WARNING! Investigation of WILLIAM MERRIAM
William Merriam, formerly of Merrill Lynch, Barred from Securities Industry
Have you lost money with financial advisor William Merriam of Jacksonville, Florida? We are investigating allegations made by FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, against William H. Merriam IV. FINRA barred Merriam from the securities industry after he failed to respond to a FINRA investigation. FINRA was investigating Merriam after he was alleged to have forged customer signatures on account documents.
William Merriam was a financial advisor and registered representative of Merrill Lynch from June 2014 to December 2016. He worked at a branch office in Jacksonville, Florida. Merrill Lynch allowed Merriam to leave with a “voluntary termination”.
Brokerage firms like Merrill Lynch have a responsibility to adequately supervise all representatives who are registered through their firm. Brokerage firms also must take steps to ensure that their financial advisors follow all securities rules and regulations, as well as internal firm policies. When brokerage firms fail to adequately supervise their registered representatives, they may be liable for investment losses sustained by customers.
Israels & Neuman PLC is a securities and investment fraud law firm with offices in Denver, Colorado and the Seattle, Washington area. We represent investors in FINRA arbitration proceedings in all 50 states, including investors throughout Florida. Attorney David Neuman is licensed to practice law in Florida and has represented numerous investors throughout southeastern Florida. Our attorneys have represented over one thousand investors against many brokerage firms in the past, including Merrill Lynch.
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