David M. Sacarelos

David M. Sacarelos, CPA, CGMA


David is a CPA with 30 years of experience, and has worked with a variety of clients over the years, including high-net-worth individuals and multi-generational families; private foundations and public charities; privately owned businesses ranging from early-stage to mature; and a range of partnerships in real estate, investments, and others. He holds expertise in the following disciplines:

  • Income, tax, estate and financial planning and consulting for complex tax and financial transactions
  • Non-profit governance matters
  • Philanthropic planning for individuals and families, including gifts of personal property, businesses, stocks, shares, real estate, and fine art
  • M&A advisory for domestic and international businesses, including structuring and due diligence
  • Representation of clients before taxing authorities (IRS, FTB, etc.)

David is the firm’s leading tax specialist in private foundations and other non-profit organizations, and he holds particular expertise in advising families and individuals with respect to their philanthropic goals. He’s also the partner in charge of Business Development, Marketing, and coordinating cross-border engagements through HLB, a global network of independent advisory and accounting firms with presence in 150 jurisdictions. In this capacity, he works especially closely with Asia-Pacific, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, and European engagements.

David joined Seiler in 1987. He has been a Partner since 2003 and is a member of the firm’s executive governing board.

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Professional Memberships

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Northern California Planned Giving Council
  • San Francisco Estate Planning Council
  • Santa Clara County Estate Planning Council
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Associate Member, American Bar Association: Taxation Section; Real Estate Section; Trust and Estate Section
  • Associate Member, California Lawyers Association: Taxation Section; Trust and Estate Section


Education / Certification

  • Master's degree in Taxation, Golden Gate University
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, San Jose State University
  • Certified Public Accountant, California
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant


Professional Experience

  • Seiler LLP


Community Affiliations

  • Chairman, Members Insurance & Benefits Committee, California Society of CPAs
  • Audit Committee Member, Community Arts Stabilization Trust
  • Planning Committee Member, Jerry A. Kasner Estate Planning Symposium
  • Member, Mid-Peninsula Advisory Board, Presidio Bank
  • Director, San Francisco Estate Planning Council
  • Audit Committee Member, San Jose Museum of Art
  • Audit Committee Member, Community School of Music and Arts
  • Member, San Jose State University Tax Advisory Board