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David
Thaw, CPA, MST
Partner, Tax
1723 Cloverfield Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Overview

David is well-known for his experience in advising clients during all stages of business activity, including formation, operations and dispositions. He assists clients with income tax reporting and compliance, including FAS 109 and Fin 48 compliance for public and privately held entities. David also works closely with his clients in providing tax consulting and planning and is well-versed with income tax provisions for public and privately held companies.

David works with mid-and large-cap companies in the real estate, manufacturing and distribution, technology, and professional services fields. A significant amount of David’s practice is in the area of real estate and hospitality. His clients include hotel operators, developers, homebuilders, funds and other owners of commercial and residential real estate. Many of his clients have operations in the U.S. and abroad, whom he assists with multi-jurisdiction tax compliance in North and Central America, the Asia-Pacific region, and the European Union.

He has over 22 years of experience in public accounting, including 10 years with Ernst & Young, LLP and KPMG LLP. During his tenure at Ernst & Young, he was a member of its Partnership Tax Group, a national network of specialists in the field of partnership taxation.

Community

David is involved in multiple real estate and CPA organizations. He is a member of BOMA of Greater Los Angeles, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Certifications

CPA — California Board of Accounting

Education

B.S., Accounting, University of South Carolina

Master of Science in Taxation, University of South Carolina