Michigan Securities Lawyer for Mutual Fund Investment Disputes
Michigan has thousands of stock brokerage firms and investment advisory offices. With so many stock brokerage firms and investment advisory offices, comes the potential for their stockbrokers, financial advisors, and other representatives to misrepresent and mislead investors about investing in Mutual Funds and engage in all kinds of stockbroker misconduct which violates Federal and Michigan securities laws and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rules as well as the stock brokerage firms policies and procedures.
For example, Timothy Robert Millis of Lake Orion, Michigan submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in which he received a suspension for allegedly making unsuitable recommendations in violation of FINRA Rules 2111 and 2010.
Mr. Millis joined NYLIFE Securities as General Securities Representative and Insurance Agent in 2002. FINRA’s findings stated that Mr. Millis recommended 66 unsuitable short-term Class A mutual fund share transactions in ten customers’ accounts. According to FINRA, the ten customers were charged approximately $174,725 in upfront sales charges and five customers incurred losses totaling approximately $33,391. In addition, FINRA found that Mr. Millis made a recommendation to another customer for an unsuitable switch from a variable annuity to Class A mutual fund shares resulting in a surrender charge of $14,866 and upfront sales charges of $15,340. FINRA further found that Mr. Millis did not have a reasonable basis to believe these recommendations were suitable and therefore violated the customer-specific suitability obligation.
Timothy Robert Millis, without admitting or denying FINRA’s findings, was suspended from associating with any FINRA member in all capacities for three months and ordered to pay to FINRA, a deferred disgorgement of a portion of the commissions received in the amount of $7,500. The suspension was effective November 18, 2020 through February 17, 2020.Experienced Securities Attorneys Handling Claims For Mutual Fund Investors In FINRA Arbitrations Throughout Michigan and Nationwide
Are you a Michigan investor who has suffered significant losses in your stock brokerage and investment accounts? Did your Michigan stockbroker or investment advisor misrepresent or mislead you about a Mutual Fund investment or make an unsuitable recommendation that you invest in a Mutual Fund or otherwise mismanage your investment account? If so, you will need to have representation from an experienced, highly rated and nationally recognized FINRA securities arbitration law attorney—an attorney who understands Mutual Fund investments and stockbroker abuses related thereto, like when they are making unsuitable investments Class A, B, C shares of other classes of mutual funds to increase their commissions, missing breakpoints to generate higher commissions, switching of mutual funds that are intended long term investments outside of a mutual fund family to generate more commissions for them.
You will also need an experienced lawyer who knows FINRA rules and procedures inside and out and how to handle these FINRA arbitration cases and other complex legal issues. By hiring a top rated and highly successful lawyer like Robert Wayne Pearce with over 40 years of experience with Mutual Fund investment disputes by practicing securities law on both sides of the table in FINRA arbitration proceedings, you will clearly see that Attorney Pearce doesn’t just handle cases—he aggressively represents investors and is one of the best attorneys to recover your investment losses in Mutual Funds and all types of stockbroker misconduct in FINRA arbitration proceedings!
At The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A., we represent investors in all kinds of Mutual Fund and securities law and investment disputes in FINRA arbitration and mediation proceedings. We handle a wide range of practice areas such as fraud and misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, failure to supervise, and unsuitable recommendations of Mutual Funds. Attorney Pearce and his staff represent investors throughout Michigan, and across the United States on a CONTINGENCY FEE basis, which means you pay nothing - NO FEES-NO COSTS - unless we put money in your pocket after receiving a settlement or FINRA arbitration award.
The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A. are highly experienced lawyers who successfully handle Mutual Fund cases and other securities law matters and investment disputes in FINRA arbitration proceedings, and who work tirelessly to secure the best possible result for you and your case. For dedicated representation by an attorney with over 40 years of experience and success in Mutual Fund cases and all kinds of securities law and investment disputes serving Michigan citizens, contact the firm by phone at 561-338-0037, toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail.