David Walters, CPA, CFP®, has extensive experience in the firm’s tax, investment planning, estate planning and accounting practices. He also serves as a member of the firm’s investment committee and, as part of its Entertainment and Sports Team, provides business management to singer-songwriter Maddie Wilson. David joined Palisades Hudson as an associate in the Scarsdale office in 2002 and became a client service manager in 2006. He transferred to Fort Lauderdale in 2007, before establishing the firm’s West Coast presence in 2012, when he moved to metropolitan Portland, Oregon, where he currently resides.
David holds the Certified Public Accountant and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ credentials, both of which he obtained during his time with the firm. He has been quoted as an expert on financial topics by a variety of leading publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, Forbes, The Portland Business Journal and Consumer Reports.
David has written many articles for the firm’s Sentinel newsletter, including:
- “Using Structured Settlements” (July 2018, online edition)
- “Making Sense Of Tax Reform” (April 2018)
- “The Emerging GOP Tax Plan” (December 2017, online edition)
- “Tax Planning For Part-Time Farmers” (April 2017) and
- “Buy, Finance Or Lease: How Should I Pay For My New Car?” (July 2016, online edition).
David also authored Chapter 6, “Transfer Taxes,” for our firm’s book, Looking Ahead: Life, Family, Wealth and Business After 55; he co-authored Chapter 5, “Estate Planning,” with Melinda Kibler.
A Wisconsin native, David received his Bachelor of Science in finance and accounting from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
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