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Scott Zemachson

Managing Director, The Kline Zemachson Richman Group


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Having spent his entire 25-year career in wealth management, Scott Zemachson brings an experienced perspective to the financial needs of ultra high net worth individuals and families, nonprofit organizations and endowments. Working closely with their tax and legal professionals, Scott provides his clients with high-quality advice and integrated wealth management strategies to help simplify and enhance the quality of their lives. Thanks to the trust they have placed in him, Scott was recognized as a Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisor in 2020 and 2021.

Working to gain a nuanced understanding of his clients’ needs and aspirations, Scott leads efforts to create and implement comprehensive wealth management plans that touch every aspect of clients’ financial lives. He calls on his partners in The KZR Group for their insight and experience, while adding to his own skills in investment management, alternative investments, lending and holistic planning. Drawing upon the vast global resources of Morgan Stanley, Scott also provides access to strategic investment opportunities, trusts and estate advisory, lending solutions, philanthropy management and an extensive array of lifestyle advisory services.

Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 2021, Scott spent 10 years addressing the needs of affluent families as a Wealth Partner and Managing Director at J.P. Morgan Advisors. He began his career at Bernstein Global Wealth Management, where he spent 15 years, and rose to become a principal of the firm. Scott graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1995 with a B.S. in business management.

Scott is married with three children and lives in Scarsdale, New York. He likes to cook and is active in the Westchester Youth Soccer League. He is also active in several committees for the UJA-Federation of Westchester, where he also served as the former co-chair of Westchester UJA Sports Talk. Scott is the Co-President of the Scarsdale Schools Education Fund. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, golf and basketball, and coaching his children’s sports teams.