The Empire is one of the leading branches within Equitable Advisors.  With offices across Upstate NY in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Vestal, Albany, Poughkeepsie, and Erie, PA, the Empire Branch is here to help you plan for your financial future.  Our branch has had a presence in the community for over 100 years and with over 300 financial professionals, we help our neighbors address their financial needs and concerns.    

Strength and Stability

As your life evolves, so will your goals.  We'll be there with you, helping you build your strategy, update your portfolio and leverage the right products to make smart choices for every chapter of your life. Our advisors have a strong desire to make a positive impact on the lives of others by helping them grow and protect their financial futures. Meet our Financial Professionals.


Every year our team volunteers their time with organizations in their areas to contribute to the success of their communities, take a look!


Our Management Team

The Empire, led by Lou Nuchereno (left) and Joseph DiMora, CLU®(right), is made up of a diverse group of financial professionals representing various backgrounds and areas of specialty.  We create and nurture life-long relationships so clients feel comfortable turning to us for trusted guidance in their times of need and uncertainty, creating strategies that successfully realize their goals over the course of a lifetime.  Learn more about our management team.

The strength of our organization lies within the structure and support that is provided to the advisors.  Our comprehensive training program provides associates all of the tools they need to launch and build their practice.  Our management team consists of top level, talented individuals that are dedicated to mentoring and coaching our advisors to achieve success.  Since 2000, The Empire Branch has received 13 President’s Trophy Awards from Equitable Advisors, symbolizing leadership development, client satisfaction, and growth.


Albany (518) 373-7300

Buffalo (716) 626-2500

Erie (814) 461-7200

Rochester (585) 475-8400

Syracuse (315) 425-6346

Vestal (607) 763-1400