Money does not buy happiness. It could buy freedom.

We believe in simplifying the road to financial freedom. It's what we've done now for over 20 years. Help out clients build their wealth so they can focus on what truly matters most — the freedom to enjoy their life.

We are Hawkins & Laakso.
Freedom Simplified.

Money does not buy happiness. It could buy freedom.

We work with successful entrepreneurs and executives to create a Family Office Experience designed to achieve their financial dreams by helping them manage, grow, and secure their wealth.

Our Passion

Our passion for achieving results for our clients has and will continue to be the primary motivation for our organization.

As Managing Partners, George and Chris bring a combined industry experience of over 50 years to the practice. George focuses primarily on wealth management and investments for Hawkins Laakso clients, while Chris develops and designs custom strategies for clients with financial planning and protection needs. The focus of Hawkins Laakso is on providing a comprehensive team "experience" for business owners and individuals that not meets but exceeds our client's expectations at every turn.

Its founders, George Wesley Hawkins and Christopher Michael Laakso, have been with their current broker-dealer, now Equitable Advisors since 1998 and 2001, respectively.

Our Experience

Hawkins Laakso has been providing financial services, estate planning strategies (using life insurance and other financial products), business planning, investment and insurance products to clients since 2005.

California Insurance License #: 0C79127

The Retirement Planning Specialist title is awarded by Equitable Advisors, based upon the Financial Professional's (FP) receipt of a Certificate in Retirement Planning from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. In a collaboration between the Wharton School and Equitable Advisors' affiliated life insurance carrier, coursework for the certificate was developed exclusively for Equitable Advisors FPs, and the title may be used only by FPs who have completed the required coursework and maintain the title through ongoing continuing education requirements. To verify that an FP has earned and holds the title in good standing, contact us at Complaints about an Equitable Advisors FP should be directed to

Securities offered through Equitable Advisors, LLC (NY,NY 212-314-4600), member FINRA/SIPC (Equitable Financial Advisors in MI & TN). Investment advisory products and services offered through Equitable Advisors, LLC, an SEC registered investment advisor.

Annuity and insurance products offered through Equitable Network, LLC, which conducts business in CA as Equitable Network Insurance Agency of California, LLC, in UT as Equitable Network Insurance Agency of Utah, LLC, and in PR as Equitable Network of Puerto Rico, Inc. Equitable Advisors and its affiliates do not provide tax or legal advice. Please consult your tax and legal advisors regarding your particular circumstances. Individuals may transact business, which includes offering products and services and/or responding to inquiries, only in state(s) in which they are properly registered and/or licensed. The information in this web site is not investment or securities advice and does not constitute an offer.

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