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The Miner Group


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Merrill Lynch
Wealth Management

The Miner Group believes that good client relationships are built through teamwork and client involvement, delivered through our advisors, client associates and access to the global resources of Merrill. Our goal is to be your primary source for financial advice and guidance. We want you to value the dedication and diligence we provide at each step of the wealth management process.

At The Miner Group, we are proud to have built enduring relationships with clients that coincide with their desires to build wealth and financial stability. We work diligently with clients to help them make the most of their money, hard work, and time. By serving a limited number of clients, we can do more for each one – applying our aptitude and energy in ways that many clients had never experienced, but certainly deserve.

Our abilities were recognized recently when William Miner was named to Forbes "Best-in-State Next-Generation Wealth Advisors" list in 2019*; Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Advisors" list in 2018* as well as being named to Forbes/SHOOK "America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors" List in 2017 and 2018*.

Driven by the best interests of each client, we are inspired to help unlock the full potential of their wealth.  Our highly personalized, planning-based approach keeps us updated on a client’s evolving circumstances. With a discovery process that is ongoing, we keep in touch with clients and keep them updated on new opportunities that may prove beneficial.

Today, we assist high-net-worth individuals and multiple generations of their families. Our clients include active and retired CEOs, surgeons and other physicians, dentists, state employees, and small business owners (some with 401K plans).

While diverse in their accomplishments, most clients share a need for a financial advisory team to exhibit complete objectivity and integrity as part of an exceptionally proactive and professional standard of care. We enjoy helping people move efficiently toward rewarding retirement lifestyles and lasting legacies. It would be our privilege to help you – with the same degree of focus and determination. 

*Source: Forbes "Best-in-State Next-Generation Wealth Advisors" list, September 4, 2019. For more information about the selection criteria, go to Forbes is a trademark of Forbes Media LLC. All rights reserved. These rankings and ratings are not representative nor indicative of any one client’s experience, future performance, or investment outcome and such rankings should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor.
*Source: Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Advisors" list, February 2018. For more information about the selection criteria, go to Forbes is a trademark of Forbes Media LLC. All rights reserved. These rankings and ratings are not representative nor indicative of any one client’s experience, future performance, or investment outcome.
*Source: Forbes/SHOOK "America's Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors" list, July 2017. For more information about the selection criteria, go to Forbes is a trademark of Forbes Media LLC. All rights reserved. The ranking or ratings shown here may not be representative of all client experiences because they reflect an average or sampling of the client experiences. These rankings or ratings are not indicative of any future performance or investment outcome. 
*Source: Forbes/SHOOK "America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors" list, July 2018. For more information about the selection criteria, go to Forbes is a trademark of Forbes Media LLC. All rights reserved. These rankings and ratings are not representative nor indicative of any one client’s experience, future performance, or investment outcome.

A Distinct, Attentive Approach

At The Miner Group, we offer a disciplined process that delivers a consistent yet customized wealth management experience. Before any financial decisions are ever made, we consider your whole life – devoting significant time to fully appreciate who you are, what matters most to you, and where you’d like to see yourself and your family years from now.
Because you have questions, we listen carefully to you. Quite likely, you want to formulate a game plan for your kids and, possibly, your parents. You may ask how long you’ll need to work full-time, or for our thoughts on an exit strategy. Given new tax laws and health care reform, we can address possible adjustments to your investment, retirement, tax minimization and estate planning strategies.

Our brand of personal wealth management also demands that we account for what is – and what may be. Because your life events (and external ones) can influence your financial decisions, we help prepare you in advance. How nimble and responsive we are in controlling the effects of change can help you remain on course. It is our responsibility to incorporate answers for the unexpected, directly into your plan’s dynamics and to re-assess with you if goals and timeframes need a fresh look.

Thanks to our extensive Merrill training and strong background in banking, we know the importance of using top-notch research and examining both sides of your balance sheets, as well as important trust and tax documents. In concert with our firm’s specialists, as well as your accountant and attorney, we can help ensure that your full financial picture is regularly reviewed and fine-tuned. Our focus also extends beyond your portfolio and liabilities to what may include your family business, real estate and insurance. 

With a solid understanding of how we can enhance your wealth and outlook, we can prioritize our efforts. This may include planning for retirement (or a child’s or grandchild’s education), creating a legacy, supporting a worthwhile cause, or staying ahead of rising health care costs.

A Multi-Generational Focus

At The Miner Group, we see you for having a vision – to provide for your spouse, children, grandchildren, and in many cases, your elderly parents. As a proactive financial team, we strive to:

• Serve your family in the near- and long-term.
• Understand where you are (financially and personally) – and where you want to be.
• Structure your wealth to help minimize tax consequences and allow for enduring wealth.
• Deliver a positive experience characterized by unwavering attention and unfettered access to the full complement of Merrill services.
• Encourage your children to expand their knowledge of financial issues.
• Accompany you on your financial journey (often, literally) – visiting your attorney with you to align efforts, or the local Social Security office to clarify benefits and help put your mind at ease.

When it comes to investing, we listen to you, our own research, and the outstanding analysts of Merrill. From there, we formulate a portfolio strategy for you and you alone – based on your risk tolerance, time horizon, liquidity needs and investment goals. Following implementation, we will revisit that strategy so that it serves as a continuous reflection of you and the markets.
By rolling up our sleeves and communicating with you (and family members, given the opportunity), we can help you pass along wealth and wisdom – to future generations.

A Loyal Circle of Clients

At The Miner Group, we serve hardworking individuals who can benefit from an uncompromised measure of financial knowledge, perspective and transparency. Having longstanding relationships with clients we’ve served for years, we are grateful for the referrals we receive to their family and friends.

Today, our clientele resides in Ohio, Pennsylvania, adjacent states, and on both coasts. Many clients are highly educated, financially astute, and conservative by nature. They include active and retired senior-level executives, physicians, dentists, business owners (some with 401k plans), state employees, and their families. We believe strongly that assisting multiple generations and extended families allows us to be more comprehensive in our efforts and effective in helping structure their wealth.

Due to their success, some clients seek our input on selling an enterprise, planning their next venture, or simply looking into retirement destinations. To address the evolving complexities in all clients’ financial lives, we aim to create open channels of communication and align our delivery with their preference for frequency and mode. 

By accounting for a wealth of financial implications, we can help you, our client, accumulate and preserve wealth, plan for positive outcomes and, along the way, help minimize risk and tax exposure. We are committed to excellence and earning your trust.


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

William J Miner

Forbes "Best-in-State Next Generation Wealth Advisors" in 2019

Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors”  2018

Forbes/SHOOK “America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors” 2017 & 2018

Get To Know Us

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 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

      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.

      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.