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    The 150 best financial advisers for doctors

     

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    The 150 best financial advisers for doctors

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    Creating a stash for a comfortable future is a lot easier when experts point the way. These pros can help you.

    By Leslie Kane
    Senior Editor

    Bad advice can be more dangerous than no advice. But choosing a worthy adviser from the throngs plying financial guidance is no picnic, either. It's like stumbling through a forest in the dark.

    To light your way, we've once again culled the field. Two years ago, we published our first list of financial advisers for doctors; now we've updated and expanded that roster.

    Our preliminary list of candidates included those who made the original list, as well as advisers recommended by state and regional accounting and financial planning organizations. We also gave considerable weight to your nominations, which we'd solicited in these pages earlier this year. Many of you responded, in some cases with heartfelt testimonials about how an adviser's wisdom had led you to prosperity or saved you from folly.

    Next, we asked all the nominees to fill out an extensive questionnaire covering educational background, credentials, experience, firm size, percentage of doctor clients, affiliations with medical organizations, and noteworthy professional achievements. We also requested a sample financial plan from each person, to get a feel for the depth and customization of advice given to clients. And we asked for a copy of each adviser's Form ADV, which is filed with the SEC and describes professional background and payment method.

    To assure that advisers are keeping abreast of laws and developments that could affect a financial plan, we looked for advanced credentials and continuing education. We also limited our selection to planners who had worked directly with clients for at least 10 years. With that many years in the business, an adviser would have experienced various market conditions and have watched clients' financial pictures evolve over time.

    We also homed in on advisers with physician clients and familiarity with the health care field. The more experience a planner had with physician concerns, managed care's salary impact, and medical school debt, the better. For similar reasons, we limited ourselves to planners who have managed a substantial amount of money and assisted high-income clients.

    We didn't include advisers who work solely on commission, since that could give them an incentive to push a particular financial product. Many of those on our list operate on a fee-only basis, so the amount you pay doesn't depend on how you invest. Some, though, still earn commissions for certain services, such as insurance sales.

    We limited our picks to one adviser per firm. Many companies, though, boast several top-notch advisers who fit all of our requirements. Some firms, moreover, use a team approach, in which more than one adviser works with clients. That maintains continuity, in case a planner leaves the company.

    If you're interested in a particular adviser, schedule an initial meeting to see whether you think you'd work well together. Rapport is important; so is being able to communicate with your adviser easily, and feeling that the planner grasps your situation. Spell out your expectations, and see whether yours and the adviser's are in sync.

    Rick Adkins

    The Arkansas Financial Group
    Little Rock, AR

    Best advice: "Some clients nearing retirement want to sell highly appreciated stock for income-producing assets, but are reluctant to do so for tax reasons. A charitable remainder annuity trust allows them to avoid tax as well as benefit a charity. We give the stock in trust to a charity, which then sells the shares tax free and uses the proceeds to buy bonds or some other income-producing investment. The client receives the income during his life; on his death, the principal goes to charity. The present value of the income stream, added to the tax write-off on the gift of stock, can exceed what the client's estate would have received had he sold the stock and paid capital gains tax on the profit."

    Susan Kaplan

    Kaplan Financial Services
    Newton, MA

    Best advice: "Make sure you don't roll over 403(b) plans to an IRA. Early 403(b) plans weren't state tax-deductible; in some states, they still aren't. If 403(b) funds are rolled to an IRA, the entire amount becomes fully taxable upon withdrawal, including the former 403(b) funds that you've already paid state income taxes on."

    Peter H. Langer

    Langer Wealth Management
    Wilmington, NC

    Best advice: "A provision in the tax code allows those holding employer stock in their 401(k) or employee stock ownership plans to take a distribution of company stock in kind, rather than rolling it into an IRA. This lets you pay ordinary income tax on only the cost basis, not on the shares' appreciated market value. When you sell the shares, your net unrealized appreciation gets capital gains treatment. This beats paying ordinary tax rates on the full market value of the stock."

    Kenneth Frenke

    Kenneth Frenke & Co.
    West Palm Beach, FL

    Best advice: "Instead of using annuities to defer taxes and protect against creditors, some physicians could benefit from this strategy: Put some of your money into your spouse's trust for creditor protection, and put the rest into an index fund or into individual stocks to defer taxes, and potentially get better returns than an annuity would provide. You'll also have the potential for estate tax benefits: If your heirs receive your appreciated stock, their basis will be the appreciated market value, not your original purchase price."

    Bill Matthews

    Matthews Financial Services
    Dallas

    Best advice: "Create a multigeneration IRA, in which you split your IRA into multiple IRAs with different beneficiaries—one for each child and grandchild. By naming the children and grandchildren as primary beneficiaries and your spouse as a secondary beneficiary, you'll allow the IRAs to continue their tax-deferred growth upon your death. This assumes your spouse has a source of income or life insurance proceeds that can be kept out of the estate."

    Where to find the best financial advisers, by state

    Unless otherwise noted, all advisers on our list have earned the CFP (Certified Financial Planner) designation. CFP licensees specialize in comprehensive financial planning and have passed exams covering retirement planning, taxes, and investing. They've also amassed extensive work experience.

    Some of these planners also hold other specialty credentials:

    • CPAs (certified public accountants) are extensively educated in and have passed rigorous exams focusing on taxes.
    • The PFS (personal financial specialist) designation identifies CPAs who specialize in financial planning.
    • CFAs (chartered financial analysts) are expert in investments and portfolio management and have undergone intensive testing of their knowledge.
    • ChFCs (chartered financial consultants) focus on general financial planning.
    • CLUs (chartered life underwriters) specialize in insurance.
    • The MSFP (Master of Science in Financial Planning) degree is awarded by the College for Financial Planning and denotes a strong concentration in financial planning.

    Unless noted, the planners work on a fee-only (F) basis. The fee could be in the form of an hourly charge, a flat charge for developing a plan, a retainer fee, or a percentage of the assets the adviser manages for the client. Other planners charge a combination of fees and commissions (F+C). Where noted, advisers require a minimum portfolio size for investment management services.

    If there's no adviser from your area on the list, consider one from a nearby state. Though you'll probably need to meet face to face periodically, particularly at the outset, many top planners have clients nationwide with whom they communicate mostly by phone, e-mail, and fax.

    ALABAMA

    Charles D. Haines Jr., MBA
    Haines Financial Advisors
    600 University Park Place, Suite 200
    Birmingham 35209
    205-871-3334
    Minimum portfolio: $500,000

    Robert A. Studin, JD, CPA, PFS
    First Financial Group
    201 Office Park Drive, Suite 300
    Birmingham 35223
    205-803-3333
    Web site:
    www.firstfinancialgroupinc.com
    F, F+C

    Stewart H. Welch III
    The Welch Group
    3940 Montclair Road, 5th floor
    Birmingham 35213
    205-879-5001
    800-709-7100
    E-mail: stewart@welchgroup.com
    Web site: www.welchgroup.com

    ARIZONA

    Randy Oldenburg
    Camden Financial Management
    6619 North Scottsdale Road
    Scottsdale 85250
    480-998-7786
    E-mail: roldenb595@aol.com

    Patricia F. Raskob
    Raskob Kambourian Financial Advisors
    4100 North First Ave.
    Tucson 85719
    520-690-1999
    E-mail: raskobkambourian@theriver.com

    ARKANSAS

    Fredrick E. Adkins III, MBA, ChFC, CLU
    The Arkansas Financial Group
    225 East Markham St., Suite 275
    Little Rock 72201
    501-376-9051
    E-mail: RickA@ARfinancial.com
    Web site: www.ARfinancial.com

    CALIFORNIA

    John T. Blankinship Jr.
    Blankinship & Foster
    2775 Via de la Valle, Suite 201
    Del Mar 92014
    858-755-5166
    E-mail: blankinship@bfadvisers.com
    Web site: www.bfadvisers.com
    Minimum portfolio: $750,000

    Norman M. Boone, MBA
    Boone Financial Advisors
    One Post St., Suite 2750
    San Francisco 94104
    415-788-1952
    E-mail: nboone@BooneAdvisors.com
    Web site: www.BooneAdvisors.com

    Carl J. Camp
    Eclectic Associates
    1021 West Bastanchury Road, Suite 120
    Fullerton 92833
    714-738-0220
    E-mail: Carl@EclecticAssociates.com
    Minimum portfolio: $150,000

    Jerry S. Mosher
    Mosher & Ellis Financial Planning
    3658 Mount Diablo Blvd., Suite 210
    Lafayette 94549
    925-284-9470
    F, F+C, C
    E-mail: Jerry.Mosher@Mosher-Ellis.com
    Minimum portfolio: $250,000

    Irwin S. Rothenberg, CPA, PFS
    Wealth Management Consultants
    3550 Round Barn Blvd., Suite 100
    Santa Rosa 95403
    707-542-3600
    E-mail: IRothenberg@pandb.com
    Web site: www.wealthmc.com
    Minimum portfolio: $750,000
    (No CFP)

    Spencer D. Sherman, MBA
    Sherman Financial
    7182 Healdsburg Ave.
    Sebastopol 95472
    707-829-6190
    E-mail: spencer@shermanfinancial.com
    Web site: www.shermanfinancial.com
    Minimum portfolio: $1 million
    Also see PA listing

    Paul R. Temby, CFA, MBA
    Dowling & Yahnke
    Chancellor Park
    4510 Executive Drive, Suite 205
    San Diego 92121
    858-554-0090
    E-mail: paul.temby@dyinc.com
    Minimum portfolio: $750,000
    (No CFP)

    Bob Wacker
    R.E. Wacker Associates
    973 Higuera St., Suite A
    San Luis Obispo 93401
    805-541-1308
    E-mail: bob@rewacker.com
    Web site: www.rewacker.com

    Lewis M. Wallensky
    Lewis M. Wallensky & Associates
    1901 Avenue of the Stars, #1200
    Los Angeles 90067
    310-557-2007
    E-mail: Lwassoc@compuserve.com

    COLORADO

    Craig E. Carnick
    Carnick & Rainsberger
    675 Southpoint Court, Suite 102
    Colorado Springs 80901
    719-579-8000
    800-447-8181
    E-mail: craig@wealthadvisory.com
    Web site: www.doctoradvisory.com

    David Forbes, CFA
    Petra Financial Advisors
    2 North Cascade Ave., Suite 610
    Colorado Springs 80903
    719-636-9000
    E-mail: dave@petrafinancial.com
    Web site: www.petrafinancial.com

    Lawrence Howes, MBA
    Sharkey, Howes & Javer
    720 South Colorado Blvd., Suite 600
    South Tower
    Denver 80246
    303-639-5100
    E-mail: larry@shwj.com
    Minimum portfolio: $100,000

    CONNECTICUT

    Alan P. Weiss, CPA, PFS
    Regent Retirement Planning
    1 Bradley Road, Suite 902
    Woodbridge 06525
    203-387-7887
    800-443-3101
    E-mail: info@regentretirement.com
    Minimum portfolio: $750,000

    DELAWARE

    Alan Benson Brown
    Delmarva Limited Financial Consultants
    7234 Lancaster Pike, Suite 304B
    Hockessin 19707
    302-234-8300
    E-mail: alan@delmarvaltd.com
    Web site: www.delmarvaltd.com

    Judith Lau, MS
    Lau & Associates
    300 Bellevue Pky., Suite 120
    Wilmington 19809
    302-792-5955
    Minimum portfolio: $1 million

    FLORIDA

    Richard A. Alter, CLU, ChFC
    Alter Retirement Planning
    33 Southeast Seventh St., Suite M
    Boca Raton 33432
    561-394-6226
    800-449-2029
    Minimum portfolio: $150,000
    F+C

    Kenneth Frenke
    Kenneth Frenke & Co.
    1870 Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 208
    West Palm Beach 33406
    561-966-5835

    Rick O. Helbing, ChFC
    Suncoast Advisory Group
    1800 Second St., Suite 756
    Sarasota 34236
    941-955-9978
    E-mail: sagplan@gte.net
    F+C

    Ronald J. Jaffe, MD
    Professional Advisory Services
    2770 Indian River Blvd., Suite 204
    Vero Beach 32960
    800-847-7274
    E-mail: pasi@pobox.com
    Minimum portfolio: $250,000
    (No CFP)

    Deena Katz
    Evensky, Brown & Katz
    241 Sevilla Ave., Suite 902
    Coral Gables 33134
    305-448-8882
    E-mail: DeenaKatz@evensky.com
    Minimum portfolio: $2 million

    Robert Levitt, MBA, CFA
    Levitt Capital Management
    2101 Northwest Corporate Blvd.,
    Suite 420
    Boca Raton 33431
    561-893-9901
    E-mail: rlevitt@lcmadvisors.com
    Minimum portfolio: $1 million

    Linda S. Lubitz
    The Lubitz Financial Group
    9130 South Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1625
    Miami 33156
    305-670-4440
    E-mail: LubitzCFP@aol.com
    Minimum portfolio: $750,000

    Jay L. Shein, MS, PhD
    Compass Financial Group
    3050 North Federal Hwy., Suite 208
    Lighthouse Point 33064
    954-946-8501
    E-mail: drshein@hotmail.com
    Minimum portfolio: $500,000
    F, F+C

    Benjamin A. Tobias, CPA, PFS
    Tobias Financial Advisors
    8211 West Broward Blvd., PH-2
    Plantation 33324
    954-424-1660
    E-mail: Ben@tobiasfinancial.com
    Web site: www.tobiasfinancial.com
    Minimum portfolio: $500,000

    GEORGIA

    Wesley Bigler, MBA
    Financial Network
    1100 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 420
    Atlanta 30342
    404-843-3100
    Minimum portfolio: $500,000

    William G. Hammond
    Randy Seckman & Associates
    400 Galleria Pky., Suite 1820
    Atlanta 30339
    770-955-8266
    E-mail: bill@seckman.com
    Web site: www.seckman.com
    Minimum portfolio: $250,000
    F+C

    Elizabeth Jetton
    Financial Vision Advisors
    1100 Circle 75 Pky., Suite 800
    Atlanta 30339
    770-933-1583
    Minimum portfolio: $150,000

    Robert W. "Buzz" Law
    Creative Financial Group
    53 Perimeter Center East, Suite 450
    Atlanta 30346
    770-913-9704
    Web site: www.cfgltd.com
    Minimum portfolio: $250,000

    HAWAII

    F. Dennis DeStefano, CPA
    DeStefano Wealth Management
    PO Box 1141
    Kihei, Maui 96753
    808-879-0454
    E-mail: destwlth@kihei.net
    Web site: www.destefanowealth.com
    Minimum portfolio: $100,000

    Harry G. Kasanow
    Kasanow & Associates
    Wealth Management
    3268A Paty Drive
    Honolulu 96822
    808-988-1311
    800-988-4469
    E-mail:
    info@kasanowandassociates.com
    Web site:
    www.kasanowandassociates.com
    Minimum portfolio: $750,000

    ILLINOIS

    Curt Anderson
    First Busey Securities
    502 West Windsor Road
    Champaign 61820
    217-365-4870
    E-mail: canderson@busey.com
    Minimum portfolio: $50,000
    F, F+C, C

    Mark Balasa, MS, CPA
    Balasa & Hoffman
    1920 Thoreau Drive, Suite 174
    Schaumburg 60173
    847-925-9400
    E-mail: Balasa@b-h.com
    Web site: www.b-h.com
    Minimum portfolio: $450,000

    Joel M. Blau
    Mediqus Asset Advisors
    200 North LaSalle St., Suite 500
    Chicago 60601
    312-419-3733
    800-883-8555
    E-mail: blau@mediqus.com
    Web site: www.mediqus.com
    Minimum portfolio: $500,000

    Sidney Blum, CPA, PFS, ChFC
    Successful Financial Solutions
    3100 Dundee Road, Suite 402
    Northbrook 60062
    847-480-1490
    E-mail: sfsinc@concert-financial.com
    Web site:
    www.concert-financial.com

    Minimum portfolio: $500,000

    Gary Bowyer, MBA
    G. N. Bowyer & Associates
    1580 North Northwest Hwy.,
    Suite 10
    Park Ridge 60068
    847-789-5000

    Armond A. Dinverno, JD, CPA
    Dinverno & Foltz Financial Group
    1301 West 22nd St., Suite 602
    Oak Brook 60523
    630-954-4740
    800-840-4740
    E-mail: dffginvest@aol.com
    Web site: www.dffginvest.com
    Minimum portfolio: $400,000

    Mary McGrath, CPA
    Cozad Asset Management
    2500 Galen Drive
    Champaign 61821
    217-356-8363
    800-437-1686
    E-mail: Mary@cozadassetmgmt.com
    Minimum portfolio: $250,000
    F, F+C, C

    Emmett F. Owenby III, MBA
    First Union Securities
    23 Public Square, Suite 300
    Belleville 62222
    618-277-5900
    800-272-5901
    Minimum portfolio: $250,000
    E-mail: Eowenby@firstunion1.com
    (No CFP)

    David M. Sinow, PhD
    Strategic Capital Trust Co.
    1608 Broadmoor Drive
    Champaign 61821
    217-398-3816
    E-mail: dsinow@strategiccap.com
    Minimum portfolio: $500,000

    INDIANA

    Elaine E. Bedel, MBA
    Bedel Financial Consulting
    9190 Priority Way
    West Drive, Suite 120
    Indianapolis 46240
    317-843-1358
    888-843-1358
    E-mail: bedel@indy.net
    Minimum portfolio: $150,000

    Richard Bellmer, CLU
    Deerfield Financial Advisors
    8440 Woodfield Crossing,
    Suite 360
    Indianapolis 46240
    317-469-2455
    E-mail: rbellmer@iquest.net
    Minimum portfolio: $200,000

    John C. Trott
    Oxford Group
    1711 North Meridian St., Suite 600
    PO Box 80238
    Indianapolis 46280
    317-843-5678
    800-722-2289
    E-mail: jtrott@oxfordgroupltd.com
    Web site: www.oxfordgroupltd.com
    Minimum portfolio: $1 million

    IOWA

    Jerry R. Foster
    Foster Capital Management
    1001 Grand Ave.
    West Des Moines 50265
    515-226-9000
    800-798-1012
    E-mail: info@fostercapital.com
    Web site: www.fostercapital.com
    Minimum portfolio: $1 million

    Ronald Helle, CPA, PFS
    Honkamp Krueger & Co.
    2345 JFK Road
    Dubuque 52002
    319-556-0123
    E-mail: R.Helle@Honkamp.com
    F+C

    Richard Kolck
    Richard Kolck & Co.
    2140 JFK Road
    Dubuque 52004
    319-557-1801
    Minimum portfolio: $100,000

    KANSAS

    Kathleen Stepp, CPA
    Stepp & Rothwell
    5350 West 94th Terr., Suite 203
    Overland Park 66207
    913-649-3311
    E-mail: kathy@steppandrothwell.com

    KENTUCKY

    Dean Donohue, MBA
    American Express Financial Advisors
    9900 Shelbyville Road, Suite 10A
    Louisville 40223
    502-412-4050
    888-345-1229
    E-mail: dean.m.donohue@aexp.com
    F, F+C, C

    D. Scott Neal, CPA, PFS, MBA
    D. Scott Neal
    508 East Main St.
    Lexington 40508
    859-254-3036
    E-mail: info@dsneal.com
    Web site: www.dsneal.com

    LOUISIANA

    Diana DeCharles, MBA
    Pinnacle Asset Management Group
    330 Marshall St., Suite 604
    Shreveport 71101
    318-221-7526 |
    E-mail: pamgroup@flash.net
    F+C, C

    John Hixson
    Financial Management Professionals
    751 Bayou Pines East, Suite D
    Lake Charles 70601
    337-433-4334
    E-mail: john@fmprofessionals.com
    Web site: www.fmprofessionals.com

    T. Craig Lewis III, CPA
    Lewis Financial Group
    910 Pierremont Road, Suite 109
    Shreveport 71106
    318-861-7200
    E-mail: tclewis@shreve.net
    Web site:www.lewisfinancialgroup.com
    F, F+C, C

    Robert J. Reed
    Personal Financial Advisors
    321 North Vermont St.
    Covington 70433
    504-898-0450
    E-mail: rreed@cmq.com

    MARYLAND

    Marvin R. Burt
    Burt Associates
    6010 Executive Blvd., Suite 900
    Rockville 20852
    301-770-9880
    E-mail: mburt@burtassociates.com
    Web site: www.burtassociates.com
    Minimum portfolio: $500,000

    Timothy W. Chase, CPA, PFS, CLU
    Wealth Management Services
    305 Washington Ave., Suite 204
    Baltimore 21204
    410-337-7575
    E-mail: tchase@wealthman.com
    Minimum portfolio: $500,000

    Peg Downey, MA
    Money Plans
    8701 Georgia Ave., Suite 710
    Silver Spring 20910
    301-589-4250
    E-mail: PDowney740@aol.com
    Web site: www.MoneyPlans.com

    Mary A. Malgoire, MBA
    The Family Firm
    4720 Montgomery Lane, #210
    Bethesda 20814
    301-656-3999
    E-mail: staff@familyfirm.com
    Minimum portfolio: $1 million

    Paul E. Malone, MBA
    Merrill Lynch
    11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 201
    Rockville 20852
    301-230-6652
    800-723-0730
    E-mail: Paul_Malone@ml.com
    Web site: www.fc.ml.com/Paul_Malone
    Minimum portfolio: $250,000
    F+C (no CFP)

    J. Michael Martin, JD
    Financial Advantage
    10025 Gov. Warfield Pky., Suite 108
    Columbia 21044
    410-715-9200
    Minimum portfolio: $800,000

    Christopher P. Parr, MBA
    Parr Financial Solutions
    10440 Patuxent Pky., Suite 300
    Columbia 21044
    410-740-5681
    E-mail: cparr@ParrFinSolutions.com
    Web site: www.ParrFinSolutions.com
    Minimum portfolio: $400,000

    MASSACHUSETTS

    Gayle Buff, MBA, CFA
    Buff Capital Management
    111 Hyde St.
    Newton Highlands 02461
    617-641-2377
    E-mail: ghbuff@aol.com
    Minimum portfolio: $200,000

    Herbert K. Daroff, JD
    Baystate Financial Services
    One Exeter Plaza, Suite 1400
    Boston 02116
    617-585-4502
    E-mail: HDaroff@boston-bfs.nefn.com
    Web site: www.baystatefinancial.com
    F+C

    Daniel J. Galli
    Boston 128 Companies
    3 University Office Park
    95 Sawyer Road, Suite 110
    Waltham 02453
    781-642-0777 x3011
    E-mail: dgalli@ici.net

    Susan C. Kaplan, MBA
    Kaplan Financial Services
    Two Newton Executive Park, Suite 104
    2227 Washington St.
    Newton 02462
    617-527-1557
    888-237-4022
    Minimum portfolio: $1 million

    Carolyn R. Stall, CPA, PFS
    Brown & Brown
    90 Canal St.
    Boston 02114
    617-227-4645
    E-mail: cstall@browncpas.com
    Web site: BrownCPAs.com

    MICHIGAN

    Marilyn M. Gunther, MS
    Center for Financial Planning
    26211 Central Park Blvd., Suite 604
    Southfield 48076
    248-948-7900
    Minimum portfolio: $350,000
    F+C

    MINNESOTA

    Todd D. Bramson, ChFC, CLU
    North Star Resource Group
    2701 University Ave. SE
    Minneapolis 55414
    612-617-6000
    E-mail:
    Todd.Bramson@Northstarfinancial.com
    Web site:
    www.northstarfinancial.com/html/bramson.html
    Also see WI listing

    Stephen E. Kairies, ChFC
    Access Financial Services
    1650 West 82nd St., Suite 850
    Minneapolis 55431
    952-885-2734
    E-mail: Steve@accessfinsvcs.com
    Minimum portfolio: $150,000

    Robert J. Klosterman
    White Oaks Wealth Advisors
    600 South Hwy. 169, Suite 1005
    St. Louis Park 55426
    952-542-8128 x203
    Minimum portfolio: $200,000

    Ross Levin
    Accredited Investors
    7701 France Ave. South, Suite 105
    Edina 55435
    952-841-2222
    E-mail: ross@accredited.com
    Web site: www.accredited.com
    Minimum portfolio: $1 million
    F+C

    Robert A. Steffen
    Robert Steffen & Associates
    9801 DuPont Ave. South, #360
    Bloomington 55431
    952-884-7700
    E-mail: bob@robertsteffen.com
    Web site: www.robertsteffen.com
    Minimum portfolio: $300,000

    MISSISSIPPI

    Tim C. Medley
    Medley & Brown
    795 Woodlands Pky., Suite 104
    Ridgeland 39157
    601-982-4123
    E-mail: tim@medleybrown.com
    Web site: medleybrown.com
    Minimum portfolio: $250,000

    MISSOURI

    M. Eileen Dorsey, MBA, MS
    Money Consultants
    7435 Watson Road, Suite 202A
    St. Louis 63119
    314-963-9813
    E-mail: medorsey@stlnet.com
    F+C

    Jerry R. Neill, ChFC
    BKD Investment Advisors
    911 Main St., Suite 2222
    Kansas City 64105
    816-842-1935
    E-mail: jneill@bkd.com
    Web site: www.bkd.com
    Minimum portfolio: $250,000

    NEBRASKA

    J.A. Abels
    Family Estate Planning
    5753 Mark St.
    Papillion 68133
    402-331-1429
    E-mail: J@FamilyEstatePlanning.com
    Web site: www.FamilyEstatePlanning.com
    Minimum portfolio: $100,000
    F, F+C, C

    Ronald L. Carson Jr., ChFC
    Carson Feltz Retirement Planning
    One Carson Feltz Plaza
    101 South 108th Ave., 3rd floor
    Omaha 68154
    877-331-1429
    E-mail: rcarson@carsonfeltz.com
    Minimum portfolio: $500,000
    F, C

    NEW HAMPSHIRE

    Roy C. Ballentine, CLU, ChFC
    Ballentine, Finn & Co.
    55 Mill St.
    Wolfeboro 03894
    603-569-1717
    E-mail: rcb@ballentine-finn.com
    Web site: www.ballentine-finn.com

    Stephen A. Brophy, CPA, PFS, MSFP
    Brophy Financial Advisory Group
    40 South River Road
    Bedford Place, Unit 52
    Bedford 03110
    603-668-2303
    Minimum investment: $100,000
    F, F+C, C

    Brian Grodman, CLU, ChFC, MBA
    Grodman Financial Group
    70 Stark St.
    Manchester 03104
    603-647-9999
    Minimum investment: $100,000
    F+C

    Susan MacMichael John
    Financial Focus
    PO Box 2250
    Wolfeboro 03894
    603-569-1994

    NEW JERSEY

    Steven B. Enright
    243 River Drive
    River Vale 07675
    201-666-5113
    Minimum portfolio: $1 million
    (No CFP)

    Karl H. Graf, CPA, PFS
    Graf Financial Advisors
    1680 Route 23, Suite 110
    Wayne 07470
    973-633-9199
    Minimum portfolio: $250,000

    Robert P. Hanlon Jr., MSFS
    RPH Financial Services
    89 Headquarters Plaza, 14th Floor
    Morristown 07960
    973-993-1871
    570-421-7799
    800-676-0064
    E-mail: bob@rphfinancial.com
    Minimum portfolio: $250,000
    Also see PA listing

    Ram Kolluri
    GlobalValue Investors
    103 Carnegie Center, Suite 203
    Princeton 08540
    609-452-2929
    800-637-9955
    E-mail: rKolluri@globalvalue.com
    Minimum portfolio: $500,000
    Also see NY listing

    Kenneth P. Schapiro, CFA
    Condor Capital Management
    1973 Washington Valley Road
    Martinsville 08836
    732-356-9100
    E-mail: Ken@condorcapital.com
    Web site: www.condorcapital.com
    Minimum portfolio: $200,000
    (No CFP)

    Harry Scheyer, CPA, PFS
    Practitioners' Financial Advisors
    11000 Lincoln Drive West, Suite 8
    Marlton 08053
    856-797-8082
    800-504-5040
    E-mail: hirsh@prodigy.net
    Minimum portfolio: $1 million

    Eleanore K. Szymanski
    EKS Associates
    601 Ewing St., Suite A-7
    Princeton 08540
    609-921-1016
    E-mail: eksassoc@erols.com

    Albert J. Zdenek Jr., CPA, PFS
    Zdenek Financial Planning
    12 Minneakoning Road
    Flemington 08822
    908-782-1600
    E-mail: al@zdenek.com
    Web site: www.zdenek.com
    Minimum portfolio: $1 million
    (No CFP)

    NEW MEXICO

    Irvin F. Diamond, CPA, PFS
    REDW Stanley Financial Advisors
    6401 Jefferson St. NE
    Albuquerque 87109
    505-998-3205
    E-mail: idiamond@redw.com

    NEW YORK

    Lewis J. Altfest, MBA, PhD, CPA, PFS
    L.J. Altfest & Co.
    116 John St., Suite 1120
    New York 10038
    212-406-0850
    888-525-8337
    E-mail: LJA@altfest.com
    Web site: www.altfest.com
    Minimum portfolio: $500,000

    Mark G. Donohue
    Gabriele, Hueglin & Cashman
    One World Financial Center
    New York 10281
    800-607-4121
    E-mail:
    mdonohue@tucker-anthony.com
    (No CFP)

    Jay H. Freeberg, MBA, CPA
    JRF Asset Advisors
    100 Quentin Roosevelt Blvd.,Suite 516
    Garden City 11530
    516-622-0024
    E-mail: free@jrllc.com
    Web site: www.thejrgroup.com
    Minimum portfolio: $100,000
    F, C

    Joel Isaacson, CPA, PFS
    Joel Isaacson & Co.
    516 Fifth Ave.
    New York 10036
    212-302-6300
    E-mail: Joel@joelisaacson.com
    Web site: www.joelisaacson.com
    Minimum portfolio: $1 million

    David N. Kahn, MBA, CPA, PFS
    American Express Tax & Business Services
    1185 Avenue of the Americas
    New York 10036
    212-372-1303
    E-mail: David.N.Kahn@aexp.com
    (No CFP)

    Ram Kolluri
    GlobalValue Investors
    445 Park Ave., Suite 1031
    New York 10022
    917-322-2200
    E-mail: rKolluri@globalvalue.com
    Minimum portfolio: $500,000
    Also see NJ listing

    Anthony J. Ogorek
    Ogorek Capital Management
    5500 Main St.
    Williamsville 14221
    716-626-5000
    E-mail: prosper@ogorek.com
    Web site: www.ogorek.com
    Minimum portfolio: $600,000

    Ronald W. Rogé
    R.W. Rogé & Co.
    630 Johnson Ave.
    Bohemia 11716
    631-218-0077
    E-mail: info@rwroge.com
    Web site: www.rwroge.com
    Minimum portfolio: $750,000

    Gary Schatsky, JD
    IFC Personal Money Managers
    250 West 57th St., Suite 1619
    New York 10107
    212-721-8713
    Also: 105 Wolf Road, Suite 29
    Albany 12205
    518-438-6566
    E-mail: oppty@aol.com
    Web site: objectiveadvice.com
    (No CFP)

    NORTH CAROLINA

    Giles K. Almond, CPA, PFS
    Matrix Financial Management Consultants
    930 East Blvd.
    Charlotte 28203
    704-358-3322
    E-mail: galmond@matrixfinancial.com
    Web site: www.matrixfinancial.com

    William Barton Boyer
    Parsec Financial Management
    6 Wall St.
    Asheville 28801
    828-255-0271
    E-mail: parsecmgmt@compuserve.com
    Minimum portfolio: $100,000

    Peter H. Langer
    Langer Wealth Management
    1213 Culbreth Drive
    Wilmington 28405
    910-256-6521
    E-mail: peter@langerwealth.com
    Web site: www.langerwealth.com
    Minimum portfolio: $250,000

    OHIO

    Michael J. Chasnoff
    ACS Financial Advisors
    8260 NorthCreek Dr., Suite 210
    Cincinnati 45236
    513-792-6648
    E-mail: mike@acsadvisors.com
    Minimum portfolio: $400,000

    Peggy M. Ruhlin, CPA, PFS
    Budros & Ruhlin
    1650 Lake Shore Drive, Suite 150
    Columbus 43204
    614-481-6900
    E-mail: pruhlin@budrosandruhlin.com
    Minimum portfolio: $750,000

    Ted K. Saneholtz, CPA, PFS
    Summit Financial Strategies
    110 Northwoods Blvd., Suite 110
    Columbus 43235
    614-885-1115
    E-mail: ted@summitfin.com
    Web site: www.summitfin.com
    Minimum portfolio: $250,000

    John E. Sestina, MS, ChFC
    John E. Sestina and Co.
    7677 Tamarisk Court
    Dublin 43016
    614-798-1742
    Minimum portfolio: $500,000

    OKLAHOMA

    Doane F. Harrison, MBA, CPA
    Harrison Peck Associates
    111 North Peters, Suite 500
    Norman 73069
    800-522-3441
    E-mail: doaneharrison@cs.com
    (No CFP)

    Jana L. Shoulders, CPA
    Adams Hall Investment Management
    4111 South Darlington, Suite 1000
    Tulsa 74135
    918-665-2446
    E-mail: jana@adamshall.com
    Web site: www.adamshall.com
    Minimum portfolio: $1 million
    (No CFP)

    Randy L. Thurman, MBA, CPA
    Retirement Investment Advisors
    3001 United Founders Blvd., Suite A
    Oklahoma City 73112
    405-942-1234
    800-725-4530
    E-mail: moneymngr@aol.com
    Web site: www.wealthtrac.com
    Minimum portfolio: $250,000

    OREGON

    Marilyn R. Bergen
    Capital Management Consulting
    4800 SouthWest Macadam Ave.,
    Suite 100
    Portland 97201
    503-227-5284
    E-mail: cmcinvest@aol.com
    Web site: www.cmcinvest.com
    Minimum portfolio: $1 million

    PENNSYLVANIA

    Roy T. Diliberto, ChFC
    RTD Financial Advisors
    Two Penn Center, Suite 1130
    Philadelphia 19102
    215-557-3800
    E-mail:
    rdiliberto@rtdfinancialadvisors.com
    Minimum portfolio: $500,000

    Robert P. Hanlon Jr., MSFS
    RPH Financial Services
    11 South Seventh St.
    Stroudsburg 18360
    570-421-7799
    800-676-0064
    E-mail: bob@rphfinancial.com
    Minimum portfolio: $250,000
    Also see NJ listing

    James D. Hohman
    Allegheny Financial Group
    3000 McKnight East Drive
    Pittsburgh 15237
    412-367-3880
    E-mail:
    jhohman@alleghenyfinancial.com
    Web site: www.alleghenyfinancial.com
    Minimum portfolio: $300,000
    F+C

    M. Jeffrey Metz
    Practitioners' Financial Advisors
    411 Gilpin Road
    Narberth 19072
    800-504-5040
    Minimum portfolio: $1 million

    Stanley L. Pollock, PhD, ChFC
    Professional Practice Planners
    332 Fifth Ave., Suite 213
    McKeesport 15132
    412-673-3144
    E-mail: ppp@angstrom.net

    Robert E. Segal, MBA, CLU
    Capital Financial Planning
    100 Leader Heights Road
    York 17403
    717-747-9001
    410-486-2093
    877-747-9001
    E-mail: capfpc@netrax.net
    F, F+C, C

    Spencer D. Sherman, MBA
    Sherman Financial
    Two Logan Square, Suite 1535
    Philadelphia 19103
    215-656-4280
    E-mail: spencer@shermanfinancial.com
    Web site: www.shermanfinancial.com
    Minimum portfolio: $1 million
    Also see CA listing

    Louis P. Stanasolovich
    Legend Financial Advisors
    105 Braunlich Drive, Suite 250
    Pittsburgh 15237
    412-635-9210
    E-mail: legend@sgi.net
    Web site: www.legend-financial.com
    Minimum portfolio: $500,000

    RHODE ISLAND

    Malcolm A. Makin
    Professional Planning Group
    7 Grove Ave.
    Westerly 02891
    401-596-2800
    F+C, C

    SOUTH CAROLINA

    Cheryl R. Holland
    Abacus Planning Group
    3200 Devine St., Suite 101
    Columbia 29205
    803-933-0054
    E-mail: staff@abacusplanninggroup.com

    William C. Prewitt, MS
    15 Broad St.
    Charleston 29401
    843-722-3331
    E-mail: Bill_Prewitt@compuserve.com
    Minimum portfolio: $200,000

    James E. Wilson
    J.E. Wilson Advisors
    2445 Devine St.
    Columbia 29205
    803-799-9203
    888-799-9203
    E-mail: staff@jewilson.com
    Minimum portfolio: $1 million

    TENNESSEE

    Paul K. Fain III
    Asset Planning Corp.
    238 South Peters Road, Building A
    Knoxville 37923
    865-690-1231
    Minimum portfolio: $500,000

    Michael Goldston
    Cambridge Equity Advisors
    5214 Maryland Way, Suite 309
    Brentwood 37027
    615-371-9002
    800-426-1391
    E-mail: info@Cambridgeinvestments.com
    Web site: www.Cambridgeinvestments.com
    (No CFP)

    Richard K. Hammel
    Hammel Financial Advisory Group
    5123 Virginia Way, Suite B-13
    Brentwood 37027
    615-371-5222
    E-mail: richard@hammelfinancial.com

    Martha Moore Hobson, MA
    Hobson Financial Planning
    Securities America
    550 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Suite B
    Oak Ridge 37830
    865-481-0045
    E-mail: mhobson1@bellsouth.net
    F, F+C

    William B. Howard Jr.
    William Howard & Co. Financial Advisors
    International Place II
    6410 Poplar Ave., Suite 330
    Memphis 38119
    901-761-5068
    E-mail: whc@whcfa.com
    Web site: www.whcfa.com
    Minimum portfolio: $1 million

    John W. Ueleke, MBA, CLU, ChFC
    Legacy Wealth Management
    1755 Kirby Pky., Suite 330
    Memphis 38120
    901-758-9006
    E-mail: JohnU@legacywealth.com
    Web site: www.legacywealth.com
    Minimum portfolio: $200,000

    TEXAS

    Janet Briaud, MS
    Briaud Financial Planning
    4444 Carter Creek Pky., #103
    Bryan 77802
    979-260-9771
    E-mail: bfp@briaud.com
    Minimum portfolio: $500,000

    David H. Diesslin, MBA
    Diesslin & Associates
    303 Main St., Suite 200
    Fort Worth 76102
    817-332-6122
    E-mail: diesslin@diesslin.com
    Web site: www.diesslin.com

    Steven A. Estrin, MBA
    The Financial Advisory Group
    1775 Saint James Place, Suite 185
    Houston 77056
    713-627-7660
    E-mail: sestrin@finadvisors.com
    Web site: www.finadvisors.com
    Minimum portfolio: $1 million
    (No CFP)

    Steven P. Kanaly
    Kanaly Trust Co.
    4550 Post Oak Place Drive, Suite 139
    Houston 77027
    713-626-9483
    E-mail: skanaly@kanaly.com
    Web site: www.kanaly.com
    Minimum portfolio: $2 million

    Richard R. Lee Jr., MBA, CFA
    Lee Financial
    12201 Merit Drive, Suite 530
    Dallas 75251
    972-960-1001
    Minimum portfolio: $1 million

    Bill Matthews
    Matthews Financial Services
    3010 LBJ Freeway, Suite 210
    Dallas 75234
    972-620-1822
    E-mail: Bill@matthewsfinancial.com
    Web site: www.matthewsfinancial.com
    Minimum portfolio: $250,000

    John Henry McDonald
    Austin Asset Management
    5511 Parkcrest Drive, Suite 210
    Austin 78731
    512-453-6622
    E-mail: johnhenry@austinassetmanagement.com
    Web site: www.austinassetmanagement.com

    E.W. "Woody" Young II
    Quest Capital Management
    8235 Douglas Ave., Suite 600
    Dallas 75225
    214-691-6090
    800-668-1283
    E-mail: eyoung@rjfs.com
    Web site: www.raymondjames.com/quest

    UTAH

    Kent Wilson
    Wilson Financial Advisors
    50 South 600 East, Suite 250
    Salt Lake City 84102
    801-355-5210
    Minimum portfolio: $500,000

    VIRGINIA

    Eleanor K.H. Blayney, MBA
    Sullivan, Bruyette, Speros & Blayney
    8180 Greensboro Drive, Suite 450
    McLean 22102
    703-734-9300
    Minimum portfolio: $1 million

    Joseph A. D'Orazio, JD, CPA
    Rembert, D'Orazio & Fox
    7647 Leesburg Pike
    Falls Church 22043
    703-821-6655
    E-mail: jad@rdfadvisors.com
    Minimum portfolio: $250,000

    Thomas Grzymala
    Alexandria Financial Associates
    1800 North Beauregard St., #75
    Alexandria 22311
    703-671-5959
    E-mail: tom@afaWealth.com
    Web site: www.afawealth.com
    Minimum portfolio: $500,000

    James E. Pearman Jr., CPA, PFS
    Fee-Only Financial Planning
    355 Campbell Ave. SW
    Roanoke 24016
    540-342-7102
    E-mail: fofpjames@cs.com
    Web site: www.feeonlyroanoke.com

    WASHINGTON

    Richard M. Millar, MBA
    Dempsey Financial Services
    611 Columbia St. NW
    Olympia 98501
    360-352-9560
    E-mail: startigr@mail.tss.net

    Gregory T. Stapp
    Stapp Financial Planning
    1800 Cooper Point Road SW #10
    Olympia 98508
    360-754-8895
    E-mail: gstapp@olywa.net

    WISCONSIN

    F. Michael Arnow, MBA, CPA
    Arnow & Associates
    4669 North Port Washington Road
    Milwaukee 53212
    414-964-4000
    800-964-4559
    E-mail: Mike@arnow.com
    Web site: www.arnow.com

    Todd D. Bramson, ChFC, CLU
    North Star Resource Group
    2901 West Beltline, Suite 310
    Madison 53713
    608-271-9100
    888-655-8092
    E-mail:
    Todd.Bramson@northstarfinancial.com
    Web site:
    www.northstarfinancial.com/html/bramson.html
    Also see MN listing

    William R. Casey, CLU, ChFC
    Access Investment Advisors
    21 Maritime Drive
    Manitowoc 54220
    920-683-9901
    888-426-8426
    E-mail: wcasey@access-advisors.com
    Web site: access-advisors.com
    Minimum portfolio: $250,000

    Michele Ann Cody
    CRB Financial Services
    1400 Newman Road, Suite 200
    Racine 53406
    262-884-6168
    E-mail: cfpcrbmacody@juno.com
    F, F+C, C

    Paula H. Hogan, CFA
    Hogan Financial Management
    250 West Coventry Court, Suite 210
    Milwaukee 53217
    414-352-9111
    E-mail: hogan@hoganfinancial.com
    Web site: www.hoganfinancial.com

    Kurt G. Krumholz
    SVA Planners
    1221 John Q. Hammons Drive
    Madison 53717
    608-831-8181
    E-mail: krumholz@sva.com
    Minimum portfolio: $150,000

    WYOMING

    Fred L. Dowd
    Dowd Portfolio Management Co.
    104 South Wolcott, Suite 740
    Casper 82601
    800-252-3693
    E-mail: fldowd@fldowd.com
    Web site: www.fldowd.com
    Minimum portfolio: $2.5 million
    (No CFP)

     

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