Wayne B. Lippman, CPA, MS - Taxation, Partner
Wayne B. Lippman has more than 40 years of experience in public accounting, including 20 years with Price Waterhouse, where he served as a tax partner in the San Francisco and Oakland offices. He was previously the managing tax partner of the Walnut Creek office of Price Waterhouse.
Wayne specializes in personal tax planning for high-net-worth individuals and corporate executives and corporate tax planning for closely held businesses. He has significant experience in investment planning, stock option planning, and real estate taxation. Wayne is active in professional organizations and is a past chairman of the taxation committee of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, East Bay Chapter. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Science degree in Taxation from Golden Gate University.
Stephen M. Hilberg, E.A., MBA, Tax Manager
Stephen M. Hilberg has over 30 years of experience in both public and private accounting. He spent the early part of his career with Deloitte & Touche as an audit manager, providing consulting and auditing services to a diverse client base ranging from medium-sized, closely held companies to major publicly held companies. He then moved to private industry, where he spent over 17 years as the chief financial officer of a major Bay Area retail chain.
After retiring from a successful career as a financial executive, Stephen updated his tax education and became an enrolled agent. He has expertise in personal and corporate tax planning and compliance. He is a CPA in the State of New Jersey and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Rutgers University and a Master of Business Administration degree in Accounting and Finance from New York University.