First Foundation Named as Orange County Business Journal’s Fastest-Growing Midsize Public Company in Orange County

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM), a financial services company with two wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, First Foundation Advisors and First Foundation Bank, today announced that it was named to the Orange County Business Journal’s list of fastest-growing midsize public companies in Orange County.

Crystal Ball Gazing

Louis P. Abel, CFA, CAIA – Chief Investment Officer, Chair of the Investment Committee

First Foundation Announces 2017 Third Quarter Financial Results

  • Earnings per diluted share of $0.27 for the third quarter, $0.73 for the first nine months
  • Strong growth in year-to-date revenues 20% and income 51%
  • Another quarter of strong loan and deposit growth

WSJ – Don’t Let Estate-Tax Uncertainty Disrupt Sound Legacy Planning

(As Featured in the Wall Street Journal)

Daniel Fan is director of wealth planning at First Foundation Advisors in Irvine, Calif. Voices is an occasional feature of edited excerpts in which wealth managers address issues of interest to the advisory community. As told to Jacob Meade.

When it comes to the estate tax, we are living in a climate of uncertainty... Read More

First Foundation Bank Promotes Lindsay Lawrence to Chief Operating Officer

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM), a financial services company with two wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, First Foundation Advisors and First Foundation Bank, announced today the promotion of Lindsay Lawrence from Executive Vice President, Chief Banking Officer to Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of First Foundation Bank.

CNBC – 7 ways to save money in college

(As Featured on CNBC.com)

Between tests and essays, the last thing college students (and their parents) want to stress over is money.

Yet there are some easy ways to cut your costs. Here's what you can do to save. Read More

Hurricane Relief and Retirement Fund Hardship Withdrawals

Daniel Fan – Director of Wealth Planning

Although easier to obtain for those impacted by Harvey, hardship withdrawals should only be taken after careful consideration.

Executive Summary

Ensuring Your Employees Stay Safe During the Heat

by JOSEPH FISCO, VP, Director of Safety and Health, First Foundation Insurance Services

Heat Illness Prevention

Extreme heat can put workers health at risk. Fortunately, most cases of heat illness are preventable. Cal/OSHA has put out guidelines to keep your employees safe during times of extreme heat. There are 4 required steps: 

  1. Training
  2. Water
  3. Shade
  4. Planning

Training

First Foundation Bank Appoints Andres Melgar as Vice President, Branch Manager of its San Diego Location

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM), a financial services company with two wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, First Foundation Advisors and First Foundation Bank, announced today the appointment of Andres Melgar as Vice President, Branch Manager at the bank’s new San Diego location.

First Foundation to Participate in Raymond James U.S. Bank Conference

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM), a financial services company with two wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, First Foundation Advisors and First Foundation Bank, today announced that Scott F. Kavanaugh, CEO, is scheduled to participate in the Raymond James U.S. Bank Conference in Chicago, IL at the JW Marriott Chicago.

Mr. Kavanaugh will present from 11:00 a.m. ET to 11:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. First Foundation will be available to meet with institutional investors at the conference.