When Gina Chang joined Hellam Varon in 2008, she brought with her ten years of experience in tax and a particular interest in helping families and individuals through the difficult transitions in life. This focus made her a shoo-in for the firm’s large estate and trust practice.
Today, as a shareholder, Gina heads the estate and trust group, specializing in estate planning and taxation, trust income tax planning, fiduciary accounting, and gifting. She loves introducing new clients to Hellam Varon. “We are so different from other firms. Clients don’t realize that until they experience us,” she comments. Gina believes strongly in operating on the clients’ behalf as part of their broader advisory team. She maintains strong relationships with estate planning attorneys and investment advisors. “It’s important our clients know we are all working to help them find peace of mind about their financial future.”
Outside of work, Gina enjoys spending time with her 13 year old rescue dog, Lola, and her new puppy, Willow. In fact, Gina connects with people over dogs. Have a conversation with her, and you will find the topic inevitably takes a canine turn! There are sure to be dog treats in her office for the occasional client who brings their dog by for an introduction.
When asked why Hellam Varon, Gina’s answer is simple. She cannot imagine being a shareholder anywhere else. “Hellam Varon feels like family. It’s a place where I can take care of and enjoy my clients and co-workers”, she says. Gina takes her role as advisor and mentor seriously, both with clients and associates. “It’s about being the best we can be for each other and our clients,” she says. How lucky we are that Gina chose Hellam Varon as her second family!
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