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John F. Shoro - Advisor

General Securities Representative
Investment Advisor Representative

As a financial advisor, John’s practice focuses on financial planning for high net worth individuals and business owners, with an emphasis on tax reduction strategies and charitable giving. His areas of expertise include planning for high net worth individuals and business owners, tax reduction strategies, estate analysis, charitable giving, business succession planning and long term care planning.

John graduated cum laude with a B.A. from Boston College in 1984. John continued his education and earned his .J.D. in 1987 and LL.M., Taxation in 1992 from Boston University*. John holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities registrations as well as life and health insurance licenses.

Johns commitment to his expertise and integrity is seen through his involvement with the many professional organizations. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association Tax Section and Probate and Real Property Sections, a former chairperson of the Tax Law Section of the Massachusetts Bar Association, member and former president of the Estate and Business Planning Council of Worcester County, corporator and scholarship committee member of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, a member of the Boston Estate Planning Council, and a member of the Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts.

John and his wife Sandy live in Holden MA. They have two sons and one daughter. Outside of work John enjoys golf, theater, music and spending time with his family.

 

 

 

Michael D. Brockelman CFP - Advisor

Email: mbrockelmanBDA@financialguide.com

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional
General Securities Representative
Investment Advisor Representative

As a financial advisor and CFP® practitioner, Mike serves high net worth individuals with a variety of investment services. Mr. Brockelman designs business succession plans both within families and with arm's length transactions. Mike's areas of expertise include planning for high net worth individuals and business owners, rollovers, tax reduction strategies, and charitable giving.

Mike graduated with a B.A. from  Cornell University  in 1961. Mike’s education continued after serving in the Army, earning a J.D. from Boston College in 1966, and his L.L.M. in Taxation, from Boston University in 1970*. Mike holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional designation and FINRA Series 7, 63 & 65 securities registrations.

 

Mike’s commitment to his expertise and community is seen by his involvement in professional and community activities. He is a member and former board chairman of Old Sturbridge Village, former trustee of the Clara Barton Diabetes Center, member and former president of the Estate and Business Planning Council of Worcester County, former member of the Executive Committee of the Worcester County Bar Association and former president of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation.

 

Mike and his wife Mary Ann live in Holden MA. They have one son, one daughter and 4 grandchildren. When not at work, Mike can be found enjoying a round of golf, a game of softball or spending time with his family.

 

 

 

Christopher G. Mehne - Advisor

Email: cmehneBDA@financialguide.com

General Securities Representative
Investment Advisor Representative

As a financial advisor, Chris’ practice focuses on financial planning for high net worth individuals and business owners, with an emphasis on tax reduction strategies and charitable giving. Chris’ areas of expertise include education planning, rollovers, tax reduction strategies and charitable giving, and long term care planning.

Chris  graduated, summa cum laude, with a B.A. from Boston College in 1974. ,He continued his education earning his J.D., cum laude, from Boston College in 1977*. Chris holds FINRA Series 7 & 66 security registrations.

Other professional and community involvement includes serving as a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, member of the Massachusetts Bar Association Probate Law Section, member of the Worcester County Bar Association Probate Law Section and Estate and Business Planning Council of Worcester County, trustee of the Goddard/Homestead, Inc., corporator and scholarship committee member of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, Inc. and Town Moderator of Shrewsbury, MA.

Chris and his wife Jayne reside in Shrewsbury MA. They have one son, one daughter and four grandsons. When not at work Chris enjoys golf, movies, and spending time with his family.

 

 

 

Helen B. Urbanovitch - Advisor, Service Assistant

Email: hurbanovitchBDA@financialguide.com

General Securities Representative
Investment Advisor Representative

 

Helen is the primary contact for questions about statements, checks and questions regarding servicing of your account. Helen has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, starting out in banking and transitioning to investments in 1987. She has been working with B & D Advisors since 2005.

Helen attended Assumption College, evenings, earning her Associates degree in Business Administration in 1986. She continued her education earning a Financial Planning Certificate in 2003 with the College for Financial Planning. and a Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL) designation in 2010 from The American College. Helen holds FINRA Series 7, 63, 65 securities registrations, and life and health insurance licenses.

Helen is currently a member of the  Estate Planning and Business Council of Worcester’s Executive Committee. She has been a member of the United Way Women’s Initiative for several years and a frequent mentor for their Dollar $cholar Program.

Helen and her husband Steve live in Paxton MA. When not at work Helen enjoys yoga, gardening and reading.

 

*Not practicing on behalf of MML Investors Services, or its affiliated companies.

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