Chris Hardman's path to Hellam Varon may be best described as a "long and winding road".  But when he walked through the door here in 2014, he knew he had found his accounting home.  "Hellam Varon has a collection of kindred spirits," Chris comments.  "People here genuinely care about each other and their clients."  From life insurance to legal work, self-employment to the Big 4 firms, Chris' breadth of experience gives him a unique perspective on the work he does with clients, taking a holistic view of their circumstances.

Chris is passionate about helping families use their wealth to create lasting, positive legacies that provide security for future generations and positively impact their communities.  He has strong technical expertise with Federal and multi-state tax compliance for individuals, trust & estates, and he is well-versed in estate planning and philanthropy.

When Chris is not taking care of his clients, he can be found at home enjoying family time with his wife and two children.  Chris is unabashed in declaring that he and his wife, Linda, are fanatically passionate about college sports, particularly their alma mater, UCLA.  "In college, people still play for the love of the game," says Chris.   A self-proclaimed foodie, he views cooking as his artistic outlet. Chris and the family spend much of their free time sampling cuisines from around the world and looking for the latest "hidden gem" of a restaurant.

Passion and family are two common themes used when describing Chris.  It's not surprising Chris found kindred spirits here at Hellam Varon!

Chris Hardman
chardman@hellamvaron.com
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"Hellam Varon has a collection of kindred spirits."
Education
University of California Los Angeles, B.A. in Economics
Golden Gate University, Master's Degree in Taxation

Certifications
Certified Public Accountant

Professional Associations
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
Seattle Estate Planning Council
East King County Estate Planning Council

Practice Emphasis
Federal and multi-state tax planning and consulting for individuals, estates and trusts
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