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As a Wealth Management Advisor, Robert focuses on wealth enhancement, asset preservation, effective charitable giving, and wealth transfer using tax mitigation strategies. He applies his extensive knowledge of asset management to helping preserve the value of his clients’ assets and generate reasonable growth over time. In addition, he uses portfolio construction techniques designed to lessen the effects of market volatility. Robert has a particular aptitude for working with corporate executives, professionals, and private business owners, having developed various strategies for ultra-high-net-worth clients to pursue their financial goals. He is committed to providing the highest level of personal service and attention to detail in order to deliver a distinctive advisory experience for his clients. Robert has been in the wealth management industry since 1988, beginning in Washington, D.C., and moving to North Palm Beach, Florida, in 1998. From 1979 to 1992, he was an attorney in Washington, D.C., with Bierbower and Rockefeller.
In addition to earning a B.S. in economics from Southern Methodist University and a J.D. from Georgetown Law Center, Robert holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) certification. The CIMA® designation is awarded by the Investments & Wealth Institute, in conjunction with the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
Active in many organizations, Robert previously served as a member of the Florida Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He has also served on the George W. Bush Presidential Center National Finance Committee, was the State Co-Chair of Florida for the Bush Presidential Center, and served on the Planned Giving Council for Place of Hope, which offers Christian foster-care services.
Robert is married with five children. He enjoys competitive golf and is a member of the Winged Foot Golf Club in New York, the Congressional Country Club in Washington, D.C., and the Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Florida. He also enjoys pursuing his personal and professional growth journey.
I follow the deep-seated Merrill tradition of participating in the communities we serve. This drives my interest in spending time volunteering with organizations in our community.
Georgetown Law Center, JD, 1979
Southern Methodist University, B.S. Economics, 1976
Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, CIMA®, 1996
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2Banking products are offered by Bank of America, N.A.
3Insurance and annuity products offered through Merrill Lynch Life Agency Inc.
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