Serving the Fort Worth, Dallas Area For More Than 40 Years

Estate Planning Services in the DFW Metroplex Area

After years of hard work and careful planning, you deserve to create a solid estate plan. Think of this plan as a gift you wish to leave as a legacy for your heirs or various charitable causes. Diesslin Group, Inc. is here to simplify the process by providing quality estate planning services. DFW Metroplex area clients turn to us when looking for experts to help them with the following:

  • Ensure your health wishes are carried out.
  • Identify who will receive certain assets and under what conditions.
  • Establish trusts and/or foundations to protect assets from divorce or creditors.
  • Define preferred executors, trustees, guardians, and other key positions.
  • Create a living trust to protect assets from probate.
  • Establish custom trusts for special needs children or other heirs.
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How We Help You

As a financial advisory firm, we understand that many clients have similar goals, even though every estate plan is unique. Our estate planning services can address your various needs, including the following:

  • Develop investments and estate plans that ensure the financial security of special needs children.
  • Preserve financial legacies by building estate documents and developing specific trust terms that only permit certain expenditures with your support. Our financial advisory firm also designs estate documents that can be as permissive as you want.
  • Prepare an estate plan for establishing a charitable foundation upon your passing.
  • Protect family assets that can be used by your relatives and heirs in perpetuity while restricting the asset’s sale.
  • Build estate plans lasting three generations. In addition, our financial advisory firm can preserve assets for your grandchildren while still benefiting your children during their lifetimes.
  • Divest assets to meet asset-gifting goals or estate objectives.
  • Determine the key fiduciaries and trustees who will ensure your wishes are carried out.

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Many people think estate planning is complicated, but it does not have to be as long as there is proper planning. Our financial advisory firm works with experienced estate attorneys to craft a legacy that accomplishes our clients’ intentions and more. Contact Diesslin Group, Inc. today to learn more about our financial planning, wealth management, and estate planning services.

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Meggan Jamison

Meggan Jamison

Compliance Associate

Meggan M. Jamison is a Compliance Associate and works with the Chief Compliance Officer in overseeing the firm’s compliance policies and procedures. She holds a BBA degree in finance from Texas Christian University and an MBA from Oklahoma City University. Meggan joined Diesslin Group, Inc. in February 2010. Prior to joining the firm, she spent 10 years in the banking industry.

Natalie Georgen

Natalie Georgen

Financial Planning Associate

Natalie M. Georgen is a Financial Planning Associate at Diesslin Group, Inc. She received her BBA in risk, insurance, and financial services from the University of North Texas and plans to sit for the CFP. She joined Diesslin Group, Inc. in 2022.

Edie C. Peplinski

Senior Executive Assistant

Edie C. Peplinski is the Senior Executive Assistant to David Diesslin. Her responsibilities include time management and scheduling, arranging travel, coordinating and scheduling meetings, overseeing event planning, and assisting with office and administrative responsibilities at the firm.

Edie has over 40 years of experience in executive-level administrative and personal assistant positions and previously worked for the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Association. Edie attended Tarrant County College and has worked at Diesslin Group, Inc. since 2003.

Stephanie Dacanay

Stephanie A. Dacanay

Client Services Associate

Stephanie A. Dacanay is a Client Services Associate at Diesslin Group, Inc. She has many responsibilities, including scheduling meetings, corresponding with clients, providing administrative assistance, and planning team events. She joined Diesslin Group, Inc. in 2021.

Tristyn Williams

Tristyn L. Williams

Asset Management Associate

Tristyn L. Williams is an Asset Management Associate at Diesslin Group, Inc. Tristyn received a BS in Agricultural economics from Texas A&M University and planned to sit for the CFP exam in November 2022. He joined Diesslin Group, Inc. in 2021.

Luke Hockett

Luke Hockett, MBA

Portfolio Manager

Luke Hockett is a Portfolio Manager at Diesslin Group, Inc. He conducts investment and risk-return analysis, performance measurement, diagnostic procedures, and asset allocation for client portfolios.

Luke received his BBA in entrepreneurial management from Texas Christian University in 2014 and his MBA in finance from Dallas Baptist University in 2020. He previously worked at Diesslin Group, Inc. from 2014 to 2019 and left to join the Hedge Fund Operations team at IQEQ before rejoining Diesslin Group, Inc. in 2022.

Olivia Partin

Olivia F. Partin, CFP®

Financial Planner

Olivia F. Partin is a Financial Planner at Diesslin Group, Inc. and assists with various client and firm projects. Olivia received her BS in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University. She also holds her AAMS® and FPQP certifications and CFP certifications. She joined the firm in 2021.

Angela Woodson

Angela L. Woodson

Client Services Associate

Angela L. Woodson is a Client Services Associate at Diesslin Group, Inc. She assists with servicing client requests and ongoing account administration. Angela received a BS in counseling education from the University of North Texas. She joined the Diesslin Group, Inc. team in 2019.

Mark Michel

Mark M. Michel, CFA, MBA

Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager

Mark M. Michel, CFA, MBA, is Diesslin Group, Inc.’s Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager. He conducts investment analysis, risk-return analysis, performance management, and asset allocation for client portfolios. Mark is also involved in the analysis of the firm’s alternative investments.

Prior to joining Diesslin Group, Inc. in 2021, Mark worked as an Associate Portfolio Manager for American Beacon Advisors and a Senior Portfolio Analyst at JPMorgan. Before entering the financial services industry, he served in the U.S. Army and was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Mark received an MBA from Southern Methodist University and a BS in mechanical engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He is a CFA charter holder and a member of both the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Dallas-Fort Worth.

Sherry Redden

Sherry L. Redden, FPQP™

Client Services Director

Sherry L. Redden, FPQP, is Diesslin Group, Inc.’s Client Services Director. She has numerous responsibilities—some of which include serving as a client liaison and financial planning associate—and helps ensure each division of the firm functions successfully.

In addition to being a certified paraplanner, Sherry has over 20 years of professional experience as an executive assistant and outside sales representative. She joined Diesslin Group, Inc. in 2012.

Scott Reasor

Scott B. Reasor

Relationship Manager and Senior Portfolio Manager

Scott B. Reasor is a Relationship Manager and Senior Portfolio Manager at Diesslin Group, Inc. He conducts investment and risk-return analysis, performance measurement, diagnostic procedures, and asset allocation for client portfolios. Scott also serves as an advocate and primary point of contact for clients, maintaining ongoing communication with them while monitoring and executing projects to help them meet their financial goals.

Scott received a BBA in finance from the University of Texas at Arlington and has been with Diesslin Group, Inc. since 2004.

Shawn Gray

Shawn L. Gray

Principal, Chief Compliance Officer, and Chief Technology Officer

Shawn L. Gray is Diesslin Group, Inc.’s Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Information Security Officer, as well as a principal of the firm. Shawn manages the firm’s computing, networking, and programming solutions. He also develops retirement and cash flow projections and models stock options for clients.

He received a BBA in finance from the University of Texas at Arlington and worked in the banking industry prior to joining Diesslin Group, Inc. in 1992.

Rocky Farr

Norman R. (“Rocky”) Farr, CFP, EA, ATA

Principal, Managing Director, and Relationship Manager

Norman R. “Rocky” Farr, CFP, EA, ATA, is Diesslin Group, Inc.’s Managing Director as well as Relationship Manager and principal of the firm. Rocky oversees the firm’s daily operations and coordinates the efforts of the financial planning, client services, and asset management divisions. He specializes in estate and tax planning.

Rocky has held his certified financial planner mark since 1982. He also holds an Enrolled Agent license from the Internal Revenue Service and an Accredited Tax Advisor license from the Council for Accounting and Taxation. Rocky joined Diesslin Group, Inc. in 1992. Prior to moving to Texas, he played hockey professionally.

David H. Diesslin, CFP®, MBA

David H. Diesslin, CFP®, MBA

Founder

David H. Diesslin, is the founder of Diesslin Group, Inc. Dave founded the firm as Diesslin & Associates, Inc. in 1980 and has provided fee-only financial planning and investment management ever since.

He has been honored for his work as a financial advisor in Worth, Medical Economics, Fort Worth Inc., and Money magazines, and has been endorsed by the Consumers’ Research Council of America as one of “America’s Top Financial Planners.”

Throughout his professional life, Dave has worked diligently to promote and advance the financial planning profession both nationally and internationally. In addition, he has served as a chairman of the Board of Governors on the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards as well as chairman and president of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA).

Dave received an MBA from the University of Dallas and a BS in Business Management from Indiana University. He has held his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ mark since 1983. Prior to entering the financial planning profession, Dave served as First Lieutenant for the U.S. Army Signal Corps.