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Michael Johnston

Private Wealth Advisors

520 NEWPORT CENTER DR

NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660

949.721.7290

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About us

Putting our resources and perspectives to work for you

We start by understanding your concerns and priorities and then form a strategy to help you pursue your goals—even as they change over time. The result is a lasting relationship and an approach that reflects your unique values.

A boutique like experience from a global institution

You’ll benefit from a dedicated one-on-one relationship with someone who brings understanding, passion and a fresh perspective to your situation. But that’s just part of the picture. You’ll also have access to all the resources and strategies from a global financial leader, Bank of America.

Extensive experience

From individuals and families to business owners and executives, our private wealth advisors are experienced in working with substantial wealth. Uniquely qualified to guide you in accessing specific wealth management strategies personalized to your individual needs, he or she:

  • Is readily accessible, working with only select clients
  • Is rigorously trained to pursue one or more industry certifications
  • Monitors the success of your strategy and updates you as you desire
  • Commits to gaining a deep understanding of your goals, challenges and values
  • Develops a multigenerational wealth management strategy
  • Brings together access to the banking services through Bank of America and investment services through Merrill Lynch

    Michael Johnston has been with Merrill Lynch since 2008.

    AWMA® and Accredited Wealth Management AdvisorSM are registered service marks of the College for Financial Planning.

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    Michael Johnston

    Managing Director

    Private Wealth Advisor

    949.721.7290

    949.721.7290

    michael_johnston@ml.com

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    Angela O'Connor

    Private Wealth Manager

    949.721.7292

    949.721.7292

    angela.o'connor@ml.com

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    Anthony Morillo, AWMA®

    Vice President

    Private Wealth Relationship Manager

    949.721.7293

    949.721.7293

    anthony_morillo@ml.com

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    Eric Givner, AWMA®

    Vice President

    Private Wealth Relationship Manager

    949.721.7295

    949.721.7295

    eric_givner@ml.com

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    Angelica Lara

    Reg Private Wealth Assoc

    949.721.7294

    949.721.7294

    angelica2_lara@ml.com

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    Meet the team

    Michael Johnston

    Managing Director

    Private Wealth Advisor

    949.721.7290

    949.721.7290

    michael_johnston@ml.com

    Read Bio

    Angela O'Connor

    Private Wealth Manager

    949.721.7292

    949.721.7292

    angela.o'connor@ml.com

    Read Bio

    Anthony Morillo, AWMA®

    Vice President

    Private Wealth Relationship Manager

    949.721.7293

    949.721.7293

    anthony_morillo@ml.com

    Read Bio

    Eric Givner, AWMA®

    Vice President

    Private Wealth Relationship Manager

    949.721.7295

    949.721.7295

    eric_givner@ml.com

    Read Bio

    Angelica Lara

    Reg Private Wealth Assoc

    949.721.7294

    949.721.7294

    angelica2_lara@ml.com

    Read Bio