Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on November 13, 2017 indicate that California-based Raymond James & Associates broker/adviser William Council, also known as Bill Council, is involved in a pending customer dispute. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Council (CRD# 848504).
William Council has spent 39 years in the securities industry and has been registered with Raymond James & Associates in San Diego, California since 2015. Previous registrations include DA Davidson & Company in Carlsbad, California (2013-2015); Crowell Weedon & Company in Carlsbad, California (2013); and Crowell Weedon & Company in Carlsbad, California (1978-2013). He has passed five securities industry examinations; Series 66 (Uniform Combined State Law Examination), which he obtained on August 29, 2007; Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination), which he obtained on May 1, 1995; Series 7 (General Securities Representative Examination), which he obtained on January 21, 1978; Series 4 (Registered Options Principal Examination), which he obtained on June 17, 1991; and Series 8 (General Securities Sales Supervisor Examination [Options Module & General Module]), which he obtained on June 4, 1991. He is a registered broker and investment adviser with eleven US states and territories: Arizona, California, Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Montana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Virginia. He is registered with five securities industry examinations: FINRA, NYSE American LLC, Nasdaq PHLX LLC, the Nasdaq Stock Market, and the New York Stock Exchange.
According to his BrokerCheck report, he has received one pending customer complaint.
In August 2017 a customer alleged William Council, while employed at DA Davidson & Company, mishandled the account, made unauthorized transactions, recommended unsuitable investments, failed to diversify the account, executed excessive trades, and caused the conservator to lose his position as a conservator for the account, resulting in loss of future income as well as probate costs. The customer is seeking unspecified damages in the pending complaint.
If you have lost money investing with William Council, also known as Bill Council, you may be able to recover your losses. Call Fitapelli Kurta at 877-238-4175 for a free consultation. All cases are taken on a contingency basis: Fitapelli Kurta only gets paid if and when you collect funds. Time to file your claim may be limited, so we encourage you to avoid delay. Call 877-238-4175 now to speak to an attorney for free.