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About Samalin Investment Counsel

Samalin Investment Counsel has been managing money for 25 years. We are an award-winning SEC Registered Investment Advisory firm that offers our clients what we consider to be, white glove service. Customer service is a top priority for us.  With companies relying so much on technology, we still believe it is important to interact with our clients. Our entire team knows all of our clients and their goals because they are our goals.


Maybe  you have thought about what you’d like from your wealth management team.  If you are like our other clients, you might be looking for an alternative to ‘Big Box Investment Retailers’ with multiple agendas. Maybe you have no idea what you are looking for; either situation is fine.

As fiduciaries, we answer to you.  In a financial world as complex and risk-laden as it is today, that is truly a valuable commodity. We believe clients hire us because of that unmitigated clarity. Our agenda?  Yours.

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Samalin Investment Counsel

Samalin_Icons_houseThe Samalin Investment Counsel Team

Andrew Samalin, CFP®, EA, CDFA®

Principal  social-linkedin-outline


Andrew Samalin has been advising affluent individuals, businesses and foundations since 1992 and currently manages assets through Samalin Investment Counsel, an SEC Registered Investment Advisory…


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Laurance J. Kersh, CFP®

Director – Investments  social-linkedin-outline


An industry veteran since 1997, Larry joins us from UBS, where he has been advising officers of non-public small and mid-size businesses and professionals. Larry is a Certified Financial Planner®…

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John R. Fussell

Vice President – Investments  social-linkedin-outline


John R. Fussell is a Vice President- Investments at Samalin Investment Counsel. He has been a Wealth Manager of high net worth clients and businesses for over 12 years. Prior to joining Samalin…

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John B. Hadley, Jr.

Vice President – Investments


Having joined the securities business in 1986, John B. Hadley, Jr. brings over three decades of knowledge and experience to Samalin Investment Counsel. John graduated from Drexel University…

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Matthew P. McKee, CFA

Financial Advisor  social-linkedin-outline


Matthew is an investment professional with nearly two decades of experience in financial services, including positions at Gabelli Funds and Farallon Capital Management, two of the world’s top investment managers…

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Patrick C. Thuemmel, CFP®

Director – Investments  social-linkedin-outline


Earning his degree in Economics from Texas A&M College Station, Patrick has accumulated over a decade of experience helping advance clients and their families towards their unique financial goals…

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Clare Casey

Senior Service Representative  social-linkedin-outline


Clare has more than 17 years of securities brokerage experience assisting clients at Wachovia Securities and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. Clare takes a keen interest in the well-being for those she…

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Thomas Jay Kowalchuk

Operations Manager  social-linkedin-outline


TJay began his career in financial services as a Client Services Associate with Smith Barney in 2005, after graduating from SUNY Binghamton with a Bachelors degree in Human Development. His intrigue…

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Maria J. McKee, CFP®

Chief Compliance Officer  social-linkedin-outline


Maria is a former branch chief in the Investment Management Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Having worked there for seven years, she gained extensive experience in…

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Financial Service Associate social-linkedin-outline


Mishelle graduated from SUNY Oswego with a BS in Accounting and began working in the public accounting sector earning her CPA. She moved on to the private sector was employed by Unilever for 6 years gaining experience in the accounting and internal auditing departments….

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