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Strategic Wealth Management

McGowanGroup Asset Management (MGAM) believes that every client benefits from a plan that assists in meeting their financial goals. More than a registered investment advisor, our wealth management firm analyzes the entire financial health of our clients. We are independent advisors based in Dallas Fort Worth with no other affiliation and utilize a transparent asset based fee-only  model  for compensation. Our team of wealth advisors will make recommendations to improve cash flow, provide estate recommendations and recommendations designed to maintain top wealth for generations.

Example Financial Goals:

  • Preparing for retirement
  • Planning for a major business acquisition, merger or exit
  • Legacy planning
  • Limiting tax liabilities
  • Contributions to philanthropy

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Investment Management

The process begins with an Investment Plan Outline. This analysis allows MGAM as an investment firm to understand our clients on a more personal level and discover what is most important to them. This is more than financial planning and advisory services. Consolidation results in the post transfer review and allocation implementation. Comprehensive performance tracking is the initial result allowing for more scientific decisions based upon the actual results of private equity investing. Quarterly reviews ensure follow up and customization for cash flow.

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Trusts and Estates

As part of the overall planning process we recommend conference calls with both your qualified tax professional and estate planning attorney. As the investment advisor, our part of the process involves the implementation of the estate plan through trusts and beneficiary designations.

Estate planning coordination with your chosen attorney includes review of current documents, needed changes, logistics projections under different scenarios, executor/trustee recommendations and education through MGAM’s Trustee Bootcamp.

MGAM also provides a list of estate planning attorneys around Dallas TX that we have selected based on who we have worked with successfully over the long term.  The coordination and implementation services are included as part of the MGAM wealth management platform.

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Tax Planning and Preparation

The recommended annual summer planning call with your CPA is designed to both provide the information they will need efficiently and to implement the CPA’s advice in harmony with the investment plan.

Your CPA will automatically receive the documentation required for tax planning and execution through the MGAM client portal. Coordination for tax law and bracket changes is built into the process to facilitate advance planning.

Certified Public Accountants

Ryan Guyton
Armanino LLP
15950 N. Dallas Parkway Suite 600
Dallas, TX 75248
Phone: (972) 590-5311
Fax: (972) 490-4120

Sam J. Adams
Sam J. Adams CPA, P.C.
10440 N. Central Expressway, Suite 650
Dallas, TX 75231
Phone: (214) 559-7226
Fax: (214) 559-7223

James R. Daffron
James R. Daffron, P.C.
207 E. Interstate 30
Rockwall, TX 75087
Phone: (469) 402-0528
Fax: (469) 402-0532

John Wayland – Oil and Gas Experience
Tuggle, Burton & Co., P.C.
5080 Spectrum Drive, Suite 116W
Addison, TX 75001
Phone: (972) 661-5562
Fax: (972) 661-1664

Donald W. Eubank. Partner, CPA
Whitley Penn, LP
8343 Douglas Ave Suite 400
Dallas, Texas 75225
Phone: (214) 393-9300
Fax: (214) 485-8512

Frank Burns
CRI, Carr Riggs & Ingram CPAs and
12400 Coit Rd Suite 1000
Dallas, TX 75251
Phone: (214) 346-5893
Fax: (214) 346-5899

Wayne P. Powell, CPA
Stokes and Powell CPA’s, LLC
1933 E. Frankford Rd., Suite 105
Carrollton, TX 75007
Phone: (972) 492-0744
Fax: (972) 492-0499

Craig Hausz
CMH Advisors
14785 Preston Rd, Suite 1030
Dallas, TX 75254
Phone: (214) 692-5878
Fax: (469) 458-2769

Jeanne M. Haden, CPA, Principal
Sadler Accounting, PLLC
2900 W Southlake Blvd. Suite 180
Southlake, Texas 76092
Phone: (817) 823-7978
Fax: (817) 886-8611

Patrick Laubacher, CPA
Judd Thomas
12222 Merit Drive
Dallas, TX 75251
Phone: (214) 296-0900
Fax: (972) 661-3651

Michelle D. Wiseman, CPA, CITP, CGMA
Wiseman Accounting
5435 N. Garland Ave Suite 140-126
Garland, TX 75040
Phone: (469) 208-7900
Direct: (469) 458-0518
Fax: (469) 728-2828

Yvette Garcia, CPA
Judd Thomas
12222 Merit Drive
Dallas, TX 75251
Phone: (214) 296-0900
Fax: (972) 661-3651

Susan Bryant
5601 Democracy, Drive Suite 150
Plano, TX 75024
Phone: (214) 751-3362

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Education and Philanthropy

MGAM’s Trustee Bootcamp includes updates for your executor and key trustees.  The process for engaging the family includes white boarding the plan and contingencies for better understanding by all generations top to bottom.

MGAM Coordination and timing of charitable trusts along with family activities can enhance tax planning through a long term vision and process. Coordinating donor advised funds can play a key part of accomplishing objectives.

Frequently Asked Questions

Spencer McGowan, as a business owner and entrepreneur, provides the foundation for client business owners with an understanding that only comes from actual experience.

Exit strategy planning often includes employee stock ownership plans, deferred compensation plans, business valuation metrics, coordination with economic cycles, and confidential negotiation support.

The terms overlap and have important distinctions. Both are accomplished each business day at the McGowanGroup.

Asset Management and Investment Management are focused on making successful investment allocations designed to protect assets and provide potential superior performance. Mathematical performance measurement improves decision making, especially in challenging markets.

Wealth management services provided by our wealth advisors are more comprehensive and begins with a written plan including overall objectives. Tax control, education of beneficiaries, legacy building, insurance coordination, charitable giving, philanthropy, and retirement planning services from our wealth advisors are included as part of the wealth management process at MGAM.

Our Relationship Managers Alex Tollen and Andrew Orton have earned the Certified Private Wealth Advisor (CPWA) designation from the University of Chicago.

Spencer McGowan has earned the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) designation from Wharton Business School.

MGAM’s actual long term experience in Estate processing, including nearly all types of trusts, provides clients with valuable resources and coordination with your Estate Planning attorney.

Future Trustees and Executors are encouraged to join The McGowanGroup’s Trustee Bootcamp to further successful outcomes for each family.

CPA’s and Estate Planning attorneys play a vital role in our process. Clients are encouraged to schedule annual planning calls with us and their CPA for tax planning coordination.  The benefits include accounting estimates for the CPA to use in a preliminary return and provide recommendations for effective tax reductions.

Conference calls with Estate Planning attorneys result in our being able to understand and document the client’s current plan as well as provide logistics & recommendations based upon over 30 years of experience in processing estates.  Engaging the primary Executor and Trustees before death through our Trustee Bootcamp provides helpful education for the future decision makers.

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Please complete our New Client Questionnaire to start the process of implementing a plan with specific insights and recommendations. Our office will contact you to schedule your review.

For more specific information regarding our investment philosophy, please contact Alex Tollen at 214-720-4400 or email.

Minimum requested consolidation is $1,000,000 during the first year of working with The McGowanGroup.

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