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    Marc E Haggar

    Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

    Financial Advisor

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    • CA
    • CO
    • CT
    • FL
    • MA
    • NM
    • NV
    • NY
    • OH
    • TX
    • UT

    Haggar Wealth Group offers a hands-on, differentiated financial planning experience resulting in a comprehensive plan that drives personalized investment solutions. Marc works closely with high income owners to build meaningful relationships that focus on long-term financial success for the entire family. He forms very deep relationships with his clients by learning everything he can about their needs and wishes. Marc leverages the sophisticated resources of UBS to coordinate investment, estate, asset protection, and tax planning, thus implementing a tailored strategy best suited for achieving a client's goals. Having spent over 22 years in the industry, Marc understands how priorities can change quickly, and the need for a dynamic plan that can evolve over time and provide stability long after retirement.

    Marc is now Senior Vice President of Wealth Management at UBS and has acquired the Senior Portfolio Manager and Wealth Advisor designations. Prior to joining UBS he spent time as an advisor at both Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley where he mastered the principles of holistic wealth management, asset allocation, and long-term financial planning. Marc graduated from Texas Tech with a B.S. in Marketing, and holds the series 7, 63, 65, and Insurance licenses.

    Marc happily resides in University Park, TX with his wife, Cheryl, and three kids, Campbell, Claire, and Carter. Marc enjoys spending time out outdoors with friends and family, fishing, and hunting. He is involved in the community as the Boat Captain for HPHS Bass Fishing Team, a Board Member of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of North Texas, and a member of the Highland Park United Methodist Church.

      • Texas Tech University, BS Marketing
      • Senior Portfolio Manager
      • Wealth Advisor
      100 Crescent Court
      Dallas, TX 75201
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      Melissa (Kessler) Neidinger, CFP

      Wealth Strategy Associate

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      • AZ
      • CA
      • CO
      • CT
      • MI
      • MO
      • NM
      • NV
      • OH
      • OK
      • TX

      Melissa has been supporting clients at UBS with their wealth management needs for 8 years. As a Certified Financial Planner for Haggar Wealth Group, she assists families in all phases of life to better prepare for the future by engaging them in her personalized and disciplined financial planning process. Melissa helps clients to get financially organized and to identify what they'd like their wealth to achieve, then provides them with a roadmap and long-term financial plan to help them get there. As life evolves and needs change, Melissa collaborates with our clients to adjust their strategies so that they can enter their next phase with confidence, no matter the environment.

      Melissa is from Tucson, AZ and graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in finance, is a CFP® and holds the Series 7 and 66 licenses. Melissa and her husband, Jim, live in Dallas. She enjoys traveling, working out, cooking, and spending time with friends and family. 

        • University of Arizona , B.S. in Finance
        • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
        100 Crescent Court
        Dallas, TX 75201
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        Laura Lei Godfrey

        Senior Client Associate

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        • AR
        • CA
        • CO
        • CT
        • DE
        • FL
        • GA
        • IL
        • KY
        • LA
        • MA
        • MD
        • MI
        • MO
        • NC
        • NJ
        • NM
        • NY
        • OH
        • OK
        • OR
        • PA
        • RI
        • SC
        • TN
        • TX
        • VA
        • WV

        Laura Godfrey began her career with UBS in 2009 and supports the team by working closely with clients on administrative issues. Laura earned a B.A. in communication from Texas A&M University, holds Series 7 and 66 securities licenses as well as her Texas Insurance License.

          • Texas A&M University, B.A. in Communication
            100 Crescent Court
            Dallas, TX 75201
          • Kevin Walsh

            Director

            Senior Wealth Management Banker

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            Matthew Copeland

            Executive Director

            Regional Sales Director, GWM Client Coverage

          • Mike Ross

            Director

            Structured Solutions Consultant

            Michael is responsible for educating Financial Advisors on the benefits and risk considerations associated with incorporating Structured Investments into client portfolios. He assists advisors in delivering best in class solutions from our market, leading open architecture platform, including implementation of portfolio and tactical strategies based on WM Research and the current market environment.

            Michael joined UBS in 1999 as a Retirement Plan Consultant. Prior to his current role he also held the position of Regional Mutual Fund Consultant. He has over 25 years of financial services experience advising high net worth clients. Michael holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from Texas A&M, Corpus Christi, FINRA Series 7, 63 and 65 licenses.

          • Debra Phares

            Executive Director

            Senior Strategist - Family Advisory and Philanthropy Services

            Professional History
            As part of the UBS Family Advisory and Philanthropy Services team, Debra serves as a thought partner to advisors and their client families on wealth transition, family governance, and philanthropy as families seek guidance on cohesive dialogue between generations to perpetuate their legacy.

            Prior to joining UBS Financial Services, Debra was with Bank of America Private Bank where she spent eight years as a Senior Vice President and Philanthropic Director managing philanthropy services for the South Central region of the U.S. Debra worked with high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals and families, private foundations, and nonprofit organizations delivering best practices in charitable giving and philanthropy. Including directing grantmaking for private foundations and charitable trusts for which the Bank serves as Trustee or co-Trustee. Before Bank of America, Debra held various leadership roles in nonprofit management, beginning her career working in the museum industry; joining the Dallas Museum of Art in 1994. Following her career in the arts, Debra worked for the Communities Foundation of Texas and Parish Episcopal School.

            Community Involvement
            Debra currently serves as a Vice President of the Board of the Aaron Family Jewish Community Center. She is also a member of the Development Committee of The Senior Source of Dallas, whose mission is to enhance the quality of life and empower all older adults in Dallas to thrive.

            Education
            Debra is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors of Arts in Art History, and she holds the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® designation from the American College of Financial Services. Debra lives in Dallas, Texas with her two teenage sons and her mini dachshund.
          • Jennifer Lan

            Director

            Senior Wealth Strategist

            Jennifer works with ultra-high net worth clients of UBS and their advisors on issues involving estate and tax planning, business succession, wealth transfer and philanthropic objectives. Jennifer focuses on developing and implementing creative and comprehensive strategies to assist clients with their complex financial needs such as preservation, transfer and management of wealth. She also reviews clients’ estate planning documents to help ensure that the plan accurately reflects the family’s philosophy, needs and objectives.

            Prior to joining UBS, Jennifer practiced law at Kroney Morse Lan, PLLC, Lan Smith Sosolik, PLLC, and Haynes and Boone, LLP. Her practice ranged from estate and trust planning, charitable planning, probate, asset protection, general business transactions, and tax controversy matters.

            Jennifer received a B.S. from Duke University and her J.D. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, where she was the Managing Editor of the Law and Business Review of the Americas for the SMU International Law Review Association.

            Jennifer is admitted to practice law in the State of Texas and before the U.S. Tax Court.

          At times, the complexity of today’s global economy may feel overwhelming. Whether you’re a working professional who is building wealth, a successful executive or business owner contemplating your next act, or the head of a multigenerational family looking to preserve your family’s future—you have questions. You expect clear answers from an advisor with worldwide experience who understands you, your family and your community.


          Our highly credentialed team offers the thoughtful perspective and proactive service your family needs to help meet their goals. With a team of advisors spanning decades of experience, we strive, relentlessly, to make sure you feel well taken care of. By putting financial planning at the core of everything we do, we offer the capabilities to help you, your business and your family unlock opportunity, preserve wealth and create continuity.

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          Defining your priorities. Pursuing what matters.

          Our experience and structured planning process drives a comprehensive financial plan and customized investment strategies. Depending on where you are in your life and the priorities that matter most, our planning conversations may focus on liquidity management, your cash flow needs, asset replacement solutions such as insurance, estate planning strategies, or tax and legal structures such as trusts and philanthropic vehicles.

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          Understanding your life, your wealth and what you want to accomplish.

          We ask the questions and find the answers that can help you explore and pursue your financial goals in the short term, long term or whatever your terms may be.

          Let's talk about how we can help you plan for the life you want

          Our approach incorporates Liquidity. Longevity. Legacy. strategies to assist clients in exploring and pursuing their wealth management needs and goals over different time frames. This approach is not a promise or guarantee that wealth, or any financial results, can or will be achieved. All investments involve the risk of loss, including the risk of loss of the entire investment.

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