SOURCE: NEXT Financial Group

NEXT Financial Group

February 01, 2010 09:07 ET

NEXT Financial Group, Inc. Welcomes Ami Shah as NEXT General Counsel

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - February 1, 2010) - Barry Knight, President of NEXT Financial Group, Inc., is pleased to announce that Ami Shah, former Senior Associate in the law offices of Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, LLP, has joined NEXT Financial as General Counsel.

"All of us at NEXT are excited to have Ami as part of our team," said Knight. Shah has worked extensively with NEXT Financial throughout the last five years serving as outside counsel on a variety of issues. "Her knowledge, intelligence and work ethic are all extraordinary and she has proven to work extremely effectively with both the members of our leadership team and with the industry regulatory agencies with whom we interact."

Shah's experience includes the counseling of financial institutions, namely broker-dealers and investment advisory firms, in regulatory, compliance, litigation and corporate matters, representing the client in internal investigations, enforcement examinations, proceedings and contested matters, and state registration issues.

"I am truly honored to receive this wonderful opportunity with NEXT," said Shah. "I have come to admire the firm's deep-rooted integrity and commitment to excellence throughout my venture with them."

Her litigation experience includes participating in and handling all phases of securities litigation in federal and state courts and FINRA arbitration proceedings. In addition, Shah has handled claims involving federal and state securities laws, state tax laws, audit, review and compilation engagements, partnership disputes, pension plan disputes, and federal and state antitrust laws.

Within the last two years NEXT Financial's compliance department has nearly tripled, exhibiting their commitment to FINRA policies. "The quality of Ami Shah supports our commitment to world class supervisory support," reported Gordon D'Angelo, NEXT Financial Holdings, CEO and Chairman.

Houston based NEXT Financial Group, Inc. is a seven time broker dealer of the year recipient, dedicated to serving the best interest of its leaders -- the representatives. Founded, owned and operated by its 1100 advisors and affiliates around the country, NEXT was built on the ideology that its advisors should have a voice in their career destiny.

For additional information, contact Barry Knight, President of NEXT Financial Group, at 713-333-4888 or

Based on a poll of registered representatives conducted by Investment Advisor magazine. Broker/Dealers rated highest by their representatives are awarded "Broker/Dealer (B/D) of the Year."

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