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Comparative advantage is an economics term that inspired Sam to choose a career that fit her strengths.

A community college course in bookkeeping led to her major in accounting. She joined LSL CPAs in 1998 and is one of the firm’s valued tax managers, focusing on various tax returns for closely held businesses as well as entity structures and assurance. Her clients include individuals, partnerships, estates, trusts, corporations and not-for-profit entities. Sam has successfully represented clients in resolving tax disputes with the IRS and California Franchise Board.

Many of Sam’s clients are in manufacturing and distribution and hold real estate assets. Her consulting encompasses estate, income, sales and property tax minimization and reporting. A good day for her is working on a tax audit to discover ways that clients can minimize their taxes while efficiently and accurately reporting income or revenue.

Great Clients for Sam… treat their employees well, create interesting businesses and want to comply with the law.
LSL candidate tip… Talk about Frank Lloyd Wright or Star Trek.
Personal… Enjoys hiking and has summited Half Dome in Yosemite; interested in art, science fiction and environmental science.

Professional and Civic Involvement:

Firm member, PrimeGlobal
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)
National Association of Tax Professionals
Member, Treasurer, Kiwanis Club of Brea
Member, Sierra Club
Former Camp Secretary, YMCA


M.S. degree in Taxation with commendation, California State University, Fullerton
B.A. degree in Business Administration, Accounting emphasis, with honors, California State University, Fullerton


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