Who We Work With

We provide a full array of comprehensive financial services.  Feel free to contact Janice Berner for a complementary initial meeting or brief introductory conversation to determine how we might partner with you toward achieving your financial goals. Contact us for an appointment today.

Financial and Estate Planning

My team and I will work with your family and business to design your personalized financial plan and to monitor your progress on an ongoing basis.  We collaborate, as desired, with family members, business partners and other financial professionals to ensure that all pieces come together in the most effective manner.  We work with you to implement your financial plan, recommending various strategies and a broad array of financial products for your consideration.

To ensure your business and personal assets are protected and distributed as you'd like them to be when you die, estate conservation strategies with Baystate Financial may be the answer.  Successful business and estate planning can help transfer your assets to your beneficiaries efficiently and with minimal tax consequences.*

Please refer to the Our Process tab for a detailed summary of our financial planning process.


Investment Services

We begin by getting a clear understanding of your overall financial goals and your goals for each investment account.  We discuss your investment preferences and concerns, your attitudes toward risk and your retirement or savings time frame for the assets in each account.  To implement your various investment strategies, we'll work with you to build appropriately diversified portfolios, with access to the following:

  • Managed Accounts

  • Mutual Funds and ETFs

  • Individual, Joint, Trust accounts
  • IRAs, Roth IRAs

  • 529 Plans

  • Fixed and Variable Annuities


Insurance Services

We discuss with you your general attitudes toward risk, underline various risks and review the various option to manage and / or mitigate various forms of risk.  We will perform a full policy and beneficiary review, as well as the review of trusts that may own certain policies.  We can offer access to the following solutions:

  • Life Insurance

  • Disability Income Protection

  • Long-Term Care Insurance

  • Business Income Continuation, Succession and Estate Planning strategies


Employee Benefits

We provide a review of all your employee benefits, looking to ensure that any benefits offered are fulfilling their intended purpose and are the most cost-effective available.  We can propose solutions in the following areas:

  • Qualified Retirement Plans, Pension and Profit Sharing Plans:

    • Click here to see our Retirement Plan Service Model

    • 401(k) Plans: Safe-Harbor, Cross-Tested and New Comparability designs

    • 403(b) Plans

    • Profit Sharing Plans

    • SEP IRAs

    • SIMPLE Plans

    • Executive Deferred Compensation Plans

    • Cash Balance Plans:  integrated design with Defined Contribution Plans

  • Group Insurance

    • Health and Dental Care

    • Life Insurance

    • Short Term and Long Term Disability Income coverage

    • Long Term Care insurance

  • College Funding Strategies