Financial Planning

Our Unique Process


Our 5 STEP Unique Process provides the foundation for every
PagnatoKarp engagement.


Discovery

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We immerse ourselves in your financial, tax, legal, and family matters through in-person meetings and document reviews, mining for key information. Utilizing our proprietary D.O.S. process, we discover your greatest Dangers, Opportunities, and Strengths.

Success
Session

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Discovery process results are outlined and reviewed to minimize your dangers, maximize opportunities ahead, and take advantage of your strengths. Working collaboratively to define success for you, we develop a custom measurement program to ensure we meet expectations.

Quick Start

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A PagnatoKarp differentiator; we deliver results in 60 days. This establishes positive momentum from the Discovery and Success Sessions and lays the groundwork for a proactive, results-oriented relationship.

Breakthrough
Solutions

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We tap into our planning, tax, legal, and financial expertise to provide solutions for every family. Breakthrough ideas might include hedging equity exposure, creating a Grantor Retained Annuity Trust, gifting an appreciated asset, and tax-loss harvesting.

Reporting

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Comprehensive but simple. You receive comprehensive reporting on all your assets, connecting your financial goals and objectives with real world actionable insights. You will gain access to Return on Investment for all investments.


Our Unique Process

1. Discovery

We immerse ourselves in your financial, tax, legal, and family matters through in-person meetings and document reviews, mining for key information. 

  • Uncover Dangers, Opportunities, and Strengths
  • Understand Goals and Preferences
  • Construct a Balance Sheet
  • Discuss Cash Flow Needs
  • Review Estate Plan Determine Risk Tolerance

2. Success Session

Discovery process results are outlined and reviewed to minimize your dangers, maximize opportunities ahead, and take advantage of your strengths. Working collaboratively to define what spells success for you, we develop a custom measurement program to ensure we meet expectations.

3. Quick Start

A PagnatoKarp differentiator; we deliver results in 60 days. This establishes positive momentum from the Discovery and Success Sessions and lays the groundwork for a proactive, results-oriented relationship.

  • Tax Exposure Minimization Strategies
  • Financial Independence Quantified
  • Portfolio Implementation Proposal
  • Cash Flow Illustrations
  • Succession and Estate Planning Solutions

4. Breakthrough Solutions

We tap into our planning, tax, legal, financial, and concierge expertise to continually provide customized solutions for your family. Breakthrough ideas might include hedging equity exposure, creating a Grantor Retained Annuity Trust, gifting an appreciated asset, tax-loss harvesting, or an off-site family meeting.

5. Reporting

Comprehensive but simple reporting on your assets, connecting your financial goals and objectives with real world actionable insights. You will gain access to Return on Investment (ROI) for your investments.


Cash Flow Strategies
Tax Savings
Selling Your Business
Corporate Executives
Financial Planning Services
Fee-Only Transparency

To start a conversation about YOUR needs, please call us at 703-468-2700.

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