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Manager Stephanie Anderson Joins CBM, Expanding the Firm’s Divorce Financial Planning Capabilities

Stephanie Anderson, CFA, CFP®, CDFA®, has joined Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell (CBM), a full-service tax, accounting and advisory firm, as a manager of divorce financial planning and wealth management, bringing more than 30 years of experience collaborating with clients on financial planning, strategy and wealth management. She takes a comprehensive and holistic approach to help clients confidently navigate all of life’s transitions–including divorce–and achieve their unique set of goals.

“On behalf of our team, we are delighted to welcome Stephanie,” said Jane Ochsman Rowny, CPA, CFP®, CDFA®, a partner at CBM and a director of divorce and litigation services. “Her broad experience in financial strategy and wealth management, coupled with creative problem-solving skills and a calm, caring demeanor will help our divorcing clients to move in the direction of financial success and stability.”

Anderson has considerable experience working with individuals, couples and families to manage their finances in a comprehensive, holistic manner throughout their lives—from marriage, starting a family, planning for taxes, planning for retirement, estate advisory/legacy planning and planning for divorce. Anderson also serves as a manager for May Barnhard Investments, CBM’s fee-only wealth management firm serving high-net worth individuals. In order to give divorcing families a range of options for navigating the transition, Anderson has completed training in both interdisciplinary collaborative divorce and divorce mediation. She has also earned the Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® designation.

“I am delighted to join CBM’s talented divorce financial planning team,” said Anderson. “The team has established a noteworthy reputation for working with individual clients or couples who are contemplating or engaged in the dissolution of a marriage, whether in a collaborative, mediation or litigation process and for providing litigation support to clients and their attorneys as needed.   I look forward to contributing my expertise to help CBM’s clients to find the best possible outcomes for their unique situations.” 

CBM’s divorce and litigation team represents a sought-after group of professionals who hold the following professional designations—Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Chartered Financial Analyst, and Certified Public Accountant.  Team members belong to, present at and serve in leadership roles at a number of divorce associations including the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, the DC Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals, Virginia Collaborative Professionals, Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia, and Howard County Collaborative Professionals.

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Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell (CBM) is a professional services firm delivering tax, accounting and business advisory expertise throughout the Mid-Atlantic region from offices in Bethesda, MD and Washington, DC.

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