Spring 2017

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www.hmwccpa.com

Since 1968, HMWC CPAs & Business Advisors has specialized in serving the financial and tax needs of privately-held businesses and their owners throughout Southern California.  The depth and breadth of our experience - which includes such ancillary services as business consulting, business valuation, employee benefits and human resources services, estate planning and technology consulting - makes us a valuable member of our clients' management team.

At HMWC, we are more than accountants, we are trusted business advisors.

For more information, please contact our professionals:


JEFF HIPSHMAN, CPA

Jeff is a partner at HMWC specializing in a variety of tax, accounting and consulting services for real estate and construction industries.


NICOLAS WALDENMAYER, CPA

Nic is a senior manager at HMWC and an expert advisor to the construction and real estate industries. 

 

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