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Merrill Lynch
Wealth Management

Trust matters to clients. And clients matter to us. By summoning our knowledge and energy, we aim to provide clients with a highly rewarding experience – especially as their situations and aspirations evolve.



At The SEAM Wealth Management Group, we are motivated by the belief that our performance and professionalism play critical roles in enhancing and enriching the lives of client families. Each of us is proud of our ability to turn research into results, to deliver highly personalized service, and of the relationships with clients that grow from our efforts.
In order to create a more fulfilling environment for clients – and serve them in ways that bring added value – our team recently moved to Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. We joined the firm to advance our forward-looking approach with vast resources that can help clients plan and prepare for key milestones and transitions.

Accounting for clients’ ambitions, circumstances and desires to make wise financial decisions, we do not guide clients with our eyes on industry benchmarks. Instead, we take the time to see clients as people, rather than portfolios. We want to know what’s on a client’s mind, their greatest fears and most cherished goals. By visiting clients at their homes, sitting at their kitchen tables, and engaging with spouses and entire families whenever possible, we can help them explore and identify their objectives.

Over the years, we’ve developed the rich experience and demonstrated ability to manage high concentrations of wealth for an affluent, nationwide clientele – including many individuals who’ve been referred to us. We are fully invested in supporting these clients and welcome the opportunity to serve you, as well.

What Clients Can Expect

The bedrock of our approach is developing an intimate understanding of how clients view their wealth – and the opportunities, responsibilities and challenges that come with it. Once purpose is defined and family values are understood, The SEAM Wealth Management Group strives to:

• Deliver the highest level of personalized service and care. Superior wealth management requires our uncompromised devotion and undivided attention. The referred clients we serve remind us of the experience that others have enjoyed.

• Blend our decades of investment wisdom with the firm’s outstanding research. Rather than have a single investment philosophy, we employ an array of sophisticated strategies – to help clients enjoy the long-term benefits of asset allocation, active and passive management, best-in-class managers, and often, the use of options and private equity. Most importantly, each strategy is crafted and adjusted for the needs of each client.

• Take advantage of our strategic partnerships with attorneys and CPAs – helping clients set up a trust, a will, or an LLC (whatever’s in their best interest). On many occasions, we reach out to clients’ own tax and legal advisors – to help ensure the coordination of tax minimization and estate planning strategies. 
• Offer access to Bank of America, N.A. for residential, securities-based, and commercial lending. With the firm’s vast resources, we are able to place client families at the center of an integrated wealth management process that is focused and fluid.
• Help clients stay true to themselves and those they love. We visit clients where they live and encourage meetings with their entire families. Frequent conversations revolve mostly around shared interests, not financial topics. Often, we attend charitable events with clients. Experience tells us that putting our heads together as a team – and understanding of what drives clients – is the most effective way to help them put wealth to work.

*Some or all alternative investment programs may not be in the best interest of certain investors. No assurance can be given that any alternative investment’s investment objectives will be achieved.
*Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Before engaging in the purchase or sale of options, investors should understand the nature of and extent of their rights and obligations and be aware of the risks involved in investing with options. Prior to buying or selling an option, clients must receive the options disclosure document Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options. This document is available by contacting your Merrill Financial Advisor
*Any information presented in connection with BofA Global Research is general in nature and is not intended to provide personal investment advice. The information does not take into account the specific investment objectives, financial situation and particular needs of any specific person who may receive it. Investors should understand that statements regarding future prospects may not be realized. 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. BofA Global Research does and seeks to do business with companies covered in its research reports. As a result, investors should be aware that the firm may have a conflict of interest that could affect the objectivity of this report. Investors should consider this report as only a single factor in making their investment decision.

Our Philosophy

At The SEAM Wealth Management Group, we believe the value of an advisory team extends well beyond “dollars and cents.” It’s best measured over time, by the delivery of highly professional, proactive and purposed wealth management. 
We also believe that:

• Clients deserve a common-sense approach to building and preserving wealth. We help clients set realistic goals and appreciate their roles in following the strategy we’ve designed on their behalf.

• Clients should hear from their advisors often – not only when the calendar says so. Our collaborative spirit is reflected in our team approach to serving clients and the time we spend communicating with them. We blend a highly attentive client service model with a deeply analytical financial approach.
• Cookie-cutter strategies and service are not in a client’s best interest. Utilizing our team members’ distinct strengths, we listen to what clients say about money and their motivations. From there, we can minimize risk while optimizing opportunity through “ground-up” strategies we review and adjust as circumstances change. 

• Our consistency, transparency, and integrity characterize the relationships we enjoy with clients. We deliver conflict-free advice and guidance however each client prefers – in person, by phone, or with the firm’s state-of-art technology – to educate clients and connect with them in meaningful ways. 

We feel good seeing clients take steady steps toward their goals. For some, it’s a well-deserved retirement where “their house” is in order. For others, it’s having the financial independence and confidence to launch a new venture, visit old friends around the world, or share their resources with those less fortunate.

The Clients We Serve

At The SEAM Wealth Management Group, we assist accomplished men and women who, in the vast majority of cases, hope to accomplish more.

Clients include financial and other corporate executives, private business owners, attorneys, physicians, retired couples, widows, and generations of their families, from coast to coast. Despite their success, some wrestle with the right balance – for enjoying wealth, leaving a legacy, funding a grandchild’s education, for example, or supporting a worthy cause.

By introducing clients to our culture of teamwork and respect, we find that relationships extend to their referred friends, colleagues, and family members. It’s gratifying when clients ask us to meet their children whom we encourage to expand their knowledge of financial issues. Working one-on-one with multiple generations is a powerful way to help clients pass along values, along with their wealth.

Today, most clients ask that we manage their investments. Still, we prefer that they understand what they own, and why. Many are financially astute yet have aspects of their financial picture that have been neglected. We are dedicated to earning the trust that clients place in us – often, by providing more acumen and attention than they’ve experienced previously.

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.

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.

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

      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.