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At May Barnhard Investments (MBI), the Numbers Speak for Themselves



$250M+

Assets Under 
Advisement

$200M+

Under  
Management

100+

Relationships

180

Years of Collective Experience



An affiliate of Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C., MBI is an independent, fee-only financial services firm grounded in a holistic approach to managing your finances.



Our unique approach integrates tax, financial and investment planning. We provide these services “in-house” as part of our comprehensive approach.



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Meet Our Team

Your Team of Trusted Advisors

At May Barnhard Investments, our most important objective is to be your partner for life and help you achieve your dreams


From there, we will integrate your aspirations into a comprehensive plan. As a team, we work to implement your personalized plan, which is fully customized to where you are in life.

Our team is comprised of six CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERS (CFP®), two Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA), four Certified Public Accountants (CPA) and four Certified Divorce Financial Analysts (CDFA®). We are fully independent in our decision-making and do not receive compensation from anyone but our clients. We love working with our clients and their families and adding peace of mind for their lives

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Debora E. May, CFP®, CPA, CDFA®

Co-Founder ― Chief Investment Officer
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Debora E. May

CFP®, CPA, CDFA®

Co-Founder ― Chief Investment Officer


Ms. May is a founding member of May Barnhard Investments (MBI) and the Chief Investment Officer. Ms. May has over 34 years of experience providing comprehensive financial planning and over 26 years providing investment advisory services. She has been a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional for over 30 years. Ms. May is also a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®. She has been recognized as a Top Money Adviser in the metropolitan Washington, DC area in the only seven polls of that nature (October 1994, December 2002, January 2009, November 2012, November 2014, April 2016 and February 2018) sponsored by Washingtonian Magazine. In addition, Ms. May was recognized as an expert in financial issues arising from divorce in the November 2014 and February 2018 editions. She was also featured in the September 2014 and April 2016 edition of the Investor Advisor Magazine.


Ms. May is a graduate of the University of Maryland. She has served on many professional boards over the years, including The Maryland Institute of Certified Financial Planners, the Maryland Collaborative Practice Council and the Montgomery County Divorce Roundtable. She has presented many educational programs for Financial Planning Associations and the Maryland Capital Area CPA’s and Maryland State Bar to name a few. Ms. May enjoys playing golf and visiting her adult children in California.

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Judith P. Barnhard, CFP®, CPA, CDFA®

Co-Founder ― Chief Compliance Officer
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Judith P. Barnhard

CFP®, CPA, CDFA®

Co-Founder ― Chief Compliance Officer



Judy Barnhard is a founding member of May Barnhard Investments (MBI) and serves as the Chief Compliance Officer for the firm. Ms. Barnhard is a Certified Public Accountant, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®. She has over 30 years of professional experience ranging from leading international firms, private industry and local private practice. Ms. Barnhard specializes in income tax preparation and planning for individuals. She also provides comprehensive financial planning services and enjoys meeting with clients and assisting them with their financial planning goals.


Ms. Barnhard earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants, Financial Planning Association and Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts. Ms. Barnhard also volunteers in a leadership capacity for a leading cancer charity. She enjoys horseback riding and traveling.

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Alex S. Seleznev, MBA, CFP®, CFA

Co-Founder ― Chief Operating Officer ― Senior Investment Advisor
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Alex S. Seleznev
MBA, CFP®, CFA

Co-Founder ― Chief Operating Officer ― Senior Investment Advisor



Mr. Seleznev is a founding member of May Barnhard Investments (MBI) and serves as the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Investment Advisor. Mr. Seleznev directs the identification, development and implementation of strategies to enhance the investment performance and processes of the firm. He specializes in translating complex financial planning and investment challenges into a simple set of actions. Alex’s passion for financial planning comes from his desire to support people in their efforts to meet their goals and lead the kind of life they want to lead.


As a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional with more than 10 years of experience, Alex collaborates with clients on development and implementation of a strategy that accounts for their short- and long-term objectives. Alex understands the major concerns facing individuals and families that become a critical part of the planning process such as education, savings, insurance and other life events such as transition to retirement, receipt of inheritance, birth of a child or divorce. 


Alex utilizes the cash-flow based approach for holistic decision making when it comes to major decisions ranging from a house purchase and insurance planning to asset allocation and specific investment selection. This approach helps clients to understand and reduce the emotional aspects and unnecessary ambiguity in their financial and life choices.


Alex works with a diverse group of clients including business owners, retirees, doctors, attorneys, young professionals and newly divorced individuals. This multifaceted experience provides him with ample opportunities to stay current in today’s rapidly changing environment. In his free time, Alex enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons. Alex is an avid tennis player. He helped his semi-professional team to advance to the third position in the USTA National 5.0+ league.

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Jeffrey A. May, CPA

Co-Founder ― Tax Advisor
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Jeffrey A. May
CPA

Co-Founder ― Tax Advisor



Mr. May is the technical partner in charge of the tax practice. He has over 30 years of experience in public accounting. He is responsible for the overall quality control of the tax practice, which specializes in providing tax services and benefit planning to individuals, closely-held businesses and not-for-profit organizations. While Mr. May enjoys a diverse industry mix of clientele, he is known for his expertise in the professional services, real estate, oil and gas, retail, government contracting and internet commerce industries. He also works closely with not-for-profit organizations, helping them obtain tax exemption, addressing unrelated business income tax complexities, and achieving public support tests.


Mr. May is a graduate of the University of Maryland. He is a past president of the Maryland Association of CPA’s Washington Capital Area Chapter. He has written many articles on tax-related areas and has appeared on news programs and radio shows regarding tax matters. Mr. May enjoys attending ice hockey games, fishing and playing golf.

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Jane O. Rowny, CFP®, CPA, CDFA®

Senior Financial Advisor
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Jane O. Rowny

CFP®, CPA, CDFA®

Senior Financial Advisor



Jane Ochsman Rowny is an Investment Advisor Representative with May Barnhard Investments (MBI).  Ms. Ochsman Rowny is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™  professional, Certified Public Accountant and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®.  Jane’s areas of expertise includes portfolio strategy, asset allocation, investment advice, and comprehensive financial, tax, cash flow and retirement planning. Ms. Ochsman Rowny’s goal is to serve the clients’ needs above all else.


Jane earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Connecticut and is a member of the Financial Planner’s Association, American Association of Certified Public Accountants, Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts and several local professional organizations. Ms. Ochsman Rowny has presented educational programs and has published articles on a range of financial topics, including retirement assets and tax and cash flow planning.  She has over 19 years of professional experience. Jane enjoys competitive tennis, trekking in remote mountains, skiing, golf and time with family and friends.

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Wendy M. Moyers, CFP®, CDFA®

Senior Financial Advisor
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Wendy M. Moyers
CFP®, CDFA®

Senior Financial Advisor



Wendy is a Senior Financial Advisor with over 20 years of investment and financial planning experience. She helps clients navigate volatile investment markets while maintaining focus on their long-term financial and life goals. Wendy is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®. As a recognized expert on comprehensive financial planning strategies, Wendy has been featured in an NPR radio broadcast on women and finance, and has been quoted in publications such as The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal Radio, MarketWatch, and Fox Business.


Wendy earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Colorado State University and is a member of National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), the Estate Planning Council of Montgomery County and the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts. Wendy’s experience ranges from working at one of the largest brokerage firms in the nation, Charles Schwab, to helping clients create comprehensive financial and investment plans at fee-only firms. Wendy is active in the community through the Estate Planning Council of Montgomery County and sits on the School Advisory Board at Holy Cross School. Wendy’s two daughters keep her very busy.

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Jenny Wang, CFP®, CFA

Senior Investment Analyst
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Jenny Wang
CFP®, CFA

Senior Investment Analyst



Ms. Wang is a Senior Investment Analyst specializing in securities research and comprehensive financial planning services. Her areas of expertise include analysis of individual stocks, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETF). Ms. Wang is responsible for the identification of potential investment opportunities and monitoring of the performance results of existing portfolios. She also assists with other tasks such as asset allocation, portfolio management and re-balancing and related tax strategies. In addition, Ms. Wang prepares retirement and cash-flow projections and other calculations requested by clients.


Ms. Wang holds a Master’s degree in Finance from the University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. She is a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors and CFA Society of Washington D.C. Ms. Wang enjoys spending spare time volunteering in civic organizations and traveling around the world.

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Abbie M. Niehoff

Financial Planning Support Paralegal
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Abbie M. Niehoff

Financial Planning Support Paralegal



Abbie Niehoff, financial planning and litigation support paralegal at CBM — Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. — has received her paralegal graduate certificate from George Washington University. The achievement represents demonstrated competence as a paralegal and was a core component of the Master of Paralegal Studies degree she received from George Washington University in December 2018.


In her role at CBM, Ms. Niehoff delivers financial planning expertise to clients involved in collaborative, mediated and litigated divorce cases. She is also a financial planning professional with May Barnhard Investments, LLC, a CBM affiliate that delivers independent, fee-only investment management expertise. In previous roles, Ms. Niehoff has served as a paralegal at May & Barnhard, a tax and financial consulting firm, a legal assistant at Hood & Hodges, P.A. and an intern at the Office of the Public Defender in Maryland.


Ms. Niehoff is a member of the National Capital Area of Paralegal Association, the National Federation of Paralegal Associations and the Virginia Alliance of Paralegal Associations. She also holds a B.S. degree in sociology and anthropology (with a concentration in criminal justice) from Towson University.

Dedicated to Adding Value to Your Life

We form a lasting relationship with every one of our clients and make a point to consistently follow up on your progress. We are here to assist and coordinate every aspect of your financial life.


Ongoing monitoring is key to achieving your goals and sustaining the success of your plan. To support your success, we schedule regular meetings with you — at least semi-annually — to discuss important changes in your life and review where you are in terms of achieving your financial goals.

In addition to our regular reviews, we provide quarterly performance reports that are concise and easy to understand. We encourage you to contact us by phone or email any time you have questions or would like to discuss a particular aspect of your plan.



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Serving a Range of Individuals

The depth of our financial advice and guidance goes well beyond your investment portfolio

We value getting to know every one of our clients on a personal level because everyone’s interests and passions are different. Some may dream of having a vacation home, while others strive to get their children through college. Whatever your aspirations are, we can help you get there through our handcrafted solutions designed with you in mind. Your success is our mission, and we work hard every day to ensure your efforts are not wasted.


Our Focus Areas Include:



Auto Dealership Executives

Attorneys, Doctors and Professionals

Families and Generational Planning

Divorcees, Widows and Widowers

Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

Not-for-Profit Executives



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Wherever you are in life, we’ll be your financial guide, advocate and partner — supporting your needs and goals while finding new ways to optimize the wealth you have earned and saved over the years.