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1701 Novato Blvd
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Novato, CA 94947
email: louis.batmale@lpl.com
What will your legacy be? Financial planning for your well-being. Enjoy the present while planning for the future.

Understanding Today’s Financial Environment


As a fifth generation San Franciscan, a father of four, and a Financial Advisor since 2000, I understand that we all face unique financial challenges. The list of financial concerns and considerations facing us today is seemingly endless. And there are no easy answers or a solution that fits everyone.

My approach is to help you invest strategically, reduce your exposure to taxes, meet your insurance needs and provide a plan to successfully transfer your wealth to your children and grandchildren.

I can provide you with the following financial services:

  • Managed asset plans - for professional fee-based portfolio management through LPL Financial
  • Tax-advantaged investing - to reduce your tax liability and let more of your money work for you
  • Cash flow analysis - for everyday budgeting
  • College planning - long-term planning to ensure you’re ready
  • Retirement planning - to design an investment strategy to help you meet all of your retirement goals

My commitment to helping you pursue your financial goals combined with my strong community and family values provides the foundation on which trusted relationships are built.

Learn more about my background and financial planning philosophy.

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