Kohut & Bresnahan Group

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
110 N Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 696-2131
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When you work with the Kohut & Bresnahan Group, you’ll experience a collaborative, results-driven team with a focus on your long-term needs, aspirations, and goals. Marrying our diverse backgrounds in planning and investments, we pledge to be there when you need us—in good times and bad—and will work tirelessly to help you create informed strategies to turn your goals into reality and pursue the financial legacy you desire.
Kohut & Bresnahan Group
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Welcome

Our mission, first and foremost, is to understand you and what matters most to you. To take the time to ask hard, smart questions and listen carefully, then understand in great detail, exactly where your wealth stands today and where you’d like it to be tomorrow. We then help you design and implement a customized wealth management approach that helps you and your family pursue personal financial goals while helping manage investment risk. Our approach is about designing potential solutions to help turn goals into reality

About Us
Philosophy

You live in a world that's constantly changing. Markets can fluctuate frequently. Potential investment opportunities can arise daily. Regulations are enacted or amended. That's why understanding you and your situation is the best place to start helping you plan your financial future: where you are today, where you want to be tomorrow, and what you want to accomplish along the way. By understanding you and your priorities, we can more effectively provide you with the experience and resources needed to help you build a personalized plan that is rooted in the unique complexities of your life.

Your Financial Approach

We offer you access to the investing insights of Merrill, trust and fiduciary services from Bank of America Private Bank, and the banking convenience of Bank of America to help you pursue your goals. We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.

FAMILY

Taking care of your family and other people in your life
  • Trust & Estate Services4
  • Education Funding1
  • Insurance3

HEALTH

Planning for healthcare expenses now and in the future
  • Long-term Care Insurance3
  • Health Savings Account2
  • Disability Insurance3

HOME

Upsizing, downsizing, remodeling or buying a vacation home
  • Home Loans2
  • Home Equity Lines of Credit2
  • Securities-Based Lending2
  • Credit Cards2

WORK

Working in retirement, selling or starting a business
  • Bank of America Business Banking2
  • Exchange Funds1
  • Concentrated Stock Management1
  • Succession Planning1

LEISURE

Spending your free time in meaningful ways
  • Credit Cards2
  • Securities-Based Lending2
  • Structured Lending2

GIVING

Volunteering, mentoring others and giving to charities
  • Donor-Advised Funds4
  • Private Foundations4
  • Charitable Trusts4

FINANCE

Using your finances to bring it all together
  • Merrill Investment Accounts1
  • Investment Advisory Accounts1
  • Alternative Investments1
  • Exchange-Traded Funds1
  • Mutual Funds1
  • Closed-end Funds1
  • Fixed Income Products1
  • Options1
  • Annuities3
  • Impact Portfolios1
  • Market-Linked Investments1
  • Securities-Based Lending2
  • Margin1
  • Home Loans2
  • Bank of America Checking and Savings Accounts2
  • Credit Cards2
  • Online Account Access1,2
Meet Our Team
Linda Kohut,

CPFA™

Senior Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor
312.696.2132
Patricia Bresnahan,

CFP®,CPFA™,CPWA®

Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor
312.696.2131
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.
Arroll Krumpelman
Wealth Management Banking Specialist
Kurt Lorenzen
Wealth Management Lending Officer
NMLS #228680
Jeff Rezza
Investment Solutions Group Portfolio Strategist
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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Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, and the CFP® (with plaque design) in the United States, which it authorizes use of by individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.
Investments & Wealth Institute™ (The Institute) is the owner of the certification marks CPWA® and Certified Private Wealth Advisor®. Use of CPWA®, and/or Certified Private Wealth Advisor® signifies that the user has successfully completed the Institute’s initial and ongoing credentialing requirements for wealth advisors.