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When Alp Atabek opened his tax planning firm in 1984, he intended to focus exclusively on
small business accounting and tax preparation. Four years later, he began offering his clients
wealth management services as well—and he was hooked. “With my tax practice, I felt I was
always working on my clients’ pasts,” says Atabek, managing partner of AFS Financial Group.
“When I began offering financial and investment planning services, I was able to help my
clients shape their futures. I discovered a true passion for guiding clients through complex
financial situations and having a meaningful impact on their lives,” he says.
Since then, AFS Financial Group has grown into a successful investment advisory firm
with a robust team of experts from diverse backgrounds, including accounting, law, long-term
care and tax planning. The team boasts longevity as well. Jason Dahl, director of financial
planning, has worked alongside Atabek for over 11 years and Olivia Nakkash, director of
operations, recently celebrated her seventh year with the company.
“We take the time to get to know our clients and consider all of the components that go
into their overall financial picture,” says Natalie Atabek, director of communications. “Our
outstanding team—from our financial planning associates and investment analysts to our
client service associates—works together to help our clients achieve their goals.” Outside the
office, the group supports several local organizations including SOME and A Wider Circle,
where Dahl has served on the board of directors for over 10 years. The team also offers
workshops on a range of financial planning topics to clients and local companies.
As AFS Financial Group celebrates 30 years of success, the team is excited for what’s
ahead. “We look forward to continuing to bring our clients peace of mind,” says Alp Atabek.
“We help them plan for tomorrow so they can live for today.”
AFS Financial Group, LLC
7700 Old Georgetown Road, Suite 630
Bethesda, MD 20814
“We look forward to
continuing to bring our
clients peace of mind.
We help them plan for
tomorrow so they can
live for today.”
(L-R): Olivia Nakkash, Jason Dahl,
Natalie Atabek, Alp Atabek, Teri Raad,
Dennis Elias, and Christopher Vanderkolk.
Not pictured: Jensen Lorea.
Securities and Advisory Services offered through
Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC,
a Registered Investment Adviser.