Dennis Michon is a Financial Advisor with Forum Financial Management. Dennis is also an accountant and attorney in private practice. He provides income tax planning and tax preparation services for individuals and small corporations through Tax & Financial Solutions, Inc., of which he is President and sole owner. Additionally, he provides legal services in estate planning, wills and trusts, real estate transactions and small business sales and acquisitions through his law partnership, Michon & Buckley, Attorneys-at-Law. His clientele consists of individuals, small business owners and retirees.
Dennis began his career in the tax department of a Big Eight accounting firm, where he rose to the position of tax manager working on investments and tax strategies for wealthy family groups. He continued his career after law school at a small law firm specializing in income tax, estate planning and real estate transactions for wealthy family groups. He then became chief legal counsel to a real estate developer in downtown Chicago, focusing on complex real estate investments.
Dennis joined Forum in response to tax clients’ requests to provide more than tax and estate planning services and to coordinate their retirement and estate planning with their investments. Dennis earned a bachelor’s degree in commerce, majoring in accounting, from DePaul University. He received his law degree from The John Marshall Law School and taught partnership taxation in the master’s program at DePaul University for several years. His relationship with Forum helped Dennis take the next step in helping his clients coordinate tax and financial advice.
FORUM ARTICLES & INSIGHTS
A PERSONAL APPROACH
Tell Us About Your Financial Life and Aspirations
Your experience begins with an initial meeting to identify your financial vision for the future and risk tolerance levels. We review our investment philosophy and approach with you so that you fully understand each milestone of our process and how our relationship will evolve over time.
Discuss Topics Crucial to Your Financial Success
Over the course of the next few meetings, the content and breadth of each meeting is defined by your personal needs. We can review your estate planning and risk management needs, discuss retirement accumulation or distribution planning, evaluate educational funding needs, review your tax situation, and go over any other items crucial to your financial success.
Develop a Strategic Plan Unique to You
Once you select an allocation, we put together a strategic implementation plan that will coordinate investment of your portfolio between qualified (tax-advantaged) assets and non-qualified assets in order to maximize tax efficiency. The topics we address during our time with you vary depending on your unique needs and situation.
Putting Your Plan Into Action
We establish your Forum account based on the portfolio allocation we discussed and what we learned about your risk tolerance and financial goals. With your new Forum account now in place, you will have the opportunity to access your Forum Client Portal for the first time and connect with members of the Forum Client Service team.
Review Goals and Plans When Your Life Changes
You will receive reporting that will clearly show your performance net of all fees and compared to applicable market indexes. Additionally your assets are held at a reputable third-party custodian that furnishes independent monthly reports so you can feel confident about the safe handling of your money.