Taking care of your family and other people in your life
- Trust & Estate Services2
- Education Funding Strategies1
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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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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Our experts examine the forces that are changing the world – and how they may impact your life
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.
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.
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.
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.
Your life and goals change. We can help you keep track of these changes so they can be reflected in your financial strategy.
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Drawing from our experience and the best thinking of Merrill, we will build a strategy that reflects your unique needs, priorities and financial situation.
We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.