Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. proudly announces that Andrew May, a seasoned securities and commodities attorney, has joined the firm as a principal.
May comes to Chuhak & Tecson from his own firm where he has spent years providing sound guidance and strong advocacy for individuals and entities navigating complex compliance issues, regulatory and exchange enforcement actions and customer as well as industry disputes.
Andrew Tecson, president of Chuhak & Tecson, says that May’s industry-specific focus offers significant synergies for futures and securities professionals seeking comprehensive representation.
“Andrew is an exceptional practitioner in an area of law that requires the kind of knowledge, insight and savvy which can only come from experience,” Tecson said. “We are excited to welcome Andrew and look forward to providing clients in the securities and commodities industry with our firm’s full suite of business and litigation services to complement the outstanding representation Andrew provides.”
May is equally enthused about merging his practice with Chuhak & Tecson’s multidisciplinary capabilities and diverse client base.
“I know that my clients will benefit from the wide range of legal services that Chuhak & Tecson provides,” May said. “I look forward to bringing my two decades of futures and securities law experience and unique brand of counseling to a more diverse group of financial services-related entities, individuals and ventures.”
Serving futures and securities industry participants for over 20 years, May handles the vast array of complex legal issues faced daily by futures commission merchants (FCMs), introducing brokers, commodity pool operators (CPOs), commodity trading advisors (CTAs), floor brokers and proprietary traders. He also safeguards the interests of securities industry players, including proprietary trading firms, registered investment advisors (RIAs), hedge funds, clearing and retail broker-dealers (BDs), registered representatives (RRs) and hedge fund operators.
May has extensive experience in reparations and enforcement actions involving the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and arbitrations before the National Futures Association (NFA), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and various exchanges such as the Chicago Board Option Exchange (CBOE), Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), Chicago Stock Exchange (CSX) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
May has also amassed an impressive record of success protecting the records of registered persons from false, defamatory or retaliatory information. In arbitration, litigation and mediation, Andrew provides strategic and effective advocacy on behalf of broker-dealers, registered investment advisors, options and securities firms and individual brokers, hedge funds, registered representatives and investment advisor representatives facing a wide range of claims, including customer allegations of churning, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, negligence, suitability and unauthorized trading as well as Blue Sky Law violations.
A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who earned his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law, May is currently pursuing his Master of Law degree (LL.M) in advanced legal studies of financial institutions and markets at Chicago-Kent College of Law.
May says that Chuhak & Tecson’s philosophy about client service and its investment in client success matches his own approach in his practice.
“I believe that being a true counselor to clients is as critical to protecting and advancing my clients’ interests in all sorts of market and economic environments,” May said. “What drew me to Chuhak & Tecson was their emphasis on being there for clients on a holistic level, appreciating how much is at stake and ensuring that their concerns are heard, addressed and resolved.”