Welcome

The Falldin Group provides high-net-worth individuals, affluent families, foundations and endowments with comprehensive wealth management services.For more than 35 years, John Falldin has offered Morgan Stanley clients guidance, and personal service.  His group includes James E. Mattson, Financial Advisor, and Abby Dority, Portfolio Associate.   The Falldin Group combines its personal approach and commitment to understanding each client with the powerful resources of Morgan Stanley, one of the world’s largest financial institutions. By acting with transparency and dedication to their clients’ best interests, The Falldin Group serves clients with integrity, confidentiality and skill.
Services Include
  • Trust Services*
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • 529 Plans1
  • Business Succession Planning2
  • Cash Management3
  • Corporate Retirement Plans4
  • Estate Planning Strategies5
  • Executive Financial Services6
  • Financial Planning7
  • Lending Products
  • Life Insurance8
  • Long Term Care Insurance9
  • Professional Portfolio Management10
  • Retirement Planning11
  • Wealth Management12
  • Alternative Investments13
  • Annuities14
  • Corporate Bonds15
  • Defined Contribution Plans16
  • Exchange Traded Funds17
  • Fixed Income18
  • Municipal Bonds19
  • Philanthropic Services
  • Planning for Education Funding20
  • Qualified Retirement Plans21
  • Structured Products22
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Working With You

As high-net-worth individuals and families, our clients have nuanced and complex financial lives. Our goal is to provide ongoing and comprehensive wealth management that allows our clients to live their lives secure in the knowledge that we are monitoring their financial well-being.

Communication provides the foundation for this trusted relationship. We start by learning about our clients’ life and goals. We want to know what they envision for the future, what keeps them up at night and how they define financial success.  Once we know our clients personally, we expand our focus to understand their overall financial picture. 

This understanding, along with our experience and the vast resources of Morgan Stanley, come together in a customized wealth management strategy designed for each client.  Just as we create each strategy with that client’s specific goals in mind, we also monitor and adjust strategies as needs or circumstances evolve. Our clients depend on us to proactively work with their trusted tax and legal advisors to incorporate their expertise and avoid missteps. 

Earning that kind of confidence from clients doesn’t come from brief, transactional interactions. We focus on working with clients who want long-term relationships—often extending over several generations—based on communication, trust and personal service.

    Abby Dority

    Abby Dority has almost 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. She currently serves as a Portfolio Associate for The Falldin Group, as well as one other Morgan Stanley team.  She has her Series 7 and Series 63 licenses.

    Abby helps clients in a variety of areas, including new accounts, funds transfer, Premier Cash Management and executing trades. She finds great satisfaction in providing top-notch customer service and creating a positive experience for Morgan Stanley clients.

    While not working, Abby enjoys travel, outdoor activity, reading, cooking and spending time with her husband Tyler. During the summer months they can be found exploring the beautiful state of Minnesota on their Harley Davidson. They welcomed their first grandchild (a baby girl) in December 2017 and have found her to be a great source of joy and time well spent.

      Location

      8300 Norman Center Dr
      Ste 1150
      Bloomington, MN 55437
      US
      Direct:
      (952) 921-1935(952) 921-1935
      Toll-Free:
      (800) 927-1990(800) 927-1990

      Meet The Falldin Group

      About Me

      John Falldin works closely with the team's high net worth and institutional clients to help implement customized investment strategies and offer his perspective on wealth management. John strives to meet the goals of each client while delivering an exceptional client experience. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Minnesota, John has over 32 years experience as a financial advisor, all with the firm. John holds the Wealth Advisor designation at Morgan Stanley and is a member of the firm's President's Club. John also was named to NABCAP's "Premier Advisor" list every year since 2011. Outside of work, John continues to build relationships and serve his community. John attends Mount Olivet Church, spends time working with Meals on Wheels and Sharing and Caring Hands, and is a member of Edina Country Club, where he enjoys working on his golf game. John is the father of two boys, Joey and David, and also enjoys hunting and spending time outdoors at his cabin.
      Securities Agent: TX, MN, IA, WI, WA, VA, UT, TN, SD, PA, OR, OH, NY, NV, NM, NJ, NE, ND, NC, MT, MI, MD, MA, KS, IN, IL, ID, HI, GA, FL, DC, CT, CO, CA, AZ, AR, AK; Managed Futures; Transactional Futures/Commodities; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
      NMLS#: 1364492

      About Me

      James E. Mattson is a Financial Advisor with The Mattson Group. He focuses on portfolio management, financial planning, and providing clarity to clients when they need it most. Working together with his father James T. Mattson, he brings a detailed and hardworking approach to the team.

      James first joined Morgan Stanley in 2011 as an intern. After graduating from Saint John’s University in 2013 with a major in Accounting and Finance, James took a full time position with Morgan Stanley to solidify his career in an industry he loves. Outside of the office James is an avid golfer, traveler, and fitness enthusiast. James currently resides in Saint Paul, MN.
      Securities Agent: TX, MN, WI, WA, VA, UT, TN, SD, SC, PA, OR, OH, NY, NV, NM, NJ, NE, ND, NC, MT, MI, MD, MA, KS, IN, IL, ID, IA, HI, GA, FL, DC, CT, CO, CA, AZ, AR, AK; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
      NMLS#: 1312668

      About Me

      Abby Dority has almost 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. She currently serves as a Portfolio Associate for The Falldin Group, as well as one other Morgan Stanley team.  She has her Series 7 and Series 63 licenses.

      Abby helps clients in a variety of areas, including new accounts, funds transfer, Premier Cash Management and executing trades. She finds great satisfaction in providing top-notch customer service and creating a positive experience for Morgan Stanley clients.

      While not working, Abby enjoys travel, outdoor activity, reading, cooking and spending time with her husband Tyler. During the summer months they can be found exploring the beautiful state of Minnesota on their Harley Davidson. They welcomed their first grandchild (a baby girl) in December 2017 and have found her to be a great source of joy and time well spent.
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      • Annuities
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      • Traditional Investments
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      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
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      • Retirement Plan Sponsors
      • Qualified Retirement Plans
      • Corporate Pension Funds
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      • Foundations
      • Donor Advised Funds
      • Impact Investing
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      1Investors 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.

      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.

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      6Tax 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.

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      9Insurance products are offered in conjunction with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC’s licensed insurance agency affiliates.

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      13Alternative 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.

      14Annuities are offered in conjunction with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC’s licensed insurance agency affiliates.

      15Fixed Income investing entails credit risks and interest rate risks. When interest rates rise, bond prices generally fall.

      16Tax 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.

      17An 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.

      18Fixed Income investing entails credit risks and interest rate risks. When interest rates rise, bond prices generally fall.

      19Income 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.

      20Morgan 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.

      21Tax 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.

      22Structured 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.

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