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Gary.Cates@lslcpas.com

If you need advice on your accounting career or running a small business, just ask Gary.

For more than 40 years, Gary has pursued leadership in the profession by working his way up from staff accountant to managing partner in the same firm and then supporting a merger between Vilmure, Peeler & Boucher, LLP and LSL CPAs in 2013. His clients have included successful entrepreneurs in construction, manufacturing and other closely held enterprises, guided by Gary’s knowledge in tax, accounting, strategic planning and even personal estate planning.

His favorite clients rely on him for regular advice to mitigate their tax impact and strategically pursue business goals while keeping their sights on the sale or transition of the business. As the business advisory services partner at LSL, Gary is positioned to serve clients and our staff on business best practices.

Gary has presented on tax planning and tax law changes to business and real estate groups. His core focus is coordinating business and personal tax planning as well as improved accounting and financial reporting systems, strategic planning and business performance reviews.

Great Clients for Gary… trust him to keep their businesses on track and plan ahead.
LSL candidate tip: Ask him about the Los Angeles Angels, snorkeling in Maui or golfing.
Personal: Passed all four parts of his CPA exam on the first sitting; he and wife, Carol, have four grown children and also dote on their pets.

Professional and Civic Involvement:

Firm member, PrimeGlobal
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)
Member, Past President and Board Member, Whittier Host Lions Club
Member, Business Network International – La Habra Chapter
Member and finance committee member of his church

Education:

B.B.A degree in Accounting and Business/Management, California State University, Northridge


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We are always engaged in ongoing education, to better serve you and your account. Please contact us for more information about the latest developments in our assurance, tax, and advisory services.