Morasky Clay Wealth Management

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Morasky Clay Wealth Management

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Morasky Clay Wealth Management is committed to providing you with a high quality wealth planning experience. We strive to help you achieve your goals, while making the complexities of your financial life easy to understand.

Morasky Clay Wealth Management

About Us

With offices in Walnut Creek, California and Madison, Wisconsin, our diverse team has more than 100 years of combined industry experience. Many of us hold various designations consisting of the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (CFP®) certification as well as the Certified Private Wealth Advisor (CPWA®), Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®), Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA®) and Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS®) designations.  Together, we are committed to managing your total financial situation, going beyond the single dimension of investments to integrate all of the pieces of your financial life.

Asset Management

We help clients optimize their investments through low cost, globally diversified portfolios that are regularly rebalanced. Like many endowments and institutions, we believe in the appropriate use of alternative investments such as private equity and commercial real estate to potentially enhance returns and reduce volatility. We also actively employ tax minimization strategies for our clients, many times in collaboration with their tax professional.

*Some or all alternative investments may not be suitable for certain investors. Certain alternative investments carry significant risk and are not subject to the same regulatory oversight as mutual funds and other traditional investments.  For these reasons, access to alternative investments may be limited to investors who are designated as sophisticated, high-net-worth investors.

Corporate Executives

The corporate executives we serve look to us to help simplify the increasing complexity of their financial lives. We offer advice on their suite of corporate benefits, including:

- Concentrated stock strategies
- Restricted Stock Unit (RSU) analysis
- Option award valuation
- Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation (NQDC)
- Employee Stock Purchase Plans (ESPP)
- Net Unrealized Appreciation (NUA) analysis

Business Owners

We understand that the needs of every business owner are unique. We advise entrepreneurs and private business owners in various ways, including:

- Structuring corporate benefit plans
- Identifying insurance strategies for key employees
- Managing liquidity during the sale or restructuring of the business
- Collaborating with Bank of America to address cash flow and lending needs

Merrill Life Agency's California License Number: 0522776

Meet Our Team

Supported by the global resources of Merrill, our team is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personalized service.

Additional Resources

The following specialists do not make securities recommendations. Please contact your Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor if you have questions about how a specialist might be able to assist you.

Samantha C Sylvester

Samantha C Sylvester

Trust Specialist

Bank of America, N.A.

Donald E Hinton

Donald E Hinton

Senior Wealth Management Lending Officer

Bank of America, N.A.

NMLS #455106

Michelle Walsh

Michelle Walsh

Structured Credit Executive

Bank of America, N.A.

Your Financial Strategy

We offer you access to the investing insights of Merrill, as well as banking, trust and fiduciary services from Bank of America to help you pursue your goals. We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.

Taking care of your family and other people in your life
  • Trust & Estate Services2
  • Education Funding Strategies1
  • Insurance3
Planning for healthcare expenses now and in the future
  • Long-term Care Insurance3
  • Health Savings Account2
  • Disability Insurance3
Upsizing, downsizing, remodeling or buying a vacation home
  • Home Loans2
  • Home Equity Lines of Credit2
  • Securities-Based Lending2
  • Credit Cards2
Working in retirement, selling or starting a business
  • Bank of America Business Banking2
  • Exchange Funds1
  • Concentrated Stock Management1
  • Succession Planning1
Spending your free time in meaningful ways
  • Credit Cards2
  • Securities-Based Lending2
  • Structured Lending2
Volunteering, mentoring others and giving to charities
  • Donor-Advised Funds2
  • Private Foundations2
  • Charitable Trusts2
Using your finances to bring it all together
  • Merrill Lynch Investment Accounts1
  • Investment Advisory Accounts1
  • Alternative Investments1
  • Exchange-Traded Funds1
  • Mutual Funds1
  • Closed-end Funds1
  • Fixed Income Products1
  • Options1
  • Annuities3
  • Impact Portfolios1
  • Market-Linked Investments1
  • Securities-Based Lending2
  • Margin1
  • Home Loans2
  • Bank of America Checking and Savings Accounts2
  • Credit Cards2
  • Online Account Access1,2

1Investment products are offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated.
2Banking products are offered by Bank of America, N.A.
3Insurance and annuity products offered through Merrill Lynch Life Agency Inc.

Staying on Track

We understand that both your life and the financial markets can change over time. By periodically checking in to discuss changes in your life and revisiting your financial strategy, our goal is to help you stay on track to achieve what's most important to you.

Periodic reviews to help you
stay on track

We'll meet with you periodically to review your goals and the progress you’ve made toward reaching them. We'll also discuss any adjustments needed to your financial strategy to help you stay on course.

    Monitoring changes in your life
    and to your goals

    Your life and goals change. We can help you keep track of these changes so they can be reflected in your financial strategy.

    Wealth Management Your Way

    MyMerrill is your online and mobile destination for access to your financial information, secure communications, and a robust offering of tools and capabilities

    It’s easy to seamlessly integrate your Merrill Wealth Management and Bank of America banking accounts online and through our mobile apps with a single click

    You can manage account security with our customizable security capabilities such as Face ID/Touch ID, one time passcode and other security features

    Your advisor is a click away through our Secure Inbox and texting application

    Access to your complete financial life is available with Spending & Budgeting, integrating your Merrill and Bank of America activity into a powerful tool to track your expenses and income

      Why Merrill Lynch?

      As Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisors, we will sort through the financial complexities of your life, helping you build a customized investment strategy to pursue your goals.


      We put you first, every day.
      Learn more about the dedicated one-on-one relationship you can have with a Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor.

      Personalized advice from a dedicated financial advisor.

      Getting to know you is our primary goal.

      A comprehensive approach, built around your life’s priorities.

      Drawing from our experience and the best thinking of Merrill, we will build a strategy that reflects your unique needs, priorities and financial situation.

      Adjusting your strategy as your life and the markets change.

      We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.