Stewardship for a lasting legacy Private Wealth Management

Your bold vision and careful stewardship of family wealth has achieved a deserved level of success. We understand the importance of all you have built, as well as your concerns about how it will endure. Now, beyond preserving your wealth, you may want to pursue additional possibilities.

We serve generations of accomplished clients nationwide with a combination of market experience, access to global resources and personalized service. We look at the big picture: By paying close attention to both sides of your balance sheet, we provide comprehensive multigenerational wealth management, estate and post-liquidity planning strategies and proactive investment management.

The Zelniker Dorfman Group


phone

212-713-3645
941-364-7271



phone

888-864-4890





address

UBS Financial Services Inc.
1285 Ave of the Americas
15th, 16th,17th, + 18th Floors
New York, NY 10019




Scott Zelniker and Peter Dorfman have been recognized as an industry leaders

  • Scott Zelniker, Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, 2020
  • Peter Dorfman, Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, 2020

In the media

SRQ Magazine – “Navigating Financial Wellnes Amid Covid-19” (July, 2020)

Tampa Bay Newswire – “UBS Private Wealth Advisor Scott Zelniker Named to the 2020 Forbes/SHOOK List of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors” (January, 2020)

Business Observer- “Financial teams merge to form new group” (October, 2019)

 


Our office locations

New York

1285 Avenue of the Americas
15th, 16th, 17th and 18th Floors
New York, NY 10019

212-713-3645

Florida

Sarasota City Center, Suite 900
1819 Main Street
Sarasota, FL 34236

941-364-7271


Multigenerational planning

Wealth strategies for every generation

Our integrated wealth planning approach can help you see the connections between all aspects of your financial world, including investments, your business, banking, lending, insurance, trust and estate, and philanthropy. The rigor of our friendly service model gives us a genuine sense of clients’ multigenerational needs.

Trust and estate planning strategies. We have the experience and the network to help with preserving your assets, reducing estate tax exposure and transitioning wealth to future generations. We will coordinate with your tax and legal professionals as well as the firm’s trust specialists.

Banking and lending services. We can provide options for your unique situation.

“By doing more for clients and their families, we play key roles in their lives—especially during challenging transitions and difficult circumstances. We stay in touch and on top of clients’ goals for themselves, their children and grandchildren.”

— Scott Zelniker

Insurance and review. We offer insurance strategies as a way to help protect your family’s assets, replace income and create a legacy for future generations and philanthropic beneficiaries.

Philanthropic advice. We’ll work with you and family members to provide education on philanthropy and practical solutions for the next generation. Our advice addresses tax-efficient investment strategies, your current charitable goals and contributions, and access to local organizations.

Investment management

Proactive investment management in good times and bad

Our focus is on income preservation, helping to provide the assurance of a long-term strategy that is centered on the cash flow you need to maintain your lifestyle. As your active, discretionary investment manager or by working with select UBS managers, we build highly customized portfolios from a broad array of investments.

Tailored asset allocation. Our customized allocations help you seize opportunities and manage risk in a volatile market. The result is a complete understanding of your priorities that helps us provide tangible results.

Manage risk. With a balanced emphasis on helping to minimize market risk, building diversified portfolios and maintaining liquidity, we diligently monitor and review your strategy to help mitigate downside risk.

“We’re not controlled by outside mandates or benchmarks. We’re driven by research and client goals. We actively rotate sectors, adjust equity-to-cash ratios and use dividends to dampen volatility.”

— Peter Dorfman

Portfolio management. Members of the UBS Portfolio Management Program, we are qualified to serve as your personal investment managers. Using the firm’s top-down views of markets and asset classes, we can tailor your portfolios to your risk profile, time horizon and goals.


Concierge service

A high-touch experience that builds lasting relationships

Thoughtful and accountable, we understand each client has a unique situation with diverse needs. Count on us for prompt attention, regular communication and relevant insights and information. This attention to detail has created strong bonds across generations and helped earn our clients’ lifelong trust.

A network of specialists. By working closely with your accountants, attorneys and trusted advisors, as well as our network of financial specialists within and outside UBS, we can incorporate all perspectives into one comprehensive approach.

A personalized client experience. Our clients rely on our proactive and consistent client service team for a host of financial and administrative needs. This means taking extra steps to provide customized reporting, help organize tax information or simplify daily financial and investment issues.

“Clients we serve are busy and their concerns always take precedence. We take each client’s well-being personally—as if we were serving our own families.”

— Jolene Tepedino

The strength of UBS. Our access to the global reach of UBS—one of the largest wealth managers in the world—gives us the perspective, diverse strategies and relevant guidance to help you move forward with confidence. UBS has been successfully managing its clients’ wealth for more than 150 years, with deep resources in investment, banking and asset management businesses.

Private Wealth Management

Accessing the global resources of UBS

As a team that includes Private Wealth Advisors, we have the training, focus and deep understanding of complex wealth. We can help bridge the generations within a family in order to create continuity and deliver a structure that is focused on preserving wealth and creating opportunities.

Advanced planning
With extensive experience in wealth planning, estate tax and philanthropy, our planning analysts regularly evaluate how changes in the legislative and tax landscape might affect your wealth.

Family Advisory
This group offers solutions that extend beyond your portfolio, including advice on family decision-making, business and generational transitions, wealth transfer and family office governance.

“When it comes to your future, you deserve a team that shares your vision, earns your confidence and provides the global access you need to pursue your goals.”

— Molly Townsend

UBS Global Family Office
This highly specialized team seamlessly integrates comprehensive wealth management with institutional-level services and business opportunities for family offices.

UBS institutional strategies
You can access UBS institutional products as well as premier third-party investment providers, including traditional and nontraditional asset management, structured products, liability management, wealth transfer and more.


Personalized access and service for diverse clients

Understanding the full cycle of business needs

Whether you’re building capital and growing your business, selling your company, looking to manage existing liquid assets or transferring wealth, we have a honed process for helping you make smart, informed financial decisions.

We address the full cycle of business needs from strategic business financing to discretionary portfolio management to succession and exit strategies. Working closely with our UBS Boutique Banking Network, we provide access to investment banking services regardless of the size of the transaction.

Pre-liquidity planning. Our process begins with critical pre-liquidity planning through execution and closing.

Post-liquidity wealth management. To help inform our recommendations about deal structure, valuation opportunities and tax considerations, we’ll coordinate with our network of UBS and third-party specialists.


Providing for those you love—today and for all their tomorrows

Long-term planning is more important than ever. Many of today’s younger investors’ attitudes about stability and market volatility was shaped and influenced by the crisis of 2008.

We work across generations—with our multigenerational team—to address your growth strategies, insurance and lending solutions, wealth transfer and preservation, estate planning and philanthropic pursuits.

  • Wealth preservation strategies
  • Estate planning strategies
  • Legacy management
  • Advanced planning experts

Integrated services for professionals who work with hedge funds

We work with hedge fund industry professionals like you to provide tactical guidance on your current and evolving personal wealth challenges in ways that complement the investments and risks of your firm.

With institutional-level access to UBS resources and the concierge service you expect from a family office, our team offers the seamless integration of UBS Investment Bank and UBS Wealth Management.

  • Prime brokerage services
  • Deferred compensation strategies
  • Equity awards management
  • Concentrated stock positions

The unique challenges of women in transition

Our compassionate and solutions-oriented approach helps women understand, plan and ultimately take charge of their financial world—some for the first time in their lives.

A number of our clients are successful women who trust us to deal with their most sensitive financial issues. We help them navigate the financial and legal hurdles they may face professionally when starting a business or new career, or personally during a separation, divorce or loss of a loved one.




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