Michael Fontanini, MT, CFP, CLU is Vice President, Advanced Planning and Design with Lion Street, Inc., a national network of fiercely independent life insurance and wealth management advisors. Michael specializes in developing sophisticated life insurance solutions to meet the sophisticated needs of high net worth and business owner clients of the 190 Lion Street firms nationwide and manages a team of four advanced case design consultants. Prior to Lion Street, his background consisted of diverse experience with several life insurance companies in the areas of personal financial planning, life insurance product development and advanced markets.
Michael has earned a Master of Taxation (MT) Degree and Estate Planning Certificate through the Graduate Tax Program of Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and Villanova School of Business, as well as the designations of Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU). He is FINRA series 7 and 26 registered, a current member of the Wealth Transfer Committee and Estate Tax Working Group committee for the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting (AALU) and a former member of the Advanced Sales Committee for LIMRA.
About Us: Lion Street is a leading national financial services company comprised of over 200 independent owner-firms that specialize in design and planning for high net worth and corporate clients. Each owner-firm is carefully selected, held to the highest ethical standards, and approved by an executive committee. The term “Owner” is used, as each advisor is a stockholder in Lion Street, similar to being a partner in a law or tax firm. This model supports “Fierce Independence” compared to being an employee, broker, or member of an organization. Ownership in Lion Street is by invitation only; they have no members.