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With our wealth of experience in finances we are dedicated to helping in multiple aspects of wealth planning and asset management to ensure our clients are worry-free about the future. Our teams specialize in everything from retirement consulting to risk management and more!

Amit Chopra

Founder


My career in financial services started with a dog.

Not the way most people find their career, I know, but stay with me for a second. I adopted her my Junior year of college and named her Reagan. She was emaciated, and it looked like she had been burned on her back from something. It was clear that she didn’t really take to men, but it didn’t take her one second to make up her mind about me. She immediately trusted and loved me. She went from a growling Rottweiler/Shepherd mix, to a sweet and docile puppy just from being in my presence. That type of trust has a way of changing someone even when they don’t realize it’s happening.

Reagan helped me through a time in my life when the real world was calling but I wasn’t prepared to answer. Reagan made me want to help myself in a way that I had never felt before. Because of her, I wanted to do the same for others – have a positive impact on people’s lives and help empower them to take control of their financial future. I lost Reagan in August 2017 at the age of 14. She had been with me through my mother being diagnosed with breast cancer, meeting my future wife, buying my first and second home with her, and most importantly welcoming my children into this world with me.

About me – I am a first generation American, the son of a working-class Indian family, and I lived through my parents’ struggle to find their place in this country, to put down roots that would sustain them as well as their children in a new land. As they encouraged me to excel in school and fostered my hobbies and interests, I was keenly aware of the dynamic between them. I understood that there was a difference between where they came from individually and where we were now. They worked hard in their individual capacities, but they weren’t always on the same page about financial issues – and that can make or break a family’s future. I didn’t know it at the time, but this laid the groundwork for my passion towards financial services and helping families succeed.

Today, I am now a Bergen County, NJ resident, residing with my wife Christina, two kids AJ (5 yrs. old) and Priya (4 yrs. old), and our two dogs Murphy and Kodi. After Priya was born in October 2014, I finally took control of my health. I found CrossFit in May of 2015 and subsequently have lost 100+ lbs. I transitioned from CrossFit to now being an avid powerlifter, and work each day towards the next personal best lift. On the weekends you can find me loudly cheering on the sidelines of my children’s various sporting events, or in the stands with them at a Yankee game. If I am not spending time with family, I love spending time in the gym, curled up with a good book, or training the dogs for obedience competitions.

Forefront Wealth Planning is changing what financial services and advice is for everyone. If you have found your way to this page and have read this far, then we are for you. We provide impartial advice with nothing but the clients best interest and goals being used to formulate the investments that make up the plan. Utilizing multiple fee structures (retainer, hourly, and % of assets under management), I can ensure that no client is paying for services they don’t need. The ever-growing world of technology allows me to communicate more effectively with my clients, and can help shield them from the emotion driven “infotainment” like CNBC and other “news” sources. By focusing on what I can control, and not what the high-flying stock of the day is, I provide my clients in depth and thorough financial plans and investment management that covers all facets of their financial life. This isn’t done alone though. You, the client, are an integral part in your plan’s success or failure. I don’t just stress involvement in creating the plan from my clients, but I stress commitment to the plan more than anything. Without truly committing as the client nothing will ever be accomplished.

The best way to describe the difference between involvement and commitment is bacon and eggs.

The chicken is involved but the pig is committed.

Karin Larsen

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

During her business career, she spent approximately 20 years in the corporate world. Her business experience began with a brief internship at Morgan Stanley working with her father in the World Trade Center in New York City and New Jersey. Shortly afterward, with her interest in automobiles, Karin decided to pursue a career in the automotive industry. She had a successful 18 year career working for Mercedes-Benz USA in Montvale, New Jersey. During her tenure at Mercedes-Benz USA, Karin advanced and held positions in Technical Training, Service and Parts Marketing, Human Resources and Public Relations. She also had the opportunity to be the personal assistant to the Vice President of Sales and Marketing and the President of Mercedes-Benz Manhattan. Karin finalized her employment with Mercedes-Benz USA as the Jacksonville and San Francisco Regional Liaison in the National Distribution Department when her first child Caroline was born.  

In her free time, Karin enjoys snow skiing and ice skating in the winter months, and water skiing and spending time at the beach during the summer. She loves watching her sons play baseball and football, and her daughters playing field hockey and soccer. She enjoys cooking and creating new and exciting recipes to share with her children. Karin and her children enjoy their three year old Bichon Frise, Frankie, who loves to just hang out with the family.  

Karin is a graduate of Katharine Gibbs Business School and attended both Bergen Community and Ramapo College.  

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ACM Wealth's Advanced
Planning Team

We handle planning for trusts, estates, taxes, social security, business, insurance, education, and more. We also have team members that specialize in stock option strategies, retirement income, financial planning software!

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Research Team

Our team of investment research specialists who assist us in our efforts to provide you with the best possible service. Each of the professionals on this team brings a breadth of experience in the industry and within his or her own specialization in asset allocation, fund selection, fixed income portfolio construction and design, evaluation, selection, and dissemination of research, and more!

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Consulting Services Team

Our retirement consulting specialists assist in the best possible service for managing qualified retirement plans, including data architecture, data management, and associated product testing, retirement plan participant education campaigns and collateral, and best practices related to building and supporting a successful retirement plan practice!