Michael Stauffer


California State University, Fullerton

Bachelor of Arts, Accounting (1990)


Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in California


Michael is a CPA in California who specializes in real estate, partnership and REIT taxation.  He has over 30 years of experience in real estate taxation, including over 15 years of public accounting experience.  He has worked in the tax departments of Kenneth Leventhal/Ernst & Young, Moss Adams and CLA assisting clients in the real estate and high net worth practices with all aspects of their businesses.  In addition, he was the head of tax at a publicly traded REIT for over 11 years, overseeing all aspects of their tax department during a time of significant growth.   He has experience with a wide variety of real estate and partnership tax issues including partnership allocations, partnership/REIT tax structuring and transactions, 1031 exchanges, 704(c) allocations and asset capitalization issues.   He enjoys working as a part of a team to achieve the best tax results for his clients. 

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 American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)