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G. Dean Goodwin, CLU, AEP®

Consultant at KLR Insurance Advisors, LLC

Exceptional client service is about going beyond what the client expects. To be successful, you must always put your clients' best interest first and I am proud to be with a firm that recognizes the importance of the "client first" philosophy.


  • Over 30 years of experience providing insurance solutions to maximize wealth transfer to future generations.
  • Leverages gift tax exemptions and helps clients create tax-free liquidity for GST trusts (GST), grantor trusts and irrevocable life insurance trusts (ILIT).
  • Experience with insurance funding for tax advantaged alternatives to traditional supplemental executive retirement plans (SERPs) and non-qualified deferred compensation (NQDC) programs.


  • Bachelors of Science in Economics - Villanova University
  • Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), the American College
  • Accredited Estate Planner (AEP®), the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (this designation is a graduate level, multi-disciplinary specialization in estate planning, obtained in addition to already recognized professional credentials, within the various disciplines of estate planning)


  • Frequent contributor to the monthly publication of the NY CPA Tax Newsletter; The Tax Stringer


  • Captain in the US Air Force for over 4 years during the Vietnam war
  • Air Force Commendation Ribbon with Oak Leaf Cluster for meritorious service as the Officer in Charge (OIC) of MAC Central and Forward Supply Points for SE Asia, including 4 operating locations in Vietnam.
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