A Fresh Approach To A Venerable Profession!Former General Counsel to an SEC registered broker, and he has defended Fortune 500 firms nationwideSignificant Experience in AAA, FINRA and NFA arbitrations!Experienced in Reg. D and private offerings. Knowledgeable about blue sky law and Crowdfunding.Former General Counsel to an SEC registered BD and RIA. Extensive FINRA experience with OTRs!Because you don't know what you don't know!
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1995||05/16/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Clients' Choice Award - Financial Services||AVVO||2015|
|Clients' Choice Award||AVVO||2012|
|President||May Law, PC||2006 - Present|
|Partner||Lewitas & May||2004 - 2006|
|Associate||Henderson & Lyman||2000 - 2004|
|General Counsel||Access Financial Group||1996 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Options Alliance||Legal Counsel||2013 - Present|
|Illinois Bar Association||Securities Committee||1998 - Present|
|Chicago Bar Association||Securities Committee||1997 - Present|
|Broker-dealer seeks declaratory and injunctive relief that it need not participate in FINRA arbitration||Defendants' Motion to Dismiss denied|
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|Counsel's Corner - Compliance Watch||EXPUNGEMENT OF MATERIALS FROM THE CRD, IS FINRA RULE 2080 THE ONLY WAY?||2012|
|Counsel's Corner - Compliance Watch||FINRA's New Suitability Rule||2012|
|Counsel's Corner - Compliance Watch||Outside Business Activities, FINRA Rule 3270||2012|
|DePaul University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign||Political Science||Bachelors of Arts||1992|
|Illinois Institute of Technology - Kent College of Law||LLM in Financial Services Law||N/A||N/A|
|Options Alliance Third Annual Conference 2015||New Regulatory Landscape||2015|
|Practice Management||Business Organizations||2009|
|Introduction to Business Law||Securities Laws||2007|
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Andrew stood up for my rights with the State of Illinois Securities Department and reached a favorable outcome on my behalf, effectively resulting in me not accepting any legal wrongdoing and reducing the original six-figure proposed fine to zero. He did an outstanding job.
Posted by anonymous
Andrew May is an excellent attorney who cares about his clients. Thanks to his hard work, I am be able to continue working in the Financial Services Industry. He successfully dealt with FINRA and helped me keep my investment licenses after being wrongly accused of fraud. He is extremely knowledgeable of Securities Laws and worked with my former employer, a leading global firm, to remove the fraud language from my U5. I recommend Andrew May to anyone facing a FINRA preliminary inquiry or investigation. Thanks Andrew for helping me clear my record and avoid getting my licenses suspended or revoked.
Posted by anonymous
I am so thankful that I found Andrew May. I was working with another attorney on the FINRA inquiry and my case didn't go anywhere I felt my first attorney didn't know what he was doing and I was very frustrated. When I found Andrew May on-line my case was resolved in 2.5 months vs 5 months with another attorney. Andrew knew what he was doing. With a single letter form Andrew FINRA made the decision to close my case with no fees or suspensions. I am very grateful for help I got from Andrew. Now on I will always consult Andrew before I finalize any decision in my business. I would recommend him to any advisor who faces the challenges in his or her business. Very thankful for his help.I wish I was working with him from the beginning of my case.
Uma Bansal, Business Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Working with Andrew was a pleasure. We worked on a complex securities offering and we hired him as an expert in the field. He was easy to talk to, diligent at working through problems, and willing to navigate through the myriads of changes the client requested. I strongly endorse Andrew May.
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