Raymond James says a team of advisors has joined its employee advisor channel from Merrill Lynch, where it had around $453 million in client assets.

Tim Woods, Blake Brignac and Mitchell Woods have joined Raymond James & Associates in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

They are joined by client service associates Debbie Ardoin and Mackenzie Wright.

The team operates as Woods Brignac Wealth Management.

“Part of what attracted us to Raymond James is that they remain focused on wealth management. The firm is fiscally responsible, stable and — most importantly — it empowers advisors at the local level to truly be a fiduciary for our advisory clients. On top of all that, they’ve already shown a commitment to and investment in us and our community,” Brignac said in a statement about the move.

Tim Woods has been in the industry since 1998, when he registered with Merrill Lynch, according to his BrokerCheck record.

Brignac has been in the industry since 2013, when he registered with Merrill Lynch, according to his BrokerCheck record.

Mitchell Woods has been in the industry since 2017, when he registered with Merrill Lynch, according to his BrokerCheck record.