Who We Are

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Thomas J. Cannavo, JD

A lifelong Western New Yorker, Tom graduated from St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute in 1986. He then attended Canisius College, earning a bachelor’s degree with All College Honors in 1990. Tom immediately pursued a law degree at The State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, where he completed the tax law program. In 1991 he studied European Community law and international business transactions at University College London Faculty of Laws in London, England. Tom graduated law school in 1993 and has been advising individuals, families and small businesses in a comprehensive manner for well over 25 years.

After practicing law for almost 20 years, Tom joined a large, global financial firm to add financial and retirement planning to his comprehensive client services. Wanting to provide a more personal and customized experience for his clients, Tom founded Pillar Wealth Solutions, providing advice and counsel to individuals, families and small businesses in the areas of retirement planning, estate planning, business planning and risk management.

Tom is active in community and business groups, including: WNY Business Helping Business; the Erie County and New York State Bar Associations; the Financial Planning Counselors of Western New York; and the Buffalo Niagara Partnership. Tom is also a member of the Knights of Columbus and has previously served as an officer of the St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute Alumni Board, the St. Mark School Board and the Holy Name Society.

Thomas Cannovo, JD. Founder of Pillar Wealth Solutions

Tom’s Professional Credentials Include:

  • FINRA Series 7 General Securities Representative
  • NASAA Series 66 Investment Advisor Representative
  • New York State Life, Accident & Health License
  • New York State Law License
  • Admission to All New York Courts
  • Admission to Federal Court-Western District
  • Admission to US Bankruptcy Court

Why Choose Us

Highest Standard of Care

At Pillar Wealth Solutions we are fiduciaries at the highest level. What does that mean? It means that we will ALWAYS put your goals, priorities and interests first. Our duty, obligation and loyalty is to you… period.

Honest Transparent Approach

Ask us a question and we will give you an honest answer. We are transparent with every step of the process, from process to performance to fees.

Industry Leading Technology and Systems

We have spared no expense in providing financial industry leading retirement planning programs, client access portals, portfolio management and design, estate planning and risk management systems.

Don't keep looking for a Financial Consultant Near Me, Thomas Cannavo and Pillar Wealth Solutions does the legwork for you


FINRA Series 7 General Securities Representative


NASAA Series 66 Investment Advisor Representative


New York State Life, Accident & Health Broker

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Estate Planning

Estate planning services are additionally offered through the Law Offices of Thomas J. Cannavo, with a focus on estate planning, trusts and probate

Business Consultancy

Focusing on business succession, risk management, key person protection and financial planning for owners and employees

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