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There is no substitute for experience. Our associates bring together a vast amount of it, attained from a wide variety of sources. From tax attorneys to MBAs and securities analysts, each and every skill set we possess is utilized for the benefit of our clients. Integration isn't just what we preach, it's what we practice.


C. Michael Bader


C. Michael Bader is a Vice President of Investment Advisory Services at Sanderson Wealth Management, LLC, while also serving as its Chief Financial Officer. In addition, he is a member of Sanderson’s investment committee and holds the designations of Certified Public Accountant and Certified Investment Management Analyst.

Prior to joining Sanderson Wealth Management, Michael began his career with Ernst & Young in 1983, serving as a Tax Manager for nine years. He coordinated estate tax planning and small business succession planning for both U.S. resident and non-resident individuals, as well as planned and supervised compliance and related services, concentrating on family groups.

In 1992, Michael joined Zacher Health Care as its CFO. His responsibilities included overseeing the financial and tax aspects of the $25 million privately-held group of skilled nursing and adult care facilities in New York and Florida, as well as analyzing numerous potential acquisitions and coordinating activities of the company’s bankers, attorneys, auditors, and other professionals. He also advised the company’s owners on various financial, estate planning, and succession planning issues. Michael went back to Ernst & Young in 2000 as a Personal Financial Consulting Senior Manager.

Michael’s memberships include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Financial Planning Counselors of Western New York, the New York State Bar Association, and the Investment Management Consultants Association. He earned both a Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Michael is on the board of directors of EduNations, a charitable organization founded in 2004 that provides funding for the construction of schools in West Africa, and he also serves as its treasurer.