Our Business Philosophy
Our commitment is to our clients
Our firm was founded in 1990 as a law firm providing financial planning and related legal work. We bill based on hourly rates, not commissions or fees based on assets under management. Unlike many firms that specialize in a single area, we bring an integrated perspective to the analysis of your financial situation, saving you from, for example, good tax strategies that have disastrous investment results. (Ask me to give you examples!)
Your financial life is challenging
You face income and estate tax law changes, stock and bond market movements, changes in insurance needs, decisions on funding for college, retirement or other goals, such as a new home, and much more. You need to focus your energies on the areas in which you can have the greatest impact. Therefore, it is cost-effective for you to rely on us to help define your goals, devise strategies to meet them using all available resources, and work with you over time to implement and adjust the strategies to changes in circumstances or outside matters (e.g., tax law changes). You also count on us to provide objective advice in an era when so many professionals have hidden agendas. We apply our experience to help guide you in financial decision-making even when you face unpleasant events, like a death in the family or divorce.
Simply put, we strive to show great value in our advice and implementation than the cost of our time so you are satisfied and refer your friends and associates to us. We fully understand that our business grows from referrals and appreciate the trust it takes for a client to make the introduction.