The Securities Lawyers at Halling & Cayo, S.C. are looking into potential claims against Karen Irene Schmidt (CRD#5669963) regarding allegations made regarding the following:

Claim(s) Made Against Karen Irene Schmidt:

Claim Date: 3/11/2024

“Customers allege that in or around May 2018, the Representative sold them unsuitable non-variable life insurance policies and a fixed annuity, and that the Representative did not inform them of the illiquid nature of the annuity. Customers also allege that the representative initiated a transfer from a brokerage account without their knowledge to fund the fixed annuity.”

This claim, as of this posting, is currently Pending with a claim amount of $400,000.00 .

See more information on FINRA’s BrokerCheck site for Karen Irene Schmidt.

Did you have problems in an account managed by Karen Irene Schmidt?

If you were a customer of Karen Irene Schmidt and NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL INVESTMENT SERVICES, LLC from WOODLAND HLS, CA and had a similar issue or experience, we are interested in discussing a potential claim with you. Brokerage firms have a responsibility to supervise all representatives who are registered through their firm. (See our video, Warning signs of a bad financial advisor). Brokerage firms also must take steps to ensure that their financial advisors follow all securities rules and regulations, as well as internal firm policies. The brokerage firm is not only legally responsible for the acts of its agents, like Karen Irene Schmidt, the broker dealer may also be liable for investment losses sustained by customers for a failure to supervise. The Securities Lawyers at Halling & Cayo, S.C. have recovered millions of dollars for investors across the country.

The Securities Lawyers at Halling & Cayo S.C. bring claims on behalf of individual(s) and/or groups of investors for recovery of their funds. Most customers will have signed a FINRA arbitration agreement to resolve disputes, including claims for reimbursement of investment losses. As the SEC reminds investors, it can be important to find an attorney that “specializes in resolving securities complaints.” (See our video, What are the steps of a FINRA Arbitration.) If you were a customer of Karen Irene Schmidt and NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL INVESTMENT SERVICES, LLC and suffered investment losses, please contact the Securities Lawyers. We only get paid if we recover your money. Your claim may be subject to a time limit or statute of limitations, so contact an attorney right away.

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Sean M. Sweeney is a shareholder at Halling and Cayo, a full service law firm in Milwaukee, WI and the head of its Securities Litigation team.

He represents individual and institutional investors in FINRA arbitration and court nationwide. He recovers investment losses from fraud or breach of duty from their broker-dealer.

Contact him at (414) 755-5020 or via e-mail at SMS@hallingcayo.com to see if he can help recover your funds.