San Diego, Orange County, CA,  Austin and Dallas/Fortworth, TX, provides investment advisory services to private clients, many of whom are Trustees and fiduciaries under the Uniform Prudent Investor Act.

Mr. Stanley has been providing expert witness and consulting services primarily in cases relating to the Uniform Prudent Investor Act since 1998. As an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® he has received special training in prudent fiduciary practices.

Previous cases have involved the following issues:

-Parital treatment of beneficiaries
-Lack of diversification of portfolio assets
-Failure to act with reasonable and appropriate care, skill and caution
-Failure of trustee to use specialized skills in managing trust assets
-Failure to develop overall investment strategy
-Failure to act solely in the interest of beneficiaries
-Failure to control costs to the trust
-Suitability of annuity sales and churning of contracts

Mr. Stanley holds the following professional designations:

Certified Financial Planner®
Chartered Financial Consultant®
Accredited Investment Fiduciary®
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor
SEC registered Investment Advisor Representative

Licenses (Past)

FINRA (NASD) Series 6 - Investment Company Products/Variable Contracts
FINRA (NASD) Series 7 - General Securities Representative
FINRA (NASD) Series 63 - Uniform Securities Law
FINRA (NASD) Series 65 - Uniform Investment Advisor Law
FINRA (NASD) Series 24 - General Securities Principal

Life and Health Insurance Producer's License

He is also a member of the Forensic Expert Witness Association.

Mr. Stanley's Curriculum Vitae

…an invaluable asset to our case.

I worked with Charles on a breach of trust case in San Diego dealing with the Uniform Prudent Investor Act, private placement investments, and whether an irrevocable trust qualified as an accredited investor. Charles was an invaluable asset to our case. He explained and synthesized these complicated issues to me in a knowledgeable and kind way. He was organized and honest when he testified at deposition and at trial. He created his own helpful demonstrative exhibits to highlight his testimony at trial. I am happy to recommend Charles as an expert on the UPIA and related issues, and hope to be able to use his services again in the future.

Amy Smith
Associate Attorney
San Diego
Wirtz Law, APC

2016-06-23T18:56:08+00:00

Amy Smith
Associate Attorney
San Diego
Wirtz Law, APC

I worked with Charles on a breach of trust case in San Diego dealing with the Uniform Prudent Investor Act, private placement investments, and whether an irrevocable trust qualified as an accredited investor. Charles was an invaluable asset to our case. He explained and synthesized these complicated issues to me in a knowledgeable and kind way. He was organized and honest when he testified at deposition and at trial. He created his own helpful demonstrative exhibits to highlight his testimony at trial. I am happy to recommend Charles as an expert on the UPIA and related issues, and hope to be able to use his services again in the future.

Happy with his expertise…will use him again.

I've had the pleasure of working with Charles on several California trust and trustee investment litigation cases. I am very happy with his expertise regarding trustee's duties, including a trustee's duty to properly invest the trust's assets. I've used him both as a retained and designated expert. I will definitely use him again on my Trust litigation matters.

Stewart Albertson
Partner
Albertson & Davidson

2016-06-23T18:56:46+00:00

Stewart Albertson
Partner
Albertson & Davidson

I've had the pleasure of working with Charles on several California trust and trustee investment litigation cases. I am very happy with his expertise regarding trustee's duties, including a trustee's duty to properly invest the trust's assets. I've used him both as a retained and designated expert. I will definitely use him again on my Trust litigation matters.

He was phenomenal at his deposition…

Charles Stanley is the consummate expert with unwavering integrity. He is highly skilled and knowledgable in the uniform prudent investor act and the standard of care. He recently served as an expert on a trust/elder abuse case involving a trustee’s actions and he was phenomenal at his deposition. His testimony was strong and his opinions were supported by detailed facts. The case settled on the first day of trial largely in part to his strong testimony.

Mark Perryman
Perryman Law Firm

2016-09-09T17:27:53+00:00

Mark Perryman
Perryman Law Firm

Charles Stanley is the consummate expert with unwavering integrity. He is highly skilled and knowledgable in the uniform prudent investor act and the standard of care. He recently served as an expert on a trust/elder abuse case involving a trustee’s actions and he was phenomenal at his deposition. His testimony was strong and his opinions were supported by detailed facts. The case settled on the first day of trial largely in part to his strong testimony.