Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on May 7, 2018 indicate that Florida-based Merrill Lynch broker/adviser Laura Hanson received several customer disputes. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding Ms. Hanson (CRD# 1121184).
Laura Hanson has spent 35 years in the securities industry and has been registered with Merrill Lynch in Palm Beach, Florida since 2007. Previous registrations include UBS Financial Services in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida (1992-2007); Kidder Peabody & Company in New York, New York (1985-1992); and Merrill Lynch (1983-1985). She has passed four securities industry examinations: Series 65 (Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination), which she obtained on April 2, 1992; Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination), which she obtained on April 28, 1983; Series 5 (Interest Rate Options Examination), which she obtained on May 4, 1983; and Series 7 (General Securities Representative Examination), which she obtained on April 16, 1983. She is a registered broker and investment adviser with 29 US states and territories.
According to her BrokerCheck report, she has received four customer complaints.
In February 2017 a customer alleged Laura Hanson, while employed at Merrill Lynch, misrepresented and omitted material facts related to an investment and executed excessive trades. The complaint settled in July 2017 for more than $32,600.
In 2009 a customer alleged Laura Hanson, while employed at UBS Financial Services, misrepresented material facts related to auction rate securities. The complaint settled for $150,000.
In 2008 a customer alleged Laura Hanson, while employed at UBS Financial Services, recommended an investment in auction rate securities prior to the industry-wide breakdown of liquidity in the market for auction rate securities. The complaint settled with the firm’s repurchase of the securities at par value, for $425,000.
In 1994 a customer alleged she, while employed at UBS Financial Services, executed unauthorized transactions. The complaint settled for more than $12,500.
If you or someone you know has a complaint regarding Laura Hanson, call Fitapelli Kurta at 877-238-4175 for a free consultation. You may be eligible to recoup lost funds. Fitapelli Kurta accepts every case on contingency: we only get paid if and when you collect money. Time to file your claim may be limited, so we recommend you avoid delay. Call 877-238-4175 now to speak to an attorney for free.