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About Empire Wealth Strategies

While managing their own practice, Jim and Jonathan receive the continuing support of Empire Wealth Strategies.  As a collective of independent, non-captive advisors, Empire Wealth Strategies connects us with the resources and access to provide clients a truly unrivaled planning experience.

Empire Wealth Strategies features the tools and products of a leading institutional firm with the personal touch of a boutique shop.  We unite our own perspective with the larger Empire Wealth Strategies collective to form a dynamic team dedicated to your financial security.

Since 1967, Empire Wealth Strategies has provided clients with trusted guidance for all of their financial needs.  With over 50 years of collective experience, Jim and Jonathan Knox unite the access and resources of leading institutional firms with the personal attention of a boutique practice.  We’re Wall Street-forged, but Main Street-focused.

As a comprehensive, non-captive firm, we deliver a full range of services for individuals, families, and business owners in all stages of life.  We have offices on Park Avenue in New York City, in Uniondale, Nassau County, and Hauppauge, Suffolk County – serving Manhattan to Montauk and beyond.

To maintain our exceptional service, we place a premium on accessibility and make ourselves available to you, your family, and your business at your convenience.  We understand that personal situations and goals can change overnight, and we strive to provide the assurance that we’ll be here whenever you need us.  As your strategic partner, we won’t just counsel you from afar. We’ll walk beside you every step of the way.

Our Process

At Empire Wealth Strategies, we are problem solvers, strategists, and devoted advocates of your continued success.  Though we are engaged in adapting to our rapidly-changing industry, we separate ourselves from other firms by adhering to our disciplined and time-honored planning process.

There are no secrets in our approach, just dedication, communication, and a relentless focus on our clients’ best interests.


Successful planning starts with trust.  We dedicate our initial meetings to learning about you and your life, both inside the financial world and beyond it.  Through listening and asking the right questions, we seek to gain a thorough understanding of who you are and what you value most.


While learning about your dreams and objectives, we will work diligently to assess your current financial situation.  In addition to exploring your goals, we will analyze your risk tolerance, business commitments, family situation and more to develop strategies tailored to your best interests.  Working from that foundation, we can build a framework to grow and protect your financial freedom.


As an independent firm, we design our plans based on objective testing and measuring, not on opinions.  Our solutions are engineered to advance and achieve your most valued goals.  Working as a team, our advisors will carefully integrate your financial plan into a holistic, cohesive solution.  While we will present our best recommendations and advice, our clients will always make the final decisions.


After presenting our leading recommendations, we encourage our clients to take the time to select the strategies that excite them most.  Upon your selection, we will set the plan to action.  To ensure the total alignment of your strategies, we will coordinate our process with additional members of your team, including CPAs and attorneys.

Ongoing Reviews

Comprehensive wealth management plans adapt to the unexpected.  As markets and economies change, your financial plans must have the elasticity to meet your unique and evolving needs.  Through ongoing strategy meetings and reviews, we will work alongside you to adapt to change and continue promoting your success.