Patrick J Kohler, CLU®, ChFC®

Financial Advisor

Financial Planning for Your Business and Family

Most successful businesses are created with an idea and grown with hard work.  But it takes foresight and a comprehensive plan for these businesses to outlive their founders.  The businesses that are successful, those that flourish from one generation to the next, are the ones with owners who know how to recognize and solve problems ….. owners who know when to ask for help ….. owners who know how to hire “expertise.”  

My team of experts and I can help by identifying your financial planning needs, and then addressing those needs with a wide range of insurance and investment solutions.

  • We help business owners determine the most appropriate exit strategy in the event of a death, disability, retirement or sale of their business.
  • We help business owners coordinate their own retirement plan with the transition of their business
  • We work with business owners to set up effective executive retention programs while maintaining control of their business.
  • We work with a team of specialists to put the most competitve fit, finish and design of their employee benefit and retirement plan programs.

Planning for the Success of Your Business

No matter where your business is within its life cycle, Pat Kohler and Northwestern Mutual recognizes that the goals you have for your business and personal life are intertwined. Watch this video to learn how our integrated approach to financial planning can help manage the full scope of your needs and goals at every stage.

Providing an Emergency Lifeline

Entrepreneur, inventor and Northwestern Mutual policyowner, John Sheaffer felt very fortunate that his company made it through the economic downturn of 2008, but in 2010 "disaster struck," as John puts it. Watch this short video to see how he kept his business afloat.

The Fed Lowers Interest Rates Again

Here’s our take on the Fed’s decision to lower its key interest rate by a quarter point. Read more.

4 Essential Lifestyle Factors That Can Help You Prepare for Retirement

To enjoy a full, healthy retirement, consider these four essential lifestyle factors and how you'll plan for them. Read more.

How One Couple Built Their Dream Backyard

One couple saw a property flaw as the chance to create the backyard of their dreams. Read more.


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