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Estate attorneys (referrals based on complexity of estate situation)

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RGO is a dynamic, insightful, dedicated, and resourceful CPA firm with offices at I-25 and Yale Avenue, Denver, Colorado. As a full-service firm offering a range of services, including tax, audit, accounting, business valuation, and consulting service, they have guided clients and helped them adapt to an ever-changing business and economic landscape for over 65 years.

Clients include individuals, closely-held businesses, and not-for-profit organizations. As small business owners themselves, they share the same challenges and face the same decisions you face in your business. They understand that financial decisions made today will shape the future.

Serving and supporting the community is an integral part of RGO’s culture. Each year, it provides financial and in-kind contributions to local charitable organizations. Additionally, the partners and staff collectively volunteer hundreds of hours to many deserving organizations.

Avantax Wealth Management was formed in 2019 through the merger of HD Vest (founded in 1983 by a CPA) and 1st Global Advisors (founded in 1992 by another CPA) and is now the largest tax-focused wealth management company in the U.S., with over 4,500 independent financial professionals entrusted with more than $67 billion in client assets (as of 1/1/2020). Avantax grew using Tax-Smart Investing™ to analyze the tax impact of investment decisions, provide superior results, and help you keep more of what you earn.

Lobbying for tax professionals to have the opportunity to offer financial services to their clients, HD Vest and 1st Global late last century helped to change the landscape for CPAs and their trusted client relationships. They believe the firm’s tax-inclusive approach to an individual’s financial situation provides the basis for yielding healthier financial and investment decisions. Recently ranked as one of the Top 15 Broker-Dealer Firms, its commitment to Avantax-affiliated financial professionals (like Peak Wealth Strategies) is rooted in creating a foundation where they (as in us: Peak) can provide ethical and effective investment and financial services to more Americans than ever before.

Avantax’ role as broker-dealer includes responsibilities for opening, approving, and monitoring accounts; determining the suitability of the investments in accounts based on information provided by you; and responding to any questions or inquiries from us related to those accounts.

Blucora, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOR) is on the forefront of financial technology, a provider of data and technology-driven solutions that empowers people to improve their financial wellness. Blucora operates in two segments including (i) wealth management, through its Avantax Wealth Management business (formerly operating under the HD Vest and 1st Global brands), the leading tax-focused broker-dealer, with $67 billion in total client assets (as of 1/1/2020), and (ii) tax preparation, through its TaxAct business, a market leader in tax preparation software with more than 3 million consumer and 20,000 professional users in 2019. With integrated tax-focused software and wealth management, Blucora is uniquely positioned to assist its customers in achieving better long-term outcomes via holistic, tax-advantaged solutions.

National Financial Services LLC (NFS), a Fidelity Investments company, provides clearing and custody solutions since 1998.  NFS is an industry leader of these services.  NFS maintains custody of all the securities held in your Avantax brokerage and managed account(s). In addition, NFS prepares and sends periodic statements of your accounts and transaction confirmations.  Lastly, if margin credit is appropriate and requested by you, NFS extends that credit upon approval by Avantax.

Both Avantax and NFS are members of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC), a federal non-profit corporation that protects your assets in the unlikely event a member fails to meet its financial obligations.  Securities are protected in accordance with SIPC up to $500,000 (including cash claims limited to $250,000). For details, please see NFS has arranged for additional protection for cash and covered securities of the $500,000/$250,000 coverage provided by SIPC.  Neither coverage protects against a decline in the market value of securities.

We have experience with several local, regional, and/or national law firms to provide the level of simplicity or complexity your individual situation requires. We recommend 2-3 names of individuals or firms which we believe will best meet your needs and further suggest you interview each as you see fit, finding the one for whom you feel the highest level of trust. Most do not charge a fee for an introductory meeting. We do not accept referral fees for these recommendations.