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Hickey Butler Shine & Associates

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

110 N Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 499.4640
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Hickey Butler Shine & Associates
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Welcome

At Hickey Butler Shine & Associates, we have a proud heritage of serving the best interests of clients with a measure of commitment and ethics that often exceeds their expectations.

When clients’ life transitions bring about significant financial challenges, we take a “hands-on, hands-held” approach. With decades of experience, we are sensitive, as well as seasoned. By helping clients make thoughtful, unhurried decisions and feel comfortable with the road ahead, we aim to strengthen their financial and emotional wellbeing.

On any given day, we believe there’s tremendous value in what we do – whether we sit with a widow and help organize paperwork, or deliver enlightened perspectives on optimizing wealth to active and retired corporate executives, business owners, entrepreneurs, physicians, attorneys, and hardworking “millionaires next door” who’ve sacrificed and saved.

As a multi-generational group, the ability of team members to build relationships with clients, their spouses, parents and children occurs naturally. Our ages also help ensure the continuity of thought and consistency of service that we believe client families deserve. We invite you to learn more, in the sections that follow.

Recognition
Robin Butler
Managing Director, Wealth Management Advisor
Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Advisors", 2021-2024
(Published annually Jan – April. Rankings based on data as of June 30 of prior year.)
Forbes "Best-in-State Women Wealth Advisors Ranking", 2022-2024
(Published annually Feb – April. Rankings based on data as of June 30 – September 30 of prior year.)
Forbes "America's Top Women Wealth Advisors", 2021
(Published on March 24, 2021. Rankings based on data as of Sept 30, 2020.)
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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Hickey Butler Shine & Associates
Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams", 2024, 2023
(Published annually in January. Rankings based on data as of March 31 of prior year.)
About Us
What You Can Expect

At Hickey Butler Shine & Associates, we begin with you – where you want to go financially, where you see yourself now, and what you believe stands in your way.

We also want to know about you, as a person. Perhaps your life demands an extra measure of financial advice and attention (following a divorce, the loss of a spouse, the sale of a business, or an inheritance). Or maybe you're financially astute without the time or desire to manage your wealth alone.

To address your concerns and ambitions, we ask questions. We'll listen to what you say (and may not say). Many clients don't know if they'll have "enough" for retirement. Others want to prepare their children for the responsibilities of wealth. Rather than make assumptions, we'll make time for multiple meetings with you – at your kitchen table or our conference table. There are no shortcuts to what we do.

With our decades of experience in all kinds of markets, we'll craft an integrated, risk-managed strategy and encourage you to "stick" with it. Backed by our proactive support staff, we'll keep you updated on progress being made toward key milestones and your long-term objectives. Keep in mind that our approach is not just holistic – it's realistic. We will help you aim for goals that we believe are attainable.

Meet Our Team
Thomas M Hickey,

CFP®

Managing Director, Senior Consultant
312.499.4614
Robin Butler,

CFP®, CPFA™

Managing Director, Wealth Management Advisor
312.499.4640
Thomas Hickey,

CEPA®, CFP®

Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor
312.269.5112
Edward Shine,

CEPA®, CFP®

Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor
312.499.4602
Leanne Zappia
Wealth Management Specialist
312.814.9019
Kathy G Walsh
Registered Senior Wealth Management Client Associate
312.499.4619
Dawn Van Ryn
Registered Senior Wealth Management Client Associate
312.499.4617
Elizabeth Jaimes
Registered Senior Wealth Management Client Associate
312.499.4610
Bobbie S Mignin
Wealth Management Client Associate
312.499.4651
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.
Candice Neal
Wealth Management Banking Specialist
Merrill
Kurt Lorenzen
Wealth Management Lending Officer
Bank of America, N.A.
NMLS #228680
About Merrill

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