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Morgan Stanley broker Kirk Gill: Pending Complaints

shutterstock_140770462The securities and investment fraud law firm Fitapelli Kurta is interested in speaking to investors who have complaints regarding Arizona-based Morgan Stanley broker/adviser Kirk Gill (CRD# 2291503).

Kirk Gill has spent 22 years in the securities industry and has been registered with Morgan Stanley in Tucson, Arizona since 2009. Previous registrations include Morgan Stanley & Company in Tucson, Arizona (2007-2009); Citigroup Global Markets in Tucson, Arizona (2001-2007); and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith in New York, New York (1992-2001). Mr. Gill is a registered broker and investment adviser in 24 US states.

According to his BrokerCheck report, Kirk Gill is the subject of two customer complaints, two pending customer complaints, and two denied customer complaints.

In 2015 a customer alleged Kirk Gill, while employed at Morgan Stanley, recommended unsuitable investments. The customer is seeking $300,000 in damages in the pending complaint.

In 2015 a customer alleged Kirk Gill, while employed at Morgan Stanley, recommended unsuitable investments from October 2011 to November 2014. The customer is seeking $450,000 in damages in the pending complaint.

In 2014 a customer alleged Kirk Gill, while employed at Morgan Stanley, made investments that did not meet the customer’s stated objectives. The customer sought unspecified damages in the complaint, which was denied.

In 2013 a customer alleged Kirk Gill, while employed at Morgan Stanley, failed to disclose that the recommended investments were volatile and high risk. The customer sought $100,000 in damages in the complaint, which was denied.

In 2012 a customer alleged Kirk Gill, while employed at Morgan Stanley, made unsuitable investments in the customer’s account. The complaint settled in 2014 for $10,000.

In 2002 a customer alleged Kirk Gill, while employed at Merrill Lynch, made unsuitable investment recommendations. The complaint settled in 2004 for $30,000.

In 2002 a customer alleged Kirk Gill, while employed at Salomon Smith Barney, breached his fiduciary duty, misrepresented material facts related to an investment, and recommended unsuitable investments. The customer sought unspecified damages in the complaint, which was denied.

According to FINRA rules and federal securities laws, brokers and investment advisers like Kirk Gill are beholden to a strict fiduciary duty that requires them to operate only in their clients’ best interests. For instance, they may only recommend what are called suitable investments: those that take into account the client’s objectives, investment experience, net worth, and risk tolerance. Brokers and firms who fail to uphold their fiduciary duty may be subject to disciplinary action from FINRA or the Securities and Exchange Commission.

If you or someone you know has complaints regarding Kirk Gill, call the securities and investment fraud law firm Fitapelli Kurta at 877-238-4175 for a free consultation. You may be eligible to recoup your losses.  All cases are taken on a contingency basis: Fitapelli Kurta only receives payment if and when you recover 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.

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