Leighann Miko (CFP®, MST, RLP)

Leighann Miko focuses in the
following client markets or areas of practice:

  • AUM
  • Charitable Giving
  • College/Education Planning
  • Corporate Executives
  • Fixed Fee (Subscription, Retainer, etc.)
  • High Net Worth Client Needs

Planning Specialties

Our doors are open to all in addition to our expertise and specialized knowledge in working with particular demographics.

LGBTQ+ Community

While having the fundamental right to marry has simplified the financial lives of those of us who are members of the LGBTQ community, we’re not out of the woods yet.

Research shows that wage inequality, job insecurity, and housing rights issues still cause doubt and anxiety around financial security. Despite legal access, many same-sex couples are choosing not to marry due to family concerns, religious persecution, or preference. We understand the emotional component and have the expertise to plan around the legal challenges of these unique situations.

Entertainment Industry & Creative Folks

As a creative professional, you’re more than likely pursuing your passion, but doing so at a cost of predictable income, employer benefits like health insurance, retirement contributions, etc., and having to navigate the complex US tax system on your own.

As a small business, we see you. We provide you with the tools and strategies to systematize your financial life and create a stable income flow.

Additional Information

I believe financial guidance should be equally accessible to all, but this is rarely the case in the traditional world of financial planning. I’m here to change that. Like my company name suggests, I founded Equalis Financial to serve underserved communities like LGBTQ+ creatives and other thoughtfully ambitious progressives. My “why” is to help others create the financially secure life I never thought I’d have after growing up in a financially volatile environment.

Financial stability isn’t something you hope for; it’s something you plan for. As a creative working in a volatile industry, having the right financial plan is essential. It can act as a strong anchor in financially uncertain times, but only if the plan is uniquely built for you. At Equalis Financial, we’re here to help.

I earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in Financial Services, from California State University, Northridge. A certificate in Personal Financial Planning was earned at UCLA to complete the education coursework requirement for CFP® certification. And in my never ending pursuit of knowledge, I completed a Master of Science degree in Taxation at Cal State Northridge.

NAPFA Start Date

January 12, 2017


This Office

2175 NW Raleigh St Suite 110 Portland, OR 97210 Phone: (503) 395-7175

Other Offices

7080 Hollywood Blvd. Suite 1100 Los Angeles, CA 90028 Phone: (323) 363-6841