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|
Posted by Jason Brooks
Andrew has been a valuable resource for me to recommend clients to that needed legal work in his areas of expertise which are general business and securities law. Specifically he was able to retrieve funds for some prospective clients of mine from unethical investment groups that have otherwise been lost. He also assisted two other clients of mine (mother and son) in recouping hedge fund losses which I was able to reinvest on their behalf.
Also as a CPA and financial planner it is imperative that I have alliances with reliable and competent professionals as many situations arise where my clients require legal counsel. Andrew has proven to be both and I will continue to use him as a resource for my clients in the future
Posted by Yan
Andrew is a great lawyer! I have talked to a few other attorney before him and I just didn't feel right. Then I saw his information and I am glad that we hired him and since then, I can sleep tight without worrying about the case. Andrew is confident and professional, meanwhile he's also very patient and willing to take the time to explain to me how he's going to handle the case. We trust him and if we need a lawyer in the future ( I hope not), I will talk to him first.
Posted by Earl
I engaged Andrew to review and comment on a sales agency agreement for my firm. He did a thorough review of the proposed agreement, walked me through the document, made observations and suggestions, and helped me with negotiation points to consider. He was very timely getting the document reviewed and responding to my questions. I appreciated his assertive approach in formulating our response to the originally proposed document. Well done.
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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