Francis Skinner serves as Chief Compliance Officer of Coastal Equities, Inc. and Coastal Investment Advisors, Inc., as well as Chief Legal Officer of The Coastal Companies, including Coastal Equities, Inc., a FINRA registered broker-dealer; Coastal Investment Advisors, Inc., an SEC registered investment adviser; and Coastal Insurance Services, a division comprised of several insurance agencies providing access to a number of fixed and variable personal lines and business insurance.
Frank’s past professional experience includes that as a partner with Skinner & Reiling, PC, a New Jersey headquartered law firm that concentrated in securities law with a focus on representation of securities firms, investment advisory firms, and financial professionals including broker-dealer representatives, investment advisors, and financial planners. The firm also handled general commercial law, construction litigation, collection, and estate planning and administration. Concurrently, Frank was also a Managing Director of BD/IA Compliance Solutions, LLC (“BDIA”), a financial services regulatory compliance consulting firm, at the time partially owned by Skinner & Reiling, PC.
Before becoming a partner with Skinner & Reiling, Frank spent fifteen years in private practice as a litigator representing equipment finance companies, insurance companies, construction companies, and small businesses in a wide-ranging array of subject matter including contract disputes, collections, bankruptcy, replevins, claim review and defense, and transactional matters. In 1991, Frank earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. He earned his JD from Widener University School of Law in 1997.
He is admitted to the bar in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.