Welcome

I have been a Financial Advisor for 23 years, helping clients with their planning and investments. I strive for attention to detail and great customer service. My clients have referred to it as the “Phil Benefit”.

Experience in: Portfolio Management, Municipal Bonds, Corporate Bonds, Certificates of Deposit, and Financial Planning
Services Include
  • Professional Portfolio Management1
  • Asset Management2
  • Municipal Bonds3
  • Certificates of Deposit4
  • Corporate Bonds5
  • Financial Planning6
  • Executive Financial Services7
  • Estate Planning Strategies8
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • Retirement Planning9
  • 529 Plans10
  • Planning for Education Funding11
  • Exchange Traded Funds12
  • Structured Products13
  • Fixed Income14
  • Lending Products
  • Life Insurance15
  • Wealth Management16
  • Qualified Retirement Plans17
  • Stock Option Plans18
  • Trust Accounts19
  • Alternative Investments20
  • Long Term Care Insurance21
  • Wealth Consulting
  • Annuities22
  • Philanthropic Services
Securities Agent: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, IL, LA, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TX, VA; Investment Advisor Representative; BM/Supervisor; General Securities Representative; Transactional Futures/Commodities; Managed Futures
NMLS#: 1265116
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Experience

2001 - Present: Morgan Stanley
Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor, Portfolio Management Director, Financial Planning Specialist, Investment Management Consultant

1995 - 2001: Merrill Lynch
Financial Advisor, Portfolio Manager, Financial Planning Specialist

1987 - 1995: Northwestern Mutual Life
Special Agent and Registered Rep.

    Education

    • State University of New York at AlbanyB.A. Communications

    Associations

    • Soccer Coach for American Youth Soccer Organziation ( AYSO)
    • Soccer Coach for Rivertowns United Soccer Club
    • Assistant Coach for Recreational Basketball
    • Assistant Coach for Recreational Softball
    • SUNY Albany Alumni
    • Alpha Epsilon Pi Alumni
    Awards
    • Morgan Stanley's Century Club - 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
    • Merrill Lynch Master's club - 2000
    • Merrill Lynch President's club - 1999
    • Northwestern Mutual Life - Top 10 second year agent Nationally- 1989
    • Northwestern Mutual Life - Top 10 second year agent East Coast- 1989
    • Northwestern Mutual Life - Top 10 Third year agent East Coast- 1990

    Location

    399 Park Ave 12th
    Fl
    New York, NY 10022
    US
    Direct:
    (212) 893-6584(212) 893-6584
    Toll Free:
    (800) 223-0270(800) 223-0270
    Fax:
    (646) 810-5311(646) 810-5311
    From My Desk

    Global Investment Committee Weekly


    Investment and Market Perspectives

    On the Markets

    Retirement

    Working with you to understand your life goals and develop a personalized wealth strategy. Today and for the years to come.
    • 401(k) Rollovers
    • IRA Plans
    • Retirement Income Strategies
    • Retirement Plan Participants
    • Annuities
    The Simple Six-Step Retirement Checkup

    The Simple Six-Step Retirement Checkup

    Given market volatility in 2018, checking in on your retirement plan may be one of the wisest New Year’s resolutions you can make.
    Learn more about The Simple Six-Step Retirement Checkup

    Investing

    Working closely with you to guide your wealth and investments through the most challenging market cycles.
    • Asset Management
    • Wealth Planning
    • Traditional Investments
    • Alternative Investments
    • Impact Investing
    Why Financial Fitness is One of the Easier Resolutions You Can Make

    Why Financial Fitness is One of the Easier Resolutions You Can Make

    Don’t overlook resolving to focus on your finances this year. There are a number of financial New Year’s Resolutions you can make that may yield results for years to come.
    Learn more about Why Financial Fitness is One of the Easier Resolutions You Can Make

    Family

    Creating customized financial strategies for the challenges that today's families face.
    • Estate Planning Strategies
    • 529 Plans / Education Savings Planning
    • Long Term Care Insurance
    • Special Needs Planning
    • Trust Services
    Financial Transition: A Guide for Women

    Financial Transition: A Guide for Women

    Here's how to take control of your finances if a death or divorce leaves you holding the reins.
    Learn more about Financial Transition: A Guide for Women

    Philanthropy

    Making sure your philanthropic dollars are managed with the same high quality service as the rest of your wealth.
    • Endowments
    • Foundations
    • Donor Advised Funds
    • Impact Investing
    A New Roadmap for Mission Alignment

    A New Roadmap for Mission Alignment

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    2Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC (“Morgan Stanley”), its affiliates and Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors or Private Wealth Advisors do not provide tax or legal advice. Clients should consult their tax advisor for matters involving taxation and tax planning and their attorney for legal matters.

    3Income generated from an investment in a municipal bond is generally exempt from federal income taxes. Some income may be subject to state and local taxes and to the federal alternative minimum tax. Capital gains, if any, are subject to tax.

    4CDs are insured by the FDIC, an independent agency of the U.S. Government, up to a maximum of $250,000 (including principal and accrued interest) for all deposits held in the same insurable capacity (e.g. individual account, joint account, IRA etc.) per CD depository. Investors are responsible for monitoring the total amount held with each CD depository. All deposits at a single depository held in the same insurable capacity will be aggregated for the purposes of the applicable FDIC insurance limit, including deposits (such as bank accounts) maintained directly with the depository and CDs of the depository.

    5Fixed Income investing entails credit risks and interest rate risks. When interest rates rise, bond prices generally fall.

    6Morgan Stanley offers a wide array of brokerage and advisory services to its clients, each of which may create a different type of relationship with different obligations to you. Please consult with your Financial Advisor to understand these differences.

    7Tax laws are complex and subject to change. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC (“Morgan Stanley”), its affiliates and Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors and Private Wealth Advisors do not provide tax or legal advice and are not “fiduciaries” (under ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code or otherwise) with respect to the services or activities described herein except as otherwise provided in writing by Morgan Stanley and/or as described at www.morganstanley.com/disclosures/dol . Individuals are encouraged to consult their tax and legal advisors (a) before establishing a retirement plan or account, and (b) regarding any potential tax, ERISA and related consequences of any investments made under such plan or account.

    8Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC (“Morgan Stanley”), its affiliates and Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors and Private Wealth Advisors do not provide tax or legal advice. Clients should consult their tax advisor for matters involving taxation and tax planning and their attorney for matters involving trust and estate planning and other legal matters.

    9Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC (“Morgan Stanley”), its affiliates and Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors or Private Wealth Advisors do not provide tax or legal advice. Clients should consult their tax advisor for matters involving taxation and tax planning and their attorney for legal matters.

    10Investors should consider many factors before deciding which 529 plan is appropriate. Some of these factors include: the Plan’s investment options and the historical investment performance of these options, the Plan’s flexibility and features, the reputation and expertise of the Plan’s investment manager, Plan contribution limits and the federal and state tax benefits associated with an investment in the Plan. Some states, for example, offer favorable tax treatment and other benefits to their residents only if they invest in the state’s own Qualified Tuition Program. Investors should determine their home state’s tax treatment of 529 plans when considering whether to choose an in-state or out-of-state plan. Investors should consult with their tax or legal advisor before investing in any 529 Plan or contact their state tax division for more information. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC does not provide tax and/or legal advice. Investors should review a Program Disclosure Statement, which contains more information on investment options, risk factors, fees and expenses and possible tax consequences.

    11Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC (“Morgan Stanley”), its affiliates and Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors or Private Wealth Advisors do not provide tax or legal advice. Clients should consult their tax advisor for matters involving taxation and tax planning and their attorney for legal matters.

    12An investment in an exchange-traded fund involves risks similar to those of investing in a broadly based portfolio of equity securities traded on exchange in the relevant securities market, such as market fluctuations caused by such factors as economic and political developments, changes in interest rates and perceived trends in stock prices. The investment return and principal value of ETF investments will fluctuate, so that an investor's ETF shares, if or when sold, may be worth more or less than the original cost.

    13Structured Investments are complex and not suitable for all investors, and there is no assurance that a strategy of using structured product for wealth preservation, yield enhancement, and/or interest rate risk hedging will meet its objectives.

    14Fixed Income investing entails credit risks and interest rate risks. When interest rates rise, bond prices generally fall.

    15Insurance products are offered in conjunction with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC’s licensed insurance agency affiliates.

    16Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC (“Morgan Stanley”), its affiliates and Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors or Private Wealth Advisors do not provide tax or legal advice. Clients should consult their tax advisor for matters involving taxation and tax planning and their attorney for legal matters.

    17Tax laws are complex and subject to change. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC (“Morgan Stanley”), its affiliates and Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors and Private Wealth Advisors do not provide tax or legal advice and are not “fiduciaries” (under ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code or otherwise) with respect to the services or activities described herein except as otherwise provided in writing by Morgan Stanley and/or as described at www.morganstanley.com/disclosures/dol . Individuals are encouraged to consult their tax and legal advisors (a) before establishing a retirement plan or account, and (b) regarding any potential tax, ERISA and related consequences of any investments made under such plan or account.

    18Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC (“Morgan Stanley”), its affiliates and Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors or Private Wealth Advisors do not provide tax or legal advice. Clients should consult their tax advisor for matters involving taxation and tax planning and their attorney for legal matters.

    19Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC (“Morgan Stanley”), its affiliates and Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors and Private Wealth Advisors do not provide tax or legal advice. Clients should consult their tax advisor for matters involving taxation and tax planning and their attorney for matters involving trust and estate planning and other legal matters.

    20Alternative Investments are speculative and include a high degree of risk. An investor could lose all or a substantial amount of his/her investment. Alternative investments are suitable only for qualified, long-term investors who are willing to forgo liquidity and put capital at risk for an indefinite period of time.

    21Insurance products are offered in conjunction with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC’s licensed insurance agency affiliates.

    22Annuities are offered in conjunction with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC’s licensed insurance agency affiliates.

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