Lawrence Pershing (CFP®, Retirement Management Advisor®)

Lawrence Pershing focuses in the
following client markets or areas of practice:

  • Baby Boomers
  • Investment Advice with Ongoing Management
  • Investment Advice without Ongoing Management
  • Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
  • Tax Planning

Planning Specialties

Hi, I’m Larry Pershing, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and founder and CEO of Optimum Retirement Planning. I focus on helping people age 50 and better with their retirement planning needs. Having worked in various wealth management firms in my career, I was surprised to discover many firms try to service everyone, which leads them to being average for all. Some are more concerned with amassing client assets than providing customized recommendations. I started Optimum Retirement Planning™ because I saw a need for specialists to help clients navigate the complex and challenging financial aspects of retirement. Our offering is different. We don’t work with everyone. We specialize in helping those who are close to and in retirement. We apply the latest financial research for retirement to help answer your complex financial questions.

Additional Information

When I’m not in the office, I’m on a tennis court, reading a book (finance or science fiction), or spending time with family and friends. I also volunteer for AARP sponsored events that help seniors receive complimentary financial advice. While I live in Chicago, I was born and raised in Los Angeles. I return often, especially during winter. You can take the guy out of California, but you can’t take the California out of the guy!

NAPFA Start Date

May 07, 2021


This Office

444 W Fullerton Pkwy Chicago, IL 60614-2866 Phone: (310) 213-5139