Michael joined the Financial Services Industry in January 2006 after a successful 41 year career as an attorney practicing law primarily in Michigan. Michael’s law career includes securities, probate, real estate, and corporate litigation in trial and appeals courts. Michael taught alternative dispute resolution in a Massachusetts law school, and serves as an arbitrator for the New York Stock Exchange and FINRA. Michael received his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Michigan. In 1964, Michael was awarded a Ford Foundation scholarship where he studied the British securities laws at the London School of Economics and Political Science. As an investment advisor registered by the State of Michigan, Michael advised clients on investment strategies from 1995 through 2000.
Michael joined UBS Financial Services in 2006 as a Financial Advisor. In 2009, Michael left UBS to organize and found Kratchman Financial Management, LLC, which operates through LPL Financial, the nation’s #1 Independent broker-dealer*. Michael holds the FINRA Series 7 and 66, and is a licensed life, accident, and health insurance agent in Michigan.
*As reported by Financial Planning magazine, 1996-2012, based on total revenues.
FINRA series 07 and 66 held with LPL Financial
Registered for Securities in the following states:
CA, CT, DC, MD, MI, MN, NC, and OH
Registered as IAR in the following states:
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