My name is Wallace R Nichols, JD, MBA. I go by Wally.
I am a financial and legal educator. Besides being an educator, I am a wealth, estate, and financial planner licensed to practice around the nation. I hold FINRA Series 7 & 66 licenses. I am the principal for Asset Guidance Group, LLC, a registered investment advisor with the SEC and Georgia Secretary of State’s office. My educational background besides having a juris doctorate is my MBA in quantitative analysis and information systems. I have a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance. I began my financial career in the financial services industry with the New York Life Company after leaving corporate America (Mobil Oil/GTE) in the late 1980s. I left New York Life in the mid-90s and have been a sole practitioner and ran my own practice since that time. I am also an attorney licensed to practice in the States of Georgia, Arizona. I’m now an inactive member of the DC Bar. I’ve litigated cases before the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Arizona Court of Appeals, and practiced in state and federal courts from LA to New Jersey for 26 years.
I design my own investment models and manage my clients’ at-risk money upon request. I’m extremely pleased with my models’ performance over the past year. I tactically manage money for my clients in accord with their stated risk tolerances. I stay in contact with them regularly and frequently especially when we get market roller coasters. The greater percentage of my clients for whom I manage money are currently in retirement.
Although I’m not a CPA, I am qualified to represent you before the IRS, to prepare your taxes, and even represent you before the IRS in administrative proceedings or in federal court. I routinely teach continuing professional education classes to lawyers, CPAs, and financial planners through NBI, the National Business Institute in ethics, taxes, wills, estates, and trusts, business entity formation, and tax implications for all of the above. So, we will be discussing things that have tax and estate planning implications. Hard to discuss retirement planning without bringing these things into the mix.
So, who better to discuss retirement planning, longevity risk planning and the changes in the legal and financial worlds related thereto, than someone who has already immersed himself into these topics and actually helped people through such crises?