Mason Alan Dinehart III, RFC

Owner and founder, FEND - Financial Education Network Development
74 Sage Circle
San Ramon, CA 94583

Work: 310 641 0377
Cell: 310 850 2834


Mr. Dinehart is a FINRA Arbitrator and iss the designated securities esxpert witness for the CA state Bar. He is an expert with nearly 4 decades of industry experience, including a branch manager for 3† firms. He has testified in over 300 arbitrations and litigations with 90% of those cases resulting in a positive award. He is a Reg. Principal Ė due Diligence. He holds, or has held securities licenses including # 7, 24, 27, 63, 65, 79, 99 and variable contracts along with life insurance and real estate. He specializes in Private placementrs, V/A and TIC cases,,representing claimantís 65% of the time and respondentís 35%. Mr. Dinehart has testified in CA State and Federal Courts and as an Insurance Industry Expert with the NV State Court.†† Mr. Dinehart holds a B/A in Speech and Communication as well as a graduate diploma in Taxation and Finance.


FEND, through Mason A. Dinehart III, RFC, provides objective expert witness opinions on the standard of care in the securities industry, based upon discovery, due diligence, technical knowledge and the four decades of securities experience he brings to the case. From a long-standing banking background in corporate finance, to underwriting and investment banking & real estate experience, he adds a strong knowledge of modern portfolio theory through the teaching of hundreds of retirement financial planning seminars at the corporate level.

From this vantage point, FEND* provides a refreshing prospective in the securities expert witness testifying arena that combines comprehensive analysis with effective communication skills. These factors, along with serving as a FINRA arbitrator and representing both claimantís and respondentís (65%/35%), contribute to a 90% success ratio in the securities expert witness field. All of Mr. Dinehartsí securities licenses are current (7, 24, 63, 65, 79 & 99).

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