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Martin Shapiro Financial Services

Tel: 800-956-4782
108 Wild Basin Road South Suite 250
Austin, TX 78746
Martin Shapiro Financial Services | Financial Advisor in Austin ,TX

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About Martin Shapiro Financial Services

We are a fee-based financial advisory firm based out of Orange County, CA with footprints in Austin and North Carolina. We are fiduciaries that build and implement custom financial plans based upon what is best for each individual client. We practice holistic financial planning so that we look at everything that affects your financial situation; taxes (both income and estate), retirement income planning, social securirty, investment planning, edcuation funding, estate planning, insurances and anything else that might impact you. We are passionate about our jobs and love what we do. We believe in educating our clients to a level of articulation above and beyond what is required, so that they fully understand every aspect of their financial plan.

Primary offices located at: 500 N. State College Blvd. Suite 1100, Orange, CA 92868

Toll Free 800-956-4782 | John's cell 210-606-4653 | Fax 858-573-2581 Book an appointment using this Calendar link https://calendly.com/johnnywright/30min

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General Information

Firm Start Year:   1985
No. of Employees:   2-4
Insurance License#:   CA Insurance License #0681852
States Licensed in:   Our RIA, REDWOOD PRIVATE WEALTH, LLC is SEC registered. We operate in all 50 states.
Number of Years with Current Firm:   37
Work with the following types of clients:   Investment Clubs, Businesses, Individual Investors, Non-Profit Organizations
Advisory Services Provided:   Investment Advice & Management, Financial Advice & Consulting, Estate Planning & Trusts, Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Money Management, Risk Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Tax Advice and Services, Insurance Products & Annuities


Investment Types:   Mutual Funds, Commodities, Alternative Investments, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Mortgages & Real Estate, Insurance, Annuities, Stocks, Bonds, Options & Futures, FOREX & Currency, Socially Responsible Investments (SRI)
Can meet clients in the following ways:   Your Office, Our Office, Your Home, Video Conference, Email, Phone, Our Offices

Qualifications & Memberships

Insurance and Annuity Licenses:   Long Term Care, HMO, Life, Health, Annuity, Accident, Disability

Firm Information

Advisor's Number of Clients:   80
Assets Managed by Advisor:   $85,000,000

Compensation and Fees

Fee Structure:   Fee-Based
Minimum Portfolio Size for New Managed Accounts:   $100,000
Compensation Methods:   Flat Fee, Based on Assets, Commissions
Fee % Based on Assets:   1.25% max

Board Positions

Organization :   Arthitis Foundation, San Diego, CA
Position :   Director
Duration :   1995-1997
Organization :   UCSD Alumni Assocaition, San Diego, CA
Position :   President
Duration :   1992-1995
Organization :   UC San Diego Foundation, San Diego, CA
Position :   Vice Chair
Duration :   1994-1995
Organization :   Tariq Khamisa Foundation, San Diego, CA
Position :   Trustee
Duration :   2015-2016


Bachelor in Economics  - Economics   University of California San Deigo  - San Diego, CA
MS Financial Services   The American College of Financial Services

Financial Services

Portfolio Management

Investment portfolios are customized to a targeted rate of return sufficient to meet financial planning goals and then optimized for minimum risk at the agreed upon rate of return.

Retirement Planning

We start by getting to know your situation and your goals. We then build a comprehensive financial plan so that you have the blueprints to build your retirement.

401K Rollovers

Rolling over your 401k can give you access to more investment choices, guaranteed income and other beneifts not available in the 401k plan.

Wealth Management

We look at Wealth Management on a holistic level to protect, grow, and distribute (estateplan) your hard earned money.

Financial Planning for Businesses

We seek to minimize the cost of providing benefits thereby increasing your profitability. Then to coordinate your business and personal financial planning.

Financial Planning for Individuals

Set, clarify and refine goals for educating your children and grandchildren, having suffcient retirement income at a specified age and minimum risk, and anyt other fiancial objectives you may have (second home, travel, etc,).

Education Funding and Planning

Develop strategies to accumulate funds in the most tax effcient manner to pay for the cost of educating your children and grandchildren.

Risk Management

Thoroughly analyze your situation and determine the most cost effective strategies to protect your assets including your most valuable asset, YOU!


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Additional Detailed Disclosures



Investment advisory services offered through Redwood Private Wealth LLC. Please contact your Redwood investment advisor representative if there are any changes in your financial situation or investment objectives. Past performance is no guarantee of future returns. Redwood is headquartered at 3930 E. Ray Road, Suite 155, Phoenix AZ 85044. Additional information about Redwood and Martin Shapiro is available at www.adviserinfo.sec.gov. It is important to read our email disclosures available at this link: https://redwoodprivatewealth.com/disclosures/. Insurance Products are offered through Martin Shapiro Insurance.

    37 Years of Experience

  • Firm CRD# 312942
  • Insurance License# CA Insurance License #0681852
  • Series: 6, 7, 22, 24, 51, 63 SIE


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Compliance Disclosures in Last 5 years:

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Office Hours

Mon. 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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