Helene H. Downs, CPA 

Partner, Tax Department
hdowns@hwllp.cpa   

Get to Know Helene 

Helene Downs joined Hantzmon Wiebel in 2001. She builds long-term relationships with her clients and provides families confidence and comfort in navigating financial affairs. Helene is an avid gardener and a budding golfer. She enjoys spending time outdoors, especially with her family. She dreams of working remotely from her garden and learning to play the drums.   

“I have been a client of Hantzmon Wiebel for over 15 years and have been very happy with the service they provide. Helene Downs is my primary contact, and she is a pleasure to work with. She is very knowledgeable, and I trust her timely advice and integrity.”

Gary Merriman

“I have been a client of Hantzmon Wiebel for over 15 years and have been very happy with the service they provide. Helene Downs is my primary contact, and she is a pleasure to work with. She is very knowledgeable, and I trust her timely advice and integrity.”

W. Douglas Gilpin, Jr. FAIA - Architect, PLC

Education 

  • A.B., Princeton University 

Areas of Professional Service 

  • Individual Taxation 
  • Trusts and Estates Planning and Compliance 

Industry Specialties 

  • High Net Worth 
  • Individuals 
  • Trusts and Estates 

Professional Activities 

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) 
  • Central Virginia Estate Planning Council 
  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) 

Personal and Civic Activities 

  • Central Virginia Estate Planning Council, Treasurer 
  • Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, Board of Governors  
  • Village School, Treasurer 

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“I have been a client of Hantzmon Wiebel for over 15 years and have been very happy with the service they provide. Helene Downs is my primary contact, and she is a pleasure to work with. She is very knowledgeable, and I trust her timely advice and integrity.”

W. Douglas Gilpin, Jr. FAIA - Architect, PLC