With the demands of business, family and other pursuits, the one commodity business leaders are increasingly short of is time. Many successful professionals understand that by working with an advisor to help them oversee the various moving parts of their finances, they are empowered to focus on the things they do best and the people and passions they care about most.

As seasoned wealth management professionals, we are dedicated to working with financially successful individuals – like you -- address specific investment challenges and concerns. Our goal is to help you effectively transition your hard-earned assets into a thoughtful and strategic plan that gives you the confidence to enjoy the wealth you’ve created. And because we are have offices in Plano and New York City, we are positioned to combine the vast resources of a global wealth management firm with the personalized service you’d expect from a small investment boutique.

Money, in and of itself, does not always create the skills to manage it effectively. Our mission is to empower you to be confident in your financial decisions through education and understanding. We know how hard you are working to achieve your goals, and will work even harder to ensure your wealth will lead to continued prosperity.
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For more than 18 years, Michael has been providing highly customized advice and investment strategies to financially successful individuals and their families living in New York, Dallas and across the country. His area of focus includes financial planning solutions for corporate executives, integrating long-term equity compensation into a comprehensive plan focused on tax efficiency and effective income distribution strategies.

Growing up in Elkins Park, a suburb of Philadelphia, Michael learned first-hand the power of financial independence from his father who worked 30 years as a roofer, saving and investing for a financially secure future for his family. This experience inspired him to follow a profession that would help individuals gain the confidence needed to make sound financial decisions. Michael set out to become a financial advisor where he could educate clients about important financial concepts, helping to make a profound impact on the quality of their lives.

Michael began his career in 1998 at Laidlaw & Company, before joining a predecessor firm of Morgan Stanley in 2005. As a Financial Advisor, Michael focuses on developing strategies for his clients that are well suited to helping meet their specific wealth goals. His clients appreciate his approachable style for helping them make well-informed decisions and maintaining the discipline necessary to navigate the most challenging of markets.

Michael’s passion for helping clients achieve their goals is equaled only by his dedication to his family and community. He and his wife, Erica, have two children, Violet and Gray, with a new baby expected in early 2017. Spending their time in both Plano, TX and Amagansett, NY, Michael volunteers at his children’s schools in Texas, while serving on the Finance Committee at St. Luke’s in East Hampton, NY. In his leisure time, Michael enjoys distance swimming, offshore fishing and training for sprint triathlons.

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      • Every decision we make will be focused on doing the right thing for you. We aim to simplify your financial life, offering solutions for your consideration with unbiased, objective advice.
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      • We believe you are entitled to the best advice possible. As a result, we have assembled a group of highly skilled professionals whose number one priority is you. We work in tandem with your accountant and estate planning attorney to gain the precise knowledge needed to effectively manage all aspects of your wealth.
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