According to BrokerCheck records financial advisor William Council (Council), currently employed by Raymond James & Associates, Inc. (Raymond James), has been subject to at least three customer complaints and eight financial disclosures during the course of his career. According to records kept by The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Council has been accused by multiple customers of unsuitable investment advice concerning various investment products including energy stocks most likely including master limited partnerships (MLPs). The law offices of Gana Weinstein LLP continue to report on investor related losses and potential legal remedies due to recommendations to investor in oil and gas and commodities related investments.
In February 2019 a customer filed a complaint alleging that Council violated the securities laws by purchasing unsuitable securities causing $334,000 in damages. The claim is currently pending.
In December 2018 a customer filed a complaint alleging that Council violated the securities laws by purchasing unsuitable securities, breach of fiduciary duty, negligent misrepresentation, negligence from February 2015 through October 2015 causing $105,000 in damages. The claim settled for $28,000.
Our firm handles claims and is also investigating securities claims against brokerage firms over sales practices related to the recommendations of oil & gas and commodities products such as exchange traded notes (ETNs), structured notes, private placements, master limited partnerships (MLPs), leveraged ETFs, mutual funds, and individual stocks.