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Michael Liik

Michael Liik

Malecki Law
  • Business Law, Arbitration & Mediation, Securities Law
  • New Jersey, New York
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Michael Liik is an associate attorney representing investor and employee clients in arbitration, litigation, mediation as well as regulatory matters at Malecki Law. Mr. Liik helps investors recover losses from securities fraud and related claims, as well as works to resolve employment issues that arise for FINRA licensed professionals at registered broker-dealers. Mr. Liik possesses a sophisticated institutional knowledge of the securities industry, its products, customers and professionals from the various positions he has held at broker-dealers, asset managers, and investment banks. Mr. Liik brings a wealth of hands-on securities experience to all the cases he works on.

Before joining the Malecki Law investment attorneys team, Mr. Liik provided counsel to an international investment bank’s global markets group. There he updated a top international financial institution about its evolving federal, state and regulatory requirements. Mr. Liik has worked for some of the world’s largest asset managers in the distribution of 1940 Act products. While working in the distribution of financial products, Mr. Liik worked closely with financial intermediaries in wirehouse broker-dealers, independent broker-dealers and registered investment advisors (RIA).

Mr. Liik understands the business from the inside out, having held FINRA Series 7 & 63 securities licenses. He has co-managed Independent Broker/Dealer relationships, managed the distribution of exchange traded funds (ETFs) and mutual funds, as well as managed the creation of marketing materials and worked to obtain regulatory approvals. Mr. Liik also represented investment firms as a spokesperson at conferences and other sponsored events to educate brokers and investors alike. In his securities industry roles, he interfaced with various industry service providers including: Fund Custodians, Fund Administrators, Index Providers, Portfolio Management Systems, Distributors, Lead Market Makers, and List Exchanges.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Securities Law
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
    Fee arrangements and contingency fees offered.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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New York
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U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
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  • English
Professional Experience
- Current
Regulatory Consultant
Credit Suisse
Student Attorney
Investor Rights Clinic, John Jay Legal Services, Inc.
Internal Wholesaler
PGIM Investments
Consultant, Advisor/Manager Acquisition Analyst
ALTS Investment Group
Manager Business Development
FocusShares, LLC (Subsidiary of Scottrade Financial Services, Inc.)
Pace Law School
Honors: Merit Scholar; Pro Bono Scholar; Academic Honor Board - Vice President
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Franklin Pierce College
B.A. | Political Science
Honors: Deans List; Global Citizenship Certificate; Civic Scholar
Activities: University Judicial Board - Member; Finance Club - Member
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Professional Associations
Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA)
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New York City Bar Association
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New Jersey Bar
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New York Bar
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Series 63
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
Series 7
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
Contact & Map
Malecki Law
11 Broadway
New York, NY 10004
Telephone: (212) 943-1233 Ext. 3
Fax: (212) 943-1238