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member milestones.


Green Hasson Janks, Los Angeles, promoted David Sternberg to partner, appointed Polina Chapiro to GHJ's executive committee and named Akash Sehgal to lead the firm's tax practice... Altum Partners LLP, San Jose, named Sara Hallihan a senior manager ... Crowe Horwath, Los Angeles, promoted Chad Coombs to managing director in tax services... Moss Adams, Sacramento, named Christopher Bell a partner... David Sage has been made a partner by Moss Adams, San Francisco... PRIDE Industries, San Francisco, hired Stephanie Goin as controller... Grant Thornton LLP, Cupertino, named Amanda Hurley a partner... Kris George joined BDO USA, San Diego, as a tax partner... Paren Knadjian joined KROST, Pasadena, and will lead the firm's new M&A and capital markets service line... Glenn Carniello and Rachel Rico joined HMWC CPAs & Business Advisors, Tustin, as partners.


Justin T. Miller of BNY Mellon Wealth Management, San Francisco, has been named the 2017 recipient of the V. Judson Klein Award from the State Bar of California Taxation Section... Abraham Reichman of Frankel Reichman & Rizzo LLP, Los Angeles, is a recipient of the 2017 AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services Standing Ovation... Elizabeth Hugh, COO of KROST, Pasadena, was named one of the top 24 Most Influential Women in Accounting by the Los Angeles Business Journal... Accounting Today named KROST a Top Firm to Watch and a 2017 Regional Leader ... Haskell & White CPAs, Irvine, has received the Ambassador to the Children award from Kids Konnected, a cancer support organization... Madeline Porter, a student at the University of California, Davis, is a recipient of the AICPA's John L. Carey Scholarship... Loretta Doon, CalCPA CEO, Amy Vetter of Xero Inc. and Geni Whitehouse of Brotemarkle Davis & Co. LLP were named by CPA Practice Advisor as among the Most Powerful Women in Accounting for 2017... Jessica Krushensky of Brinig Taylor Zimmer, Inc.; Avi Reichman of Frankel Reichman & Rizzo; Megan Thompson of Thompson Accounting; Ben Towne of Towne Advisory and Sacha Zadmehran of Hemming Morse received the AICPA's Forensic and Valuation Services Standing Ovation honors.

Firm News

Squar Milner LLP, Orange County, and DZH Phillips LLP, San Francisco Bay Area, have combined under the name Squar Milner ... KROST, Pasadena, has added wealth management services... CBIZ acquired the non-attest business of McKay & Carnahan Inc., Newport Beach, while CBIZ's affiliated CPA firm, Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C., acquired McKay's attest business.

Members in the News

Blake Christian discusses the secrets of opening a new CPA office in a Oct. 11 Journal of Accountancy podcast. And he is interviewed on the Mountain Money radio program on Nov. 6 about proposed tax law changes... The Oct. 13 USA Today quotes Jean-Luc Bourdon regarding how tax law changes may affect retirees. And a Nov. 4 article on The Street contains comments by Bourdon and Mary Kay Foss regarding how the mortgage interest deduction may be affected by tax reform... The Oct. 23 CPA Practice Advisor announces that Mark Astrinos and Porschia Nkansa are named to the AICPA's 2017 Leadership Academy Class... Leonard Wright provides information on "how to disaster-proof your finances" in the Nov. 7 Chicago Tribune... Michael Eisenberg offers his opinions regarding quarterly taxes in a Nov. 7 Financial Advisor article. He discusses the personal financial satisfaction of Americans on a Nov. 15 AICPA blog. And he and Brian Stoner comment on tax planning for high-net-worth clients in a Dec. 4 Financial Advisor article... Regina Levy notes that "special needs families may get squeezed by tax reform" in a Nov. 9 article on The Nov. 17 New York Times interviews Gina Chironis regarding the confusion fellow accountants may have with various tax proposals... Bridget Foreman, Jacob Sheffield and Michael Sgobba offer their opinions about tax reform in articles published on Nov. 17 by the Pacific Coast Business Journal.
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