REIT Losses with David Lerner Associates, Inc. Broker Lawrence Merl

David Lerner Associates

Were you the victim of David Lerner Associates, Inc. broker Lawrence Merl (CRD# 2443190) who is alleged to make unsuitable investment recommendations? He has been registered with David Lerner Associates, Inc. in White Plains, New York since 1994. 

In 2004, He faced a NASD regulatory suspension regarding illiquid real estate investment trusts (REITs).

Lawrence Merl Customer Complaints

He has been the subject of two customer complaints between 2020 and 2021, according to his CRD report:

November 2021. “Unsuitability, omissions.” The customer is seeking $100,000 in damages and the case is currently pending. 

October 2020. “unsuitability, misrepresentation in connection with Energy 11.” The customer sought $999,999 in damages and the case was settled for $750,000.

Pursuant to FINRA Rules, member firms are responsible for supervising a broker’s activities during the time the broker is registered with the firm. Therefore, David Lerner Associates, Inc. may be liable for investment or other losses suffered by Lawrence Merl’s customers.

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Author: Jeffrey Erez

The founder of Erez Law, Jeffrey Erez, focuses exclusively on securities arbitration and litigation. Mr. Erez passionately believes in representing aggrieved investors and obtaining justice for his clients through litigation.