Strategic Advisor

HMWC / Jeffrey Hipshman, CPA

Jeffrey Hipshman specializes in family wealth planning for the high net worth individual, as well as business and tax planning for the closely held business and its owners. His services in this regard include estate planning and retirement planning for individuals, as well as numerous business services such as evaluation and design of internal accounting systems; review and evaluation of internal financial controls; tax minimization strategies; planning and structuring for complex business/personal transactions; consulting for business formations, liquidations and dispositions, mergers and acquisitions, and reorganizations; working capital/cash flow management; and assistance with debt or equity financing.


Upon graduation, Jeff joined the accounting staff of a national accounting firm, gaining two years of experience in auditing and tax work. He became associated with HMWC CPAs & Business Advisors in 1982, advancing to partner in 1989.

Jeff has worked with companies in a wide variety of industries, including service, retail, manufacturing, and real estate. Businesses range in size from start-ups to those with thousands of employees and hundreds of millions in revenue.


Jeff received his BS in Accounting from San Diego State University in 1980.

Professional & Community Involvement

Jeff’s professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is on the Endowment Committee for Orangewood Childrens Foundation, and is involved in the Short-Stop Program, which assists at-risk teenagers in getting their lives back on track. He also sits on the board of directors for a local private school. Jeff frequently lectures on estate planning. He is considered a resource for various periodicals, as well as for local television programs.