Bates News | 04-11-23
Meet the Newest Bates Testifying and Consulting Experts
Nicholas Bowman, CFP®, CEP®, MSPFP
Premium Financing Life Insurance, Life Insurance and Annuities, Certified Financial Professional / Fiduciary Duties
Nicholas “Nick” Bowman is a Bates Testifying Expert with more than a decade of experience working in the financial services industry. Nick most recently served as a Senior Advanced Markets consultant for Lion Street, a national Producer Group organization with more than $515 million in annual insurance premium sales, $17 billion in assets under management, and in excess of 1,000 financial advisors. In that role, Nick was responsible for reviewing and managing various financial planning pieces, specifically consulting on High Net Worth and Ultra-High Net Worth Estate Planning, and Life Insurance techniques for more than 300 of Lion Street's advisors. His specialties are centered around Creative Life Insurance Planning and Funding, Premium Financed Life Insurance Planning, Jumbo Life Insurance Policy Staging, Inbound Foreign National Planning, Micro Captive Insurance Planning, and Charitable Planning. He also worked on national initiatives centered around Annuity marketing.
James A. Kamradt
Due Diligence, Sales and Marketing Practices, Suitability
James A. “Jim” Kamradt is a Bates Testifying Expert with 40 years of experience in the financial services industry, whose diverse and accomplished career focused on the alternative investment sector. Jim has held executive management positions in both capital formation and investments, giving him a deep and well-rounded understanding of the industry.
Jim’s years of experience provides him a deep understanding of the industry which allowed him to develop the skills and relationships necessary to navigate its challenges and capitalize on its opportunities. He has both raised and invested billions of dollars in funding for various investment sponsors and has developed deep relationships with broker-dealers and due diligence firms nationwide. In his years of experience in investments, Jim developed and managed portfolios for both domestic and international institutional investors. In addition, he has been involved in the underwriting of investments.
Bridget McNamara-Fenesy, JD
BD/RIA Compliance, Corporate Governance
Bridget McNamara-Fenesy is a Bates Consulting Expert with more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. In addition to her deep expertise in legal and compliance regulatory matters, Bridget also has expertise in corporate governance—working directly with corporate boards to fulfill their fiduciary obligations to shareholders and stakeholders.
Bridget served as President and CEO to M Holdings Securities, a dually registered broker-dealer and RIA. She also served as President to M Financial’s Asset Management division and its four proprietary mutual funds. In those roles, Bridget was responsible for the successful implementation and execution of all aspects of running the business, from strategy development to operational efficiencies, to compliance and regulatory matters. Bridget also served on M Financial’s Executive Leadership Team and was responsible for the firm’s corporate governance processes.
David M. Minnick
Senior Investors, Broker-Dealer, Registered Investment Adviser/RIA
David Minnick is a Bates Consulting and Testifying Expert based in St. Louis, Missouri. David uses his diverse experience as a Trial Lawyer, Prosecutor, Defense Counsel, Claimant’s Counsel, General Practitioner, General Counsel (of two NYSE Member Firms), Expert Witness, Arbitrator, Mediator, FINRA Senior Enforcement Counsel and as Missouri’s Securities Commissioner to serve financial services clients and their Counsel. He uses his expertise in Retail and Institutional Securities Litigation and Consulting, Regulatory and Internal Investigations, Compliance and Regulatory Reporting in other matters as well.
David has a deep background in fixed income and equity institutional sales, research, and underwriting in the United States and internationally. He has helped train new and experienced brokers, managers, and other supervisors in retail securities businesses, and led the defense of the firm and its people in Court and Arbitration, as well as in Regulatory Inquiries and Investigations. As General Counsel, he led legal and due diligence efforts for mergers and acquisitions as well as Public Company reporting. David has also been responsible for high-stakes litigation and regulatory matters and was an active advisor for employment-related matters, ranging from claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and hour compliance, recruitment, retention and claims of raiding and unfair competition, as well as employment termination and related reporting (RE-3, U-4, U-5). He has tried dozens of arbitrations and jury trials and has advised on several appellate decisions.