Artist / Athlete / Entertainer

you-centric services

Private Client Services offers accounting, tax and advisory services customized for the way you build wealth as an artist, athlete or entertainer.

These services are available on an individual basis, but integrating them gives us a unified, comprehensive understanding of your needs and how they change with time. Combining our tax planning and advisory services helps us to be more proactive — so we can try to anticipate events instead of reacting to them, to mitigate risk, minimize tax exposure and build your wealth.


Tax Planning and Compliance

Effective, strategic tax planning for artists, athletes and entertainers integrates the personal and business assets of the client.  It recognizes the value of the client’s personal brand and delivers recommendations to minimize tax liability while building wealth.

In-depth review of your personal and business taxes

Our tax and advisory professionals can review and evaluate your financial situation.  We look at income and revenue streams (past, present and future), assess tax liabilities and then recommend defensible tax strategies.  We can coordinate these strategies with our accounting professionals to assist in monitoring and assessing cash flow, wealth management and retirement objectives.

  • Selection of the appropriate business entity
  • Brand valuations
  • Tax returns and payroll tax services
  • Tax consulting for incorporation and operating entities
  • Cost segregation studies to capture all available depreciation for business assets

Accounting Services and Solutions

Accounting services for artists, athletes and entertainers provide a solid foundation for the pursuit of career and retirement objectives.  In our experience, such clients want advisors they can trust to serve their interests alone, with clear recommendations that deliver results.  You may generate substantial income, but also have substantial lifestyle expenses and unfunded liabilities.

We provide objective advice based on effective accounting methods, with services fully integrated with your other business advisors, managers and agents.

We can support all of your accounting systems and processes, including bookkeeping, payroll services, tax preparation, and financial statement preparation.

  • Financial statement compilation and review
  • Cash management and budgeting
  • Account management — payables and receivables
  • Periodic review and evaluation
  • Investment reporting and documentation
  • Integration with tax planning, wealth management, retirement planning and other business advisors

Wealth Management and Financial Planning

Our private client services include wealth management and financial planning with Dixon Hughes Goodman Wealth Advisors LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dixon Hughes Goodman.

More principled wealth management®

The foundation of any advisor-client relationship must be anchored in an unconditional, unwavering trust. Every aspect of Dixon Hughes Goodman Wealth Advisors' wealth management process adheres to this principle.

More principled compensation

Dixon Hughes Goodman Wealth Advisors is a fee-only advisor and the principles behind that form the foundation of their business. They accept no commissions, outside fees or third-party payments, so the decisions they make about your portfolio are made with your best interests in mind.

Their relationship with you is built on trust. They build that trust by offering unbiased, objective investment advice — advice that avoids any appearance of impropriety.

More principled and resourceful investing

The principles of Nobel Prize-winning Modern Portfolio Theory guide the firm's decisions on your behalf. Modern Portfolio Theory has shaped U.S. trust law and is a chosen approach of some of the world's largest endowments, pension funds and foundations.

More principled client service

Your relationship with Dixon Hughes Goodman Wealth Advisors begins with a comprehensive evaluation of your needs. The firm reviews all aspects of your financial life to ensure that your investment portfolio dovetails with your life's goals and objectives.

  • Fiduciary Standard of Care
  • Fee-only investment advisory services
  • No conflicts of interest
  • Nobel Prize-winning investment methodology
  • Relationships built on trust and service
  • Institutional investment vehicles unavailable to most retail clients

Retirement Planning

Retirement planning for high net worth individuals has multiple objectives, but one is fundamental — to ensure sufficient income for future needs while maintaining an existing lifestyle for an indeterminate number of years.

In our experience, wealthy clients have the same basic concerns as anyone considering retirement.  However, retirement planning for high net worth individuals demands more sophisticated evaluations and management, particularly with a high level of income consumption. 

Low management fees

We work with our colleagues at DHG Wealth Advisors to ensure that your retirement portfolio is governed by key strategies — asset-class diversification to mitigate risk, dampen volatility and allow for cash flow.

  • Manage and build wealth
  • Minimize tax exposure
  • Single-source planning
  • Planning, implementation and administration
  • Integration with wealth management and estate services

Estate, Gift and Trust Services

We call on the experience and capabilities of the Firm's Generational Wealth Planning Group, a team of experienced tax, insurance and wealth advisors, to structure estates in ways that reduce significant tax liabilities, minimize expenses and transfer family wealth to the next generation.  We can help plan, design, implement and administer your estate, navigating complex business and individual income tax laws with traditional and non-traditional vehicles.

Minimize cost and tax liabilities

We can recommend various gifting and wealth transfer tools to distribute your assets.  These include wills and beneficiary designations — a vital step to carrying out your wishes, as state law determines asset distribution in the absence of a will.  Our accountants and advisors can work with you and your attorneys to define or revise your goals and name the executor of your estate.

Sharing your estate, gift and trust goals with our tax advisors allows us to recommend strategies to minimize the costs and tax liabilities associated with transfers of substantial wealth.

  • Planning, design, implementation and administration
  • Uniform trust code compliance
  • Trusts, charitable trusts and foundations
  • Intra-family loans and sales
  • Life insurance planning and placement with Dixon Hughes Goodman Agency LLC

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