M. Christine Ratliff

CPA, Partner, Tax Practice

My guiding principle in life is to live with integrity. One of my favorite quotes from C.S. Lewis is ‘Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching.’ With this thought always within me, I know that I will be able to serve my family, community and clients to the best of my abilities.

Chris brings more than 20 years of public accounting and industry experience, including several years as CFO of a large management services organization, to her work advising our clients.  

Chris joined Smith and Howard in 2008. As a partner in the firm, she is a member of the Tax practice and a founding member of the Hospitality group. Chris specializes in tax services for restaurants, residential construction, real estate development, high-net-worth individuals and attorneys.

She and her two children live in Atlanta, Georgia.


  • University of Georgia – Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting


  • Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants


  • Conyers, Georgia

Interests + Hobbies

  • Reading
  • University of Georgia Football
  • Movies

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