With Merrill, the bull always has your back

With Merrill, the bull always has your back

At Merrill, we believe the future is bullish, even in the most unpredictable of markets, because we’ve been here before.
To help you navigate the uncertainty and charge forward toward your goals, we invite you to check out our latest investment insights.

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Recognition

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

Mark Anthony Eidlin

Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Advisors" 2018-2022
Published annually Jan- April. Rankings based on data as of June 30 of prior year.

Matthew A. Kilmer

Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Advisors" 2018-2022
Published annually Jan- April. Rankings based on data as of June 30 of prior year.

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.

Veronika Danielak

Wealth Management Banking Specialist

Merrill

Sherie L Allensworth

Wealth Management Lending Officer

Bank of America, N.A.

NMLS #590004

Courtney N. Anderson

Employee Benefits Specialist

Bank of America, N.A.

Where do we begin? It starts with you.

At Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, your financial advisor focuses on the things you care about most- family, goals and priorities - even as they change over the years.

Understanding Your Life

The Eidlin-Kilmer & Associates Experience

Eidlin-Kilmer & Associates is a knowledgeable wealth management team located near Rochester, New York. Since 1992 our highly experienced professionals have provided informed advice and guidance and empathetic, caring service to a varied clientele, including successful business owners, corporate executives and health care professionals. These clients lead busy lives and don’t always have to time to research, develop and regularly review a financial strategy. They turn to us to assist them with customized wealth management aligned with their values and goals.

Our services go beyond investing. By providing access to the investment insights of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and the banking convenience of Bank of America, and drawing on our relationship with Bank of America Private Bank (U.S. Trust), we seek to help connect the different pieces of your financial life and become the single source you turn to for your wealth management needs.

From our initial meetings to our annual portfolio reviews—and in every interaction in between—our number one goal is to provide the highest level of professional and responsive care. We deliberately keep our financial advisor–to–client ratio low so that we can provide you with individualized service in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our role is to keep you focused on where you want to go, advise you on how to get there and continually remind you of the importance of maintaining a disciplined approach to pursuing your dreams.

A Foundation of Understanding

In working with clients, we adhere to a disciplined wealth management process. The first step is to learn as much as we possibly can about you. Together, we examine your current financial situation—your assets and liabilities and how your portfolio is structured. More importantly, we also help you articulate the goals you have for yourself and your family and the obstacles you foresee on the path toward those goals. We ask questions about your family—for example, whether you’ll be caring for elderly parents or need to put children through college. We also want to know about your career, as well as when you want to retire and how much money you think you’ll need.

Based on what you tell us, we develop wealth management strategies aligned with your goals, values and aspirations, as well as your time horizon, liquidity needs and risk tolerance. Our involvement doesn’t end there. We have a disciplined schedule for reviews and meetings to help you implement your strategies and track your progress. We also communicate frequently with you outside these reviews to find out what changes have occurred in your life that might call for modifying your strategies.

Collaboration
Teamwork is at the heart of our business. Each of us possesses extensive academic and professional training and experience, which we pool in helping develop strategies customized to your individual situation. We also foster synergy with and among your other professional advisors, working with your attorney, for example, to see that assets are properly titled and that wills, powers of attorney and health care directives are in place. We can coordinate as well with your tax professionals to consider the business and personal tax implications of suggested strategies. This helps us provide you with unified representation in which all participants are working together to guide you toward your goals.

If we aren't able to meet a certain need ourselves, we can draw upon a team of talented financial services professionals with extensive experience and diverse capabilities from around the firm. These include Merrill insurance and wealth structuring specialists and Bank of America trust specialists, as well as the Practice Solutions group, which assists small businesses with debt consolidation, lines of credit and financing for such purposes as office improvement and equipment purchases. We can also provide access to a Wealth Management Lending Officer from Bank of America, N.A., who can provide strategic and personalized home financing guidance focused on your needs.  Working together, your Financial Advisor team and Lending Officer can draw upon an expansive array of home financing solutions designed to fit into your overall financial strategy and help you pursue your financial objectives. *The Wealth Management Lending Officer does not offer investment advice, nor make recommendations on investment products. NMLS ID 590004

Services Tailored to Your Diverse Needs

Our wealth management approach seeks to address and integrate all the facets of your financial life—from accumulating and preserving wealth to managing risk and creating a legacy. Whether helping you develop tax minimization and wealth transfer strategies or providing retirement and estate planning services, we strive to simplify your financial decision making.

Wealth transfer strategies—In collaboration with Bank of America Private Bank (formerly U.S. Trust) and Bank of America trust and estate planning specialists, as well as your tax and legal advisors, we can facilitate tax minimization strategies designed to help you preserve your wealth and pass it on to the people and causes you care about. These strategies may incorporate such elements as insurance, trusts, gifting and family partnerships.

Retirement planning services—Whether you are hoping to retire soon or in the distant future, we can work with you to develop strategies designed to help you pursue the retirement you envision. Using Merrill Lynch Wealth Management’s sophisticated retirement planning tools, we can help you decide how much you will need to retire when you wish and maintain your current standard of living. After you retire, we can help you manage your income streams and preserve your assets for your lifetime and your legacy

Serving multiple generations—Utilizing our wealth management process and collaborating with Bank of America specialists, we assist ultra-high-net-worth individuals and families who are looking for sophisticated, customized wealth management strategies that align with their lifestyle and legacy goals. We help wealth builders and next-generation inheritors interested in sustaining and growing family wealth.

Helping to address the needs of Business and Health Care Professionals

Business owners—From growing your business, to realizing its value through a sale or public offering, to maintaining family ownership, we can help you pursue your goals through assistance with:

  • Investment management strategies
  • Retirement and defined-benefit plan services
  • Business insurance to protect against such disruptions as the departure or disability of an owner or key employee
  • Business-continuation and -succession planning
  • Exit planning and buy-sell agreements
  • Gap analysis and business valuation
Medical and Dental Practices

Physicians, dentists, hospital executives and other health care professionals expend considerable time and energy maintaining their skills and managing their practices. For many, working on their own wealth management strategies at the end of the day is a burden. Our team has extensive experience assisting time-strapped medical professionals and their families with their business and personal financial needs, so that they can concentrate on their practices and other interests.

Liability and debit management—We can provide access through Bank of America to an extensive menu of credit options, including commercial lending products for financing building improvements and equipment purchases, as well as assistance with managing your medical school debt.

Practice management—We can assist you in developing strategies designed to help maximize revenue and control expenses. Additionally, we can help you put in place financial safeguards and internal controls to assist with budgeting and reporting.

Asset and risk management—We’ll look for ways to help you manage and realize value from your practice’s assets. We can also help you reevaluate or update your risk management controls.

Succession planning and exit strategies—With access to Merrill’s specialized professionals in the field of exit planning, we can assist with the highly personal and complex process of transitioning your practice.

Past Events

Washington Update 2022 -Part 2

October 19th, 2022|4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

Merrill invites you to the second in a two part virtual event series featuring Andy Friedman, a dynamic and insightful speaker and author known for his unique ability to translate difficult tax and fiscal information coming out of Washington, D.C. into potential growth strategies for business owners, executives and high net worth investors. Andy will discuss his perspective on the current political environment, prospective legislation and strategies for investment and retirement planning.


Please note that this is a virtual event.  Please reach out to Christine Kehrer in order to register and receive event access code.

    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.

      #DigitalMerrill

      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.


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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.



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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.

        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.