Grant Rawdin is Founder and CEO of Wescott. He founded the firm in 1987, which grew from the tax, business and estate services he provided to clients at Duane Morris LLP, a venerable AMLaw 100 law firm. Grant is an attorney, an accountant and a Certified Financial Planner™ and has served as advisor to many businesses, providing strategic, ongoing, and merger and acquisition advice. He is admitted to both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bars.
Grant and Wescott are recognized as leading the investment and financial planning industry in innovation, growth and size. They are ranked #30 by Barron’s in their 2019 Top 100 Independent Advisors in the U.S. and have recently been inducted to the Barron’s Hall of Fame for being included in their Top 100 ranking for 10 years. Wescott is also proud to be ranked #3 in Pennsylvania by Barron’s in their 2019 Top 1,200 Financial Advisors by State. Most recently, CNBC ranked Wescott #77 in their 2019 Top 100 Financial Advisory Firms. His articles, research and advice have been regularly featured in scores of national, local, popular and industry publications. In addition, he is a frequent speaker on a variety of issues at national conferences.
Grant is a member of the Fidelity Clearing & Custody RIA Segment Advisor Council and has served on the Charles Schwab and Co., Inc. Institutional Advisory Board. A founding member of the Advisory Council of the CFP Board Center for Financial Planning, he has served as a leader of many financial and legal professional organizations over the years. Grant currently serves as a member of the Board of Visitors of the Temple University Beasley School of Law, and as President of the Law School Foundation. He was inducted into Temple University’s Gallery of Success, an elite group of alumni who have established notable careers in their fields of study.
Civically, Grant served as Chair of the Board of the nationally regarded Urban Affairs Coalition and continues to serve as their Chair Emeritus and Vice-Chair. Their mission is to improve life’s chances for young people, low-income families and businesses by creating economic opportunities and strengthening non-profits in urban communities. UAC runs or partners in more than 70 substantive programs and has an annual budget over $30 million to accomplish its mission. In 2014, Grant was awarded the prestigious Doer Award, given by former Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell, for substantial and long-standing contributions to the community. Deepening his involvement in the city’s cultural community, he became a member of the Professional Advisors Council of the Barnes Foundation in 2016. Additionally, he served as Chairman of the Board for People’s Emergency Center.
Grant brought his expertise and civic experience to Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s 2016 campaign, serving as Campaign Treasurer. He continues to serve as the office’s Treasurer.
Grant is a graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law and Temple University, where he received his B.A. in English literature. He is the very proud father of four children and resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with his wife, Laura Rawdin.