Mr. Lau brings over 40 years of experience in the areas of wealth and estate planning, risk management, retirement planning, and asset protection. Under his leadership, the firm has grown from what was principally an insurance and benefits firm into a diversified financial services boutique with specific expertise in private wealth management and corporate benefit solutions.
David graduated with honors from DePauw University (Greencastle, IN) with a Bachelor of Arts, after which he entered the financial services profession, joining his father's Lau & Associates in 1973. In 1975, Messrs. Lau changed the name of the firm to Lau & Lau Associates in recognition of their new partnership. During this time, Dave attended the Detroit College of Law at night, graduating with a Juris Doctor in 1978.
Dave received the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation in 1983, Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) in 1984, and Life Insurance Counselor (LIC) in 1987.
Mr. Lau is a member and has been a board member of numerous industry organizations, including the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), the Society of Financial Service Professionals, the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting (AALU), and the Financial and Estate Planning Council of Metro Detroit, Inc. David is a Life and Qualifying Member of the Million Dollar Round Table, and a frequent speaker to industry and community groups.
David F. Lau is not engaged in the practice of law on behalf of Lau & Lau Associates, LLC or MML Investors Services, LLC.