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SPEAKING & MEDIA MENTIONS

Listed here are some of our recent speaking engagements and examples of thought leadership in the media.

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Sep

02

2021

Debra McCall quoted in Bloomberg Tax

Advisory & Assurance Partner Debra McCall was quoted by Bloomberg Tax in an article called “Abandoning Office Space Creates Lease Accounting Headaches.” The piece looks at the accounting ramifications of companies terminating or modifying their lease agreements in an effort to shrink their real estate footprints. Read the article here.

Jun

22

2021

Elizabeth Sevilla quoted in Accounting Today

Tax Partner Elizabeth Sevilla was quoted by Accounting Today in an article entitled “Transformative tax proposals in Treasury’s Green Book.” She shared her perspective on some of the proposed tax law changes and how important comprehensive estate planning is for high-net-worth individuals. Read the article here.

May

24

2021

Erin Hastings published in BenefitsPRO Magazine

Advisory & Assurance Partner, Erin Hastings, wrote an article for BenefitsPRO Magazine entitled, “California’s new pay data reporting law: 6 actions employers should take.” The article covers how California businesses can leverage their pay data submissions to improve their competitive standing. Read the article here.

May

05

2021

Lupita McLane quoted by INSIDE Public Accounting

Lupita McLane, Chief People Officer, was spotlighted in an INSIDE Public Accounting cover story on new C-suite positions that reflect the changing needs and priorities of firms. The piece explored Seiler’s recognition of the critical role that HR will continue to play in moving the firm forward. Lupita told IPA that she sees her goal as helping to “create a world-class culture where employees can be their authentic selves and do their best work.

Apr

20

2021

Lupita McLane quoted by HR Advisory Magazine

Lupita McLane, Chief People Officer, was quoted by HR Advisory Magazine for an article entitled, “The Office Reimagined” in their 2021 Spring issue. She shared her thoughts on putting employee’s needs first when managing a post-pandemic work environment. Read the article here.

Mar

31

2021

Elizabeth Sevilla quoted by Accounting Today

Elizabeth Sevilla, Tax Partner, was quoted by Accounting Today for an article entitled, “Innovating services, meeting needs” in their 2021 Top 100 Firms issue. She shared her perspective on the current economic and societal trends that are naturally creating opportunities for advisory services. Read the article here.

Feb

16

2021

David Sacarelos guest on HLB Podcast

David Sacarelos, Tax Partner, was a guest on an HLB podcast about how the pandemic presented unique opportunities for emerging growth companies. David and his fellow panelists discussed how these companies navigated M&A activity during 2020 and their expectations for 2021. The episode can be listened to here.

Feb

05

2021

Lupita McLane featured in The Contemporary Tax Journal

The Contemporary Tax Journal (Volume 10, Issue 1, Winter 2021) featured extended summaries from the 2020 TEI-SJSU High Tech Tax Institute, including the panel that Lupita McLane, Seiler’s Chief People Office, served on, which was titled “Post-Pandemic Tax Practice: Lessons Learned for the High-Tech Sector.” The Journal noted that Lupita emphasized the significance of creating a successful long-term remote work strategy for Seiler; the importance of keeping the firm’s culture alive; the effects of teleworking; and the importance of leadership for employee well-being.

The summaries can be found here.

Jan

12

2021

Erin Hastings presenter on Equal Pay Data Reporting

Erin Hastings, Advisory & Assurance Partner, gave a presentation entitled “Equal Pay Data Reporting: An Asset for the Strategic Employer (CLE) Confirmation” on January 12, 2021. Erin co-presented with Holly Sutton, Partner at Farella, Braun + Martel, to the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel.

Erin and Holly also gave a webinar presentation on this same topic on January 27, 2021.

Dec

03

2020

David Sacarelos presenter on philanthropy in the Time of COVID-19

David Sacarelos, Tax Partner, gave a presentation for the Montalvo Arts Center on the state of philanthropy in the time of COVID-19. The presentation touched on the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Securities (CARES) Act, tax implications and advantages, tips to maximize 2020 deductions, planned giving, and more. David, who is a Trustee of Montalvo, co-presented with Montalvo’s Executive Director Angela McConnell and Director of Finance Lee Ann Payne.

Nov

04

2020

Lupita McLane panelist at High Tech Tax Institute

Lupita McLane, Chief People Officer, will be a panelist at TEI-SJSU and CalCPA’s 36th Annual High Tech Tax Institute on November 9, 2020. The panel will be discussing “Post-Pandemic Tax Practice: Lessons Learned for the High-Tech Sector.”

Sep

16

2020

Ian Mason moderator at Marcus & Millichap / IPA Multifamily Forum

Ian Mason served as the moderator for a panel discussion on “Multifamily Investment & Development Outlook in the SF Bay Area and Across Northern California” at the Marcus & Millichap / IPA Multifamily Forum Northern California Online Conference on September 16.

Nov

19

2019

Seiler LLP hosts Williams Group Book Signing and Discussion

Seiler hosted a book signing by Amy Castoro, President & CEO of Williams Group, at City Club San Francisco. The author of “Bridging Generations,” Castoro shared insights about working with multi-generational, high-net-worth families at the event on November 19th.

Sep

30

2019

Erin Hastings presenting at How Women Lead

Erin Hastings, Seiler audit partner, will discuss best practices, trends, and roles when speaking on “Leading Audit Committee Practices” in the How Women Lead webinar on September 30th.

Jun

21

2019

Nancy Young and David Sacarelos present at HLB Conference (Silicon Valley)

Tax partners Nancy Young and David Sacarelos presented at HLB Asia Pacific’s Silicon Valley conference on June 21. Young spoke about “Doing Business in Silicon Valley: What Foreign Companies Need to Know about California State & Local Tax.” David Sacarelos presented on “Doing Business in Silicon Valley: Wealth and Investing in the U.S. for Cross-Border Families,” as well as “Change on the Horizon: Exploring the Next Generation of Start-ups.”

Apr

06

2018

Ron LaVelle speaker at ACG SF event

Ron LaVelle served on a panel discussing strategies and opportunities in family office investments at the ACG SF April 2018 Breakfast Series. The event was held in San Francisco, California.

Dec

02

2015

Brian Jeffs Panelist For Daily Journal’s Corporate Governance 2015

Brian Jeffs spoke on a panel on “Corporate Governance in Family Businesses” focusing on the unique dynamics of passive family members, next generation involvement and non-family stakeholders. The conference on “Today’s Best Practices and Practical Advice for Private Companies” was held at the Le Meridien hotel in San Francisco, CA.

Nov

05

2015

David Mugmon Moderated A Panel At Marcus & Millichap / Ipa: Multifamily Forum

David Mugmon, tax partner, moderated a panel at the Marcus & Millichap / IPA: Multifamily Forum San Francisco Bay Area 2015. The panel discussed “Welcome to the Neighborhood: A New Development Power Panel” focusing on the latest updates from the developers, owners, and investors behind the Bay Area’s newest multifamily projects.