We offer comprehensive investment management, financial and tax planning to individuals, businesses and institutions. Our services include investment advisory, employer stock option planning, executive compensation, retirement counsel, income tax planning, college planning, gift tax, estate tax, cash flow, and real property planning.

 
 

Financial Planning

We believe that to properly manage your assets, we need to have a complete picture of who you are and what you hope to achieve. We begin by working with you to complete a balance sheet, and then have detailed conversations to fully understand what is most important to you.

Planning is second nature to the professionals at Brickley Wealth Management. While no one can predict with certainty where markets will be at a specific time in the future, we strive to implement a disciplined process of diversification and rebalancing that seeks to smooth out the ups and downs.

Our team asks questions and listens carefully, and we explain complex strategies in simple, easy-to-understand terms so you can make informed decisions.


 

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Executive Compensation and option planning

For many, concentrated employer stock positions constitute a significant portion of their wealth. Brickley Wealth Management navigates you through the income tax implications and regulatory complexities involved in the area of executive compensation. We have experience in developing and implementing plans to pursue particular cash needs, diversify your holdings and ensure that it aligns with your personal and financial objectives. We will work with your tax professional, corporate counsel and broker; providing valuable independent counsel. Planning includes:

  • Restricted Stock Units (RSUs)

  • Non-Qualified Stock Options (NQSOS)

  • Incentive Stock Options (ISOS)

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plans (ESPPs)

  • Blackout Period and Trading Window Observance

  • Income Tax Planning (Federal, state, AMT)


Investment Management

The same diligence and careful planning that led to your financial achievements are equally important for growing and preserving your wealth. We use investment management strategies and planning using managed accounts.

Our approach combines traditional asset allocation with a forward-looking assessment of potential risk. We believe that risk is more than just volatility; risk is anything that might keep you from achieving your most important goals.

A diversified portfolio that is rebalanced often is the core foundation of any investment plan. Diversification and proper asset allocation are critical, and we work closely with clients to make sure they have an investment portfolio with full asset classes, fixed income, real assets, and alternatives. There is no guarantee that a diversified portfolio will enhance overall returns or outperform a non-diversified portfolio. Diversification does not protect against market risk.


Tax Planning

We can help you navigate the tax implications of your decisions. Examples of tax planning include:

  • Capital gain and loss timing
  • Stock option planning
  • Retirement modeling
  • Social Security analysis
  • Tax deferred retirement plans
  • Business succession planning
  • Trust funding and estate settlement
  • Residence or rental property sale, purchase or exchange
  • Plan cash needs for tax payments

The Brickley Wealth Management team can help manage your tax burden while addressing your overall financial goals. By proactively working together when you make major financial decisions, we can help you determine the appropriate tax strategies to work towards your financial objectives.

FAMILY SERVICES

Just like the families we serve, we are a multi-generational family office that works together to provide our clients with comprehensive planning and wealth management.

Through our own family experience, we emphasize a multi-generational approach, developing and implementing tax-efficient wealth transfer strategies that address the unique circumstances and objectives of each family member. The head of our firm, Steve Brickley, together with his two sons, Matthew and Nathan, and his nephew Aaron, facilitate family interaction and knowledge sharing through multi-generational engagements.

Our long-tenured, highly experienced team marries technical competency with personal commitment to ensure a clear focus on long-term objectives. 


TRUSTEE SERVICES

Brickley Wealth Management is able to provide professional trustee services through the Charles Schwab and Company. As you consider wealth preservation, you will come to a point where you have to select a trustee to carry out your wishes. This trustee can either be an individual, such as a family member, or a professional trustee, such as a trust company. Trustee selection carries significant responsibility. Impartiality, expertise, and continuity are a few of the many qualities that you should consider when deciding on a trustee. Often, many turn to professional trustee services to assist in administering the complexities of their trust. Using a professional trustee can help ensure that your goals and objectives will be carried out as you intend. Examples of trusts we work frequently with include:

  • Revocable Living Trust
  • Irrevocable Trust
  • Special Needs Trust
  • Survivor's Trust
  • Charitable Remainder and Lead Trust (CRT & CLT)

PHILANTHROPY

Philanthropy is at the heart of many individuals’ personal and financial aspirations. While maintaining and growing your assets are critical, equally important is developing a strategy for leaving behind a legacy and having the freedom to pursue what is most important to you. By working closely with you and your family, we can help you establish a sustainable giving platform to support the causes you are most passionate about in a strategic and impactful manner.


Charitable giving provides personal satisfaction to the donor along with estate and income tax deductions to manage taxes. From a financial planning perspective, lifetime charitable gifts are generally done to achieve income tax deductions and slow the growth of an estate. We can work with you to select an appropriate gifting strategy in order to work towards your desired objectives.