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Mr. Lawless is Partner and a Financial Advisor. His financial career began in 1983 with an Internship at Merrill-Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith.  After graduating from Florida Atlantic University with a degree in International Business, CIGNA Securities, Inc. contracted Mr. Lawless into the Financial Services industry doing business as Lawless and Associates in Boca Raton, Florida serving business Owners, Executives and Professionals.

Mr. Lawless was recognized, early in his career, by Price Waterhouse and the South Florida Business Journal in their “Up and Comers Award Program” as one of the country’s leading Financial Advisors for Public Executives and Owners of large, closely held family businesses.  As a sought-after speaker, Mr. Lawless has addressed business and community groups and associations.  He has been interviewed as a consultant and in personal interest stories in local and national newspapers and magazine articles.

Throughout his career, Mr. Lawless has held top industry awards for outstanding performance and client service from National Insurance, Investment and Financial Service Corporations and Industry Organizations.

Mr. Lawless is an active South Florida community member and has served on various community boards.  He is currently President of The 100 Club of South Palm Beach County, a Board Member of Royal Palm Improvement Association, a member of Legatus, a Catholic CEO and Business Leaders Organization, a Board Member of O’Meara, Ferguson, Whelan and Conway, Inc., an Investment Bank specializing in capital formation, management and consulting to the Catholic Church.  He is also a Board Member of the Spitzer Center for Ethical Leadership. Mr. Lawless is a Knight of Magistral Grace in The Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta.  He is a Steward of St. Peter and Member of The Papal Foundation. Mr. Lawless was noted by Inc. Magazine as a nominee for their prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year Award.  He has been recognized in “Who’s Who Worldwide Registry for Financial Services”, “Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals” and recently included in Manchester “Who’s Who in Executives & Professionals”.    

Mr. Lawless earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Business from Florida Atlantic University.  He has continued his Professional Studies earning the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designation from the American College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Mr. Lawless is a Registered Representative offering securities through Ameritas Investment Corp. (AIC), member FINRA/SIPC.  He is an Investment Advisory Agent offering securities, Financial Planning Services, and advisory services through AIC.

Mr. Lawless makes his home in Boca Raton with his wife, Lynn, and their daughters, Kathleen and Emily and sons, Paul Jr. and Mark Christopher.


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