Many privately-held San Mateo businesses end up paying more in taxes than they should, which is why working with a knowledgeable tax accountant can be valuable. Founded in 1944, Shea Labagh Dobberstein is one of the most long-standing and well-respected firms in the Bay Area. We provide comprehensive tax accounting services, including planning and compliance, tax minimizations, and tax returns. Our tax accountants take a proactive and collaborative approach to understand your needs and reduce risks caused by errors or non-compliance. We assist high net worth individuals, nonprofits, and private companies in a range of industries, including real estate, manufacturing, construction, logistics, distribution, wholesale, food and beverage, and professional services.
With approximately 100 employees and three offices in the Bay Area, we remain small enough to provide personalized, responsive tax accounting services. In addition, we’re also members of DFK International, a strategic association of over 200 independent accounting and consulting firms throughout the world. Our membership gives us access to a global network of independent CPAs, advisory firms, and resources in over 90 countries. This enables us to provide you with the broader services of a large firm, while still remaining attentive to your needs.
America’s Top Recommended Tax & Accounting Firms
Our high standards and exceptional service have received recognition from Forbes magazine, earning us a ranking on their 2020 list of “America’s Top Recommended Tax & Accounting Firms.” We were also named a “Top 200 Firm” and “Best of Best Firm” in 2020 by INSIDE Public Accounting. Additionally, we have received seven consecutive “unmodified” peer reviews without comments from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), an achievement that’s been attained by less than 10% of accounting firms in the US.
Many of our tax accountants have decades of expertise, like Principal Ed Hanley. Ed has more than 30 years of experience in public accounting, tax services, business advice, and strategy consulting. He has worked extensively in the real estate and restaurant sectors, as well as partnership planning. His specializations include high net worth individuals, tax strategy, personal finance planning, pass-through entities, real estate limited partnerships.