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Meet Our Team

Kurt Biederman

Teams

  • Team Fitzwilson

Locations

  • Bellevue

Roles

  • Wealth Manager
  • Wealth Strategy Group

Kurt Biederman, JD

Wealth Manager

As a Wealth Manager, Kurt serves as the primary point of contact, responsible for maintaining a proactive, ongoing relationship with our clients. Through over 10 years of experience as a financial advisor and a previous career as an estate planning attorney, Kurt has helped small business owners, tech executives, and affluent families manage their wealth. From navigating the impacts of sudden wealth after the sale of a business to creating a legacy through estate planning, Kurt’s mission is to ensure that all aspects of your financial picture are optimized to meet your goals.

Prior to joining Coldstream, Kurt practiced law in estate planning, advising affluent Northwest families in all areas of estate and gift planning, trust administration, and charitable planning. Kurt began his legal career in mortgage banking law at Routh Crabtree Olsen, P.S. and holds a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Seattle University School of Law. Kurt also obtained his undergraduate degree in Biology from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana.

Kurt was born and raised in Alaska, and currently resides in Shoreline, WA with his wife and three daughters. He’s always been passionate about contributing to his community and regularly volunteers with Seattle Children’s Hospital and Union Gospel Mission.

THE MOST TREASURED THING I OWN

My home office. With a wife and three daughters, it’s shelter from the chaos.

ONE PIECE OF ADVICE

Be intentional. Do the hard work of considering what you want and thinking through your legacy. Then get a plan in place to execute on it.

HOBBIES

I consider myself to be a people person. There is nothing I enjoy more than spending time with the people I love, traveling with friends and family, and eating some great food! You’ll also see me out running around the neighborhood and hitting some balls on the golf course.

COLDSTREAM SHAREHOLDER

Coldstream is an employee-owned wealth management firm. We believe that by having broad employee ownership, we can attract and retain the industry’s best talent – in turn furthering our mission of enhancing people’s lives.

Recent Article Contributions

  • start the estate planning process

    August 3, 2022

    3 Ways to Overcome the Initial Hurdles of Estate Planning

    When creating an estate plan, many individuals lack a clear vision of what they want. It’s a weighty and complex topic to address and often gets kicked down the road. Even when people take the initiative to hire an attorney to draft an estate plan, those drafts can sit in an inbox for six months [...]

    Kurt BiedermanMichelle Decaire
    Contributions from: Kurt Biederman, JD, Michelle Decaire, FPQP™