Meet our Financial Advisors | Hammer Financial Group in Lockport, NY

Independent, just like us

We are proud to partner with Commonwealth Financial Network®, a Registered Investment Adviser–broker/dealer that helps independent advisors like us serve their clients. Commonwealth manages total account assets of nearly $200.7 billion*Learn more about Commonwealth Financial Network and its teams: Commonwealth Advanced Planning Team | Commonwealth Research Team | Commonwealth Retirement Consulting Services Team.

Paul R. Hammer, CLU®, ChFC®, AIF®

MBA, Finance

Paul is the owner of Hammer Financial Group, located in Western New York, and is affiliated with Commonwealth Financial Network, independently owned and managed Registered Investment Adviser–broker/dealer.   Paul believes in lifelong learning and sharpens his tools at every opportunity. He understands that the difference between making money and holding on to it is knowledge.

Paul graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1978 with a degree in economics. Returning to Long Island (where he grew up), Paul received his MBA in finance from the New York Institute of Technology, located in Westbury.

In 1991, Paul moved back to the Buffalo area—he missed the snow—with his family and began his studies at the American College. He achieved the Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®) designation in 1995 and the Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) designation in 1996, both from the American College. He has also obtained the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) designation.

In addition, Paul has completed all requirements for the Accredited Estate Planner designation and has maintained the required continuing education credits (PACE) with the American College.

Paul resides in Williamsville, New York, with his wife, Joann; daughter, Genevieve; and son, Adam.



Adam Hammer

Financial Advisor

Adam joined Hammer Financial Group in 2014 as a fully licensed registered staff member. In this role, Adam facilitates research on all investment products, including mutual funds, exchange traded funds, stocks and bonds. He is responsible for maintaining and refining investment models. Adam assists with client correspondence and handles all marketing initiatives for the company.

Adam earned a BA in political science from Mercyhurst University in 2009. He received his MS in finance from the University at Buffalo in 2014. Adam has earned numerous professional designations from the College of Financial Planning, including the Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS®) and Chartered Retirement Plan Specialist (CRPS®).

Adam is a member of the Toastmasters of the University at Buffalo and is a council member of the University at Buffalo Young Alumni Program. Adam has participated in the Buffalo Half Marathon and Myrtle Beach Half Marathon (yes, he finished!)

In his spare time, Adam enjoys reading (horror and spy novels) and suffering vicariously through Buffalo sports teams!


*As of 12/31/19