Advisor Ashley Woodard (Woodard), currently employed by NYLife Securities LLC (NYLife Securities) has been subject to at least five customer complaints, one tax lien or judgment, and one bankruptcy. According to a BrokerCheck report some of the customer complaints concern alternative investments and direct participation products (DPPs) such as non-traded real estate investment trusts (REITs), oil & gas programs, annuities, and equipment leasing programs. The attorneys at Gana Weinstein LLP have extensive experience handling investor losses caused by these types of products.
Woodard operates under the d/b/a name West End Financial Strategies LLC out of Greenville, South Carolina. In addition, Woodard has several other disclosed outside business activities including Mancora Enterprises LLC and 9/6 Productions LLC.
In May 2019 a customer complained that Woodard violated the securities laws by alleging that the financial advisor invested them in various alternative, illiquid, and unsuitable securities causing $1,000,000 in damages. The claim is currently pending.
In April 2019 a customer filed a complaint alleging that Woodard violated the securities laws by alleging misrepresentations and suitability related to the alternative/illiquid securities that were recommended. The claim alleged $100,000 in damages and is currently pending.