For Immediate Release

MarketCounsel and the Hamburger Law Firm Transition an Advisory Pioneer to Her New, Independent RIA

Englewood, New Jersey – December 01, 2011 – MarketCounsel, a business, regulatory, and compliance consulting firm to the country’s entrepreneurial investment advisors, and the Hamburger Law Firm, a boutique law firm for securities industry entrepreneurs, represented Lori Van Dusen and her team in their transition from Convergent Wealth Advisors and related formation of LVW Advisors, a Rochester, New York-based independent registered investment advisor (RIA).

Lori Van Dusen, Founding Partner of LVW Advisors, has long been considered a leader in the wealth management industry, having received many industry accolades throughout her career. Most recently, Van Dusen was ranked #3 on Barron’s 2011 list of the Top 100 Women Financial Advisors and was named as the Nonprofit Consultant of the Year by Institutional Investor’s Foundation & Endowment Money Management in 2010.

Van Dusen and her team participated in MarketCounsel’s RIA Incubator program, a comprehensive suite of services designed to fulfill the registration obligations and install an initial compliance program for a newly-formed RIA.  Simultaneously, the Hamburger Law Firm played an integral role in guiding the team through every step of their transition from Convergent, from developing a negotiating strategy and employment transition plan to structuring the deal for them to successfully exit the firm, form LVW Advisors and affiliate with aggregator, Focus Financial Partners.

“This was definitely one of the larger and more complex deals in the industry.  We are thrilled that we were able to work creatively and amicably with the all of the parties involved to assist in the planning, implementation and closing of this transaction.  Whether it is handling deals for multi-billion dollar advisors like Lori Van Dusen or working with multi-million dollar advisors, we love the challenge of assisting our clients in achieving their goals.” said Corey Kupfer, a partner at the Hamburger Law Firm, and Chief Strategist at MarketCounsel.

“With today’s top advisors being lured in so many directions, we are so grateful that Lori Van Dusen and her team turn to us when it is time to make critical business decisions and take their business to the next level” added Brian Hamburger, the Hamburger Law Firm’s Founder and Managing Member and Founder and Managing Director of MarketCounsel.

For more information, please contact Nicole Kalian Abbott at 973-850-7315 or nicole@jcprinc.com.

About MarketCounsel and the Hamburger Law Firm
The Hamburger Law Firm renders legal counsel to entrepreneurial companies, investment advisers, broker-dealers, hedge funds, family offices, and registered securities personnel. While the client base is explicit, the scope is broad. The firm represents clients across the country, with attorneys blanketing different segments within our areas of practice, all while maintaining an intense focus in our niche.

MarketCounsel is the leading business and regulatory compliance consulting firm to the country’s preeminent entrepreneurial investment advisors.  Its comprehensive service offering delivers sound, yet business-savvy, regulatory compliance solutions.  The firm pairs best-of-class compliance professionals with state-of-the-art technology to meet, anticipate, and exceed the exacting needs of its clients.  From the startup of an investment advisor through its RIA Incubator program to the outsourced compliance department capabilities of the RIA Institute, MarketCounsel’s service platform consistently delivers on the promise of extraordinary service and trusted counsel. For more information, go to www.marketcounsel.com.

About LVW Advisors
Based in Rochester, New York, LVW Advisors is an independent Registered Investment Advisor. Led by a team of experienced financial advisors, the firm specializes in providing customized investment management solutions and comprehensive wealth management plans for institutional investors, individuals and family offices. For more information, go to www.LVWAdvisors.com.

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