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Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel

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Richard Tardiff is the firm’s Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel. Richard is responsible for ensuring proactive policies and procedures designed to comply with the laws and regulations applicable to registered investment advisers.  He also participates in the firm’s delivery of financial planning services.

Before the recent combination of Pathstone and Federal Street Advisors (“FSA”), Richard worked in the financial planning and regulatory compliance areas at FSA for over 13 years.  Prior to that, he practiced as a tax attorney for 16 years in the Boston area, many of those years serving the tax needs of several large investment advisory firms. Before joining Federal Street, he spent eight years with Hale and Dorr, LLP, where he was a senior partner. Furthermore, he was an associate with Gaston & Snow. Richard’s past experience gives him a unique perspective and makes him a particularly valuable resource to the Pathstone team. He attends Investment Committee meetings to provide advice on tax and compliance related issues, and frequently answers financial planning and tax related questions from the other professionals at the firm.

Richard received his BA in Economics from Williams College and is a graduate of the Yale Law School. He received a diploma from Boston University’s Program for Financial Planners and is a CFP® professional.

*Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP Board) owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, CFP® (with plaque design), and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.