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For years, Nicholas Kahrilas has helped clients successfully navigate the complexities of charitable trusts and long-term insurance planning. As President of Charitable Ways, a Beverly Hills, California, financial services company, Kahrilas works closely with a range of high-net-worth individuals who are interested in acquiring the tax benefits associated with philanthropic contributions. By generating and donating insurance policies through various mechanisms, such as charitable lead trusts, Nicholas Kahrilas offers affluent families key strategies to reduce excessive estate taxes and enjoy a greater portion of their wealth. In addition to his work with Charitable Ways, Nicholas Kahrilas also serves as the President of Platinum Legacy, LLC, and Chief Executive Officer of NSK Enterprises, Inc. In his capacity as a licensed California Insurance Agent with these companies, he offers an array of comprehensive policies including life, long-term care, disability, and annuities to individuals, families, and businesses. A member of the Million Dollar Round Table, a prestigious group of financial professionals who are dedicated to high ethical standards of practice, he has generated over $500 million in insurance revenue to date.Prior to developing Platinum Legacy and NSK Enterprises, Nicholas Kahrilas founded the Republic Paint Company and Painters Warehouse Stores, through which he primarily supplied clients in the entertainment business with painting products. A career entrepreneur and 20-year veteran of the painting industry, he also served as President of Supplyman, Inc., Paint Port, and the Columbia Paint and Varnish Company. Nicholas Kahrilas graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics. An active alumnus of his alma mater, Kahrilas donates to the UCLA Chancellor’s Associates and participates in UCLA Beta House Board of Directors activities. He also holds memberships with Rotary International and the Young Presidents’ Organization and serves on the Advisory Board for U.S. Doctors for Africa and Informed by Nature.

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Nov 2004Present


Charitable Ways