MICHAEL K. SMITH, MANAGING PARTNER, INSIGHT FINANCIAL PARTNERS
Michael K. Smith does not believe a secure retirement is a privilege reserved exclusively for highly-paid executives and senior management. The Managing Partner of Insight Financial Partners is focused on helping working class Americans prepare for their futures.
“To be able to see our clients retire on their own terms, with dignity, is a privilege to experience,” Michael says. “Our firm has a great opportunity to genuinely do well for ourselves by doing good things for others. We embrace that opportunity to h...
JONATHAN GALLO, FOUNDER, GALLO & CO. CHARTERED PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANTS
Dear entrepreneurs: Your business is your asset, not your life.
If Jonathan Gallo were to write a letter to Canadians in the midst of starting or running their own businesses, that is how it would begin.
“Many people don’t differentiate between their passion and their capital,” Jonathan says. “Entrepreneurs often mix their personal and corporate lives to the point they can’t differentiate them from each other. To protect yourself and your assets, separate who you are from your professional life.”
Nainesh Kotak knows your legal rights. More importantly, he wants you to know them too.
“We need some aspects of disability law and some aspects of insurance law to become general knowledge,” says the personal injury and disability lawyer who is the founder of Kotak Personal Injury Law. “That’s how everyone will be prepared to protect themselves, and their families, should they be injured or become disabled.”
KEITH BROWN, PRESIDENT & FOUNDER, FINANCIAL CONFIDENCE ADVISORS INC.
Legacies of business acumen and skill. Knowledge transferred through formal and informal apprenticeships. Marriages that are sustained through hard work and a commitment to cooperation. A conversation with Keith Brown is rich with these respectful impressions of his clients. He is surrounded by people who have built successful family businesses. He also knows that family businesses have an entrepreneurial culture where succession can’t be left to chance.
JACQUES TJONASAN, FOUNDER & PRINCIPAL, ACCOUNTING FOR LAW
The entrepreneurial spirit is exciting. Among professionals, lawyers starting their own firms experience all of the excitement that comes with that spirit. They also face more regulatory challenges than other entrepreneurs. Those challenges are unique to the business of law and Jacques Tjonasan understands how to meet those challenges completely.
“Lawyers practice one of the most-highly regulated professions of all,” says the founder and principal of Accounting for Law. “Achieving and maintaining finan...
Evelyn Ackah is one of Canada’s premier business immigration lawyer for a reason. She has an incredible success rate for her clients. That is significant in a complex field that is impacting lives more than ever before. Clients look to the business immigration law specialist for one reason: her firm helps smooth the way to Canada and the United States for professionals and their families.
“Immigration law is constantly changing and evolving,” says Ackah. “We take the stress out of the immigration process for our clients. There are n...
To be able to do good in the world is a remarkable privilege. Tina Tehranchian helps her clients to do more of it. In addition to specializing in financial planning for business owners and entrepreneurs since 1991, Tina, who is a recipient of the Fellow of FPSC™ distinction, awarded for significant contributions to the financial planning profession in Canada, has always been a passionate volunteer, fundraiser and donor. By combining her talent for financi...