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How We Work

How We Work

Our reasons for becoming financial professionals are deeply personal. We repeatedly saw many friends and family struggling to find the help they needed to map out their financial future. We are confident that with our understanding of personal finance, coupled with our training as financial professionals, we can help people better prepare for the future. After years in the business, we have developed a reputation for educating individuals in an easy-to-understand manner so they can grasp personal finance and use those concepts to pursue their financial objectives. We feel a commitment to our community.

Our team approach adds perspective to all we do and provides benefits to our clients.

Meet Our Team

Christel Ford Berry



Christel Ford Berry, the principal of Ford Berry Associates,LLC, is a Connecticut attorney in private practice and an Investment Advisor Representative with Voya Financial Advisors.

After receiving her B.A. as a senior scholar at Barnard College, she obtained a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979. She began her legal practice in Hartford, CT with Hebb & Gitlin and thereafter with Shipman & Goodwin. In 1984, Christel started her own law practice concentrating in the areas of estate planning, estate administration and real estate law. Shortly thereafter, she established a practice in financial services.

Christel is formerly a member of the Greater Hartford community and has served numerous organizations which include the Professional Advisory Committee of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, a Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation, formerly a Trustee of Westfield State University and Trustee of The Fund for Greater Hartford. Previous board member of the Hartford Seminary and the Friends of Elizabeth Park.She presently resides in Hartford with her husband Thomas.

Ford Berry Associates,LLC nor Christel Ford Berry provide legal services on behalf of Voya Financial Advisors,Inc.