Brevity & Associates

Brevity & Associates is an independent firm that assists businesses and individuals with sourcing the best financial tools for their needs.

Individual Insurance

  • Wealth Transfer Strategies
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Income Insurance
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Health Insurance and Medical Supplement Insurance
  • Personal Insurance (Homeowners, Automobile, Umbrella, Flood Insurance)

Business Insurance

  • Group Disability Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance and Health Insurance
  • Group Dental Insurance
  • Group Vision Insurance
  • Key Person Life Insurance
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Cross Purchase Plans
  • Commercial Insurance (Property, Condominium, Workers Compensation, Business Automobile, Umbrella, Builders Risk, Contractors Equipment, Bonds, Commercial Flood)

Estate Planning Strategies

Estate planning isn't just about reducing taxes, but also about making sure your assets are distributed as you wish, both now and after your death.

  • Marriage Deduction and Portability
  • Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
  • Annual Gifting
  • Charitable Contributions
  • Strategies for Family Owned Businesses
  • Dynasty Trusts

Medicare and Social Security Timing

We help people make the right choices with regards to enrolling in Health Insurance Plans, Medicare and Social Security to maximize their income. What's at stake with regards to your Social Security Timing?

  • Are you approaching 65?
  • Are you thinking about enrolling in Medicare Part A, B, C or D, or taking Social Security?
  • Need to buy a Medicare Supplement or Medicare Advantage health insurance plan, but not sure which one?
  • Have you received a big packet from the Government about Social Security or Medicare and if you will have enough income or be completely insured?

We provide objective advice on what you should do with regards to Medicare and Social Security. You can talk with a Professional Advisor and feel confident that you are making the right decisions with regards to Social Security and Medicare.

Do not procrastinate on Medicare and Social Security choices. Get professional advice today so that you do no lose out.


Who Is Brevity?

Brevity & Associates is founded and ran by three managing partners; Brian Marshburn, Mike Stainback and Justin Stainback. Together, the three bring a wealth of knowledge in all facets of Insurance, to provide you with the best products and solutions.

Below you can read biographies of our different partners simply by clicking on their names

Brian began his career as a Financial Advisor with Raymond James Financial in Raleigh, NC. Brian transitioned to BB&T Wealth and worked as a Wealth Advisor in the Outer Banks. Brian earned his B.S. in Finance from the University of North Carolina - Wilmington and then a M.B.A. from Appalachian State University.

Brian is extremely involved in his local community. While residing in the Outer Banks Brian served on the board of the Manteo Rotary Club, was an ambassador with the Chamber of Commerce, and was active with the March of Dimes and the Outer Banks Relief Foundation. Since moving back to the triangle, Brian has devoted his time to serving on the board for the Henderson Downtown Development Committee and the Oxford Rotary Club, and an Ambassador for the Vance County Chamber of Commerce.

Beyond his work with clients and volunteer efforts Brian remains remains extremely active. Brian is a world traveler and has visited 47 states in the continental U.S. as well as most of Central America, the Caribbean, Bahamas, and Indonesia. Brian is an avid outdoorsman with wake boarding, surfing, golf, tennis, running, kayaking to name a few.

Phone: (919) 810-1133

Justin Stainback is a Graduate of East Carolina with a B.A. in Marketing in 2000. He started his insurance career as an independent adviser in a wealth management firm setting in 2003. In 2007, he was recruited by Crump Insurance Services (the largest insurance wholesaler in the US).

Justin is a Managing Partner and the Managing General Agent of Brevity and Associates LLC. Justin is also the President of Longleaf Insurance LLC. Justin focuses on insurance strategies for wealthy individuals and companies. He is also a consultant for a network of independent insurance agencies and financial service professionals.

Phone: (919) 607-0787

Mike Stainback is originally from Henderson, NC. Mike has been the owner of Stainback Insurance Services, located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Stainback Insurance Services, which has operated for over 18 years, has been ranked as one of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina®’s True BlueTM Producers every, year since the company was founded. This title is reserved for Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina®’s best brokers and agents.

Before Mike's career in health insurance began, he worked in the health care products and equipment sector for 13 years. Mike's knowledge of this industry is extensive and has had the opportunity to serve on committees for major insurance carriers in the past. Mike's participation has helped create insurance plans, policy options, benefits for clients, and much more.

Phone: (919) 740-4417


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8009 Creedmoor Road Suite 104
Raleigh, NC 27613

Phone: (919) 785-3372
Fax: (919) 882-8492

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