The Tyranski, Totonchi, and Girdler Group

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
39577 Woodward Ave.
Floor 01
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
(248) 645-7459
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Our goals-based wealth management process offers the discipline and structure we believe can assist clients in pursuing their financial objectives. It helps prevent emotions from corroding well-thought-out financial decisions, helping them lay the groundwork for a solid financial future. - Michael P. Tyranski
The Tyranski, Totonchi, and Girdler Group
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

We serve clients in three professional capacities. First, we guide clients in building a strategy designed to generate a lifetime cash flow and to help them pursue their desired outcomes. Second, we provide access through Bank of America, N.A., to full-scale personal and business banking services, including secured and unsecured financing arrangements. Third, we synthesize our experience and knowledge with the vast strategy and research resources of BofA Global Research to guide clients in creating customized portfolios that can be the cornerstone of their wealth structure. In summary, we strive to help clients clarify their objectives, understand the link between goal and strategy, and support the seamless execution of these strategies.

*BofA Global Research is research produced by BofA Securities, Inc. (“BofAS”) and/or one or more of its affiliates. BofAS is a registered broker-dealer, Member SIPC, and wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation. Any information presented in connection with BofA Global Research is general in nature and is not intended to provide personal investment advice. The information does not take into account the specific investment objectives, financial situation and particular needs of any specific person who may receive it. Investors should understand that statements regarding future prospects may not be realized.

Daniel Totonchi
Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor
Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Advisors", 2018-2022
(Published annually Jan – April. Rankings based on data as of June 30 of prior year.)
Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams", 2023
(Published on January 12, 2023. Rankings based on data as of March 31, 2022.)
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About Us
Who We Serve

The clients we serve are successful executives, business leaders and professionals who have substantial wealth and are looking for sophisticated, customized wealth management strategies and access to trust services that align with their lifestyle and legacy goals. And, since our work often impacts future generations, many of our client relationships have grown to include multiple generations of a single family or business.

The select group of clients that we serve represents a broad spectrum of complex wealth management issues.

  • Top-tier executives and professionals who are focused on building wealth and optimizing the opportunities to grow and preserve assets.
  • Business owners who might be facing a liquidity event or have business succession planning needs and want help transitioning assets and business interests.
  • Ultra-high-net-worth individuals and families who are looking for sophisticated, customized wealth management strategies that align with their lifestyle and legacy goals.
  • Retirement-focused individuals or business owners in search of pre- and post-retirement income strategies designed to optimize retirement assets and generate income.
  • Next-generation inheritors and wealth builders interested in sustaining and growing family wealth. When appropriate and at your request, we can speak with multiple generations, business partners and outside professional advisors to help design a fully integrated wealth management strategy.
Meet Our Team
Daniel Totonchi,


Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor
Michael Tyranski,


Managing Director, Wealth Management Advisor
Daniel Girdler,


Senior Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor
Amy D. Edwards,


Vice President, Senior Wealth Planner
John F. Baxter,


Vice President, Senior Investment Manager
Nino J. Aluia
Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor
Lindsey R Irish
Registered Senior Wealth Management Client Associate
Mary Lester
Registered Wealth Management Client Associate
Giuseppina Terzini
Wealth Management Client Associate
Amy Totonchi
Wealth Management Client Associate
April M. Young
Wealth Management Client Associate
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.
Joseph J. Danatzko
Employee Benefits Specialist
Teuta Nika
Wealth Management Banking Specialist
About Merrill

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