Exceptional service | Deep expertise | Global reach

Advice Clients Can Trust

SLD is composed of unbiased, independent accountants. Through our specialized expertise and dedicated service teams, clients have access to a spectrum of accounting, tax, audit and advisory services.

Who We Serve

Since 1944, SLD has worked in partnership with generations of family-owned and closely-held businesses, nonprofits, and individuals in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Serving Clients for 75+ Years

Shea Labagh Dobberstein (SLD) was founded by Paul Shea in 1944 as “Shea and Shea.” With a five-to-one staff to leader ratio and ongoing open communication policies year-round, clients can be assured that they are getting the most experienced eyes on their accounting and tax needs. Today, the firm is ranked on the 2020 and 2021 lists of “America’s Top Recommended Tax & Accounting Firms” with Forbes Magazine. INSIDE Public Accounting has also named the firm to its “Top 200 Firms” and “Best of the Best Firm” lists.

Recognized for Exceptional Service

  • ‘America’s Top Recommended Tax & Accounting Firms,’ Forbes Magazine, 2020, 2021
  • Top 200 Firms, INSIDE Public Accounting, 7 consecutive years
  • Best of the Best Firm 2020, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
  • DFK Firm of the Year 2017

Hiring SLD has been the most important decision Future Bars has made as an organization.

– Brian Sheehy, CEO
Future Bars Group

As a family we would recommend SLD… for the ‘peace of mind’ knowing that our business needs are in the hands of true professionals.

– Sebanc Family

SLD works with us to ensure we are making the best tax decisions for our situation.

– Sarah Woodberry Trauner, President
SWT Consulting

SLD has offered solid financial reviews and been able to be there whenever we need.

– Eugene Lupario, President
SVS Group

We can depend on SLD not only for advice but to know that they are current with all the new and old tax regulations

– Personal Income Tax Client

We replaced a ‘Big Four’ accounting firm with SLD… Not only did they meet our aggressive deadline schedule, they provided an exceptional level of customer service while delivering a quality product.

– Michael A. Ray, Executive VP – CFO & Treasurer
California Casualty Management Co.

SLD Team working on accounting services

Quality Control

Less than 10% of accounting firms in the US have the distinction of earning seven consecutive “unmodified” peer reviews without comments from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), meaning that they are adhering to strict quality control standards. SLD is proud to be one of this elite group.

Global reach. SLD is an independent member of DFK International—an international association of independent accounting firms and business advisors. Through this relationship with DFK, clients have access to resources across the United States and over 90 countries. As your business grows and expands, we can scale with you.