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Adam ChodosThe managing member of the firm is Adam Chodos.

Adam Chodos, JD, CPA is a private client attorney and represents affluent families and businesses in the areas of asset protection, advanced estate planning, and taxation. Mr. Chodos is also special counsel to various professional firms.

Previously, Mr. Chodos practiced at the New York headquarters of Brown and Wood, LLP (n.k.a Sidley Austin Brown & Wood) and with Ernst & Young, LLP.

Mr. Chodos is a frequent speaker and author for professional and business organizations on private client and wealth preservation issues. He holds a Certified Public Accountancy Certificate. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in economics, summa cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania and a law degree, high honors, from Duke University.

Mr. Chodos is a member of the New York, Connecticut, and American bar associations and the New York and Connecticut State CPA Societies and has been profiled in various Who’s Who journals.

Process

An organized planning process can make creating and implementing a plan straightforward and streamlined and often follows the following process:

  1. Review of current documents for strengths, weaknesses, and application.
  2. Discussion with accountant, investment advisor, insurance advisor, general counsel, and other advisors for background information and coordination.
  3. Initial email summary to introduce some of the planning areas and concepts for advance thought.
  4. Initial meeting to discuss key areas of interest, answer questions, and determine goals, comfort, special circumstances, and priorities.
  5. Written conceptual proposal to outline top options along with each option’s benefits, drawbacks, costs and time to complete.
  6. After consideration we discuss the proposal, answer questions, and define a preferred path.
  7. Prepare and implement each step and coordinate with other family advisors for integration.
  8. Final meeting to put all tools and techniques in force.