The Locniskar Pursel Bucher Biddinger Group

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As a multi-generational legacy team, we help client families streamline the complexities of significant wealth. We’ve built our team to provide continuity and connectivity across life stages and priorities. Our structure and approach nurture each family’s long-term legacy through customized advice and guidance.

Meet the Team

The private wealth advisors with Merrill Private Wealth Management are rigorously trained to help meet the specialized needs of individuals and families of wealth. We build relationships based on trust and personalized service.

Dana M Locniskar

Dana M Locniskar

Managing Director

Private Wealth Advisor

248.655.4100
Thomas S Pursel

Thomas S Pursel,

Senior Vice President

Private Wealth Advisor

248.655.4026
Matthew J Bucher

Matthew J Bucher,

Senior Vice President

Private Wealth Advisor

248.655.4025
Matthew  Biddinger

Matthew Biddinger,

First Vice President

Private Wealth Advisor

248.655.4055
Daniel F Angelucci

Daniel F Angelucci,

Senior Vice President

Private Wealth Senior Consultant

248.655.4100
Griffin D Nienberg

Griffin D Nienberg,

First Vice President

Senior Financial Advisor

248.655.4042
John D Rochow

John D Rochow,

Assistant Vice President

Wealth Management Advisor

248.655.4112
Matthew M. Bucher

Matthew M. Bucher

Financial Advisor

248.655.4138
Trevor J Andrews

Trevor J Andrews,

Private Wealth Analyst Investments

248.655.4034
Griffin Horne

Griffin Horne,

Private Wealth Analyst Investments

248.655.4111
Angeline K Miruzzi-Cooney

Angeline K Miruzzi-Cooney

Registered Private Wealth Associate

248.655.4056
Debbie J O'Parka

Debbie J O'Parka

Senior Private Wealth Associate

248.655.4012
Jennifer R Gelineau

Jennifer R Gelineau

Registered Private Wealth Associate

248.655.4059
Sandra L Kinsler

Sandra L Kinsler

Private Wealth Associate

248.655.4058
Christina Lynn Propst

Christina Lynn Propst

Private Wealth Associate

248.655.4016
Adrenee G Asadoorian

Adrenee G Asadoorian

Registered Private Wealth Associate

248.655.4068
Elizabeth  Horne

Elizabeth Horne

Private Wealth Associate

248.655.4067
Caitlin  Gigante

Caitlin Gigante

Private Wealth Associate

248.655.4149
Mark F Ward

Mark F Ward

Private Wealth Associate

248.655.4028
Zachary  Schmidtke

Zachary Schmidtke

Private Wealth Associate

248.655.4086
Abigail  Vecore

Abigail Vecore

Private Wealth Associate

248.655.4074

Recognition

Merrill is proud of our advisors who’ve received recognition from industry publications. We believe they are setting the standard for exemplary client service.

Dana M Locniskar

Forbes “America’s Top Wealth Advisors” in 2016-2019

Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors”  in 2018 and 2019

Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors in 2009-2019

Financial Times –“Top 400 Financial Advisers”  in 2013, 2014, 2017 and 2019

Thomas S Pursel

Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors in 2014-2017

Matthew Biddinger

Forbes “Top 250 Next-Generation Wealth Advisors” in 2017-2019.

Forbes "Best-in-State Next Generation Wealth Advisors" in 2019

Strategies designed to help you achieve your goals

As a client of Merrill Private Wealth Management, you have access to services and resources ordinarily reserved for the world’s largest institutions. We work with individuals, families spanning multiple generations, business owners and executives. Using a goals-based wealth management approach, we put our clients at the center of every personalized strategy.

Our Approach

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As a multi-generational legacy team, The Locniskar Pursel Bucher Biddinger Group helps client families streamline the complexities of significant wealth. The team has been built to provide continuity and connectivity across life stages and priorities. The team structure and approach nurture each family’s long-term legacy through customized advice and guidance.

The Locniskar Pursel Bucher Biddinger Group prides itself on unparalleled experience and service to its client base. The group is designed to service all needs of any existing family of significant wealth with an advisor group that we will match to the generation of client from patriarch (matriarch) to grandchild. Given the depth of the team, we have created a legacy business that will last long after the patriarch (matriarch) has passed on. Prior to establishing a new relationship, it is vital to identify the expectations of our clients so that we may provide a consistent and reliable level of service. We have a consistent investment process that has stood the test of time from volatile to bull markets since the 1970s. Our process starts with the needs of the client, which we then match to the appropriate allocation and mix of assets. We aim to provide the highest level of service as it pertains to your individual, family and business goals.

A Commitment to Service

Merrill Private Wealth Management is committed to providing a select group of wealthy clients with highly personalized one-on-one service. When you work with us, our knowledgeable, rigorously trained private wealth advisors will gain a deep understanding of your goals, help you develop a multigenerational wealth strategy, help you monitor it and update your strategy as needed. We are committed to providing you access to the investment insights of Merrill and the banking convenience of Bank of America, and we will continue to invest in client tools and new technology to enhance your overall experience as you and your private wealth advisor pursue what’s most important to you.

Our Philosophy

We believe your unique goals should be at the center of all of your financial decisions and form the foundation of your financial strategy. Because significant wealth requires customized goals-based financial strategies, we believe in building lasting relationships with a limited number of clients, taking the time to understand your most important priorities for today, tomorrow and your long-term future. Our philosophy celebrates collaboration. Working with a team of specialists, we draw on the resources and insights of a global financial institution to create strategies that reflect your aspirations for yourself and current and future generations of your family. Finally, we believe that while significant wealth brings complex challenges, our experience, passion and perspectives can help you simplify your life.

Boards and Community Involvement

Our team is actively involved with our community:

  • Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
  • City Year Detroit
  • The Futures Foundation
  • Beaumont Foundation Planned Giving Committee, Beaumont Hospitals Foundation
  • Detroit Public Television
  • Detroit Institute of Arts, Friends of the Detroit Film Theatre
  • Cornerstone Schools
  • American Cancer Society, Inc.
  • Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  • Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan

In the Media

Our team has been featured in:

  • Barron's
  • Forbes
  • Time Magazine
  • DBusiness
  • The Oakland Press

Our advisors have been and continue to be nationally recognized:

  • Forbes "America's Top Wealth Advisors" in 2016-2019 (Dana Locniskar)
  • Forbes "Top 250 Next-Generation Wealth Advisors" in 2017-2019 (Matt Biddinger)
  • Forbes "Best-in-State Next-Generation Wealth Advisors" in 2019 (Matt Biddinger)
  • Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Advisors" in 2018-2019 (Dana Locniskar)
  • Barron's Top 100 Financial Advisors in 2005-2007, 2009 and 2011 (Dana Locniskar)
  • Barron's Top 1,200 Financial Advisors in 2009-2016 (Dana Locniskar)
  • Barron's Top 1,200 Financial Advisors in 2014-2017 (Tom Pursel)
  • Financial Times Top 400 Financial Advisors in 2013, 2014, 2017 and 2019 (Dana Locniskar)
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Let's have a conversation

Your dedicated Merrill Private Wealth Management team is ready to help you pursue what’s most important to you.

Our Vision

For clients of substantial wealth, Merrill Private Wealth Management provides an experience that is both powerful and personal. We are dedicated to helping you pursue your goals for today while developing a wealth strategy designed to support your family members for the years to come.

A trusted one-on-one relationship
Your private wealth advisor and team of specialists work with a limited number of clients, enabling them to focus their time, training and passion on helping you simplify your personal and business finances and prepare your next generation as stewards of wealth.

Boutique-like service with the access to the investment resources of Merrill and banking convenience of Bank of America

We combine the personalized attention and feel of a smaller firm with the power and insights of a global financial institution, creating strategies tailored to your unique situation.

A relentless commitment to transparency and customized strategies

As our client, know we are working in your best interests, providing goals-based financial strategies designed to anticipate and help meet your evolving financial needs.

The Locniskar Pursel Bucher Biddinger Group