Complimentary Financial Services to Members

Chartwell Capital Advisors
Providing Legal and Financial Services to Individuals and Businesses

Hello AIA Virginia members:

This year of new beginnings, we are very grateful for all the wonderful blessings that our Creator has bestowed upon us. We appreciate all of our clients who have put their trust into our abilities.

Like you, we work hard to serve others and to build wealth, such that we can take care of our families and use our resources to make a difference in the world, even after we are gone.

In this email to AIA Virginia members, we are offering all members a complimentary estate plan review as well as a complimentary life insurance appraisal.

This video gives you a good idea of how we work with clients and why having a proper estate plan is a good idea. In short, proper estate planning almost always saves you money, often LOTS of money; and you will sleep sounder knowing your affairs are in good order.

This video gives you a good idea of why you should have us review your life insurance policies. Today, policies can be used for retirement, long-term care, and death benefits. We often find ways to improve your condition at little extra costs.

We are here to help you with whatever needs you may have. Don’t be afraid to ask a question.

View the AIA Virginia Benefits Package

Rob Smith
Chartwell Capital Advisors
Robert C. Smith, PLC
The Branch House
2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23220
(804) 357-5977

Estate Plans and Life Insurance Review

In case you didn’t get a chance to review this information last month, here it is again. We want to help you too! This past month we revamped the healthcare and retirement benefits for a firm of 150 employees. Please give us a call.

Recently we were interviewed on Channel 12  in Richmond, see interview below:

As noted in the interview, we helped an “Average Joe” save hundreds of thousands of dollars. We did a complete estate plan and then reviewed an old life insurance policy and for the same amount of money, we DOUBLED his death benefit, but also allowed him to use this death benefit amount for Long Term Care, should he need it. Between the cost savings of the estate planning, life insurance, and long-term care, this was a WIN-WIN-WIN.

A great place to start with us …

As you know, we do all of the functions below, but a great place to start with us is estate plan and life insurance reviews. This is a complimentary service we give to AIA Virginia members.

  • Financial Planning Issues
  • Legal Advice
  • Health Insurance
  • Property and Casualty Insurance ( even auto and homeowners)
  • Life, Long Term Care, Annuities and Retirement Plans
  • Ancillary Benefits, like Dental, Vision, Tele-doc, Pharmacy, etc.

For more information on various topics, see our social media:


Please feel free to contact us for any reason.
View AIA Virginia Benefits Package

Rob Smith
Chartwell Capital Advisors
Robert C. Smith, PLC
The Branch House
2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23220

Have Your Reviewed Your Policy Lately?

from Robert C. Smith, PLC, Chartwell Capital Advisors

Robert (Rob) Coleman Smith

As lawyers and advisors, we strongly believe in proper business succession and estate planning, and the proper use of life insurance to fund these needs. Great wealth can be created and preserved through smart legal counseling and discipline. For many reasons, existing life insurance policies should be reviewed annually. Just today, one of our major carriers lowered its pricing. We offer free reviews and comprehensive evaluations of existing policies for all AIA members. Often times, these policies can be replaced with price, terms, and benefits that are simply better.

Over the past few years, traditional life insurance has undergone a metamorphosis. Life insurance has become an extremely flexible investment vehicle:

  • Its purchasing power has never been greater,
  • New dynamic policies can be used for LONG TERM CARE, RETIREMENT or DEATH BENEFIT needs.
  • Retirement Distributions are tax-free.
  • Long Term Care Distributions are tax-free.
  • Death benefits are income tax-free.

If you live to be 65, there is an 85 % likelihood that you will need long-term care assistance. In the past, if you had long term care insurance and didn’t need it, all of these premiums were wasted. This is no longer the case, as there are now products where an insured can decide to cancel his long-term care policy and get back almost all of the premiums paid. There are other products where the insured can choose to use his policy for long-term care needs, retirement needs or death benefit needs based on future events. There is a product where a very highly rated financial firm will guarantee a return on the cash value of your policy, but also allow it to grow up to 12%. Over a period of time these policies can build up a significant cash value; this money can be withdrawn income tax-free to pay for retirement. If you don’t need the money, the death benefit grows significantly. Death benefits are also income tax-free. One of my favorite planning tools is to use life insurance as a way to fund a DYNASTY TRUST, which is a trust that can be used for future generations and NEVER pay estate taxes. This is how the Kennedy family retained all of its wealth into future generations, but you don’t have to be a Kennedy to create such a vehicle if the funding is done by leveraging the power of life insurance.

Shortly, we will be rolling out an “Instant Estate” program for AIA members where a young AIA member can fund a trust with convertible term life insurance. We recently formed one where the financial contribution for a $2 million term policy for a 28-year-old was only $68/month. Over time this policy can be converted as the insured’s income rises funding a very substantial retirement account with a large death benefit and long term care protection.

To take advantage of our comprehensive life insurance review program, just contact me at:

Robert C. Smith, PLC,
Chartwell Capital Advisors
The Branch House
2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond Virginia 23220

More than just a law firm. We provide legal and financial services to businesses and wealthy individuals. We are problem solvers and opportunity seekers. We deliver and manage a wide variety of professional services for our clients. Once we identify your needs, we offer state of the art financial products to allow our clients to build and retain wealth and reduce risks. We either provide or broker/manage: legal, accounting, financial and real estate advisory services through our “best in the industry” model that allows our clients to receive outstanding professional services at competitive and fair prices.