Report: #874288

Complaint Review: Trademark Capital Group LLC

  • Submitted: Thu, April 26, 2012
  • Updated: Tue, June 12, 2012
  • Reported By: Robert — Washington District of Columbia United States of America
  • Trademark Capital Group LLC
    509 S. Chickasaw Trail, #187
    Orlando, Florida
    United States of America

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This is to warn all companies seeking seed or growth capital, via Trademark Capital Group (TCG) and it's managing member Brent Howells and Beau Howells.  Upon the signing of the respective contract to produce both the Business Plan and Private Placement Package, to secure financing in the form of Regulation D or 144 A vehicles, a conference call will then transpire to discuss a timeline until funds are actually realized.

Upon the conclusion of the phone call, TCG then sends out several documents containing requirements:

Corporate Relationship Requirements
Business Plan Needs
Financial Requirements 

These respective documents consume a tremendous amount of time to complete, particularly the Financial Requirements.  TCG requests that you produce your own Pro Forma and 10 Year Projection statements with minimal input and assistance.  This action is designed to overwhelm you and consume your time beyond the normal amount of time it would take a professional company to produce these same documents.

Upon completing and all TCG requirements and submissions, TCG will send draft documents of the Business Plan, Due Diligence Report, Industry Analysis and Market Analysis Reports (all generic) for your respective edits and feedback.  After providing and submitting your respective edits, communication will be significantly reduced.

You will then receive an email informing you that TCG has begun a review of the transaction and assessment of its viability.

You will then wait approximately 90 days to receive a letter stating:

"TCG has also gone through our obligations to date, and the agreed overall expectation that Company placed upon TCG, and determined that with all delays in payment up front and continued non-compliance with agreed dates for requested information to be delivered, that TCG has performed above and beyond the scope of our original agreements.  TCG has performed its services in the professional and timely manner expected of us and worked through extensions which resulted in the financial obligations and costs on our end of this agreement to become exponentially higher than agreed upon and without consideration on the part of Company".

"With that decision confirmed and the results of our internal review understood, Trademark Capital Group, LLC does not feel confident, and has no desire to continue, and sees no obligation to continue in, the relationship between our two companies in regard to the further performance on the original agreements between us". 

With that said, for approximately $42,000, you are left with nothing concrete.  No finalized documents or Private Placement Memo, absolutely nothing but TCG's blatant failure to perform the services outlined in the Agreement.

Therefore, I strongly discourage any business seeking capital, to attempt to utilize the services of either Trademark Capital Group LLC or any of its Managing Members, Brent J. Howells or Beau J. Howells.  This is a fraudulent business without positive business intentions.  There are far more credible and legitimate companies who will provide the services they indicate from the onset.

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#1 Author of original report

Still Unresolved - Formal Complaint To Be Filed

AUTHOR: Robert H - (United States of America)

After 4 months and multiple request, these individuals, Brent J. Howells and Beau J. Howells, refuse to refund me for unfulfilled services.  On Monday, I will have my attorney file a formal complaint in the Ninth Circuit Court of Florida to have this matter resolved judiciously.  This is both breach of contract, false misrepresentation and civil theft.
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AUTHOR: Robert H - (United States of America)

For clarification purposes, the chain of events, outlined in the original post, were accurate.  Whether or not Trademark Capital Group, LLC, Brent Howells or anyone directly associated with the company, blatantly or maliciously set out to scam or fraudulently solicit fees for services not provided or rendered, is unclear at this time.  Trademark Capital Group, LLC or any of its associates, had no previous history of this behavior, prior to this transaction.  Nevertheless, this posting will stand "as is", until this matter has been fully resolved.

The dictionary defines the word "slander" as: a malicious, false, and defamatory statement or report

The dictionary defines the word "defamation" as: false or unjustified injury of the good reputation of another, as by slander or libel; calumny 

The common denominator here is the word "false".  Therefore, again, to totally discredit any claims of either "slander" or "defamation", all statements and claims made in the original posting, were of an accurate and truthful nature, which, at any time, could be substantiated, if this matter were to be legally escalated.

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#3 Author of original report

Deletion in Progress. This matter has been resolved.

AUTHOR: Robert H - (United States of America)

I am the author of this post and this matter was a misinterpretation on my behalf.  Prior to this report, this company, or any of its members, had any history of wrongdoing and therefore, should not be judge as such.  This post will be deleted 
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