Tax Accountant Oakland


Business people negotiating a contract.Shea Labagh Dobberstein offers business audit services for businesses of all sizes in Oakland and the surrounding Bay Area. Founded in 1944, we offer end-to-end accounting services, including tax accounting, traditional accounting, and advisory services.

Our auditing services include:

SLD CPAs provide business audit services to clients in an array of industries, including real estate, manufacturing, construction, logistics, distribution and wholesale, food and beverage, and professional services. Our firm offers the responsive service of a regional firm, coupled with the broader service capabilities of a larger firm, ensuring scalable services to meet your needs as your business grows.

To learn more about our business audit services or to discuss how we can assist your business, contact us for a free consultation. Bill Wright, one of our Principals, would be happy to speak with you. Bill can also be reached at 415.869.5589.

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Nationally Recognized Accounting Services

Our strict quality control measures have earned us seven “unmodified” peer reviews from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, an achievement that’s been attained by less than 10% of accounting firms in the US. Our exceptional service and commitment to our clients have also earned us recognition with Forbes magazine, which ranked us on their 2020 and 2021 list of “America’s Top Recommended Tax & Accounting Firms, as well as placement on the “Top 200 Firm” and 2020 “Best of Best Firm” lists published by INSIDE Public Accounting.
Shea Labagh Dobberstein tax accountants help private businesses, nonprofits, and high net worth individuals in Oakland navigate the ever-changing world of tax regulations. Our CPAs stay updated on the latest regulations to provide tax accounting services that are proactive, collaborative, and fully meet your needs.

Our tax accounting services include:

  • Planning and compliance, with expertise in estate tax planning
  • Tax minimization
  • Tax returns for individuals, C-corporations, S-corporations, partnerships, LLCs, and trusts

SLD tax accountants work with clients in a wide range of industries, offering expertise in real estate, construction, distribution and wholesale, manufacturing, logistics, food and beverage, and professional services.

For more information on how we can assist you, please contact us for a free consultation. Bill Wright, one of our Principals, will be happy to speak with you. You may also reach Bill at 415.869.5589.

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Nationally Recognized by Forbes, INSIDE Public Accounting

SLD has received national recognition due to our highly responsive, personalized service, and deep expertise. Our firm earned a ranking on Forbes magazine’s 2020 and 2021 lists of “America’s Top Recommended Tax & Accounting Firms,” and was named a “Top 200 Firm” and “Best of Best Firm” in 2020 by INSIDE Public Accounting.

Many of our team members have decades of experience, exposure to national firms, and cross-functional expertise, like Principal Ed Hanley. Ed has more than 30 years of experience providing tax accounting services, with significant work in the real estate and restaurant sectors. Prior to his time at SLD, Ed worked with Ernst & Young, LLP’s Boston office, and served as a tax counsel at GE Capital Corporation’s headquarters. His legal background grants him a unique perspective, particularly in the area of tax planning.

Our team is staffed by dedicated professionals, many of whom have decades of accounting expertise in a variety of industries. Principal Robert (Bob) Zurcher, for example, has been providing auditing services to companies in various stages of growth for more than 30 years. His industry knowledge and experience are diverse, spanning manufacturing, distribution and wholesale, professional services, technology, retail, architecture, and consumer and industrial products. Bob’s specializations include financial reporting, assurances, and mergers and acquisitions.