Firm Promotes Real Estate, Audit and Trust and Estate Veterans in Silicon Valley and San Francisco
Seiler LLP, one of the country’s leading advisory, tax, and accounting firms in the high-net-worth space, announced today its 2016 class of new partners: Phuong Dang, Erin Hastings and Elizabeth Sevilla.
“Phuong, Elizabeth and Erin are outstanding professionals, and their promotions are well deserved,” remarks Jim DeMartini, Seiler’s Chairman and CEO. “These new partners – as well as others promoted within the Seiler team – represent our firm’s commitment to developing all professionals at every level. Helping everyone achieve their full potential is absolutely critical to maintaining our high level of client service.”
Phuong Dang, CPA, has been with Seiler for over 25 years, and started as a campus recruit. Phuong focused his career on tax advisory and compliance for real estate and related companies, partnerships, corporations and high-net-worth individuals and families. He is a tax partner in the Real Estate industry practice at Seiler, and has extensive experience in leasing and real estate developer issues, transaction structures, financing arrangements and consulting on 1031 transactions.
“In a highly competitive market like Silicon Valley, clients demand expertise in a variety of areas as well as excellent service. It’s been my pleasure to assist clients with their real estate needs in this unique part of the world,” said Dang.
Erin Hastings, CPA, has 15 years of experience in audit, accounting and advisory and is a leader in the firm’s audit
practice. Her industry experience includes financial services (broker-dealers, registered advisors and investment funds), professional services, manufacturing, distribution and wholesale and others. She also has expertise in financial statement forecasting and analysis, business strategy and planning, internal controls and fraud examinations. Erin spent time at Scott B. Price & Company and KPMG prior to joining Seiler.
“Since joining Seiler, I’ve had the great pleasure of assisting our closely-held business owner clients with their financial records, business strategy and planning,” said Hastings. “We customize our audit plans to ensure they meet the distinct requirements of each of our clients.”
Elizabeth Sevilla, CLU, CHFC, has been promoted to tax partner in the area of Trust and Estate advisory. She joined the firm in 2009, and has over 20 years of experience advising clients in the areas of personal and fiduciary income as well as gift and estate taxation along with personal risk management, business succession, executive compensation and life insurance tax and product due diligence issues. Prior to her tenure at Seiler, Elizabeth spent time at BDO US, Deloitte and KPMG.
“My clients frequently need expertise that is multi-faceted to meet their diverse financial interests. It’s a privilege to have their trust and confidence in our services while knowing that we are helping not only them but generations to come,” said Sevilla.