Lisa LA Vecchia
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Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor
100 Campus Drive
Florham Park, NJ 07932
973.301.7757
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Lisa’s goal is to help clients and their families prepare for their financial futures while living their best lives today. She combines empathy based on personal experience with wealth management knowledge acquired over 30+ years at Merrill. Lisa especially enjoys working with women who are going through life transitions that may affect their wealth, from retirement to divorce or the death of a spouse.

Lisa begins every relationship with candid conversations to understand what wealth means to each client and how it can help them live the lives they imagine. She addresses a range of wealth management concerns, including cashflow and budgeting, the role of risk in investing, and retirement income and legacy planning. By helping clients articulate what they value most, she can assist them in designing strategies aimed at growing, preserving, and passing on their wealth.

Lisa planned to become a doctor but instead chose a career where she can help clients focus on their financial health. A firm believer in continuing education, she is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER, CFP® professional and also holds the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, CRPC, Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor® (CPFA®), and Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA®) designations. She has received multiple recognitions throughout her career and was named to the Forbes Best in State Advisor1 list for five consecutive years 2018-2022 (published annually Jan - April. Rankings based on data as of June 30 of prior year), Forbes Top Women Wealth Advisor2 list for two consecutive years 2020-2021 (published annually Feb - April. Rankings based on data as of June 30 - September 30 of prior year), Forbes America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-in-State3 list 2022 and Working Mother Top Wealth Advisor Moms4 in 2018 and 2019.

Lisa believes in giving back through mentorship and community service. She has mentored Merrill colleagues individually, as a member of the executive committee of the firm’s Northern New Jersey Women’s Exchange, and through Merrill’s National Advisor Growth Network. In the community, she has volunteered with children through Make-a-Wish® New Jersey and raised funds for AIDS Life Cycle by bicycling from Los Angeles to San Francisco. A 25-year resident of Basking Ridge, New Jersey, Lisa is most proud of her work with the Greater Somerset County YMCA. She currently serves on the organization’s board of directors as chairperson of the financial development committee.

1Source: The Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors” list, published annually Jan - April. Rankings based on data as of June 30 of prior year.

Data provided by SHOOK® Research, LLC. Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors ranking was developed by SHOOK Research and is based on in-person, virtual, and telephone due diligence meetings to measure best practices; also considered are: client retention, industry experience, credentials, review of compliance records, firm nominations; and quantitative criteria, such as: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criterion because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. SHOOK’s research and rankings provide opinions intended to help investors choose the right financial advisor and are not indicative of future performance or representative of any one client’s experience. Past performance is not an indication of future results. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK Research receive compensation in exchange for placement on the ranking. For more information, please see www.SHOOKresearch.com. SHOOK is a registered trademark of SHOOK Research, LLC.

2Source: The Forbes “America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors” list, published annually Feb - April. Rankings based on data as of
June 30 - September 30 of prior year.

Data provided by SHOOK® Research, LLC. Forbes.com America’s Top Women Advisors ranking was developed by SHOOK Research
and is based on in-person, virtual and telephone due diligence meetings to evaluate each advisor qualitatively, a major component of a
ranking algorithm that includes: client impact, industry experience, review of best practices and compliance records, firm nominations;
and quantitative criteria, including: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a
criterion because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. SHOOK’s research and
rankings provide opinions intended to help investors choose the right financial advisor and are not indicative of future performance or
representative of any one client’s experience. Past performance is not an indication of future results. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK Research
receive compensation in exchange for placement on the ranking. For more information, please see www.SHOOKresearch.com. SHOOK is
a registered trademark of SHOOK Research, LLC.

3Source: The Forbes “America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-in-State” list, published on February 4, 2022. Rankings based on data as of Sept 30, 2021.

Data provided by SHOOK® Research, LLC. Forbes.com. America’s Top Women Advisors ranking was developed by SHOOK Research
and is based on in-person, virtual and telephone due diligence meetings to evaluate each advisor qualitatively, a major component of a
ranking algorithm that includes: client impact, industry experience, review of best practices and compliance records, firm nominations;
and quantitative criteria, including: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a
criterion because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. SHOOK’s research and
rankings provide opinions intended to help investors choose the right financial advisor and are not indicative of future performance or
representative of any one client’s experience. Past performance is not an indication of future results. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK Research
receive compensation in exchange for placement on the ranking. For more information, please see www.SHOOKresearch.com. SHOOK is a
registered trademark of SHOOK Research, LLC.

4Source: Working Mother/SHOOK Research’s “Top Wealth Advisor Moms” list, published annually Sept - Oct. Rankings based on data as
of Mar 31 of current year.

Data provided by SHOOK® Research, LLC. SHOOK Research considered women advisors with children living at home under 21 years
of age. The ranking algorithm is based on qualitative measures derived from telephone and in-person interviews and surveys: service
models, investing process, client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations, etc.; and quantitative
criteria, such as assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criterion because
client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based on the opinions
of SHOOK Research, LLC and not indicative of future performance or representative of any one client’s experience. Rankings and
recognition from Working Mother/SHOOK Research are no guarantee of future investment success and do not ensure that a current or
prospective client will experience a higher level of performance results, and such rankings should not be construed as an endorsement of
the advisor. Neither SHOOK nor Working Mother receives compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a
ranking. SHOOK Research is a trademark of SHOOK Research, LLC. All rights reserved.
Community involvement is an integral part of how we interact with clients and communities. We are enthusiastically involved with volunteering and fundraising for organizations such as Greater Somerset County YMCA . Let us show you how our professionalism and dedicated client service could benefit you and your family. Contact us at your earliest convenience.

Recognition
Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Advisors", 2018-2019, 2021
(Published annually Jan – April. Rankings based on data as of June 30 of prior year.)
Working Mother/SHOOK Research's "Top Wealth Advisor Moms", 2018
(Published on October 2, 2018. Rankings based on data as of Mar 31, 2018.)
Forbes "America"s Top Women Wealth Advisors", 2020-2021
(Published annually Feb – April. Rankings based on data as of June 30 – September 30 of prior year.)
Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams", 2024
(Published on January 12, 2024. Rankings based on data as of March 31, 2023.)
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My 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. I help you design and implement a personalized plan intended to help you and your family pursue financial goals while helping manage investment risk. My approach is to focus on potential solutions that can help turn goals into reality.

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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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