Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on March 2, 2018 indicate that New York-based Merrill Lynch broker/adviser Charles Friedlander is involved in a pending customer dispute. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Friedlander (CRD# 1766198).
Charles Friedlander has spent 30 years in the securities industry and has been registered with Merrill Lynch in Garden City, New York since 2013. Previous registrations include Morgan Stanley in Garden City, New York (2009-2013); Citigroup Global Markets in Garden City, New York (1993-2009); and Lehman Brothers in New York, New York (1987-1993). He has passed four securities industry examinations: Series 65 (Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination), which he obtained on August 18, 1993; Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination), which he obtained on December 4, 1987; Series 3 (National Commodity Futures Examination), which he obtained on December 21, 1987; and Series 7 (General Securities Representative Examination), which he obtained on November 21, 1987. He is a registered broker and investment advisers with 25 US states and territories: Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
According to his BrokerCheck report, he has received one pending customer complaint and one denied customer complaint.
In December 2017 a customer alleged Charles Friedlander, while employed at Merrill Lynch, made unsuitable investment recommendations involving mutual funds and master limited partnerships from 2014 to 2017. The customer is seeking $350,000 in damages in the pending complaint.
In 2007 a customer alleged Charles Friedlander, while employed at Citigroup Global Markets, recommended unsuitable mutual fund investments from 1999 to 2003. The customer sought $6,852 in damages in the complaint, which was denied.
If you or someone you know has lost money investing with Charles Friedlander, call the experienced attorneys at Fitapelli Kurta at 877-238-4175 for a free consultation. You may be eligible to recoup your losses. Fitapelli Kurta accepts all cases on a contingency basis: we only get paid if and when you collect money. 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.