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About Us

Since 1983, Gelman LLP, Certified Public Accountants and Business Advisors have served hundreds of business and individual clients throughout Southern California. Delivering the highest quality work at a conservative price has allowed the firm to compete with some of the areas largest and well-known accountancy corporations. And, you can expect the same level of expertise you would receive from a large national firm, but with an enormous difference – unparalleled service!

As your business partner, the team at Gelman LLP will do its homework. We will get to know your issues and your business. The more we know about you, the more effective we are. We will work hand in hand with you to find creative solutions to the unique challenges you face. Our years of experience and knowledge will contribute to your success… and give you peace of mind.

Mission and Commitment

Gelman LLP is committed to providing superior accounting, tax, litigation support and business advisory services. We constantly strive to serve you in a timely, professional and personalized manner. Our objective, as a dedicated team of experts, is to protect and enhance the financial well-being of our clients through honest communication, meticulous work, uncompromising ethics and genuine care and concern.

We value each and every client by providing personalized services.  We invest in extensive continuing professional education in order to provide you with the most current and leading-edge services possible.  Several other CPA firms solicit our opinions and consult with us regularly regarding accounting and tax issues that impact closely held businesses.

Our goal is to provide superior performance for your business and individual needs.  We take pride in maintaining constant, open communication and we will be honest, up front and frank with you at all times.  This candor builds the foundation for a long-term and valuable relationship.  You will receive personalized attention at all times including extensive Partner involvement.  Our objective is to exceed your expectations and maintain a lasting partnership with you!

Our People

With the collective experience in tax, accounting and litigation support, our people can quickly contribute ideas regarding your company’s performance and operations, saving you time and money. Our philosophy is to provide you with timely professional services and to bear in mind, at all times, that the value of our services must outweigh the cost. We work with you to design a comprehensive strategy for building your business. Our objective is to exceed our clients’ expectations and to provide value beyond the cost of our services.

Lisa Green
Partner

Larry M. Kane
Partner

Fariba Mehdian
Partner

Tanya P. Valle
Partner

Carmel A. Arko
Tax Manager

Joseph Chan
Audit Manager

Steven Liggins
Senior Tax Manager

David Novak
Audit Manager

In Memory
Glenn M. Gelman

Awards

We are very proud of our achievements and believe that these awards and honors help separate us from other accounting firms in Southern California.  Being recognized by such prominent publications is a testament to the highest levels of workplace satisfaction among our staff.

  • Consistently ranked among the largest accounting firms in Orange County, California (Source: Orange County Business Journal, Book of Lists)
  • For the 7th year in a row, Gelman LLP is named Orange County Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work in Orange County” – 2015
  • June 7, 2014 – Glenn Gelman receives the prestigious Associate Achievement Award by the Associated General Contractors of California.
  • 2014 Southern California Contractors Association Affiliate of the Year Award Recipient
  • 2014 Associated General Contractors of America San Diego Chapter, Affiliate Individual of the Year
  • 2015 AGC of California, Construction Education Foundation Building Futures Award, Outstanding Associate Member Award Recipient
  • 2015 Engineering Contractors Association Posthumous DIG Award Recipient to Glenn M. Gelman

Testimonials

  • “As the Partner of Clark’s Strategic Partnership Program, it is my pleasure to acknowledge Gelman LLP for their exceptional presentation of “Financial Statements and Tax Reporting Procedures” to our program participants.  For the past three years GG&A has graciously participated in this after hours program designed to help our small business subcontractors elevate their companies to the next level of expertise.  The entire leadership team was outstanding to work with.  I would have no reservations in recommending Gelman LLP to anyone in the construction industry.”
    – Kwaku Gyabaah, Partner of Purchasing & Outreach Programs, Clark Construction
  • “Gelman LLP has served our company in many ways. Their timely professional services have increased our bonding capacity, improved our internal controls and minimized our tax burden. We do not make any major moves without their assistance. I give them my highest recommendation and respect.
    – Joseph A. Valverde, President, Valverde Construction, Inc.
  • “Gelman LLP has consistently provided us with an uncompromising level of service that we deserve and need. The firm’s first-hand knowledge and expertise has helped Murray Company grow over the years by challenging not only our accounting practices but also our company as a whole. We feel we have the best business resource at hand. The staff really shows genuine care for our company.”
    – Rick Stafford, President & Chief Financial Officer, Murray Company