LOS ANGELES, TUESDAY, AUGUST 22 – Stephen J. Squillario has joined HCVT as general counsel. Stephen previously served as the firm’s outside counsel and brings more than 15 years of experience as a trial lawyer to his new role.
His background includes providing counsel and representation to law firms and public accounting firms on such matters as professional liability, risk management, ethics, engagement agreements, contracts, billing issues, and intra-partnership disputes. Stephen also has extensive experience representing businesses of all sizes in California state and federal courts.
Prior to joining HCVT, Stephen was a senior partner and associate general counsel at the law firm Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP, which he joined in 2010. There he also served as chair of the firm’s Professional Liability practice group and was a member of their Appellate, Fire Litigation, Product Liability, and Transportation Law practice groups.
Stephen obtained his Juris Doctor degree from American University Washington College of Law, his master’s degree in International Politics from American University, and his bachelor's degree in Political Science from Amherst College. He is admitted to the State Bars of California and New York.
HCVT is the largest Los Angeles-based public accounting firm and the 33rd largest firm nationally. Founded in 1991, HCVT provides tax, business management, M&A, and valuation services to public and closely held companies; high-net-worth individuals and families and their related entities; and family offices. The firm also provides audit and assurance services to privately held companies and employee benefit plan sponsors.
Known for its deep technical skills and ability to address the most complex tax issues associated with partnerships and pass-through entities, HCVT serves clients across a number of industries, including: private equity, real estate, media and entertainment, manufacturing, retail and distribution, technology, healthcare and life sciences, nonprofit organizations, affordable housing and professional services firms.
With nearly 800 team members, which include more than 100 partners and principals, HCVT serves clients from 13 offices. Including its headquarters in West Los Angeles, HCVT has nine locations in Southern California (Camarillo, Encino, Glendale, Irvine, Long Beach, Monrovia, Pasadena, and Westlake Village); and offices in Walnut Creek, California; Fort Worth, Texas; Park City, Utah and Phoenix, Arizona. The firm’s national and global reach is extended by its affiliation with Moore North America, Inc. (MNA) and Moore Global Network Limited, an independent and global accountancy and business advisory network of CPA and financial services firms located throughout the United States and around the globe. Visit hcvt.com to learn more.