Long-time Seattleites will remember his grandfather’s business, the hugely popular Wharf Restaurant. In fact, Chris Strand comes from a long line of dedicated, hard-working entrepreneurs.
Combine that family background with a natural love of people and a mind for complexity and detail, and it’s no surprise that Chris chose a career devoted to helping others succeed.
A Seattle native who seems to know just about everyone, Chris directs Bader Martin’s high net worth practice. His work integrates tax strategies with wealth planning, accounting, and business consulting for affluent individuals and families.
Based on an understanding of each client’s philosophies, current situation, and short- and long-term goals, Chris adopts a broad-based and holistic approach to helping them reach their goals.
Chris’ clients include entrepreneurs, investors, business owners, professionals, company executives, and many prominent local families. Chris is also skilled in addressing the unique needs of public-company executives, including compensation planning, stock-option consulting, and estate and wealth planning.
Chris has significant professional experience in real estate matters, including tax-deferred 1031 exchanges.
FIVE STAR Best Certified Public Accountant: Taxation, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Seattle 2008, 2010, 2012-2013
Tax, wealth and business planning for high net worth individuals, families, estates and trusts
Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Washington
Personal Financial Specialist (PFS), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
Seattle Tax Group, Member (Past Chair)
Estate Planning Council of Seattle (Past Executive Committee Member)
Golden Gate University, Advisory Board, Seattle
University of Redlands, Board of Trustees, Executive Committee, Chair of the Audit Committee
Founder and Past Chair, Parents Council, University of Redlands
Past Instructor, Tax Executives Institute
Past Instructor, Washington State Bar Association
Past Instructor, National Business Institute
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, with highest honors, University of Washington
Master of Science in Taxation, with honors, Golden Gate University