Richard Klopfstein has more than 30 years of public accounting tax experience prior to joining Wright Ford Young & Company in 2012. His experience includes over 20 years managing his Orange County tax and business advisory C.P.A. firm, preceded by five years with KPMG in both the Orange County and San Francisco offices. Rich specializes in strategic tax planning and financial management services to privately held businesses, consulting to high net worth individuals, integration of family and business tax affairs, family succession planning, and estate and gift tax planning. Rich serves a wide variety of industries including real estate and construction, professional service firms, retail, distribution and manufacturing.
Rich received his Bachelor of Science degree with a major in accounting from California State University, Fresno, and earned his Master of Science in Taxation, Golden Gate University, San Francisco. Rich is a Certified Public Accountant, member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, member of the California Society of CPAs and former chairman of the Real Estate Committee.
A dual citizen of the United States and Switzerland, Rich enjoys traveling extensively. Rich and his wife Susan have twin boys, Trevor and James. Rich enjoys golfing, skiing (before tax season), tennis, and hiking. Rich developed his entrepreneurial spirit early in life through family owned restaurants and is an excellent chef.