HCVT Welcomes New Partners, 2022

Los Angeles, CA. December 30, 2021 - The partners of Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt LLP (HCVT) are pleased to announce three professionals have been admitted to the partnership effective January 1, 2022.

Gina Ballard, Tax Partner, Long Beach, CA
Gina has over 20 years of experience providing tax compliance and planning services to closely-held companies and their owners. She has served clients in all phases of the business cycle ranging from start-up, rapid growth to mature companies and business owners seeking exit strategies and other liquidity events. She assists clients with buy/sell issues, multi-state tax minimization strategies, individual trust, and estate tax planning and representing clients before federal and state taxing authorities. Gina has experience assisting clients to gain access to various tax incentive credits, including State and Federal Location-based Incentive Credits (LBIC’s), Federal Empowerment, and Opportunity Zone Credits, among others. Gina began her career in public accounting at Deloitte.

Gina Ballard | gina.ballard@hcvt.com | 562.216.1809

Matt Faas, Tax Partner, Phoenix, AZ
Matt joined HCVT in 2021 to expand the firm’s Phoenix office. He brings over 17 years of public accounting experience serving closely-held businesses and high net worth individuals and families. Taking a holistic approach to client service, Matt addresses the tax issues of businesses, families, and individuals with a 360-degree view so that tax planning is comprehensive. He has subject matter specialization in partnership taxation addressing complex allocations, waterfall arrangements, capital analysis, and basis adjustments, among others. Matt’s industry experience includes providing tax consulting and compliance services to professional sports teams and clients in the real estate, retail, and private equity industry sectors. Prior to joining HCVT, Matt was a tax managing director at Deloitte.

Matt Faas| matthew.faas@hcvt.com | 602.825.2807

Jerry Pirozzi, Tax Partner, Long Beach, CA
Jerry began his career in public accounting at HCVT and has over 20 years of experience providing tax planning and compliance services to privately held businesses. Jerry has subject matter specialization in partnership taxation and serves clients primarily in the professional services and the real estate industry sectors. His real estate industry experience includes working with developers, operators, and investors to achieve tax efficiency and maximize their return on investment. Jerry has extensive experience providing tax consulting and compliance services to owners and operators of golf courses. Additionally, Jerry has significant experience in property tax compliance matters and has represented clients before state/county boards in property tax valuation appeal hearings and negotiations.

Jerry Pirozzi | jerry.pirozzi@hcvt.com | 562.216.1811

About HCVT:
The firm provides tax, audit and assurance, business management, mergers & acquisitions, and valuation advisory services to private companies, closely-held businesses, public companies, and high net worth individuals and family offices. The team consists of nearly 700 members, including over 100 partners and principals. HCVT serves its clients from nine offices in Southern California and offices in Northern California, Fort Worth, Texas, Park City, Utah, and Phoenix, Arizona. The firm is highly specialized and focuses on specific industries and market niches. To learn more about HCVT, see www.hcvt.com.

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