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Mr. George V. Cornell III, J.D.       “The Retirement Doctor”

He is known as a Planner and Educator whom is respected in the areas of Retirement and Financial Planning. George V. Cornell, III and The Cornell Group employs the highest of ethical standards and integrity. George’s passion and expertise is giving advice to his client’s in the areas of Retirement, Financial and Estate Planning. This enables his clients to properly plan their lives and estates and protect their assets. He is a member in good standing of The New York and New Jersey Bars and the Federal Courts. Mr. Cornell has been a registered member of FINRA and a Registered Investment Advisor. He has been a member of the NAIFA and is currently a licensed agent with the State of Florida along with his company America Direct L.L.C. George is a member of the N.Y. State Bar since 1983. He has held the FINRA Principal designation (Series 24 License).      As a leader in the field(s) of Retirement & Financial Planning for over 30 years, George gives his clients the tools required to protect their assets and structure an overall plan to maximum a legacy for their surviving heirs, children and grandchildren by minimizing both income and death taxes. This will ensure not only their own financial well-being but their beneficiary’s financial success and well-being as well. Consequently, Mr. Cornell is regarded as an expert in the financial/legal disciplines of retirement and financial planning. George’s clients trust his advice to wisely and safely recommend the right strategies for their family’s and business needs.

George has authored articles concerning the issues financial professionals and attorneys encounter when advising clients in high risk professions such doctors, celebrities and, professional athletes. His expertise also includes strategic estate and business planning.      Mr. Cornell is a former State Prosecutor, trial litigator and Chairman for the FINRA Investor Arbitration Panels. George is also a faculty presenter for Lawline.com, teaching CLE seminars to attorneys on asset protection & wealth preservation. You may recognize him from appearances in the media including FNN, CNN and, public television dealing with his field of expertise. He has authored articles for PLI and has been quoted in Registered Representative Magazine.

George graduated with honors from Boston College where he studied economics and philosophy. He attended law school in Connecticut. He lives in West Palm Beach, FL., with his family. Offices are located in Florida, Atlanta and New York.

As the CEO/Managing Partner of The Cornell Group ( thecornellgroupny.com) and America Direct LLC, George realized many years ago that as his firm grew, he alone could not provide the standard of excellent service to his clients they came to expect without additional experts in the field of retirement planning.

America Direct, L.L.C. only employs experienced Senior Advisors with industry credential to assist Mr. Cornell on behalf of his clients. Of course all work product by these highly trained men and women is reviewed by Mr. Cornell for final approval on behalf of the client. This structure though, allows The Cornell Group/ America Direct LLC to act as a team for its clientele throughout the United States and globally.

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