Brian A. Carlis, Shareholder and member of Stark & Stark’s Securities group, was quoted in the Sunday February 1, 2009 Wall Street Journal article, Stay Mum When Switching Firms. The article discusses what brokers should, and more importantly, should not do when contemplating switching firms.
Mr. Carlis advises any broker considering leaving their current firm to first and foremost, "Tell nobody anything until you resign, particularly clients." Mr. Carlis warns that discussing the possibility of a move with clients before formally resigning is probably the most dangerous thing you can do. You can read the full article online here. (PDF here)