Represents investors nationwide in securities arbitration pursuing recovery of lost investment dollars due to negligence and misdeeds of brokerage firms and brokers. Secondarily represents brokers in employment, promissory note, and regulatory matters.
Michael Hill’s securities industry expertise is rooted from his experience as a licensed stock broker and insurance agent and later as a brokerage executive. As a brokerage executive, Mr. Hill served as Chief Compliance Officer for two publicly-traded broker-dealers, the last of which also as Chief Counsel. The Chief Compliance Officer is a FINRA-mandated position with the responsibilities of enforcing industry rules and regulations and being overall responsible for broker and broker-dealer conduct in dealing with investors. Though most brokers were compliant, Mr. Hill experienced and had to handle many instances when brokers had crossed the line and investors suffered financial loss, as a result. As an attorney with that unique experience, Mr. Hill changed sides and now represents investors.
Mr. Hill, who focuses his practice in securities arbitration and litigation, received his bachelor’s degree from the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY and his Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center. Mr. Hill is admitted to practice law in Florida, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, and arbitration nationwide and overseas, has extensive experience in securities arbitration, has handled many cases having served as an arbitrator, panel chairman, and as counsel and representative for brokerage firms.
Mr. Hill is also frequent guest speaker on securities arbitration at Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Clinic and has served on several compliance and regulatory conference panels with FINRA and industry trade conventions. Mr. Hill has held series 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 14, 24, 53, 55 and 63 registrations, is a former Certified Financial Planner, a former Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, and received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army Reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Licensed since 2007
Hourly ($295/hour), Contingent (33%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2007||08/17/2015|
|Managing Partner||Menzer & HIll, P.A.||2010 - Present|
|EVP, Chief Compliance Officer, Head of Litigation||Summit Brokerage Services||2005 - 2010|
|Chief Compliance Officer||TradeStation Securities||1999 - 2005|
|Industry Arbitrator||FINRA Dispute Resolution||1998 - Present|
|Financial Advisor||American Express FInancial Advisors||1998 - 1999|
|Registered Representative||World Invest / Centennial Capital Mgmt||1996 - 1997|
|Junior Trader, Clerk||Spear Leads & Kellogg||1994 - 1996|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|South Palm Beach County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists||Certified Member||2003 - 2012|
|CFP Board of Standards||Certificant||2002 - 2015|
|US Army Reserves||Officer||1993 - 2012|
|Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||JD||2006|
|United States Military Academy||Mechanical Engineering||BS - Bachelor of Science||1990|
|Nova Law ADR Clinic||Securities Arbitration||2012|
|Nova Law ADR Clinic||Securities Arbitration||2011|
|Nova Law ADR Clinic||Securities Arbitration||2010|
|Nova Law ADR Clinic||Securities Arbitration||2009|
|FINRA South Regional Compliance Seminar||Best Practices in Supervision of Advertising||2009|
|2009 Broker-Dealer Conference||Steps to Maturing Your Anti-Money Laundering Program||2009|
|Nova Law ADR Clinic||Securities Arbitration||2008|
|Nova Law ADR Clinic||Securities Arbitration||2007|
|3rd Annual Independent Firms Conference||Understanding Variable Annuity Regulation and Compliance||2007|