Palka, Newsom & Associates

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
2850 NW 43rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32606
(352) 374-1035
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Understanding your life priorities is an important part of the relationship with you. It’s not just about markets and returns, it’s about what matters most to you.  We can collaborate to help create a personalized plan designed around you, your family, your goals and your aspirations.
Palka, Newsom & Associates
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Welcome

Our mission, first and foremost, is to understand you and what matters most to you. Armed with that information I can ask thoughtful questions -- listening carefully, then understanding in detail where your wealth stands today and where you’d like it to be tomorrow. We help you design and implement a personalized plan intended to help you and your family pursue financial goals while helping manage investment risk. Our approach is to focus on potential solutions that can help turn goals into reality.

Recognition
Neil Palka
Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor
Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Advisors", 2023-2024
(Published annually Jan – April. Rankings based on data as of June 30 of prior year.)
Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams", 2023-2024
(Published annually in January. Rankings based on data as of March 31 of prior year.)
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About Us
Philosophy

We believe the best financial approach is the one that helps you pursue your goals. That's why, from the start, we talk about your aspirations and encourage you to ask questions about issues that matter most to you. Calculating how to manage future health care expenses? College on the horizon? Considering the sale of a business or purchase of a home? Preparing to pass your wealth to future generations? It all starts with a plan intended to help you manage, grow, and preserve your wealth today, while also considering the impact it can have for years to come. With access to the investment insights of Merrill and banking solutions from Bank of America, We will work with you to develop an approach designed to help address your financial needs.

Meet Our Team
Neil Palka,

CPFA™,CRPS™

Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor
352.374.1036
Charles Newsom,

CRPC™

Senior Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor
352.374.1012
Melisa LeMoyne,

CFP®

Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager
352.374.1035
Katherine D Daughtry
Assistant Vice President, Wealth Management Associate
352.374.1065
Hannah Peterson
Registered Wealth Management Client Associate
352.374.1030
Shannon Jayne
Assistant Vice President, Wealth Management Client Associate
352.374.1016
Additional Resources
The following specialists do not make securities recommendations. Please contact your Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor if you have questions about how a specialist might be able to assist you.
Christina Manos
Regional Lending Specialist
NMLS #869928
Daniela Nunez
Wealth Management Banking Specialist
About Merrill

Bringing fresh perspectives to your financial life

The financial decisions you make today can help determine the future you build for yourself and your family. Carving a clear path forward starts with connecting your life and finances. A Merrill advisor provides access to the investing insights of Merrill and banking capabilities of Bank of America to help you make informed decisions as you pursue your goals.

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Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist™, CRPS™, and the CRPS™ logo are certification marks or registered certification marks of The College for Financial Planning Institutes Corp. in the United States.
Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor™, CRPC™, and the CRPC™ logo are certification marks or registered certification marks of The College for Financial Planning Institutes Corp. in the United States.
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