Attention to Detail

Michael Petrone recalls the early days of his first job out of college. He was a paralegal at a large New York firm, supporting highly accomplished attorneys tackling massive commercial cases. And while everything comes at you fast when you’re 22 years old, Michael was bowled over at just how attentive to detail these attorneys were. Every word mattered. Every minute was accounted for. Nothing was missed. Success depended on it.

This experience stuck with Michael as his career progressed and he established himself as a commercial litigator and employment attorney in central New Jersey. It also stuck with him when he made a slight pivot, roughly 10 years ago.


Michael’s father, Thomas Petrone, founded Petrone Associates in the early 1970s. A wealth management, insurance and retirement planning services firm, the company serves a local client base consisting of individuals and families and small to mid-sized businesses. Today, Michael, a Certified Financial Planner ® and his brother Andy share client engagement and operations responsibilities. Michael’s legal background supports the firm’s financial planning services while Andy’s 20-plus years of financial services experience guides retirement and investment strategies. Together they have furthered the company’s mission of developing personalized, thoughtful money management strategies for their clients and their families.

Outside of the office, Michael recently served as vice president of Princeton Little League and was the chairman of the Princeton Recreation Board in 2011 and 2012. A graduate of Haverford College and the Dickinson School of Law, where he served as Articles Editor of the Law Review, Michael lives in Princeton, NJ with his wife and two sons.

“It’s always been home,” he notes. “Our community has a lot of pride in making this a great place to live, work and play.”

The secret to making that happen? It’s all about attention to detail.

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Michael Petrone and Andy Petrone are Registered Representatives and Financial Advisors of Park Avenue Securities LLC (PAS).  Thomas Petrone is a Registered Representative of PAS. OSJ: 2 Research Way, Princeton, NJ 08540, 609-452-9292. Securities products and advisory services offered through PAS, member FINRA, SIPC.  Thomas Petrone is a General Agent, and Michael Petrone and Andy Petrone are Financial Representatives of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian), New York, NY. PAS is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Guardian.  Guardian, its subsidiaries, agents and employees do not provide tax, legal, or accounting advice. Consult your tax, legal, or accounting professional regarding your individual situation. 2018-71688 Exp. 1/21