Tim Stephens is a partner in Wright Ford Young & Co.’s Tax Department. He has served the tax and accounting needs of real estate developers, managers and operators, as well as clients in manufacturing, distribution, and various professional service industries. His range of experience includes transaction analysis, planning, and structuring for partnerships, limited liability companies, disregarded entities and corporations. Prior to joining Wright Ford Young & Co. in 1997, Tim spent six years with the E&Y Kenneth Leventhal Real Estate Group in Newport Beach (formerly known as Kenneth Leventhal & Company).
Tim’s accomplishments include assisting various clients with tax compliance issues and advising on tax efficient structures for mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations. He has significant experience advising on capital gain reporting strategies, income deferral and expense acceleration techniques. Tim is a client advocate who has represented and advised clients in all aspects of tax controversies, through the appeals and settlement levels, before the IRS and various state agencies.
Tim earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and accounting from Chapman University, and his Master of Science degree in taxation from Golden Gate University. In addition to being a California CPA, Tim is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Tim is married with three children and enjoys golfing, cooking, and traveling.