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Merrill Lynch

The Clarke Group

Wealth Management
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Merrill Lynch
Wealth Management

Our team is dedicated to helping people realize their personal and financial goals. We believe every client deserves the highest level of attention and care. With the global resources of Merrill, we’ll place you at the center of the wealth process as we work together to design and implement customized strategies.


The Clarke Group embraces our clients’ priorities.   Whether it’s preparing for a successful retirement, creating an enduring legacy through philanthropy, or educating the next generation, our team will construct a detailed plan for each client to illuminate their financial future.

In addition to customized portfolios, we understand that trust and estate planning issues, insurance, and tax planning are central to a successful wealth management strategy. Our team utilizes the considerable resources of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and Bank of America to guide our clients through all stages of their financial lives.

We serve executives, entrepreneurs, ultra-high net worth families, and the LGBTQ+ community. The Clarke Group is proud of the commitment our firm has made to the personal and financial well-being of diverse communities.

Our clients’ environmental, social, and governance (ESG) causes are important to us. Merrill Lynch Wealth Management is a leader in the research and implementation of impact investing. Our team can educate and help you invest according to your value system.

*Impact investing and/or Environmental Social Governance (ESG) investing has certain risks based on the fact that ESG criteria excludes securities of certain issuers for nonfinancial reasons and therefore, investors may forgo some market opportunities and the universe of investments available will be smaller.


We believe clear communication with client families is critical and encourage involving both spouses and grown children in the process.  Our clients deserve a superior level of advice and attention, and they expect transparency and accountability.  These principles serve as the foundation of the enduring relationships we’ve built.  That’s why we take a holistic approach with the aim of building client relationships around people, not portfolios.


Our goals-based approach utilizes the global resources at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and Bank of America to deliver a customized wealth management strategy for your specific needs.  We believe the best financial strategy is the one that helps you pursue your goals.  That's why, right from the beginning, we talk about your aspirations and passions and encourage you to share with us concerns and questions you might have.  By gaining a deeper understanding of your goals and how you think and feel about investing, we will develop the financial strategy tailored just for you.

Teamwork is important to us.  We work together with your CPAs and attorneys to align tax minimization and estate planning strategies.


Our process is designed to deliver a personalized, consistent experience to assist clients not only in wealth accumulation and preservation, but in areas that go beyond portfolio management.  We provide access to the full array of banking and lending solutions through Bank of America while also serving as a highly experienced private wealth management firm.  We help clients manage all aspects of their financial lives such as portfolio management, retirement savings, life and health insurance, trust and estate services, philanthropic endeavors, etc.  We can be a financial resource, helping clients with the process of transferring wealth to the younger generation.  Transparency and accountability are of the highest importance to us - we will provide you with a clear and complete picture of your financial life and keep you updated through regular reviews and check-ins.  We also recognize that your circumstances will change over time as your life evolves.  We will make updates to your customized financial strategies so you can stay on your path towards achieving your long-term goals.

Meet the 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.

Stephen Pavia

Wealth Management Banking Specialist


Staying on Track

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

Reviews to help you
stay on track

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

    Changes in your life
    and to your goals

    Your life and goals change. As these changes occur, we can update your approach to reflect them.


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

    Your advisor is a click away within our site or mobile apps

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

    Access to your complete financial life is available with My Financial Picture, Merrill’s asset aggregation tool

      Let’s Have a Conversation

      Helping you reach your goals starts with getting to know you personally. Through understanding what matters most to you, together we can help you create a financial approach that reflects your personality. Only then can we offer an approach that is built around your life priorities and the advice you need to help you address fluctuations in the market and changes in your life. Let’s work together to help you achieve your goals.

      Why Merrill?

      As Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisors, we will sort through the financial complexities of your life, helping you build a customized investment approach to address your needs and 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.

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      No question too big or moment too small
      For every question you have, every decision you make and every answer you need, we are with you to listen and help guide you along the many paths your life can take. Watch this video to see some questions we can address together.

      The Power of the Right Advisor®
      Working with a dedicated Merrill advisor means you get personalized investment strategies from Merrill plus access to comprehensive financial solutions only Bank of America can deliver.

      Personalized advice from a dedicated financial advisor.

      We get to know you and your family, your financial situation and what matters most to you.

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

      Drawing from our experience and the best thinking of Merrill, together we will design an approach that reflects your unique needs, priorities and financial situation.

      Adjusting your investment approach as your life and the markets change.

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