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Caso, McDonell & Associates

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Our team will help you find the right approach for you to help you meet your personal wealth management goals, or the goals of your organization.

Caso, McDonell & Associates

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Welcome

We focus on developing customized potential financial solutions for individuals and their families by working closely together with clients after we understand their goals and agree upon next steps. Working with us means you have a caring advisor helping you to pursue your goals. We are committed to understanding your unique challenges, priorities, and financial resources. You may be concerned with preserving and growing your wealth or leaving a legacy to your family or a charity. Whatever your personal goals may be, we will work with you to develop a customized financial approach designed to help you pursue what’s most important to you.

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Philosophy

No two people are alike. Consequently, there is no single wealth management approach that is appropriate for everyone. What matters most to us is what matters most to you. Once we get to know you, your priorities, your goals, risk tolerance, time horizons, liquidity needs and what you want to accomplish over time, only then can we help you position yourself to identify and address financial challenges and potential opportunities. To that end, we will thoughtfully employ our experience and resources to help guide you as you pursue your goals.

Approach

We believe an effective approach to wealth management requires working closely with you to help identify and define your goals.

Our  job is to first understand what matters most to you. We will work together to create a financial approach that reflects your investment personality and is built around your life priorities.

Our approach is to help you pursue your goals by providing customized service and potential investment solutions. Whether you are focused on building, preserving or transferring wealth we are committed to helping you address your financial objectives at every stage of your life.

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Capabilities

Our wealth management process begins by getting to know you and understanding your goals. We start by developing a thorough understanding of what you value most, your risk tolerance, time horizon, liquidity needs, and what your goals may be. In our one-on-one discovery meetings with you, we draw on the analytical skills and deep experience of our advisor team to review your portfolio and objectives so that we can work closely together to create a financial approach that helps you pursue your goals.

Focus On Individuals and Families

We can offer advice and guidance designed to assist you in making investment-related decisions and trade-offs that can help you reach personally meaningful goals.  So whether you’re planning your retirement, saving to buy a home or fund a child’s education, We’ll start by getting to know you and how you feel about the following seven life priorities.:

  • Health: Managing healthcare expenses, now and in the future
  • Home: Upsizing, downsizing, remodeling or buying a vacation home
  • Family: Taking care of your family and other people in your life
  • Leisure: Spending your free time in meaningful ways
  • Giving: Volunteering, mentoring others and giving to charities
  • Work: Working in retirement, selling or starting a business
  • Finance: Bringing it all together and defining your financial goals

 

Recognition

Merrill is proud of our advisors who’ve received recognition from industry publications. We believe they are setting the standard for exemplary client service.

Philip M Caso

Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors”  2018

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.

Sameer Derashri

Sameer Derashri

Trust Specialist

Merrill Lynch

Nick Foley

Nick Foley

Wealth Management Lending Officer

Bank of America, N.A.

NMLS #1190976

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Oralia Rojas

Structured Credit Executive

Bank of America, N.A.

Past Events

Transforming World! The World after Covid Webinar

July 8th, 2020|3:00 PM

We welcome you to join a virtual seminar on the Transforming World! We’re pleased to have Felix Tran, Thematic Strategist for BofA Global Research, joining us who will discuss:
• A “Transforming World” framework: Earth, Government, Innovation, Markets & People
• 5 themes for the world after COVID
- Geopolitics & Peak Globalization
- Tech Wars
- Big Government
- Health the new Wealth
- The New Consumer
• Other themes covered also include: Big Data & AI, Cybersecurity, 5G, Climate Change, Future Food and more…

To reserve your place today, please RSVP at maya.tzur@ml.com.


*BofA Global Research is research produced by BofA Securities, Inc. (“BofAS”) and/or one or more of its affiliates. BofAS is a registered broker-dealer, Member SIPC, and wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation. 

    Nutrition & Your Immune System Webinar

    July 16th, 2020|4:00 PM

    Given the current circumstances, it is more important than ever to know how nutrition impacts our body and what we can do to keep our immune system boosted. Join us as Dr. Aaron Chadwick provides us with an informative presentation on easy, safe, and effective ways to strengthen our immune system.

    To reserve your place today, please RSVP at maya.tzur@ml.com.

      The Most Important Thing Webinar

      July 22nd, 2020|6:00 PM

      Millions of families around the world are experiencing enormous disruption. This special webinar gives you and your loved ones a powerful new toolkit to handle stress better.

      It teaches you:

      • What matters most for family happiness according to the world’s longest study, and why it’s not money, health, or relationships.
      • A new way to understand where stress comes from, and why traditional stress management is based on a fundamental flaw.
      • A 7-step process that helps you increase family well-being with no blame, stigma, or “touchy-feeliness.”
      • Free access to an online platform to continue applying this toolkit after the webinar ends.
      Presentation will take place via WebEx. To reserve your place today, please RSVP at maya.tzur@ml.com and we will send you a link to register.

        Your Financial Approach

        We offer you access to the investing insights of Merrill, trust and fiduciary services from Bank of America Private Bank, and the banking convenience of 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.

        FAMILY
        Taking care of your family and other people in your life
        • Trust & Estate Planning Services4
        • Education Funding1
        • Insurance3
        HEALTH
        Planning for healthcare expenses now and in the future
        • Long-term Care Insurance3
        • Health Savings Account2
        • Disability Insurance3
        HOME
        Upsizing, downsizing, remodeling or buying a vacation home
        • Home Loans2
        • Home Equity Lines of Credit2
        • Securities-Based Lending2
        • Credit Cards2
        WORK
        Working in retirement, selling or starting a business
        • Bank of America Business Banking2
        • Exchange Funds1
        • Concentrated Stock Management1
        • Succession Planning1
        LEISURE
        Spending your free time in meaningful ways
        • Credit Cards2
        • Securities-Based Lending2
        • Structured Lending2
        GIVING
        Volunteering, mentoring others and giving to charities
        • Donor-Advised Funds4
        • Private Foundations4
        • Charitable Trusts4
        FINANCE
        Using your finances to bring it all together
        • Merrill 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

        1 Investment products are offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated.
        2 Banking, mortgage and home equity products offered by Bank of America, N.A.
        3 Insurance and annuity products offered through Merrill Lynch Life Agency Inc.
        4 Trust and fiduciary services are provided by Bank of America Private Bank.

        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 approach, 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 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.


          Monitoring 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.

          Wealth Management Your Way

          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

            We believe it’s important that you seek the advice and guidance of an experienced financial advisor who can thoughtfully analyze your situation, work with you to identify potential solutions that address your needs, and clearly communicate them to you. We want to work with you to develop your wealth management approach for the future.

            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.


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            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.

            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.