Michael J. Landau, CPA, MBT, CFP® - Partner
Mr. Landau graduated with honors from the University of Southern California in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting and later obtained a Masters of Business Taxation degree from USC in 1983. He earned the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation in 1988.
Mr. Landau began his career with Arthur Young and Company (now Ernst and Young) in the audit department and ultimately became a senior manager in the Entrepreneurial Services Group serving a variety of businesses and individuals in the real estate, manufacturing and service industries with accounting, tax and business consulting services.
In 1986, Mr. Landau became Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Morton Capital Management and Affiliates, which provided mortgage banking, investment advisory and pension administrative services, where he further developed his skills in the investment portfolio management, real estate lending, property management and property development areas. Prior to the establishment of his own firm in 1991, Mr. Landau also served in senior financial capacities for an engineering consulting firm and a multi-office independent escrow company.
Currently, Mr. Landau is involved with tax, financial and strategic planning for high net worth individuals, families and closely held businesses. These companies range from professional services and entertainment companies, real estate property owners, developers and contractors, restaurants and retail, to various distribution and manufacturing companies. With his background in financial accounting, he also serves the financial audit and review needs of the firm’s clients. He has also provided expert witness testimony in a variety of litigation matters ranging from real estate fraud to business dissolutions and economic damages from tortuous acts. He has served in the recent past as the chief financial officer for a theatrical lighting products distributor and a startup green energy technology company.
Mr. Landau is a member of the American Institute and California Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and has held several NASD securities licenses. He has served on the committees of various charitable organizations and is a past board member of The Accounting Circle of the University of Southern California.