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Dennis D. Duffy

Attorney

 

Dennis D. Duffy is the founding attorney of the Quad City law firm, Duffy Law Office. Dennis combines an extensive background in business with a wide range of legal experience to provide his clients with a uniquely practical perspective.  An attorney since 1989, he now devotes his law practice primarily to estate planning and asset protection.  Mr. Duffy also offers frequent educational seminars on a variety of estate planning topics to both the general public and private groups in the Quad Cities area.

 As a financial coach, Dennis has been helping clients with the clarity and education needed to be a successful investor his entire career.  He obtained his Series 65 licenses in 2004 and coached hundreds of clients on how to avoid the typical myths of investing by presenting educational workshops on a variety of topics.  In 2015, he was the founding partner in a Registered Investment Advisory firm, Abundance Financial Coaching LLC that offers fee only planning.  He helps his clients learn how to use academic and evidence based investing to avoid stock picking, market timing and forecasting based on past performance to achieve lifelong successful financial peace of mind.

Dennis’s calling as a coach is to help others understand how academic concepts and their application can change their lives.  We coach investors to apply the academic principles of the Efficient Market Hypothesis, Modern Portfolio Theory, and the Three Factor Model. In addition, we help clients understand that their own behavior can be the biggest challenge to successful investing.  Behavior management by coaching cannot be done by computers, robots or machines alone, if one desires to achieve lifelong investing success.

Professional Experience

Mr. Duffy has been practicing law since 1989, when he joined the general practice firm of Bozeman, Neighbour, Patton & Noe in Moline Illinois.  In 1990, with five other attorneys, Mr. Duffy founded the law firm of Anderson & Nelson, with offices in Rock Island, Illinois and Davenport Iowa.  He became the Managing Partner, and the firm grew to 12 lawyers practicing in almost every area of business litigation.  Mr. Duffy’s practice focused on the representation of small and medium businesses and individuals in the areas of real estate, estate planning and business and tax planning.  He founded Duffy Law Office in 1995.

Prior to founding Abundance Financial Coaching, from 2004 through February 2015, Dennis was an owner and principal of another registered investment advisory firm.  He was responsible for the amazing growth of that company during his involvement.  It grew ten times larger than when he joined the company both in number of client families served and assets under management.  He presented hundreds of presentations on prudent investing and the application of academic principles to the average main street investor at the coaching events sponsored by the company for clients, families and guests.  The undergraduate B.B.A. education with a major in Finance and his Masters in Business Administration both from the University of Iowa gave him significant training in the concepts needed to convey the powerful message of how to achieve prudent investing.

 Before returning to school for his advanced law and business degrees, Mr. Duffy worked for nearly a decade at Per Mar Security & Research Corp. in Davenport, as Vice President.Mr. Duffy is a current member of the Iowa and Illinois State Bar Associations and the Scott and Rock Island County Association, and Wealth Counsel.

 

He is a former member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys and an Academy Fellow.  The fellow program recognizes Academy members who demonstrate advanced expertise and significant practical experience in estate planning, trust, tax planning, guardianship, probate, and estate administration.

 

He is a co-author of the books:

Estate Planning Basics – A Crash Course in Safeguarding Your Legacy

Legacy Planning – A guide to Preserving your Family Wealth

The Modern Investor: Why Most Investors Fail and What You Can Do About It

10 Most Expensive Tax Mistakes That Cost Investors Thousands

The Reluctant Advisor: Why Your Attorney May Be Your Ideal Financial Advisor

Education

Mr. Duffy earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Business Administration and his Juris Doctor degree, with distinction, from the University of Iowa.  While in law school, he served as Case Editor for the Moot Court Executive Board and received the prestigious American Jurisprudence Award for excellence in real estate transfer and finance law.

Personal

A native of Davenport, Mr. Duffy is married and the father of three daughters and is a grandfather of four.  He lives with his family in Bettendorf, Iowa.

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Ryan M. Denman

Attorney

Ryan Denman is a partner at Duffy Law Office. Ryan’s goal is to preserve his client’s wealth while giving them peace of mind and unparalleled service.  His background in economics and law allows him to give his clients all of the tools necessary for them to construct their estate plan. Mr. Denman offers frequent educational workshops on a variety of estate planning topics to both the general public and private groups in the Quad Cities area.

 

As a financial coach, Ryan has been helping clients with the clarity and education needed to be a successful investor. He obtained his Series 65 license in 2013 and coached hundreds of clients on how to avoid the typical myths of investing by presenting educational workshops. In 2015 he was a founding partner in a Registered Investment Advisory firm, Abundance Financial Coaching, LLC that offers fee only planning. He helps clients learn how to use academic based investing to avoid stock picking, market timing and forecasting in order to achieve lifelong successful financial peace of mind.

Professional Experience

Mr. Denman joined Duffy Law Office in 2011 after graduation from the University of Iowa, College of Law. While in law school Ryan was a teaching assistant at the Tippie School of Business at the University of Iowa focusing on macroeconomics. Mr. Denman is a current member of the Iowa and Illinois State Bar Associations, the Scott County Bar Association, and Wealth Counsel. He is a former member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.

 

Prior to founding Abundance Financial Coaching, from 2013 through February 2015, Ryan was a financial coach with another registered investment advisory firm. During his college career, Ryan was a teaching assistant at the Tippie School of Business at the University of Iowa. During his time as a teaching assistant Ryan focused his teaching in the area of Macroeconomics. Ryan was responsible for the preparation of lectures, teaching classes, and providing one-on-one assistance for undergraduate students in the area of Macroeconomics. Ryan graduated with honors from the University of Iowa with a degree in Economics which leads him to approach investing from an academic standpoint.

Education

Mr. Denman earned his Bachelor’s degree in economics and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Iowa.   While in law school he was a member of the journal of Corporation Law, a member of the national Moot Court team, and a teaching assistant in the Department of Economics at the Tippie College of Business.

Personal

A native of Dubuque, Iowa Mr. Denman moved to the Quad Cities during the summer of 2011.  He married his wife Kimberly in July 2012 and they reside in Bettendorf, Iowa. Mr. Denman is admitted to practice law in both Iowa and Illinois.

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