Larry M. Elkin, CPA, CFP®, has provided personal financial and tax counseling to a sophisticated client base since 1986. After six years with Arthur Andersen, where he was a senior manager for personal financial planning and family wealth planning, he founded his own firm in Hastings on Hudson, New York, in 1992. That firm grew steadily and became the Palisades Hudson organization, which moved to Scarsdale, New York in 2002 and to Stamford, Connecticut 15 years later. In 2005 the firm expanded to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a branch office that became the firm’s official headquarters in 2017. The firm also added offices in Atlanta, Georgia in 2008; Portland, Oregon in 2012; and Austin, Texas in 2016. Larry is now based in Fort Lauderdale.
As president of Palisades Hudson, Larry maintains individual professional relationships with many of the firm’s clients, who reside in more than 30 states, from Maine to California, as well as in several foreign countries. In addition, he works closely with the firm's Entertainment and Sports Team; Larry leads the team that provides business management to singer-songwriter Maddie Wilson and is a producer member of Film Florida. In 1997 Larry established the organization’s investment advisory business, which currently manages more than $1.4 billion.
Larry wrote several of the chapters in the firm’s book, Looking Ahead: Life, Family, Wealth and Business After 55. His contributions included Chapter 1, “Looking Ahead When Youth Is Behind Us” and Chapter 4, “The Family Business.” Larry is also the author of Financial Self-Defense for Unmarried Couples (Currency Doubleday, 1995), which was the first comprehensive financial planning guide for unmarried couples. He serves as the editor and publisher of Sentinel, the firm’s quarterly newsletter, and as the lead author of the firm’s blog, “Current Commentary.”
Larry is regularly interviewed by national and regional publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes, Bloomberg and the Los Angeles Times, and he has made nearly 100 radio and television appearances. Larry has also been the subject of professional profiles by print and online publications including Westchester magazine, Financial Planning and Mann on the Street. He served as president of the Estate Planning Council of New York City, Inc. in 2005-06. In 2009 the Council presented Larry with its first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award, praising his service to the organization and “his tireless efforts in promoting our industry by word and by personal example as a consummate estate planning professional.”
Larry received his B.A. in journalism from the University of Montana, and his M.B.A. in accounting from New York University. Larry was a reporter and editor for The Associated Press from 1978 to 1986. He covered government, business and legal affairs for the wire service, with assignments in Helena, Montana; Albany, New York.; Washington, D.C.; and in New York City’s federal courts in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
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